SDSU’s Lusignan Named #SummitXC Male Athlete of the Week

SDSU’s Lusignan Named #SummitXC Male Athlete of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. –South Dakota State's Trent Lusignan was named Summit League Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week for his performance from Oct. 13-19.

Sr.  // Shakopee, Minn.

  • Garnered sixth career Summit AOW honor and second this season
  • Recorded Summit League's top time (23:51) at Wisconsin Adidas Invitational
  • Placed 20th in field of 244, including 11 nationally-ranked teams, five of which were top-10 squads
  • Helped SDSU top a pair of nationally-ranked teams and three others that received votes in national poll
  • Sixth career award ties him for the fourth-highest total in league history

Previous recipients: Sept. 8 - Mubarik Musa, South Dakota; Sept. 15 – Trent Lusignan, South Dakota State; Sept. 22 – Robert Murphy, IUPUI; Sept. 29 – Brendan Skime, North Dakota State; Oct. 6 – Damon Pruett, IUPUI / Joel Reichow, South Dakota State

Also nominated: Logan Kitchen, Fort Wayne; Damon Pruett, IUPUI; Derek Warner, North Dakota State; Mubarik Musa, South Dakota

In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 75 Academic All-Americans, 65 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. In 2014-15, The Summit League ranked first for NCAA Graduation Success Rate in women's basketball and second in baseball. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit the newly re-designed website, follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at