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Grace Watkins
2013-14 Women's Cross Country
YR.
Sr.
HOMETOWN
Hanover Park, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Hoffman Estates
Grace Watkins

2012 (Cross country): Competed in six races for Valpo...recorded her best 5K time at the Horizon League Championships (20:55).

2011 (Cross country): Ran in five races for the Crusaders as a sophomore ... contributed to Valpo team score for first time in her career at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, covering the 6K course in 26:37.4.

2011 (Track and Field): Competed in distance during the indoor season … performed in the distance during the outdoor season … finished with a time of 11:10.26 in the 3,000 meter run during the indoor season … recorded a time of 20:01.60 in the 5,000 meter run in indoor competition … ran a time of 12:08.28 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Purdue Dan Rankin Invitational during outdoor competition … finished with a time of 5:02.89 in the 1,500 meter run in the indoor season … posted a time of 19:29.66 in the 5,000 meter run.

2010 (Cross Country): Ran in all six races for the Crusaders as a freshman … debuted at Crusader Open with 45th-place finish … cut over three minutes off her 5K time over the course of the season from her debut … ran a season-best 5K time of 21:06.83 at the Evansville Invitational … sliced over two minutes off her 6K time from first 6K of the year to the NCAA Great Lakes Regional … one of seven Crusaders to represent Valpo at the NCAA regional meet.

Prep: A two-year letterwinner in cross country … qualified for state meet in each of her two seasons … earned two letters in track and field … member of conference champion squad in 2010 and sectional champions in 2009 and 2010 … finished eighth at conference meet in 800m run … a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Grace is the daughter of Patrick and Megan Watkins … major is nursing … born August 9, 1992.

2013-14 Women's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
Dezzarae ArceSo.Orland Park, Ill.
Liz BloyFr.Freedom, Wis.
Eileen CarmignaniJr.Naperville, Ill.
Kelli CookFr.Angola, Ind.
Claire JohnsonSr.Eden Prairie, Minn.
Grace NelsonFr.Oregon, Ill.
Jessica RichardsonJr.Columbus, Ind.
Sophia RobinsonSo.Downers Grove, Ill.
Hannah SchillingSo.Fraser, Mich.
Grace ShemwellSr.Clinton, Iowa
Lauren SturgeonFr.Portage, Ind.
Tori TamburrinoFr.West Dundee, Ill.
Grace WatkinsSr.Hanover Park, Ill.
Erica WirsingJr./So.Valparaiso, Ind.
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler