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 Miriam Kipng’eno

2011, 2010, 2009 ALL-AMERICAN
2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 ALL-REGION
2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 ALL-CONFERENCE
2009 GNAC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR


2012: Wrapped up collegiate career with fourth straight appearance at the NCAA Championships, finishing 50th with a time of 21:35.9 … UAA’s third runner across the line at the NCAAs helping UAA to a sixth-place team finish … helped the Seawolves to a runner-up team finish at the West Region Championships with a fourth-place showing at 21:38.34, good for fourth career All-Region honors … registered a runner-up showing at the GNAC Championships, helping UAA to its fourth straight league title … helped UAA to a GNAC-record 16 points at the league championships … furnished fourth consecutive All-Conference accolade … posted three top-five finishes in the regular season, including a fourth-place showing in the season opener in Hawaii … named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and GNAC All-Academic Team.

2011:
Earned third straight all-conference honor with a 3rd-place finish at the GNAC Championships on Oct. 22, helping the Seawolves to their third consecutive team title … furnished all-region honors with a 3rd-place showing at the NCAA Div. II West Region Championships, crossing the line at 21:25 and boosting UAA to its third straight West Region title as well … competed at third NCAA Championships meet, finishing 32nd – good for All-American honors – and helping UAA to a 6th place in the team competition … concluded junior season as UAA’s second woman across the line in four races … competed in all seven races, posting six top-10 finishes, including a season-high-tying 3rd place on three occasions … one of five Seawolves named to the GNAC All-Academic Team.

2010:
Led the Seawolves in three straight races from Oct. 10-Nov. 6, including at the GNAC Championships … posted six top-3 finishes … earned All-Conference honor after finishing 2nd with a time of 21:09, leading UAA to its second consecutive GNAC team title … posted a 3rd-place result at the NCAA Div. II West Regional, helping the Seawolves to their second straight title and garnering All-Region honors … made second appearance at the NCAAs, finishing with All-America honors in 12th place with a time of 21:40.2 … one of four Seawolves named to the GNAC All-Academic Team … claimed GNAC Runner of the Week accolade on Oct. 4 after winning the Willamette Invite on Oct. 2 with a 5K time of 17:19.

2009: Led the Seawolves in two races during rookie season ... earned All-America honors with her individual 14th-place effort, leading UAA to a program-best 5th-place finish at the NCAA Championships ... registered All-West Region and All-Conference honors after placing 5th and 3rd, respectively ... helped UAA to its first-ever West Region and GNAC titles ... recorded five top-10 finishes and six top-20 finishes ... led UAA at the GNAC Championships with a 3rd-place finish, earning GNAC Freshman of the Year honors.

PERSONAL: Born August 22, 1985 in Eldoret, Kenya ... nursing major.

Season-by-Season Results
2012
Hawaii Pacific Invite          4th
Hawaii Big Wave Invite         5th
Western Classic Invite         5th
GNAC Championships             2nd
NCAA West Region               4th
NCAA Championships             50th

2011
UAA Invitational               4th   
Hawaii Pacific Invite          5th
Hawaii Big Wave Invite         3rd
Western Classic Invite         7th
GNAC Championships             3rd
NCAA West Regional             3rd
NCAA Championships             32nd

2010

Hawaii Pacific Invite          2nd
BYU-Hawaii Invite              2nd
Willamette Invite              1st
Western Washington Invite      2nd
GNAC Championships             2nd
NCAA West Regional             3rd
NCAA Championships             12th

2009
UAA Invitational               3rd
Sundodger Invite               10th
West Region Preview            7th
GNAC Championships             3rd
NCAA West Regional             5th
NCAA Championships             14th

Position: Women
Year: Senior
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya (Girls Secondary School)
Experience: 2 Letters
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