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Rebekah Smeltzer
Rebekah  Smeltzer

Graduate Student

Monroe, Mich.

High School:

Graduate Assistant



Season Preview: Women's Squad

Part four of our four-part preview of the 2012 MSU Cross Country team.


Women's Cross Country Finishes 16th at NCAA Championships

Kroll leads team with time of 20:37.4.


Women's Cross Country Travels to NCAA Championships

Spartans lead conference with 11th-straight team appearance.


Women's Cross Country Places Second at NCAA Regional Championships

Spartans earn 13th-straight bid to NCAA Championships.


Women's Cross Country Claims Back-to-Back Big Ten Titles

Spartans finish with team score of 55 points.

Academic All-Big Ten ... Was the third Spartan to finish at the NCAA Championships when she clocked in at 21:31.7 ... Earned Great Lakes All-Region honors following her 11th-place performance at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional ... Her time of 20:53.2 aided in the team's NCAA Great Lakes Regional crown ...

Academic All-Big Ten ... Was the third-fastest Spartan at the Spartan Invitational when she turned in a time of 21:53 for eighth place ... Clocked in at 22:26 at the Roy Griak Invitational ... Finished Pre-Nationals with a time of 10:45.7 ... Posted a time of 21:27 at the Big Ten Championships ... Named to the Great Lakes All-Region Team after finishing 24th at the regional with a time of 21:42.78 ... Finished the NCAA Cross Country Championships with a time of 22:09.8.

Academic All-Big Ten Honoree ... Finished fourth at the Jeff Drenth Memorial 5K with a time of 18:48.7 ... Placed 16th at the Spartan Invitational with a time of 22:26 ... Placed 11th at the Colonial Inter-Regional with a time of 22:23.7 ... Finished 19th at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 18:11 ... Ran to a 49th-place finish at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 22:17.0.


High School:
Four-year letterwinner ... Two-year captain in both cross country and track ... Set school records in 5k, 4x800m, 1600m and 3200m ... State champion in cross country as a sophomore and junior, all-state honoree freshman and senior years ... Three-time cross country league champion ... Four-time regional champion in cross country ... State champion in both the 1600m and 3200m in 2004 and 2006, all-state honoree in both events in 2005 ... Regional champion in 1600m in 2004 and in 3200m in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... League champion in 1600m in 2004 and 3200m in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... Academic all-state selection in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... Academic all-star in 2006.

Daughter of Joseph and Kathy Smeltzer ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters at MSU ... Born June 18, 1989.

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