Ohio State men and women compete at annual 5k opener
Winners will be revealed during annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner April 13
Borchers and Thomas collect individual accolades
Katie Borchers earns the second All-America award of her career
Buckeyes set for second NCAA appearance in school history
2014 (Senior) Earned her second career All-America award with a 34th-place finish at the NCAA championships (20:38.5) ... collected All-Region honors with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes regional in a personal-best 6k time of 20:11 ... named Second Team All-Big Ten after turning in a ninth-place time of 20:16.1 at the Big Ten championships as OSU placed fourth overall, a program-best finish ... helped Ohio State defeat nine ranked teams at the adidas Invitational with a 19th-place time of 20:22 ... named Big Ten Athlete of the Week after a fourth-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational in a personal-best 5k time of 16:19.4 ... earned Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors after posting a first-place time of 16:35.9 at the Bluegrass Invitational ... opened the season with a first-place finish at the Flyer 5k Challenge in a time of 18:20.0 ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
2013 (Junior) Earned USTFCCCA/NCAA All-America honors - the first in school history - with a 40th-place finish at the NCAA championships (20:46) ... finished 12th at the NCAA Great Lakes regional championships (8k PR of 20:37), good for All-Region honors ... First Team All-Big Ten selection with a sixth-place finish at the conference meet (21:07.2) ... fifth place at the season-opening Flyer 5k Challenge and eighth place at the 6k Big Ten Preview ... placed 23rd at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 5k PR of 17:37.7 ... 38th at Pre-Nationals.
2012 (Sophomore) Set a 5k PR of 17:44 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... finished 49th at the Great Lakes Regional Championship, setting a 6k PR at a time of 21:33 ... placed 13th at the Meijer 5k Challenge ... finished 53rd at the Big Ten championships ... also ran at the adidas and Spartan Invitationals.
2011 (Freshman) Finished 13th at the 5k Wilmington Fall Classic in a time of 19:16.23 ... also competed at the 4k Toledo Inter-Regional Bubble Buster.
Russia Local High School State champion in the 800m run in 2011 ... set school records in the 800m, 1600m, 5k and 4x400m relay ... named First Team All-League for four years in cross country and track ... state qualifier in cross country and track for four years ... helped the Raiders to three Shelby County Athletic League championships in cross country and one in track ... also lettered in basketball and cheerleading.