Providence College in Rhose Island has a history of coaching Irish athletes.
A promising 18 year old Offaly athlete is set to become part of one of the top US track and field collegiate programmes.
Laura Mooney has received a scholarship to Providence College in Rhode Island, under the tutelage of Irishman Ray Treacy.
The Tullamore Harrier has been on the upward curve in the last couple of months, recording a club record personal best of 34 mins 41 for the 10,000m last month.
Just last weekend the Cappincur runner recorded another personal best, this time over 5,000m, 17mins 6 seconds.
She follows in the footsteps of Irish athlete's Mary Cullen and Maria McCambridge in attending Providence.