- Rebecca Lowe
- Vaucluse, Australia
- Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart
Track Events: 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m
Highlights: All-America in 2009 … SEC Female Athlete of the Year in 2009 … South Region Female Athlete of the Year in 2009 … All-SEC in 2007 and 2009 … All-South Region in 2007 and 2009 … SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2008-09 and 2009-10 … SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2007-08 … USTFCCCA Academic All-American in 2009 … Six top-10 finishes … SEC Individual Champion in 2009 … South Region Individual Champion in 2009 … Set the records for NCAA South Region (20:03.29) and NCAA Championship (20:18.8) 6K times … Ranks on fourth other top-10 lists, including the second-best overall 6K time (20:03.29), fourth-best 6K time on the UF Golf Course (21:10.48) … Also ranked 10th for SEC Championship 6K time (20:57.35) and tied for the 10th-best 5K time (16:59.4) … Personal bests of 16.59.4 (5K) and 20:03.29 (6K).
2009: Scored in all five meets competed in … Earned All-America honors for a 15th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, recording the best championship time in UF history … Won the NCAA South Region Championship, the first Gator to do so since 1997 with the best regional time ever, tallying All-South Region honors and South Region Female Athlete of the Year accolades … Also won the SEC Championship, the first UF female runner to win since 1996 … Named to the All-SEC first team and SEC Female Athlete of the Year … Finished ninth overall and second for Florida at the Pre-NCAA Invitational.
2008: Redshirt season due to injury
2007: Competed in all five races primarily finishing second for the Gators four times, including the NCAA Championship ... Came in third for Florida and fifth overall at the Mountain Dew Invitational, setting a 5K time of 18:10.19 ... Ran career-best 5K time at the Tiger Invitational coming in at 16:59.40 ... Recorded career-best 6K time at the South Region Championship (21:10.48), garnering All-South Region honors with a 12th-placed finish … Earned All-SEC honors by placing 12th with a 6K time of 21:21.08 at the league championship.
Track Highlights: All-America in 2008 … All-SEC Outdoor first team in 2008 … All-SEC Freshman team in 2008 … Named 2008 SEC Freshman Outdoor Runner of the Year … First UF female runner to break the 16-minute mark in the indoor 5,000m (15:59.46) … Also holds the school record for an outdoor 10,000m time of 32:24.70 and ninth for an indoor 3,000m time of 9:27.75 … Placed third in the 5,000m event at the 2008 SEC Indoor Championships and was named to the SEC All-Freshman team in that event … Earned first place at the 2008 SEC Outdoor Championships in the 5,000m and 10,000m events, becoming only the second Gator in history to win both events at the SEC Championships … Finished second in the 5,000m at the 2008 NCAA East Regionals and placed fifth at the 2008 NCAA Championships … Placed third at the 2010 SEC Indoor Championships in the 3,000m … Finished 13th at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships in the 5,000m … Personal bests of 9:27.75 (i3,000m), 15:59.46 (i5,000m), 15:50.73 (o5,000m) and 32:24.70 (o10,000m).
Prep: Coached by Sean Williams … Earned several medals in distance events at the Under-20 Australian Championships … Finished third at the 2006 Australian Cross Country Championships … Finished third in the 3,000m at the 2005 Pacific School Games … Named the Kincoppal-Rose Bay Sportswoman of the Year in 2004, 2005 and 2006 … Also played tennis, netball, touch football and was on the cross country ski team in high school.