Freshman Rachel House was named All-Ohio Freshman of the Year after a stellar rookie campaign for the Heidelberg University women's cross country team.
At the NCAA Regional meet, House clocked a season-best time of 22:17.6 -- good for 14th overall and spot in the NCAA Championships. At the national meet, House and teammate Dani Blum became the first tandem in school history to compete in the same season.
At the national meet in Mason, Ohio, House finished 154th overall. She was the first freshman to advance to nationals in program history.
House's 11th place finish at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships garnered Second Team All-OAC honors.
The Heidelberg cross country teams are under the direction of Ron Martin, a 1975 'Berg grad and member of the Heidelberg Athletic Hall of Fame.