Both men's and women's squads honored for outstanding academic standing
Nittany Lions coming off another success season on the course
Rodden leads the way with 4.0 cumulative GPA
Perri paces Nittany Lion effort with 47th-place finish
Nittany Lion women's squad goes into NCAA Championships with No. 9 ranking
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 ... || 2013 Cross Country || Did not compete || 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
2012 Meet-by-Meet Results