Women's cross country garners highest GPA award; Casciano recognized for "True Grit"
Women's soccer reaches College Cup final; Five Big Ten Championships & Coaches of Year
Penn State leads all Big Ten institutions in Fall honorees
Nittany Lions kick off indoor season with annual intrasquad
Penn State has a total of 4,023 honorees during 18 years of the program
On the National Scene ... || 2012 Cross Country || Emerged as one of the Lions' top runners on the national scene, finishing as the Nittany Lions' number one at the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... Scored a 47th-place finish overall at NCAAs, placing 33rd in team scoring ... Her top 50 finish was just the fifth by a Nittany Lion woman since 1998 ... Covered the 6,000-meter course in Louisville in 20:21 - her best 6K time of the season ... Earned All-Regional status via a fourth-place finish - first for the Lions - at the NCAA Med-Atlantic Regional Championships, finishing in 20:33 on the Blue-White Course.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2012 Cross Country || Narrowly missed All-Big Ten status with a 15th-place finish at the conference meet ... Finished the 6K course in 20:45. || 2012 Outdoor || Placed 16th in the 1500 preliminaries with a finishing time of 4:30.92. || 2012 Indoor || Finished 16th overall in the mile preliminaries (4:55.24).
On the Course ... || 2012 Cross Country || Ran in the Nittany Lion top five all season, turning in a pair of runner-up efforts, including second-place standings at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe and Lock Haven Dolan Duals ... Was named Penn State Athlete of the Week following her performance at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Finished 17th overall at the Greater Louisville Classic, running 17:13 for 5K. || 2011 Cross Country || Did not compete. || 2010 Cross Country || Saw action in three competitions as a freshman, finishing 15th at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals.
Around the Track ... || 2012 Outdoor || Won the 1500 at the Jim Thorpe Open (4:37.10) ... Clocked a PR 4:34.70 for the 1500 at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Was a member of the winning 4x800 at the Bison Outdoor Classic ... Also competed at the Jim Click Shootout at Arizona. || 2012 Indoor || Ran on the first-place DMR at the Penn State Relays ... Posted a PR 4:57.66 for the mile at the Flotrack Husky Classic at Washington ... Finished 11th in the mile at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup. || 2011 Outdoor || Did not compete. || 2011 Indoor || Clocked 5:00.36 in the mile at the Husky Classic ... Assisted on the winning DMR at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Was a member of the second-place 4xMile at the Penn State Relays.
Before Penn State ... || High School || Qualified for the PIAA Cross Country Championships as an individual during senior year ... Placed ninth in the 1600-meters at the PIAA Outdoor Championships as a senior ... Ran a PR 4:43.48 for 1500-meters, taking second at the 2009 USATF Junior Olympics ... Qualified for the PTFCA Indoor Championships as a junior and again as a senior. || Personal || Daughter of Lisa and Fortunato Perri ... Born June 10, 1992 ... Majoring in Advertising and Public Relations.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field