Erin Koch from the American University track and field team has been named the American University Student-Athlete of the Week presented by GEICO, Department of Athletics officials announced Monday. Koch set a new school record in the 1,500 meter run as the AU competed at the Colonial Relays over the weekend.
Koch placed second in the 1,500 with a time of 4:24.04, besting the previous school record of 4:25.21 set by Keira Carlstrom '06 in 2004. Her time also eclipsed the ECAC qualifying standard in the event and is her first school record in outdoor track. Koch is currently the school record holder in the indoor mile, posting a time of 4:46.19 earlier this year at the Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships.