Purdue had 63 student-athletes earn the award.
The Boilermakers added several more top 10 performances on Saturday.
2015: Competed in six indoor and two outdoor meets ... finished 23rd at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the 5,000m run ... was runner-up at the Gene Edmonds Invite in the 3,000m run with a personal record time of 9:58.37 ... finished fourth at the Fred Wilt Invite in the mile with a time of 5:02.72 ... finished fifth at the Shamrock Invite in the 3k with an outdoor best time of 10:20.11.
2014: Competed in three indoor meets, counting the Big Ten Championships and participated in five outdoor meets, including the Big Ten Championships ... finished second at the Texas State Invitational in the 3000m steeplechase and in the 5000m at the Dave Rankin Invite ... placed 24th at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the 3000m with a time of 10:11.96 ... also finished 24th at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 5000m with a time of 17:23.99 ... PR in the 3000m is recorded at 10:03.26 and 17:23.99 in the 5000m.
2013: Competed in four indoor and three outdoor meets ... finished fourth at the Auburn Tiger Classic in the steeplechase with a personal record of 11:15.32 ... finished 11th in the 3,000m run at the IU Relays with a time of 10:18.46 ... also competed in the prestigious Meyo Invitational, as well as the SPIRE Invitational for the indoor season.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track; also played basketball as a freshman and sophomore; four year state qualifier in cross country; was all-state in 4x800m relay team during final three prep years; cross country team finished fifth her freshman year and sixth her sophomore and junior seasons; was all-state in cross country as a senior; finished third in the 4x800m at the state meet during senior year; cross country team was conference and sectional champions in 2010 and 2011.
Personal: Laura M. Maibuecher was born May 21, 1994 to parents Marty and Patti Maibuecher; has an older sister, Heidi; plans to major in speech pathology; enjoys hanging with friends and watching movies.