Oklahoma City's Animat Olowora, photo courtesy OCU Sports Info. Southern Nazarene's Abbey Bell, photo courtesy SNU Sports Info. Rogers State's Travis Hester, photo courtesy RSU Sports Info.

This week’s Oklahoma college Players of the Week, presented by First United Bank, are Aminat Olowora, OCU; Abbie Bell, SNU; and xxx, RSU.

Aminat Olowora, junior, Oklahoma City

Olowora became the first women’s cross country runner to win an individual national title last week and set a record in the process. She won the 5K race with a time of 16:24.28, the fastest time ever in an NAIA Women’s Championship. Olowora finished 17 seconds ahead of second place and helped her team to a fifth place finish overall.

Abbey Bell, senior, Southern Nazarene

The Crimson Storm swept its way through the Great American Conference volleyball tournament. The senior libero won the tournament MVP with a performance that included 63 digs in nine sets (7.0 per set). Bell also set the pace for a win over SWOSU in the semifinal with five service aces in the first two sets.

Travis Hester, senior, Rogers State

Hester shot only from behind the arc in a win against Bacone and made 9-of-13. He also made both free throws attempted and helped his team to a win with 29 points, four rebounds and two assists. The Hillcats went 2-0 on the week.

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