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Sixteen U-M Student-Athletes Named NSCA Athletes of the Year
U-M Student-Athletes Recognized at Annual Academic Awards Banquet
Former Wolverine Tauro Begins Next Chapter, Remains Connected to U-M
Fifty-Six Wolverines Named to 2011 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Team
Fifth-Year Senior (2011) ... Earned All-Great Lakes Region, First Team All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten honors ... NCAA Great Lakes Regional Champion ... All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year ...Was U-M's top finisher in six of the seven meets she competed in ... Capped her career with a 45th-place finish at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 21), leading the Wolverines with a time of 20:33.6 ... Helped Michigan win the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 12) title, capturing the individual title in 20:27.9 ... Crossed the finish line third at the Big Ten Championships (Oct. 30), pacing U-M in a personal-best 6,000-meter time of 20:14 ... Finished 21st at NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 16) in a time of 21:20 ... Led U-M, claiming the third spot at the Greater Louisville Classic (Oct. 1) with a personal-best 5,000-meter time of 17:01.99 ... Named Big Ten Runner of the Week (Sept. 20) for her performance at the Illinois Orange & Blue Preview ... Clocked a 6,000-meter time of 20:19 in the Illinois Orange & Blue Preview (Sept. 16) to win the individual title ... Finished first at the 5,000-meter Michigan Open (Sept. 2) with a time of 18:02.40.
Senior/Junior (2010) ... Finished Michigan's top finisher in six of seven appearances ... Wrapped the season with a 139th-place finish (21:39.9) at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 22) ... Took ninth place at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 13), registering a time of 20:50.11 ... Earned All-Big Ten first team accolades with a fourth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships (Oct. 31), clocking a personal-best time of 20:20.1 ... Placed 21st (20:56.1) at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 16) ... Clocked 20:24.1 en route to sixth place at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (Oct. 2) ... Claimed the fifth spot at the Spartan Invitational (Sept. 17) with a time of 20:58 ... Earned runner-up honors (17:51.91) at the Michigan Open (Sept. 3).
Junior (2009) ... Redshirted season ... Missed final six meets with injury ... Paced the Wolverines with a runner-up effort (21:19 ) at the Spartan Invitational (Sept. 18) ... Captured the individual crown at the Michigan Open (Sept. 4), kicking off the season with a time of 18:00.5 ... Team co-captain.
Sophomore (2008) ... All-Big Ten Second Team ... Finished 103rd (21:13.5) at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 24) ... Finished 16th (21:44.7) at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 15) ... Earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors with a 13th place finish (21:19.9) at the Big Ten Championships (Nov. 2) ... Took 35th (21:09.5) in the white division race at NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 18) ... Came in 30th (17:15) at the Notre Dame Invitational (Oct. 3) ... Finished fifth (17:57) at the Detroit Titan Invitational (Sept. 6) ... Big Ten Co-Runner of the Week (Sept. 2) ... Finished first (18:30) for the second consecutive season in the Michigan Open (Aug. 29).
Freshman(2007) ... Came in 177th (22:11.2) at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 19) ... Took 23rd (21:44.91) at the NCAA Great Lakes Regionals (Nov. 10) ... Finished 51st (21:42.11) at the Big Ten Championships (Oct. 28) ... Took 64th (21:22.8) at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 13) ... Came in 40th (17:44) at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28) ... Took fourth (18:02) -- in her collegiate debut -- at the Indiana Open (18:02) ... Ran unattached a won (18:22) the Wolverine Open (Aug. 31).
Prep ... Graduated from Southern Regional High School (2007) ... National Honor Society ... Honor Roll ... All-state in both cross country and track (2003-07) ... All-county athlete of the year (2004-07) ... State champion (outdoor) 1,600-meter (2004-06) ... State championship track team (2007) ... Holds New Jersey State record in sprint medley relay ... Nike outdoor national champion in mile and 1,500m (2006) ... Nike outdoor national champion in DMR (2007) ... All-Shore Athlete of the year (2007) ... Penn Relays DMR Champion (2007) ... Ran for team USA in Beijing, China, for 1,500m at World Junior Championships (2006).
Personal ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in sport management... Born on December 22, 1988 ... Daughter of Victor and Donna Tauro.
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