KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island freshman Kelly Iocca earned Atlantic 10 Women's Cross Country Rookie of the Week honors following the team's third place finish at the Shawn M. Nassaney Memorial Invitational, the league announced Tuesday.
Finishing 11th overall in the field of 69 runners and third among Rhode Island runners, Iocca ran the 5k course in a time of 18:21.7, less than two seconds behind Rhode Island's pacesetter Shelby Aarden.
A native of Oakdale, N.Y., Iocca is the second consecutive Ram to collect A-10 Rookie of the Week honors following Rhody's first race of the season, as current teammate Lotte Black earned the distinction after finishing 13th at last year's Nassaney Invitational.
The Rams return to action on Friday, September 22 at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown. The race begins at 3 p.m.