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Golden Eagle Newcomers Receive Weekly Accolades

Golden Eagle Newcomers Receive Weekly Accolades

Courtesy of The Summit League

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts' freshmen Braden Clapp and Sharon Jepkemoi have been tabbed The Summit League Cross Country Male and Female Athletes of the Week after competing in the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark. this past weekend. More than 860 runners competed in the festival this year, with 100 teams taking the course.

Braden Clapp, Oral Roberts
Freshman | Fairfax, Okla.

·         Earned his first career athlete of the week honor

·         Was the first Golden Eagle to cross the finish line and has led ORU in two of the three races this season

·         Ran the 8K for the first time and finished with a time of 28:28.4


Sharon Jepkemoi, Oral Roberts
Freshman | Eldoret, Kenya

·         Received her first career weekly honor

·         Broke 20 minutes for the first time with a finish of 19:48.9 in the 5K

·         Dropped two minutes off her time (21:56.39) from her last competition and three minutes off her finish (22:34.4) from the first race of the season

Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, Purdue Fort Wayne (Purdue University-Fort Wayne), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 12 NCAA Champions along with over 100 Academic All-Americans, nearly 125 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.orgwebsite, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.