Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Jorie Ballun
2008-09 Women's Cross Country
YR.
So.
HOMETOWN
Oswego, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Oswego
Jorie Ballun

2010 (Track and Field): Paced Valpo in the 400m dash in both the indoor (1:08.04) and outdoor seasons (1:07.24) … marked a personal-best of 30.37 seconds in the 200m dash at the Horizon League Indoor Championships … posted Valpo’s top time in the 400m hurdles (1:12.72) and as a part of the 4x400m relay (4:23.80) at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships.

2009 (Track and Field): Posted top time indoors in the 800m run of 2:39.08 ... did not see action during outdoor season ... earned a spot on the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll both semesters.

2008 (Cross Country): Competed in three races for the Crusaders as a sophomore ... kicked off season at Crusader Open ... ran best 5K time of her career at Evansville Invitational, crossing line in 21:55.43 ... also ran for Valpo at Horizon League Championships ... earned Horizon League Academic Honor Roll mention for both the fall and spring semesters. 

2008 (Track and Field): Competed in sprints and middle distance events as a freshman for Valpo ... third-fastest Crusader in the 400m dash both indoors (1:07.12, HL Championships) and outdoors (1:08.01, Ted Haydon Invitational) ... also registered the fourth-best time in Valpo history in the 600m run during indoor season (1:55.67, Findlay Classic).

2007 (Cross Country): Ran in two races for the Crusaders as a freshman ... debuted at Crusader Invitational, running the 5K in 23:16 ... cut 38 seconds off of 5K time at Boston College Open, crossing line in 22:38.

Prep: Did not run cross country for the Panthers ... earned four letters in track and field and two in volleyball ... captain of track team as a senior ... a member of sectional champion track squad as a freshman ... earned All-Conference honors in the 300m low hurdles as a junior ... received All-Conference Academic Award in 2006 as well ... part of Panther volleyball team which won regional championship in 2005 ... named to All-Conference team as a middle hitter in 2006 ... Executive Board member of Oswego's National Honor Society ... also a member of the National Art Honor Society.

Personal: Jorie is the daughter of John and Jayne Ballun ... major is mechanical engineering ... has been named to the Dean’s List and received Presidential academic honors during her time at Valpo ... born June 25, 1989.

2008-09 Women's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
Jorie BallunSo.Oswego, Ill.
Whitney BowmanJr./So.Portage, Ind.
Alyssa BradfordJr.Mukwonago, Wis.
Sara ChristensenJr./So.Bettendorf, Iowa
Kristine ClayFr.Gobles, Mich.
Lindsey GilmanJr./So.South Bend, Ind.
Katie HennesseySo.LaPorte, Ind.
Rachel HowellJr.Dexter, Mich.
Laura RolfSr.Rochester, Mich.
Windy Santa CruzJr./So.Fall Creek, Wis.
Caitlin SauerhageJr./So.Rising Sun, Ind.
Emily ThompsonJr.Sun Prairie, Wis.
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo