Shocker runner adds college athlete of the year to her accolades


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Taking on the top athletes in her sport adds even more excitement red-shirt senior Rebekah Topham.

“I think for me like I really love championship season. I really love when you don’t have to worry about times, and you get out there and compete,” says Topham.

Six all-conference honors later, an All-American title and now the Greater Wichita Sports Commission College Female Athlete of the year, you could say Topham has had a pretty striking season.

“I knew it would be possible, but I also wasn’t trying to get my hopes up that I was going to get it.”

The Shocker is now the second All-American Women’s 3000 Steeplechase runner in school history and hopes to continue to run with the mindset that her race in the world of track actually just the beginning.

“Like I totally want to run professional. That’s the whole goals, so I just need to improve.”

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