Cross Country teams will race at WAC Championships on Saturday
At Utah Valley ... SENIOR (2013) Participated in all seven meets for the Wolverines and earned Academic All-WAC honors ... was named the Perry Homes Scholar Athelte of the month for October ... was the women's top finisher at NCAA Division I Region Mountain Championships, finishing 33rd (21:27.3) in the 6k ... placed 5th at the Color Country Invite (15:30.3), a season-high in time. JUNIOR (2012) Placed 34th at Aggie Invite (19:17.1) ... finished 34th at BYU Autumn Classic (19:10.4) at Cascade Golf Course in Orem ... At Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, finished 131st (24:18.1) ... placed 16th at Color Country Invite in Cedar City (15:02.7) ... was third among UVU runners and 34th at NCAA Pre-Nationals in Louisville (22:05.3).
SOPHOMORE (2010) Placed 22nd overall (NS) at the Wyoming Invitational (16:03.0)...Finished 140th overall (NS) at the Ray Griak Invitational (23:42)...Placed seventh overall (4th for UVU) at the SUU Invitational (19:11.10)...Finished 104th overall (NS) at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind. (23:08.8)...Finished 13th overall (7th for UVU) in UVU's three-peat at the GWC championships (17:44.78).
FRESHMAN (2009) Named the Great West Conference Women's Newcomer of the Year ... named a GWC First Team All-Conference selection ... was one of UVU's top finishers all season long ... placed seventh overall at the GWC Cross Country Championships at famed Van Cortland Park in the Bronx, N.Y. with a time of 23:18.3 (6K) and helped her team repeat as conference champions ... placed fifth overall at the Wyoming Invitational in Laramie, Wyo. as she posted a time of 15:17.6 (2.5 miles) ... at UVU's first-ever NCAA Regional appearance placed 45th overall with a time of 23:10.2 (6K) at the NCAA Mountain Regional.
Before Utah Valley: Prepped at Timpanogos High School ... set the school record in the 3200m run and the steeple chase 3200m Region Champion in 2008 and 2009 ... three time All-State in cross country ... team were the cross region champs in 2007 and 2008 ... was her teams MVP in cross country in 2005-2008 ... was the '09 track MVP and the Most Inspirational track athlete in '08 ... was team captain in '06-'09 ... also played basketball in high school.
Personal: Graduated from Timpanogos High School in 2009 ... on the Honor/High Honor Roll and was in the top-10% in GPA in her class ... Academic All-Region '05-'09 ... on Student Council in '06 and '08 ... expected major at UVU is Nursing ... her father Terry played golf at Utah Valley and her relative Steve Hodson played basketball at Utah Valley & SUU and also was an assistant men's basketball coach at Dixie and SUU and the head women's basketball coach at SUU from '06-'09 ... also recruited by BYU, Utah, Boise State, Southern Utah, and BYU-Hawaii ... she also has a twin brother and is a die-hard Utah Jazz fan ... parents are Terry and Suzanne.