Redshirt sophomore Spartan recognized for academic excellence.
2013: Race unattached and finished fourth with a 6k time of 17:50.90 at the EMU Fall Classic... Ran unattached with a time of 21:28 in the 6k at the Spartan Invitational for a ninth-place finish... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2012: Ran unattached at the Spartan Invitational, placing eighth with a time of 21:33 ... Finished 66th overall at the Louisville Classic with a time of 17:4.53 ... Competed at the Big Ten Championships, posting a time of 20:58.80 for 23rd overall ... Recorded a season-best time of 20:49 to finish 17th at the Great Lakes Regional, earning All-Region honors ... Ran a time of 20:52.7 to place 113th overall at the NCAA Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten Selection ... Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2011: Placed sixth at the Spartan Invitational with a time of 20:51 ... Ran the Roy Griak Invitational in a time of 21:14.5 ... Finished 75th at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in a time of 21:07.4 ... Placed sixth at the Big Ten Championships in a time of 20:30 ... Finished ninth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in a time of 20:44.4 ... Finished 48th at the NCAA Championships in a time of 20:48 ... Academic All-Big Ten ... All-Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... First-Team All-Big Ten.
2010: Clocked in at 22:14.7 at the NCAA Championships, as the fifth fastest Spartan at the race ... Raced to a seventh place finish in the Jeff Drenth Memorial with a time of 18:49.5 while competing unattached ... Also ran unattached in the Spartan Invitational and turned in a time of 22:07 ... Raced in the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and finished with a time of 21:26.5 ... Clocked in a time of 22:01.4 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals ... Ran a time of 21:02.4 at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 21:38.27.
High School: Attended Traverse City Central where she was a four-year letterwinner in cross country, and three-time letterwinner in track and field for head coach Lisa Taylor ... Received all-conference, all-district all four seasons in cross country ... Named the 2009 Traverse City Record-Eagle Dream Team ... Listed on the 2009 and 2007 all-state teams .... Received all-state honors in 2010 in both the 1600m and the 3200m races ... In 2009, contributed to the 3200m-relay teams sixth place finish at states ... Finished fourth at states in the 3200m with a time of 10:49 ... Placed third in the 1600m with a time of 4:55 at the state race ... Member of the National Honor Society and student council ... Team finished first at the 2008 Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 1 Cross Country Championships her junior year ... Member of the National Honors Society and student council.
Personal: Born December 12, 1991 ... Daughter of Robert and Laura Otwell ... Oldest sister, Clare, was a four-year letterwinner at Michigan with the cross country and track & field programs ... Older sister, Annie, attended Wisconsin where she ran on the Badgers' cross country and track & team ... Majoring in biosystems engineering.