- Grace VanDeGrift
- Durant, Fla.
5K: 18:19.43 (Mountain Dew Invitational, 9/24/11)
6K: 21:51.28 (SEC Championship, 10/31/11)
2011 SEC All-Freshman Selection
Sept. 6, 2011 SEC Freshman of the Week
SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll 2011-12
2011: Picked up SEC All-Freshman accolades her first year as a Gator, finishing as UF’s sixth scorer and one of the top seven freshmen at the 2011 SEC Championship meet in Maryville, Tenn., where the Gators placed second…The September 6 SEC Freshman Women’s Runner of the Week after UF’s home-hosted Mountain Dew Invitational, where she ran her best 5K of the season to score sixth for the Gators…Her top times of her inaugural season on campus came at the Western Carolina two-mile (11:34.12), Mountain Dew Invite 5K (18:19.43) and the SEC Championship 6K (21:51.28)…Competed for the Orange and Blue at the 2011 NCAA South Region Championship, scoring seventh for UF (21:56.0) and finishing 43rd overall…Ran in six of seven possible races her freshman season and scored in each of the six…Highest finish was fourth overall at UF’s season-opening Western Carolina Invite…Best scoring finish was at the USF Invitational, where she crossed third for UF, 11th overall, in Tampa.
Prep: A Durant High School distance track and cross country product…Clocked personal-best times of 5:00.22 (1,600m), 10:56.13 (3,000m), 11:01.83 (3,200m) and 18:05.58 (5,000m) prior to attending the University of Florida… At the 2011 FHSAA Class 3A State Championships, VanDeGrift finished as the runner-up in the 3,200m (11:01.83) and placed sixth in the 1,600m (5:03.59) … An all-county performer in both track and cross country… 2011 Hillsborough County Champion and District 9 Champion in the 1600m & 3200m…2011 FHSAA 3A Region 3 runner-up and 3200m FHSAA 3A runner- up at state finals…The 2011 Hillsborough County 5K cross country champion, FHSAA 3A District 4 and Region 2 champion before finishing seventh at state cross country finals…2010 District 9 champion in 1600m and 3200m…2008 4A District and Region Champion in 1600m and 3200m…The 2008 Tampa Tribune Track Distance Runner of the Year.