- Genevieve LaCaze
- Queensland, Australia
- John Paul College
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Coached by David Howells … Took home three gold medals at the state championships for the 3K, 800m and 1,500m four consecutive years (2004-07) … Won gold at nationals in the 3K in 2004 and 2006 … Placed third in the 1,500m at the 2004 and 2006 Nationals … Holds four regional records for 3K, 800m, 1,500m and 2K steeplechase … Queensland state team won the national triathlon title in 2007 and AMS Triathlon Club was runner-up for the state title in 2005 … Also played touch football … State team won the national title in 2006 and Cobra club team took the title in 2007 … Captured the Player of the Tournament and State Finals in 2006 and 2007 … Won John Paul College’s Bradley Cup, given the best all-around athlete four years in a row (2004-07) … Most memorable moment of athletic career was placing sixth individually and having her team take fourth at the Cross Country World Schools’ Championship in Rioccione, Italy, in 2006.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Genevieve Mary LaCaze on Aug. 4, 1989 in Gold Coast, Australia … Daughter of Tony and Donna LaCaze … Father is a pharmacist and played rugby in college … Mother is an architect … Has three brothers – Elliott, Oliver and Henri … Admires Craig Mottram, Australia’s greatest distance runner … Also plays the piano and drives a Mini … Chose Florida because of the similar climate to home and the beaches.
MAJOR: Social and behavioral sciences