Becca White Named NEC Women's Outdoor Track Athlete and Rookie of the Week

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University women's outdoor track freshman runner Becca White (Natick, Mass.) was named the Road Runner SportsNortheast Conference Athlete and Rookie of the Week. White earned her first two track awards from the conference after having won five NEC Rookie of the Week and two NEC Athlete of the Week awards during the fall cross country season.

"Becca has had a phenomenal year for us, she is pleasure to have on the team and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to coach her for the next three years," Head Coach Carolyn Martin said. "We are all very excited about what she has done for the program and what she will do in the future for us!"

White earned the weekly track honor after posting the second fastest time in the NEC this season in the 5K race Thursday at the Penn Relays. The first-year Bobcat ran a 17:16.40 in the race, a time that as good enough to qualify her for the ECAC Championships at Princeton on May 14.

White and the rest of the Bobcats return to action this weekend at the NEC Championships in Emmittsburg, Md. The meet, hosted by Mount St. Mary's, is set to start on Saturday, May 1 at 11 a.m.