Miller earns weekly track honor from NAC

Miller earns weekly track honor from NAC
April 22, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University senior Hannah Miller has been named as the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) "Student-Athlete of the Week" for women's track and field for the period of April 13-19. Competing in Benedictine's own Eagle Invitational meet, Miller slashed over a full second off of both the 800 and 1500 meter records. Her time of 2:23.97 bettered the previous mark of 2:25.20 set by Julie Wysocki in 1997. In the 1500 meters, ran a 4:53.14 that eclipsed Tracey Murnane's 2002 time of 4:54.53. Miller finished in third place out of 45 runners in the 1500 meters (and was fourth of 50 participants in the 800) It was Miller's second NAC weekly award in track, also earning the award once during the indoor season.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.