Jefferson Named IU Athlete of the Week
Nov. 14, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - On a weekly basis, IUHOOSIERS.com will recognize the top performances in Hoosier Athletics by selecting an IU Athlete of the Week. For the week ending Nov. 12, senior All-American Sean Jefferson of the men's cross country team earns his first Athlete of the Week honor.
Jefferson, who has finished first overall for the Hoosiers in every race he has participated in this season, collected third place at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional this past weekend in Bloomington. His third place finish helped lead Indiana to its fourth consecutive NCAA Championship and fifth in the last five seasons.
Jefferson is one of four IU seniors to make four-straight NCAA appearances. Stephen Haas and Eric Redman, along with Jefferson have represented Indiana all four years, while Charlie Koeppen made his first appearance when he attended Northern Arizona before transferring to IU. Only two other IU cross country athletes, Olympians Bob Kennedy and Jim Spivey have qualified for four NCAA appearances, but neither qualified four-straight years due to redshirt seasons.
Jefferson won the award this week over three other deserving athletes, Dmytro Ishtuganov of men's tennis, Jacob Peterson of men's soccer, and Lydia Schrott of women's field hockey.
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