2019 (Track & Field): Saw action in three indoor events as a freshman. Had her best indoor 5K time of 21:21.19 at the Jan. 25 GVSU Open. Recorded a career-best time in the 3000-meter run on Feb. 15 at the GVSU Tune-Up, finishing at 11:58.01, the team’s third-best mark of the season.

2018 (Cross Country): Competed in all six events for Valpo during her freshman season…Logged her season-best 5K performance at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships, coming in at 21:23.6…Recorded a fifth-place team finish at the Crusader Open.

Prep: Competed on a team that won 2018 outdoor and 2016 indoor conference titles… Earned three varsity letters in track & field and three in cross country… Was a two-year cross country captain… Was a member of National Honors Society (two years) and National Art Honor Society (two years) while earning a place on the honor roll all four years of high school.

Personal: Double majoring in chemistry and physics… Daughter of Dina Kay and Matthew Kovarik… Born on June 26, 2000.