Sigg at the highest GPA on the women's squad with a 3.90 in nursing
This is the first time Sealy and Zillmer have qualified for the NCAA Championships
This is the third-straight NCAA Outdoor Championship for Smith
Nine runners and throwers will represent ISU
Five Redbirds rank nationally on the women's side
Indoor: Recorded six top-five finishes on the season...Posted a fifth-place finish at the Indiana State Dual with a personal-best 800-meter time of 2:23.50...Placed third at the MVC Championships with a personal-best mile time of 4:49.68, earning All-Valley honors...Captured a first-place finish at the Wisconsin Elite with a time of 9:58.42 in the 3,000-meter race...Tallied another third-place finish at the MVC Championships with a personal-best3,000-meter time of 9:44.48, earning another All-Valley title...Notched an 11th-place finish in a field of 109 competitors with a 5,000-meter time of 17:08.40 at the GVSU Big Meet...Finished fourth as a part of the distance medley relay with a time of 11:36.25 at the Meyo Invitational.
Outdoor: Named the 2012-13 Rookie of the Year for women's track and field...Recorded eight top-five finishes on the outdoor circuit, including three consecutive second-place finishes in the 1,500-meter...Opened the season with a personal-best 2:22.51 in the 800-meter to finish second at the SIUE Cougar Invite...Posted a personal-best 17:11.31 in the 5,000-meter to finish second at the Jim Duncan Invitational...Captured a personal-best 10:10.59 in the steeplechase to finish 14th at the NCAA West Preliminary Round...Notched a fifth-place finish as a part of the 4X1,600-meter relay team at the Drake Relays.
Outdoor: Opened with a personal-best performance in the 1,500-meter run at the EIU Big Blue Classic (March 29), crossing the line with a time of 4:37.56 ... finished fourth in the 3,000-meter run at the ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7) with a personal-best time of 10:25.94 ... ran a 10:59.45 in the first-ever 3,000-meter steeplechase of her career at the Lenny Lyles Invitational (April 20), finishing first ... ran a personal-best 10:50.20 in the steeplechase, finishing fourth at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11).
PRIOR TO ISU
St. Francis High School: (Cross Country): Four-year letter winner ... three-time all-conference selection ... ran a 17:23 to a fifth-place finish at the Illinois State Meet, earning all-state honors ... voted MVP by peers junior and senior seasons ... state participant freshman year. (Track): Placed seventh in the 1,600-meter run at the Illinois State Meet with a time of 5:10 her junior season ... all-state participant in the 3,200-meter and 1,600-meter runs sophomore year ... all-conference selection ... two-time MVP as voted on by her peers ... earned the title of Athlete of the Year at St. Francis.
Personal: Born 9/19/1992 ... daughter of Bill and Eileen McShea ... siblings are Erin, Kevin, Meghan and Caleen ... plans to major in elementary education.