|Hometown:||Ellicott City, Md.|
|High School:||Institute of Notre Dame|
2014 Outdoor: Competed in the 5,000m run during the spring season for the Retrievers, placing 14th at the 2014 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Vermont… Recorded a season-best 5k time of 18:12.41 at the Mason Spring Invitational… Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2013-14 Indoor: Did not compete.
2013 Outdoor: Ran a career-best 10,000m time of 39:35.23 to finish 11th at the 2013 America East Outdoor Championships… Her time ranks tenth in the UMBC record book… Also competed in the 5,000m event during the season, posting a season-best time of 18:29.34 at the Big Dawg Invitational at UMBC Stadium.
2012-13 Indoor: Recorded a career-best time of 18:14.52 in the 5,000m run at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational… Her time ranks as the tenth-fastest in UMBC school history… Also competed in the 800m, one mile, and 3,000m events during the indoor season.
2012 Outdoor: Finished 13th in the 10,000m run at the America East Outdoor Championships... Ran a personal-best time of 39:35.97 in the event at the Duke Invitational to rank tenth in the UMBC record book... Named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2011-12 Indoor: Ran a season-best time of 19:09.89 in the 5,000m run at the Gotham Cup.
Background: Was First Team All-IAAM B conference from 2007-2009… Selected to first team All-Baltimore City for Cross Country in 2008 and for Track in 2009… Named to First Team All-IAAM A conference in 2010… Helped lead her track team to three consecutive undefeated seasons in conference and winning the championship in 2007… Was also a member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and named a Theresian scholar.
Personal: Daughter of Bobby and Peggy Gessler…Has three younger sisters Katie, Amy, and Becky… Majoring in biochemistry… Born July 14, 1993.