Zaspel Named Horizon League Scholar-Athlete Of The Month
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Oct. 8, 2009) - Senior Abbie Zaspel of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's cross country team has been named the Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for September, the league office announced today.
The award is the first of Zaspel's career and encompasses all of the sports sponsored by the league.
Zaspel was Milwaukee's top runner at each of the three meets the team competed at in September. She took second place at the UIC Home Opener Sept. 5, before winning the Huskie Invitational Sept. 12. Following the Huskie Invite, she was named the Horizon League Athlete of the Week. She closed out the month with a 14th-place showing at the Midwest Collegiate Open Sept. 19.
In the classroom, Zaspel is a perennial honoree on academic all-league teams and the league's academic honor roll. As an education student, she has maintained a 3.888 grade point average.
Zaspel and the Panthers have this weekend off, but return to action Friday, Oct. 16, at the Bradley Open in Peoria, Ill.