Women's Cross Country

    Kelsey Duerksen  
    Kelsey Duerksen

    RS Junior

    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    High School:
    Ann Arbor Pioneer


    IU Cross Country Practice Off and Running for 2014

    The Indiana men's and women's cross country teams reported back to campus this week and began practice on Tuesday.


    Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Awards Announced

    Indiana had 49 student-athletes post a 3.7 GPA during the 2013-14 Academic Year


    Student-Athletes Honored at Spirit of Indiana Showcase


    IUXC Men Place First, Women Sixth at Paul Short Run


    Kelsey Duerksen Named Big Ten Runner of the Week

    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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