The Indiana men's and women's cross country teams reported back to campus this week and began practice on Tuesday.
Indiana had 49 student-athletes post a 3.7 GPA during the 2013-14 Academic Year
Duerksen took first place at the Indiana Intercollegiate last weekend to lead the Hoosiers.
2010-11 (R-SOPHOMORE): Cross Country: Placed fourth overall at the Indiana Open to begin the season ... took eighth place in 17:57.2 at the Indiana Intercollegiate ... placed fifth for IU and 48th overall at the adidas Invitational in 21:14 ... crossed the line in 24th place with a time of 17:30.54 at the Chile Pepper Festival ... took 36th at Big Tens ... placed 49th in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional to end the season ... named Academic All-Big Ten. Indoor: Helped IU to fifth in the distance medley relay at Big Tens ... clocked PRs of 2:12.88 in the 800, 4:47.14 in the mile and 9:33.64 in the 3,000m. Outdoor: Clocked a PR of 16:55.62 at the Stanford Invitational in the 5,000m ... named Academic All-Big Ten, USTFCCCA All-Academic and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2009-10 (R-FRESHMAN): Cross Country: Did not compete. Indoor: Clocked a career best mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational, finishing in 4:56.99 ... clocked a time of 9:56.62 in the 3,000m at Big Tens, taking 12th place. Outdoor: Kicked off the season with a career-best time of 4:33.38 in the 1,500m at the Alabama Relays ... entered the IU record books in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Border Battle: "Kentuckiana," clocking a time of 10:46.98 for eighth all-time at IU ... named Academic All-Big Ten and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2008-09 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted in cross country, indoor and outdoor.
PREP: Earned All-American honors in the 1,500-meters at the 2007 USA Track and Field Outdoor National Championships ... was an all-state honoree in track in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... owns personal bests in the 5K (19:12), 800 (2:15) and in the 1,600-meters (5:04) ... was an all-region honoree in cross country in 2007 ... also a standout in the classroom, earning academic all-state honors in cross country and track four times ... was the co-captain for both cross country and track and field in 2007-08 ... helped Ann Arbor Pioneer to Division I conference, region and state titles in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... also ran a leg of the school-record holding distance medley relay team ... was a four-time letterwinner in track and earned three letters in cross country ... also lettered twice in volleyball ... was a Select Choir member of Pioneer's music department that earned the National Grammy Signature Award, which is given to the top music department in the country.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 5, 1989 ...majoring in psychology ... daughter of Robert and Mary Duerksen.
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