Amy Pierson, nursing senior, earned National Intercollegiate Athletics Association Runner of the Week honors for her performance at the Missouri Southern Stampede Saturday.

With a school record time of 17:36 at the Missouri Southern Stampede Sept. 18, Amy Pierson, nursing senior, earned National Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week honors.

She finished seventh of 302 competitors at the meet in Joplin, while Southwestern as a team took 15th of 36 schools in attendance.

Pierson was chosen for the award out of 16 other women athletes from around the nation. The next Runner of the Week award will be announced Sept. 29.

Southwestern travels to Stillwater, Oklahoma Saturday for the Oklahoma State University Cowboy Jamboree.