Strong results and young talent makes future bright at Stanford
Freshman had All-America season
Highest women's finish since 2007
Three Cardinal among Pac-12 selections
Cardinal men and women race Saturday at nationals
2011-12 Stanford Men's & Women's Cross Country NCAA West Regionals
* Two-Time Cross-Country All-America *
* 2012 Pac-12 cross-country champion *
At Stanford: One of the top runners in the nation ... a two-time cross-country All-America ... became the first Stanford woman in five years to win a Pac-12 individual title.
2012 Season (Senior): Won the Pac-12 individual championship, becoming the seventh Stanford woman to win a conference title and first since Arianna Lambie in 2007 ... ran 20:06 over the 6K Robinson Ranch Golf Course in Santa Clarita, Calif., helping Stanford to third place as a team ... led a chase pack that trailed the leaders by more than 10 seconds for much of the race ... in the final 800 meters, Kroeger followed Oregon's Jordan Hasay as they ran down the leader, Arizona's Elvin Kibet ... down the final stretch, Kroeger overtook Hasay to win by four seconds ... earned her second USTFCCCA All-America honor by finishing 24th at the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Ky. ... covered the 6K course in 20:05.0 to finish as Stanford's No. 2 runner and helped Cardinal to third-place as a team, its highest finish since 2007 ... named USTFCCCA All-West Region after her third-place at the NCAA West Regionals in Seattle (6K, 19:27) ... named to the All-Pac-12 first team ... named to the Pac-12 All-Academic first team ... won the Stanford Invitational in 20:13, good for sixth on the all-time school list for the 8K distance at Stanford Golf Course ... raced in five meets ... was fifth at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (6K, 19:46).
2011 Season (Junior): Earned her first All-America honor in cross country after a 21st-place finish at the NCAA Championships, covering the 6K course in 20:09.8 ... finished as the Pac-12 runner-up with a time of 19:40 ... placed seventh at the NCAA West Regionals with a time of 20:16 ... the Stanford Invitational champion for the second consecutive season, finishing with a time of 20:07 ... finished 10th at the Wisconsin Invitational with a time of 20:16.3.
2010 Season (Sophomore):The Pac-10 runner-up, finishing with a 6K time of 19:49 to lead Stanford to the team title ... the individual Stanford Invitational champion, covering the 6K course in 20:06 ... placed third at Pre-Nationals with a time of 20:12 ... fifth-place finisher at the NCAA West Regionals with a time of 20:13.
2009 Season (Freshman): Placed 63rd at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, covering the 6K course in 21:01.3 ... earned all-region honors with her 19th-place finish at the NCAA West Regional meet with a time of 21:27.74 ... began her collegiate career as Stanford's No. 1 runner at the Stanford Invitational, covering the course in 20:35 to lead the Cardinal to the team title.
High School: Four-time FootLocker national finalist, including the 2006 national champion ... 2007 national runner-up, while sixth in 2008 and 16th in 2005 ... two-time FootLocker South Regional champion (2007-08), runner-up in 2006, and fourth in 2005 ... four-time Tennessee state cross country champion (2005-08)...two-time Tennessee state track champion in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters (2006, '08) ... Tennessee state record holder at 3,200 and 5,000 ... personal bests of 4:51 for the 1,600 and 10:24 for the 3,200.
Personal: Majoring in math and computational science ... parents are Tom and Nancy Kroeger ... has an older brother, Matt, and younger sister, Lizzy ... earned USTFCCCA Academic All-America honors in track and field in 2010.