2009: Competed in five meets for the Retrievers, scoring in the final two… Best finish and 5K time came at the UMES Invitational, where she finished 43rd in 21:15… Set a career-best 6K time at the Paul Short Invite in a time of 25.11.
2008: Placed in the scoring five for the Retrievers in every meet… Set a career best 5K time of 20:32.7 at the America East Cross Country Championships… Dropped over a minute off of her career-best 6K time at the Princeton Invitational, finishing in 24:49.2.
2007: Saw action in four out of six meets during her first year with the Retrievers… Was part of the scoring five at her first two collegiate meets as she was the fourth Retriever across the line at both the Navy Salty Seadog Invitational and the Lehigh Paul Short Run… Ran her best 6K time of the season at the William and Mary Tribe Open where she finished 62nd overall in 25:49.60… Was sixth across the line for the Retrievers at the America East Championships, where she finished the 50008-meter course in 21:52.80, good for 67th place.
Background: A three-sport athlete for Linganore H.S. in Frederick, Md…. Finished second at the Frederick County Championships, third at the regional championships and 13th at the Maryland Cross Country Championships in 2006… Also named the Lancer Rookie of the Year, and recipient of the Coaches’ Award and Lancer Award… Named to the Frederick Newspost First Team for three years and the Second-Team for one year… Also competed in indoor and outdoor track for the Lancers… Was the indoor one mile and two mile Frederick County Champion in 2007 and part of the Lancer team that won the Maryland Indoor Championships in the 2005-2006 season… Also earned the Lancer Award and was named to the Frederick Newspost First Team in indoor track… Named Rookie of the Year and earned the Coaches’ Award and Lancer Award for outdoor track after finishing fourth in the one mile at the 2007 Maryland State Championships… Also named to the Frederick Newspost Second Team for two years… A member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Society, and a member of the honor roll all four years.
Personal: One of three children to Richard and Dena Crouse… Has a sister, Cassy (28) and a brother, Travis (26)… Majoring in chemistry education and minoring in religious studies… Born October 6, 1989.