Nov. 2, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Juli Accurso of Ohio Women's Cross Country has been named the female Mid-American Conference Scholar Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on Friday. The weekly academic honor is the second she has received in her career as a Bobcat.
A native of Casstown, Ohio, Accurso made history on Saturday afternoon at the 2012 Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships, becoming just the fifth individual in league history to win back-to-back titles. Accurso's time of 20:48.4 was 20 seconds ahead of the nearest competitor and marked the fourth time this season she has finished within the top three of a race.
In addition to an individual league crown, Accurso's impressive finish helped pace Ohio Women's Cross Country to a third-place finish at the MAC Championships.
Ohio will next be in action on Nov. 9 at the NCAA Regionals in Madison, Wis.