Athletes from Five Fall Sports Recognized for Excellence in the Classroom
2014 XC - SOPHOMORE Placed eighth on the squad at Big Ten Championships, finishing with a personal-best 6K time of 22:31.2 ... Finished sixth for the Illini and 15th overall at the Illini Open ... Was the 10th Illini finisher at the Bradley Invite ... Placed seventh on the team at the Roy Griak Invite ... Placed 33rd overall at the Illinois State invite, registering a personal-best 5K time of 18:37 ... Finished seventh for the Illini at the Illini Challenge. 2013 XC - FRESHMAN Made her collegiate debut at the Illini Challenge, where she placed 14th overall ... Clocked a 23:59 at the Boilermaker Invitational, then trimmed over a minute off her time to finished third for the Illini with a 6K time of 22:53 at the Bradley Classic ... Finished second for the squad and 16th overall at the Illini Challenge.
2014 Track and Field Outdoor: Competed unattached in the 1,500m at the Illinois Twilight.
Indoor: Did not compete.
High School Seven-time All-Conference in cross country and track ... Senior Female Athlete of the Year ... Placed ninth at the 2011 IHSA cross country state championships ... Two-time state qualifier in cross country ... State qualifier in track.
Personal Daughter of Joe and Beth Lemersal ... Born on April 25, 1995 ... Has two brothers, Charlie and Will ... Hobbies include art and Irish dance ... Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year for cross country and track.
Lemersal's Personal Bests Cross Country 4K: 15:59 - Illini Challenge (8/30/13) 5K: 18:37 - Illinois State Invite (9/12/14) 6K: 22:31.2 - Big Ten Championships (11/2/14)