Miller earns NAC weekly honor

Miller earns NAC weekly honor
February 16, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University senior distance runner Hannah Miller (Joliet, Ill./Plainfield South H.S.) has been named as the Northern Athletics Conference "Student-Athlete of the Week" for women's indoor track and field. The award covers the period of February 9-15, 2009. Miller broke her own school record for the indoor mile to highlight the Eagles' results from the Chicagoland Championships held at Lewis University on Friday. Miller made her second assault of the season on her own record (first set by her in 2008). After blasting the record to the tune of 21 seconds earlier this season, Miller wiped another eight-plus seconds off of the mark in Friday's Chicagoland meet. Miller's time of 5:21.03 was good enough for a third place finish, with only two runners from NCAA Division I school finishing ahead of her in the race. Miller also smashed her own personal best in the 3,000 meters in a time of 11:12.18, which gained her an eight place out of 35 competitors. Previously, Miller's best time for the race was 11:33.83.


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.