Record-Breaking Academic and Athletic Year Continues for Penn State Student-Athletes
Loxsom named Most Outstanding Athlete for Relay Events
Women's cross country garners highest GPA award; Casciano recognized for "True Grit"
Track and Field captures nine event victories in Tuscaloosa
Alford-Sullivan, Gondak, Bungard, and Loxsom each garner regional recognition
On the National Stage ... || 2013 Outdoor || Earned USTFCCCA Second Team All-America status as a member of the Nittany Lion 4x400-meter relay ... Ran the third leg on the Nittany Lions' 14th-place relay at the NCAA Championships, helping the squad to a finishing time of 3:35.23 ... Qualified for the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round in the 400-meter hurdles ... 4x400 team would run 3:34.98 at the First Round competition - the third-fastest time in the field.
At the Big Ten Championships...|| 2013 Outdoor || Turned in a pair of scoring finishes, taking fifth in the 400-meter hurdles, individually, and third as a member of the Nittany Lion 4x400 ... Also competed in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing 10th. || 2013 Indoor || Placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles with a finishing time of 8.43. || 2012 Indoor || Placed 11th in the 60-meter hurdles in the Big Ten preliminaries.
Around the Track ... || 2013 Outdoor || Won the 100-meter hurdles at the Jim Thorpe Invitational, to go along with a second-place finish in the 200 ... Was a member of the Lions' season-best 3:33.47 4x400 at Penn Relays, helping the squad to a fourth-place finish in the elite "Championship of America" section ... Also competed in the 100- and 400-meter hurdles at Penn ... Place second in the 100 hurdles and fourth in the 400 hurdles at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Was third in the 100 hurdles at the Crimson Tide Invitational at Alabama, thanks to a lifetime-best 13.82 ... Was also a member of the winning 4x400 in Tuscaloosa. || 2013 Indoor || Emerged as one of the Nittany Lions' top hurdlers, finishing second in the event at the Nittany Lion Challenge, third at both the Penn State Relays and Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup, and fifth at the Penn State National ... Turned in a lifetime-best 25.36 for the 200 at the PSU National ... Also competed at the SPIRE D-I Invitational. || 2012 Outdoor || Redshirted the outdoor season. || 2012 Indoor || Placed third in the 60 hurdles in her first collegiate appearance at the Penn State Relays ... Took second in the event at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Ran a personal-best 8.56 for the hurdles to finish third at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Finished 11th at the Penn State National.
Before Penn State ... || High School || One of the top hurdlers in the high school ranks, placing fourth in the 100-meter hurdles at New Balance High School Nationals with a personal-best 13.63 in 2011 ... Was equally as outstanding at the PIAA State Championships as a senior, picking up victories in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles, to go along with a fourth-place finish in the long jump ... Won state titles in both hurdle races as a junior, and followed up with a second-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at PTFCA Indoor Championships as a senior ... Ran a personal-best 8.45 in the 60 hurdles to place fourth at the 2011 New Balance Indoor Nationals ... Boasts international experience on her resume, as she was selected to represent the U.S. at the Germany-Japan-USA Trilateral Friendly Indoor Meet as a senior. || Personal || Daughter of Diane and Ray Black ... Birthday is February 2, 1993 ... Currently enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field