More than 50 current and former student-athletes eligible to participate in commencement exercises
Bjork Olsen and Chelsea Hollingsworth earn All-League Honors
Women's Race at 3:30 p.m.; Men's Race at 4:15 p.m.
Bjork Olsen wins women's race; Antonio Palmer takes men's competition
Stacey Gonzalez finishes 12th for women; Chase Miller places 15th for men
2011: One of the breakthrough performers of the year whose rigorous training paid off with All-Conference USA Third-Team honors ... Participated for ECU in the final four meets of the year after running unattached during two of the season's earlier events ... Ran an 18:31.58 5K at the Greater Louisville Classic to claim 104th place ... At year's first 6K meet, came in 27th at the Panorama Farms Invitational with a time of 22:42.34 ... Earned all-league honors after running a career-best 5K of 17:53.4 at the Conference USA Championship to place 15th ... Made a 42-spot jump from previous high placement at the league meet (57th in 2008) ... Closed the campaign with another strong performance, finishing 82nd at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a personal-low 22:07.9 mark in the 6K ... Made an 86-place jump from 2010 regional performance while running the 12th-fastest 6K in East Carolina history.
2010: Ran in seven of the team's meets and turned in three top-50 performances ... Placed 80th at the Covered Bridge Open with a 5K time of 20:26.21 ... Checked in 45th at the 5K Wolfpack Invitational (20:18.1) and ninth at the 5K ECU Pirate Invitational (19:37.37) ... Ran a season-best 19:33.59 5K at the Greater Louisville Classic, coming in 228th ... Finished the 6K Panorama Farms Invitational in 24:27.22 to take 50th ... Completed the 5K C-USA Championship in 19:44, good for 80th ... Closed the campaign with the NCAA Southeast Regional, running the 6K in 22:58.5 to come in 168th.
2009: Named the team's top freshman after taking part in all seven of the season's races ... Joined Samantha Lichtner in the 4,800-meter relay at the Campbell Invitational to finish third with a time of 36:30.5 ... Came in ninth out of 69 with best 5K time of the season, 18:52.62, at the Seahawk Invitational ... Helped the squad to the ECU Pirate Invitational championship with a 19:24 time in the 5K and fourth-place overall finish ... Timed out at 20:36 in the 5K at the Great American Cross Country Festival, coming in 62nd ... Placed 142nd at the Penn State Nationals with a time of 23:58 in the 6K ... In C-USA Championship debut, ran a 20:37.3 5K to claim 57th place ... Turned in best 6K of 23:13.28 (137th place) at the NCAA Southeast Regional.
High School: Helped lead cross country team to back-to-back Cape-Atlantic League (CAL) and Cumberland County championships as a junior and senior ... Two-time New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Cross Country Meet of Champions participant, coming in 33rd place with a time of 19:35 as a senior and 39th place with a time of 19:43 as a junior ... CAL First-Team selection last two years ... Won the CAL Championship Meet as a senior with a time of 18:25 ... Finished as the 2008 New Jersey Group 4 state runner-up in the 800 meters (2:12.83).
Personal: Academic major is math education ... Daughter of Richard and Chasta Kott ... Twin sister Britney also runs for ECU team ... Earned four academic varsity letters ... Graduated ninth in her class.