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Jim Rosa
Jim Rosa
Year: 5th Year Senior
Hometown: West Windsor, N.J.
High School: West Windsor-Plainsboro North
Major: Mgt. science & engineering
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* Three-Time All-American *

At Stanford: 

  • Earned All-America honors by placing fifth at the 2013 NCAA cross country Championship, finishing as the top American-born runner in the field, and sixth in 2015.
  • Sixth at the 2014 NCAA outdoor championships in the 10,000.

2015 Season (5th-year senior):

  • Placed sixth at the NCAA Championships, for his second NCAA top-10 cross country finish.
  • No. 1 Stanford runner on third-place team.
  • Second cross country All-America honor.
  • Third American at NCAA Championships.
  • All-West Region (6th, 10K, 31:14.9).
  • 20th at Pac-12 Championships in first race of the season (8K, 23:47.4).
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2014 Season (Senior):

  • Did not compete.

2013 Season (Junior):

  • Placed fifth at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, completing the 10K course in 30:08.9.
  • Earned his first All-America honor.
  • Was the top American-born runner at nationals.
  • Earned All-West Region honors by finishing second to eventual NCAA champion Edward Cheserek of Oregon, at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento.
  • Led Stanford to the West Region title, running 29:43 (10K).
  • Named to the All-Pac-12 first team.
  • Finished second at the Pac-12 Championships, trailing only occasional high school summer training partner Cheserek.
  • Ran 24:42 (8K) in the race at Coal Creek Golf Course in Louisville, Colo.
  • Placed second to teammate Erik Olson at the Stanford Invitational (24:25, 8K).
  • Was Stanford's No. 3 at Pre-Nationals, placing 14th (23:44.83, 8K).
  • Team No. 1 at season-opening USF Invite, placing third overall (25:20.2).

2012 Season (Sophomore):

  • Named to the USTFCCCA All-West Region team after sixth in the NCAA West Regionals in Seattle.
  • As team's No. 2 runner, helped Stanford to West Regional title, running 29:52 for 10K.
  • Placed 45th at Pac-12 Championships in Santa Clarita, Calif., running 24:44 for 8K.
  • Placed 166th as Stanford's No. 6 runner at NCAA Championships in Louisvlle,Ky., clocking 31:16.7 over 10K.
  • First-place Stanford's No. 1 runner in Wisconsin adidas Invitational, placing 19th (8K, 23:44).
  • Raced in five meets.
  • Was ninth at Stanford Invitational (8K, 24:10).
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2011 Season (Freshman):

  • Placed 192nd at the Wisconsin Invitational with a time of 25:30.

Track and Field:

  • Earned first-team outdoor All-America honors by placing sixth in the 10,000 in his first NCAA championship meet while running a personal record 28:57.51 in 2014.
  • Has a 5,000 best of 13:50.55.

High School:

  • Won the 2010 New Jersey cross country championship.
  • Also captured state crowns in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters.
  • Runner-up at the 2010 Nike Outdoor Nationals in the 2-mile, losing only to his twin brother Joe.
  • 2008 cross country team won the state championship and placed fifth at the Nike Cross Nationals.
  • Squad won four straight New Jersey Group 3 championships.
  • Member of the national record-setting 4xmile indoor relay.
  • Captained the cross country, indoor and spring track teams his senior year.


  • Son of Larry and Patricia Rosa.
  • Has a twin brother, Joe, who also runs for Stanford.
  • Has two older siblings, Larry and Kiki.
  • Majoring in management science and engineering.
  • Brother Larry swam for Rutgers University, reaching the finals at the Big East Championships.
  • Father swam in the Pan American Games for Puerto Rico.