Purdue had 63 student-athletes earn the award.
Football led the way for fall honorees.
The cross country team will send 12 individuals to Illinois for Friday's race.
The Boilermakers will compete at the site of the national championships.
The Boilermakers will battle for state supremacy on Friday.
2014: Ran in four races ... season best 5k run was a time of 18.07.5 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... was Purdue's second finisher at the Belmont Opener 5k run with a time of 18.33.1 where the team took fourth ... finished 17th in the three-mile run at the Indiana Intercollegiates with a time of 18.06.7 ... was the last finisher for Purdue in the 6k open run at the ISU Pre-National Invitational where the team took third.
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.