Dec. 3, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Providence College has been awarded 20 points in the Women's Capital One Cup standings. The Friars' 20 points were earned by virtue of their first place finish at the 2013 NCAA Women's Cross Country Championship in Terre Haute, Ind.
The Capital One Cup is an NCAA athletic award that honors the top men's and women's collegiate athletic programs in the country. The winner of the Capital One Cup, on both the men's and women's side, will each receive $200,000 in scholarship funds towards its athletic department.
The women's cross country team claimed Providence's second National Title in program history on Saturday, Nov. 23 with 141 points at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center (6k). Senior Emily Sisson (Chesterfield, Mo.) was the Friars' top finisher with a seventh place finish with a time of 20:17.5.Senior Laura Nagel (Napier, New Zealand) was the second Friar to cross the line (20:38.8), finishing 27th overall. Sophomore Sarah Mary Collins finished in 39th with a time of 20:44.9. By virtue of their top-40 finishes, Sission, Nagel and Collins earned All-America honors.
Providence and Connecticut currently rank tied for first in the Capital One Cup standings with 20 points apiece. The Huskies tallied their 20 points after claiming 2013 NCAA Field Hockey Championship.
The winner of the Capital One Cup will be announced upon the conclusion of the 2013-14 collegiate athletic seasons.