Sophia Cologer
Sophia Cologer
Height: 5-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Annapolis, Md.
High School: Broadneck

Accolades: (2016-17) Tabbed to the America East All-Academic Team… Earned America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll status… Inducted into National College Athlete Honor Society (Chi Alpha Sigma). (2015) An America East All-Academic selection. (2014-15)  Named to the America East Commissioners' Honor Roll  (2013-14)  Named to the America East Commissioners' Honor Roll. 

 

2016: The squad’s Most Valuable Athlete… UMBC’s lead runner in all six meets on the campaign and ten in a row dating back to the 2015 season… Capped her tenure by placing a program-best 27th overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic regionals in a time of 21:22… Placed fifth at the league championships for the second consecutive fall, becoming UMBC's second women's competitor to earn back-to-back America East all-conference honors in 14 years of league competition… Turned in an outstanding performance, placing third overall against a strong field at the Princeton Invitational… Negotiated the 6k course in a time of 21:24.8, cutting five seconds off her 13th-place effort from 2015 at Princeton…  Named America East Conference women's cross country Performer of the Week on Sept. 11, after placing second in Navy's Salty Dog Invitational.

 

2015: Competed in the final five meets after missing the opener... Scored at the Wolfie Invite, crossing the tape in a time of 19:32... Ran in the next two meets at the Paul Short Invite (21:01) and the Princeton Invitational (21:29)... Finished the final two races as the top Retriever finisher... Placed fifth at the America East Championships, earing All-Conference First Team honors with a time of 18:46... Finished the season at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals, where she was the first Retriever finisher with a time of 22:08.

 

2014: Competed and scored in every meet for the Retrievers... Started off the year with a fourth place finish at the Mount 5K Duals with a time of 18:12... She earned back-to-back 11th place finishes at the Salty Dog Invitational (23:05) and the Paul Short Invitational (21:47)... Was the top Retriever finisher the last three meets of the year... Finished 12th at the Princeton Invitational with a time of 22:03... At the America East Championships, she placed 13th with a time of 18:13... Concluded the season with a 74th place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals in a time of 22:19... Earned America East All-Academic Honors.

 

2013: Competed in four meets as a freshman for the Retrievers… Placed 30th overall at her first-ever collegiate meet, the America East Pre-Conference Meet at Binghamton on Sept. 7… Finished the 5k course in Vestal, N.Y. with a time of 19:59.9… Also ran at the Salty Dog Invitational at Navy, the Paul Short Run at Lehigh, and the Princeton Invitational… Recorded her top 6k time of 22:41.23 at the meet in Annapolis, Md. on Sept. 14.

 

Background: Named an All-County athlete by The Gazette in both 2010 and 2013... Won the Anne Arundel County title in the 800m as a senior in 2013, besting the field by six seconds... Helped Broadneck collect both the county and regional titles in cross country during her four years with the Bruins... Part of the 3200m relay which won the county championship in 2010 and the regional title in 2012... Awarded the Phoebe Kelly Award in 2013 which is given to the Broadneck female athlete who shows the most dedication and achievement in both sports and academics.

 

Personal: Daughter of Stavros and Elizabeth Cologer... Has one younger sibling, Themi... Earned degree in biological sciences.