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Joe Rosa
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Windsor, N.J.
High School: West Windsor-Plainsboro North
Major: Mgt. science & engineering
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At Stanford:

• Stanford's No. 1 runner most of the 2012 season, including on the Cardinal's NCAA West Regional championship team
• A two-time NCAA Championships runner
• 2012 All-Pac-12 first team selection.

2014 Season (Senior):

• Eighth at USF Invitational (25:26.7, 8k) and the Cardinal's fifth best runner
• First at Stanford Invitational (23:16, 8k) 
• Eighth at Wisconson Invitational (23:56, 8k) and the second best Cardinal runner
• Third at Pac-12 Championships (23:37, 8k) and the fastest Cardinal runner

2013 Season (Junior):

• Season curtailed by injury
• Ran one race unattached, placing third at the Doc Adams Invitational in Davis, Calif., on Nov. 9 in 24:13 (8K).

2012 Season (Sophomore):

• Named USTFCCCA All-West Region after placing fourth at the NCAA West Regionals in Seattle
• Was Stanford's No. 1 runner in the race, with a time of 29:44 over 10K, leading the Cardinal to the title
• An All-Pac-12 first-team selection
• Stanford's No. 1 runner in three of his five races
• Placed sixth in the Pac-12 Championships in Santa Clarita, Calif., as the Cardinal's No. 1 on its second-place team
• He ran 23:35 for 8K
• Placed 112th at the NCAA Championships in Louisvlle, Ky., as No. 3 runner on Stanford's16th-place team
• Highest collegiate finish to date was third-place at the Stanford Invitational (8K, 24:10)
• Also 21st at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (8K, 23:44).

2011 Season (Freshman):

• Came through at the NCAA West Regionals, placing 19th as Stanford's No. 4 runner in 29:53 and helping Stanford to the team title
• Placed 25th at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 23:57
• Stanford's No. 7 runner at the NCAA Championships, placing 154th in 31:13.6
• Placed 113th at the Wisconsin Invitational with a time of 24:54.

Track and Field:

• Earned first-team All-America honors by placing fifth in the 5,000 at the 2014 NCAA indoor championships, and seventh in the same event at the 2014 NCAA outdoor meet, setting a personal best of 13:31.69 in the latter
• Ranks No. 8 on Stanford's all-time indoor and outdoor lists in the 5,000
• Won the 2014 Pac-12 title in the 10,000, running a PR of 29:16.71.

High School:

• Won the 2010 Nike Outdoor Nationals in the 2-mile, edging his twin brother Jim
• Came in second in the same meet in 2011
• Two-time Nike Cross Nationals individual champion for cross country
• Holds three course records, as well as the national junior class record in the 2-mile (8:44)
• 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-setting4xmile indoor relay
• Team came in second at the 2011 nationals in the DMR
• Captained the cross country and track teams his senior year.

Personal:

• Son of Larry and Patricia Rosa
• Has a twin brother, Jim, 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
• Full name is Joseph Cesar Rosa.

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