Born June 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah ... parents are Jim and Kathryn Andersen ... fitness & wellness management major.
Earned four letters in cross country and track at Provo HS ... won Utah 4A state titles in cross country and track as a junior and a senior ... won eight state championships in track ... received the Wendy's High School Heisman Award ... all-state Athlete of the Year in high school cross country sophomore and senior years and in track her junior and senior years.
2001 | Redshirt Year
Redshirted the season.
2002 | Freshman Year
Finished second at the Great American Festival in 17:57.1 ... first team finisher at Pre-Nationals, finishing sixth overall with a time of 20:23 ... won the MWC Championships, completing the 6k course in 20:55.2 ... finished third at Mountain Regional in 20:33 ... led the team to victory at the NCAA Championships, finishing second on the team and sixth overall with a time of 19:56.1 and was awarded All-American honors.
2003 | Sophomore Year
Opened her season at Pre Nationals placing 55th with a time of 21:35 ... placed fifth at the NCAA Mountain Regionals in 21:09.2 ... earned NCAA All-Mountain Region Honors ... competed in NCAA Championships placing 13th in 20:14.5 ... earned All-America honors for the second time in her collegiate cross country career.
2004 | Medical Redshirt Year
Recuperating from injury.
2006 | Junior Year
Won the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 17:54.3 ... selected as the MWC Athlete of the Week based on her performance at the BYU Autumn Classic ... placed first at the Bill Dellinger Invitational, earning MWC Athlete of the Week honors ... ran at the Pre-National meet and placed third with a time of 20:22.1 ... finished first at the MWC Championships, earning First-Team All-MWC and Runner of the Year honors ... placed third at the NCAA Mt. Region meet ... earned All-Region honors for her performance ... placed sixth at the NCAA National Championships, receiving her third All-America honor ... named to the Fall 2006 Academic All-MWC team ... received NCAA Division I All-Academic Individual Honors