Smith runs down NAC weekly track award

Smith runs down NAC weekly track award
February 23, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University women’s track and field runner Danielle Smith (Oak Forest, Ill./Marian Catholic H.S.) has been honored as the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) “Student-Athlete of the Week”. The award covers the period of February 9-15, 2009. Smith, a 5’8” freshman, ran the lead leg (1200 meters) for BU's school record Distance Medley Relay team (erasing an 11-year old previous school record in the event) at the University of Chicago Bradley Invitational. The DMR quartet was clocked at 13:29.6. Smith was also ninth in the 800 meters with a personal best 2:36.4.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.