My passion for running started when I was in the seventh grade competing for the first time in a state cross country meet. However, my interest was aroused much earlier by watching my father run 5Ks and half marathons when I was a young girl. After competing at a state level, I have aspired to run at the collegiate level ever since. I know that participating in collegiate sports is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I want to experience.
I have played multiple sports my entire life and have learned to be a team leader. I am currently the captain for our cross country team. In addition, I am very coachable and strive to be one of the hardest working runners in order to compete at a high level. Training throughout the year for success in cross country, track, and basketball is a priority to me. I was awarded the Illinois Scholar Attitude award in the eighth grade which is given only to 15 students in the entire state based on athletic and academic success.
In the classroom, I study hard and work diligently to maintain a high GPA. I also volunteer at a local hospital in the long term care department and am a certified lifeguard. I aspire to give back to my community by becoming an Occupational Therapist.
My college goals are to attend a university where I can push myself in the classroom and contribute to the success of a team for both cross country and track. Open to all options at this point in my college search, I want to ultimately find the strongest collegiate match for me at the highest level of competition possible.