USC Beaufort senior Melissa Carder was named the Sun Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week on Monday in voting by the league's sports information directors.
The senior from New Windsor, N.Y., picked up the honor after finishing 13th in the non-NCAA Division I standings at the Furman Classic on Saturday. Carder ran the 6K women's course in 23:33 and led the USCB women to an eighth-place finish among non-Division I teams and 15th among 25 teams overall.
It's the third weekly award for Carder, who also was honored by the conference twice as a sophomore in 2012.
Carder and the rest of the Sand Sharks women's cross country team are next in action Sept. 26 at the UNC Charlotte Invitational.