Morgan Roche Named NEC Women's Cross Country Athlete Of The Week

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University women's cross country sophomore Morgan Roche (Clifton Park, N.Y.) was named the Road Runner Sports Northeast Conference Athlete of the Week. Roche receives the honor for the first time in her career following a third-place showing at the Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 12. The sophomore harrier crossed the line of the 3.3-mile course in 20:31, earning the Bobcats three team points.

Roche's third-place finish at Dartmouth was the first race of the season for the 2008 NEC Rookie of the Year. Last season, she was honored as the NEC Rookie of the Week three times before garnering all-conference honors with a fourth-place finish at the conference championship meet.

The Bobcats return to action on Saturday, Sept. 19 when they host a field of 10 teams at the annual Quinnipiac University Invitational. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.