Nittany Lions in fourth place heading into highly-competitive day two on Saturday
Penn State's next action will come at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Feb. 28 and March 1
Honored for earning 3.7 GPA or higher during 2012-13 academic year
Record-Breaking Academic and Athletic Year Continues for Penn State Student-Athletes
Women's cross country garners highest GPA award; Casciano recognized for "True Grit"
On the National Scene ... || 2012 Cross Country || Placed 180th overall as the Nittany Lion's sixth runner at the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... Earned All-Region status after finishing 20th overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, helping the Nittany Lions to the program's first team title ... Clocked a career-best 21:14 on the Blue-White Course at the Mid-Atlantic Regional.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2013 Indoor || Placed 17th in the 3,000 meters, finishing in 9:47.24 - just shy of a lifetime best. || 2012 Cross Country || Assisted in the Nittany Lions' third-place finish in the team standings, placing 31st overall as the Nittany Lions' number-five finisher.
On the Course ... || 2012 Cross Country || Ran a career-best 20:59 for 6,000-meters at the Wisconsin Invitational, finishing 131st in a loaded field ... Highest individual finish was third at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals ... Placed 10th overall at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational, helping the Nittany Lions to the team title. || 2011 Cross Country || Ran as Penn State's third finisher at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Highest individual finish was 10th at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals ... Also competed at the Notre Dame Invitational and Penn State National.
Around the Track ... || 2013 Outdoor || Competed in three events, with her highest finish coming with a 16th-place effort (4:39.20) in the 1500 at the Alabama Crimson Tide Invitational. || 2013 Indoor || Clocked a lifetime-best 9:43.96 for the 3K at the Penn State National - good for 12th-place overall ... Ran on third-place distance medleys at both the Nittany Lion Challenge and Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Finished 16th in her section of the 3,000 at the Washington Husky Classic, clocking 9:44.41. || 2012 Indoor || Highest place finish was second in the 3,000 meters at the Penn State Relays, where she clocked a collegian PR 10:13.87 ... Placed 10th in the 5,000 meters at the Penn State National via a PR of 17:46.93 ... Finished ninth in the mile at the Nittany Lion Challenge in 5:01.07. || 2011 Outdoor || Redshirted the 2012 outdoor campaign.
Before Penn State ... || High School || A four-time state qualifier in cross country, Anderson developed an impressive resume during her career at Cumberland Valley, turning in finishes of 11th or better during all four appearances at the PIAA State Championships, including a bronze-medal effort as a junior in 2009. Also a four-time participant at the PIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Anderson boasts a career-best finish of fourth in the 3200-meter run as a junior, clocking a PR of 10:41.11. || Personal || Daughter of Stephen and Deborah Anderson ... Birthday is September 29, 1992.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field