As a collegiate student athlete, I want to be able to study at a high academic level, as well as being part of a team that has success on the national level. I want to earn an All-America certificate and be an active and contributing member to a national caliber team. I like helping the team work towards high goals and being able to obtain a high level of competitive excellence in XC and Track. I believe in balance, so academics mean as much to me as running does. Maintaining high academic standards leads to better running. As a student- athlete, I look forward to representing my university well on the track and the classroom, and achieving success on a national scale.