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"
Results highlighted school records in men's and women's 4x200-meter relay
Penn State leads all Big Ten institutions in Fall honorees
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2013 Outdoor || Concluded her Nittany Lion career with a 26th-place finish in the 800 at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships. || 2013 Indoor || Placed 13th overall in the 800, running 2:13.51. || 2012 Outdoor || Clocked a PR 2:10.50 to finish 15th in the 800 ... Just shy of a spot in the final. || 2012 Indoor || Placed 18th in the 800 preliminaries (2:13.62). || 2011 Indoor ||Ran the 800-meter leg on the Nittany Lions' sixth-place and season-best DMR ... Squad finished in 11:37.49. || 2010 Indoor || Placed 22nd in the 800-meters in her first-career appearance at the conference meet.
On the Course ... || 2012 Cross Country || Competed in two events, taking 15th overall at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals. || 2011 Cross Country || Competed in three meets, posting a 24th-place finish at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals. || 2010 Cross Country || Made appearances at the Dolan Duals, Harry Groves Spiked Shoe, and Penn State National.
Around the Track ... || 2013 Outdoor || Anchored the Nittany Lions' sixth-place sprint medley at Penn Relays ... Placed fourth in the 800 at the Bison Outdoor Classic with a season-best 2:12.28 ... Also finished fourth in the 800 at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Finished 11th in the 800 at the Crimson Tide Invitational at Alabama || 2013 Indoor || Was a member of the winning 4x800 at the Penn State Relays ... Finished ninth in the 600 at the Sykes and Sabock Challenge Cup. || 2012 Outdoor || Had a breakout race at the LSU Invitational, running 2:10.92 for the 800 ... Was on the winning 4x800 at the Bison Outdoor Classic ... Took fourth in the 800 at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational ... Ran on the Lions' season-best 4x800 at Penn Relays. || 2012 Indoor || Was a member of the winning DMR and 4x800 at the Penn State Relays ... Placed fifth in the 800 at the PSU National ... Finished sixth in the 800 at the Akron Invitational with a season best, 2:13.37 ... Took fifth in the 600 at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup. || 2011 Outdoor || Competed in the 800 at the Florida Relays. || 2011 Indoor || Finished fifth in the 800 at the Akron Invitational with a collegiate PR 2:12.52 ... Ran on the winning 4x800 at the Penn State Relays ... Placed sixth in the 600-meters at the Nittany Lion Challenge. || 2010 Outdoor || Competed in the 800 at Florida Relays, Bucknell Team Challenge and Jesse Owens Classic ... Was a member of the second-place 4x800 at the Bucknell Team Challenge. || 2010 Indoor || Highest finish was a sixth-place effort in the 1000-meters at the Penn State Relays ... Ran a collegiate PR 2:15.60 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup.
Before Penn State ... || High School || Ran personal bests of 2:11 in the 800 meters and 57.1 in the 400 meters while competing at Andover High School ... Won Massachusetts D-1 State Championships in the 4x400 and the 800, as well as finishing second in the 1000 meters ... Her sprint medley relay team placed sixth at the Nike National Championship as a senior. || Personal || Daughter of Thomas and Kathleen Shannon ... Born September 30, 1990 ... Majoring in Kinesiology.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field