Senn is honor athlete South Dakota distance runner Stephanie Senn of Burwell, NE, is one of 10 outstanding female student-athletes to be named North Central Conference (NCC) Honor Athletes for the 1999-2000 academic year.
Each NCC school selects an outstanding top student-athlete based on academic performance, athletic ability and leadership in campus and community activities. In addition, each student-athlete must have graduated this spring, or be within 12 credit hours of graduation.
Senn, a graduate student in speech pathology at USD, is a member of South Dakota's cross country/track and field program. A team captain, she placed 10th in the 1998 all-region cross-country meet, helping the Coyotes to a NCAA regional team championship. She placed sixth in the mile at the NCAA track and field championships and holds the school record in the 1500 meters (4:32.54) and the mile (4:55.10). She has participated in the NCAA cross country national meet as well as the indoor and outdoor track and field championships. Senn is a five-time academic All-American and a NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship nominee.
She is a member of a select group of 10 NCC athletes named as finalists for the Stan Marshall Award that will be announced May 30.