2018-19 Women's Track & Field
Nicole Berneche Distance
Nellie Bonham Throws
Sydney Bronner Jumps
Sarah Caesar Distance
Alaina Carpenter Distance
Kailee Carro Distance
Emma Chelsvig Distance
Maranda Donahue Distance
Sierra Fischer Sprints
Katherine Germann Mid-Distance
Maria Greer Throws
Kayla Horne Sprints
Jordan Houlihan Sprints
Taylor Justison Mid-Distance
Claire Kovarik Distance
Hayley Krulik Throws
Charlotte LaFleur Throws
Shannon Lahey Sprints/Jumps
Celia McGhiey Mid-Distance
Sarah Messerschmidt Distance
Lauren Mikolajczak Throws
Kate Mitchell Mid-Distance
Anne Mou Jumps
Peyton Nash Distance
Kathleen Neal Distance
Michelle Pierce Throws
Olivia Recker Distance
Julia Rustmann Distance
Taylor Smith Sprints
Carli Sowonik Pole Vault
Aaliyah Strickland Sprints
Full Roster
Katherine Germann

Katherine Germann

Events Mid-Distance
Yr. Jr.
Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
High School (Prev. School) Finneytown

2019-20 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team 
2019-20 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
2020 Laurel Award (Valpo graduating senior student-athlete with highest GPA)
2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District Team Selected by CoSIDA

2020 (Track & Field): Led the team in both the 3000-meter and 5000-meter runs… Finished fourth in the 5000-meter run on Jan. 25 at the John Gartland Invitational with a time of 18:59.56… Ran season-best time of 18:33.30 in the 5000 on Feb. 8 at Notre Dame’s Meyo Invitational… Ran her fastest 3000 of the year on Feb. 29 at the MVC Indoor Championships with a time of 10:40.07... Became the second academic all-american in program history and first since 2010. 

2019 (Cross Country): In her fourth and final cross country campaign, owned the Brown and Gold’s best 5K and 6K times… Finished 28th at Valpo’s Crusader Open, running a 19:11.3 in the 5K… Ran her season’s best 5K on Oct. 4 at Notre Dame, running the Joe Piane Invite 5K in 18:40.32… On Oct. 18, shaved 1.5 seconds off her 6K record, finishing in 22:31.3 at the Bradley Pink Classic, maintaining her sixth-place position in Valpo’s record books. Finished second on the team at the MVC Championship — hosted by Valpo on Nov. 2 — with a 5K mark of 19:29.8… In her final collegiate cross country race, finished second on the team in the 6K in Madison, Wis. on Nov. 15 at NCAA Great Lakes regional with a time of 23:37.8.

2019 (Track & Field): Set a personal best in the indoor 5000-meter run when she finished first in the event at the GVSU Open on Jan. 25. Her time of 17:54.67 ranks as Valpo’s fifth-best all-time for the program… Authored a third-place finish in the indoor 3000-meter run at the GVSU Tune-Up on Feb. 15, running a career-best time of 10:28.43, Valpo’s best of the season… Ran a 10:38.62 in the 3K during the MVC Indoor Championships and was also a member of Valpo’s distance medley relay team for the event… Set a personal record in the 5000 meter run (18:40.58) at the Gibson Invitational on April 6, posting the best time by a Valpo runner in that event all season... Competed in the MVC Outdoor Championships in the 10000-meter run, clocking in at 38:06.05... Named to the 2018-19 women's track and field and cross country Google Cloud Academic All-District Team by CoSIDA following the season. 

2018 (Cross Country): Ran in every meet for Valparaiso during the 2018 season…Broke into the Valpo women’s record books in two different events, the 5K at the Bradley Pink Classic (22:32.7), and the 6K at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships (18:12.9)…Finished first on the team in all six meets…Finished in the Top 15 at the Crusader Open, finishing in 18:35.6.

2017 (Cross Country): Ran in five meets for the Crusaders ... Finished second on three occasions for Valpo, holding a time of 19:34.15 at the MVC Championships ... Had a time of 24:59.40 at the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing, Mich. ... Ended third at the Crusader Open for Valpo, crossed the line in 19:39.60.

2017 (Track): Had her best indoor 1 mile run time of the year on Jan. 13, a 6:10.45 ... Turned in a 12:39.14 in the indoor 3,000m run on Feb. 4, her personal best in that event ... Ranked second on the team in the outdoor 3,000m steeplechase, finishing in 13:29.23 on April 15 ... Went 21:46.85 in the 5,000m run on March 26. 

2016 (Cross Country): Competed in five meets her first-year in a Crusader uniform ... finished a time of 28.12.7 at the Horizon League Championships ... at the Crusader Open, ran a 22.18.2 in the 5K.

Prep: Four-time letter winner for the Wildcats ... 2014 and 2013 individual and team qualifier for regionals ... won the Wildcat Award for spirit and sportsmanship in 2015, 2013 and 2012 ... also lettered in track and swimming ... 2013 most valuable swimmer…trained with the 2015 winter earth drummers ... all-academic CHL for 12 seasons ... class Salutatorian ... secretary for the National Honor Society ... AP Scholar with distinction ... Rensselaer Math and Science Medal.

Personal: Daughter to Janet and Josh Germann ... major is biology and Spanish.