2018 (Cross Country): Featured in all six events as a freshman for Valparaiso…Placed second on the team in the Bradley Intercollegiate, completing the three-mile in 19:01.4…Started off the season with a third-place team finish and a season-best 5K time of 20:21.4 at the Crusader Open…Raced in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, where she completed the 6K in 26:26.8.

Prep: Indoor track all-conference in the 4x800m relay in 2018… Outdoor track all-sectional in the 4x800m relay in 2017… Team conference champions in 2018 and sectional champions in 2017 and 2018… Won “Most Spirit” award for track in 2018… Barrington High School Scholar-Athlete award winner in 2018… Daily Herald Prep Sports Excellence award nominee in 2018… Mid-Suburban League All-Academic Senior Athlete Award in cross country and track… Won three letters in track while garnering one letter in cross country… Cross country IHSA state team qualifier in 2015 and 2017, team conference champions in 2017, team sectional champions in 2017 and team regional champions in 2015 and 2017… Served as a member of National Honor Society and was a National Merit Commended Scholar… Graduated in the top 5 percent of her high school class and was a National AP Scholar.

Personal: Double majoring in German and International Economics & Cultural Affairs… Daughter of John and Christine Messerschmidt… Born on Feb. 3, 2000.