Courtesy of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference
(INDIANAPOLIS) - Walsh cross country/track and field student-athlete Sarah Berger (Wadsworth, OH/Wadsworth HS) was officially named the 2017-18 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Female Athlete of the Year on Tuesday.
The year-end awards process for select individuals from the conference includes the Male/Female Collegiate Achievement Award (leadership/community service/athletics/academics), Male/Female Athlete of the Year (athletics) and Male/Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year (athletics/academics).
Voting is conducted among the league's administrators from all 13 member institutions in the most current academic year.
Berger was also the recipient of the Female Collegiate Achievement Award back at the spring awards banquet in Blue Ash, Ohio.
She capped her senior season at the NCAA DII Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Charlotte, N.C., with a national title in the 1,500-meter run and All-American honors in the 5K.
In the fall as a cross country standout, Berger was the 2017 Great Midwest Runner of the Year, individual runner-up at the national cross country championships and the USTFCCCA Midwest Region Athlete of the Year.
In the spring, Berger was crowned the USTFCCA Midwest Region Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year after sweeping Great Midwest Women's Track Athlete of the Meet at the outdoor conference championships and Great Midwest Women's Track Athlete of the Year.
She shattered a number of conference records in both cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field.