Dani Moreno Named Big West Athlete of the Week

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. - Junior Dani Moreno was named the Big West Athlete of the Week it was announced by the conference on Tuesday.

Moreno helped lead the Gaucho women's cross country team to a third place finish out of 34 teams this past weekend at the 2012 Stanford Invitational. Moreno had a well-earned ninth place finish in 21:06 in the 6K, pacing 5:40.  She was the top finisher among all Big West runners in the meet.

Moreno has finished on top for the Gauchos at three consecutive meets and she is proving to be UCSB's top runner in 2012. Moreno has also been steadily improving her time.  Moreno will be back in action on October 13th when the Gauchos "A" teams travel to the Pre-Nationals Meet in Terre Haute, Ind.  That same day, other UCSB runners will run at the Matador Invitational in Northridge, Calif.