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Stacia Beste-Klasen
Stacia Beste-Klasen

Shorewood, Wis.

High School:

Cross Country/Track and Field

An NCAA All-American in 2002 in the 10,000-meter run ... an eight-time Missouri Valley Conference champion, including the outdoor 5,000-meter run in 2000, 2001 and 2002 ... also won the outdoor 10,000-meter crowns in 2001 and 2002 ... claimed the Valley title in both the indoor 3,000-meter run and the 5,000-meter run in 2001 ... won the Valley cross country championship in 2001 ... the second-best finisher at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (41st) in school history, at the 2001 meet ... named the women's track and field most valuable athlete at the 2001 Valley Indoor Track and Field Championship, and was the women's track most outstanding performer at the 2002 Valley Outdoor Track & Field Championship ... earned the 2001 Linda Herman Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award ... named the 2002 Jill Hutchison Illinois State Female Athlete of the Year ... a member of the Valley's All-Centennial Cross Country and Track and Field teams ... received the Valley's 2002 Charlotte West Scholar-Athlete of the Year award ... a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree ... a member of the 1998 and 1999 U.S. Cross Country Coaches Association Academic All-American University Cross Country Team ... named a Robert G. Bone Scholar in 2000 and received the 2002 President's Academic Excellence Award.