Student-Athletes with GPAs of 3.7 or Higher Earn Special Recognition
Two Illini set personal bests on Saturday
Illini advance two relays and one individual to finals tomorrow
Majority heads to Texas; small distance crew to California; some to SIU
Illini squad honored for sixth year in a row
2013 XC - SOPHOMORE
Led the Illini in every meet she competed in ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships after placing fifth at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Earned All-Region honors and clocked a personal-best 6K time of 20:25, which is also the fourth-fastest time in school history ... Placed 28th at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed eighth at the Pre-National Invitational ... Placed sixth at the Boilermaker Invitational ... Set a personal-best 4K time of 14:24 to win the Illini Challenge.
2012 XC - RS FRESHMAN
Finished first for the Illini at NCAA Midwest Regional with a 6K time of 21:04, receiving All-Region honors for her 12th-place overall finish ... Finished 22nd overall and second on the team at the Big Ten Championships, finishing witha time of 20:56, beating her 6K personal best by nearly a minute and just outside the top-10 all time at Illinois ... Scored points for the Orange and Blue at Pre-Nationals, finishing third among her teammates with a then career-best 6K time of 21:40 ... Was one of six Illini to set a personal best time at the Notre Dame Invitaional, running a 5K time of 17:21 and finishing 36th overall ... Began season by helping the Orange and Blue win the Illinois Intercollegiate, placing eighth overall with a 5K time of 17:45 ... Academic All-Big Ten ... USTFCCCA All-Academic.
2011 XC - FRESHMAN
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships in the 5,000m ... Scored points for the Illini in the 5K at the Big Ten Championships, placing seventh with a lifetime best time of 16:21.31 ... Her PR time ranks fifth fastest in school history ... Ran a career best 800m time of 2:16.17 at the Jesse Owens Classic ... USTFCCCA All-Academic.
Indoor: Set personal bests in the mile, 3,000m and 5,000m during the season ... Set the eighth fastest 5,000m time in school history at the Spire Institute Meet with a time of 16:54.96 ... Finished first in the mile at the Illini Open, finishing with a time of 4:55.99 ... Placed second in the 3,000m at the Indiana Relays with a personal best time of 9:30.10 ... Part of Big Ten roster.
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500m, 800m and the distance medley relay ... Set a personal-best in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 4:31.17 ... Helped the DMR place ninth at the Drake Relays.
Indoor: Set a career-best 800m time at the Illini Open (2:19.42), placing fourth ... Ran the mile at the Illini Classic and finished sixth with a time of 5:06.14 ... Competed in the 3,000m at the Mark Colligan Memorial, placing sixth in a time of 10:12.86.
Earned All-State honors in cross country in 2008 and track in 2009, 2010, and 2011 ... Three-time 1600m conference champion ... Was named all-conference for cross country in 2008, 2009, and 2010 ... Also was named all-conference for track all four years ... Earned four varsity letters in both cross country and track.
Daughter of Jeff and Joanne Schneider ... Born April 16, 1993 ... Has one sister, Kristen, who she credits as the biggest influence in her athletic career ... Hobbies include running, biking, cooking, and kayaking ... Graduated in the top 1% of her class ... Was a member of the National Honors Society in 2010 and 2011 ... Majoring in mathematics.
Schneider's Personal Bests
4K: 14:24 - Illini Challenge (8/30/13)
5K: 17:21 - Notre Dame Invitational (9/28/12)
6K: 20:25 - NCAA Midwest Regional (11/15/13)
Track and Field
800m: 2:16.17 - Jesse Owens Classic (4/20/13)
1,500m: 4:31.17 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
5,000m: 16:21.31 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/13)
800m: 2:19.42 - Illini Open (1/14/12)
Mile: 4:55.99 - Illini Open (1/12/13)
3,000m: 9:39.10 - Indiana Relays (1/25/13)
5,000m: 16:54.96 - Spire Institue (2/8/13)
Updated December 2013