Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?
The most important quality is the LOVE of the sport. If they love the sport and are willing to work hard, we would love to have them on our team. As a DIII school we do not have anything to offer them other than caring coaches who will work with them and help them reach their goals. We also strive to make the sport fun. While the most fun is winning, growing as a person by setting and reaching goals is very rewarding.
Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?
We very rarely get outstanding runners to attend our school. We pride ourselves in making good runners better and average runners good. There are far too many examples to single out just a few. We have a long history of winning championships with hard working athletes who are willing to pay the price to get there and not just talk about it.