2004: Competed at five meets ... Was MSU's third-best runner at the NCAA Championships, placing 123rd (22:11.2) ... Finished 29th at the Big Ten Championships (22:14) ... Placed 45th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a season-best time of 21:23.0 ... Was 79th at the Pre-NCAA meet (21:56.9) ... Finished 105th at the Notre Dame Invitational (18:26).
2003: Finished third at the Saginaw Valley Open (22:23.7)...Posted a time of 22:26.2 at the Spartan Invitational, good for 19th...Placed 43rd at the Big Ten Championships (22:24.1)...Earned 44th place at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (22:07)...Recorded a time of 21:53.9 for 187th place at the NCAA Championships...Academic All-Big Ten.
2002: Competed in three events...Fifth place at the Jeff Drenth Memorial (19:45)...44th at the Spartan Invitational (19:59)...61st at the Big Ten Championships (19:12.6).
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time MVP in cross country and track (10th-12th grade)...Three-time Saginaw Valley MVP in cross country (10th-12th grade) ...Received Award of Excellence for exemplary display of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity...Recieved Libby Cudahy Award for most valuable runner in the city of Midland in track...All-State in cross country (10th-11th grade)...All-State in track (10th and 12th grade)...Academic All-State in cross country (11th grade) and track (12th grade).
PERSONAL: Born January 18, 1984...daughter of Paul and Deborah Ballard...Majoring in criminal justice.