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Jorie Ballun
2009-10 Women's Track & Field
EVENTS
Distance
YR.
Jr./Jr./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.

2009-10 Women's Track & Field
Jorie BallunDistanceJr./Jr./So.
Whitney BowmanDistanceSr./Jr./Jr.
Alyssa BradfordDistanceSr./Sr./Sr.
Sara ChristensenDistanceSr./Sr./Sr.
Kara ConnellyJumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
Rachel DeFrankThrowsFr./Fr./Fr.
Lindsey GilmanDistanceSr./Jr./Jr.
Haley KerlinDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Natalie McCorristonThrowsSo./So./So.
Gianna MirabelliJumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
Danisha NunnSprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Ali OlsonDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Windy Santa CruzDistanceSr./Sr./Sr.
Emily ThompsonDistanceSr./Jr./Jr.
Ini UmanaThrowsSr./Jr./Jr.
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
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
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
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
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
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo