Kirsten McGovern
Kirsten McGovern
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sykesville, Md.
High School: Century
Position: Distance

2014 Outdoor: Placed tenth in the 10,000m run at the 2014 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a career-best time… Crossed the line at Vermont with a time of 37:27.37 to move up to fourth in the UMBC record book… Also ran in the 5,000m event during the season, clocking a time of 18:15.98 at the Morgan State Legacy Meet… Selected to the America East All-Academic Team… Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2013-14 Indoor: Finished ninth in the 5,000m and 13th in the 3,000m event at the 2014 America East Indoor Track and Field Championships in New York… Recorded a career-best 5k time at the conference meet, finishing with a time of 17:44.21 to move up to sixth in the UMBC record book… Set her top career 3k time of 10:24.53 at the NYU Team Challenge at The Armory to grab the tenth-best time in school history.

2013 Outdoor: Did not compete

2012-13: Indoor: Did not compete

2012 Outdoor: Named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2011-12 Indoor:

2011 Outdoor: Finished sixth overall in the 5000m run, 20:32.54. at the Maryland Invitational… Ran a 44:41.94 in the 10,000m run at her first America East Championship... Named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2010-11 Indoor: Finished tenth overall, 2:39.08, in the 800m run at the Patriot Games.

Background: Named to the Carroll County All-Decade Cross Country First Team… Named All-State Cross Country Honorable Mention by in 2009… A four-time All-County Cross Country First Team honoree by the Carroll County Times… Also named to the All-County first team in the indoor season in 2009 and 2010 and the outdoor season in 2010… Named to the All-Monocacy Valley Athletic League Cross Country First Team four times… Part of the Maryland 2A Outdoor Championship-winning 4x800 relay team in 2010… Earned Scholar Athlete Award 12 times by the Maryland Athletic Association… Earned the Carroll County Coaches Association Award in 2010... Earned multiple academic accolades, including being a State of Maryland Distinguished Scholar Semifinalist, an AP Scholar, a Graduate of Distinction, a Governor of Maryland’s Merit Scholastic Award winner and a Dual Academy Certificate recipient.

Personal: Daughter of Christine and Mark McGovern… Has a younger sister, Alexa… Majoring in environmental science… Born Nov. 9, 1992.