CLEVELAND – Miami University sophomore Anna Lamb has been named the Mid-American Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of March 25-31, the league office announced Friday. It is the first such honor of her career while she is also the first RedHawk on the track and field team to win the award this season.
Lamb (Granville, Ohio) had a great race last Saturday at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational, hosted by the University of Cincinnati, as she won the 5000m run in a field of 31. She posted a personal-best time of 16:51.18, winning the race by over two seconds. Her time is the third-best time in the MAC this season and ranks her fourth in Miami history. She improved on her previous personal best by nearly seven seconds while she was running against athletes from Xavier, Southeast Missouri State, Marquette, Dayton, Northern Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, Butler and Cincinnati. Lamb’s 10 points helped Miami finish second as a team at the meet.
Lamb carries a 3.89 grade-point average, which is fourth-best on the team, while majoring in kinesiology.
A RedHawk has now earned MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Week six times this year with swimmer Leah Thornton the last to do so on Feb. 1. Volleyball’s Meg Riley won it twice while soccer’s Kelsey Dinges and basketball’s Courtney Osborn have also claimed the honor this year.
Lamb and the rest of Miami’s women’s track and field team return to action this weekend as the RedHawks host the 28th annual Miami Invitational Friday and Saturday at George Rider Track. Lamb is scheduled to run in the 10,000m on Friday at 5:50 p.m.
The complete MAC release can be seen here.