Raleigh Smith (men's tennis) and Lexie Goldsmith (cross country) earn honors
2012: A leader for the Wildcats throughout the season, earning her second straight NCAA All-Midwest Region honor with her team-best ninth-place overall finish at the Regional Championships ... Set a 6K personal-best in the process with her time of 20:53.7 ... Competed at Big Ten Championships and was fifth among Wildcats in 21:30, helping NU to a seventh-place team finish ... Ran her first sub-21-minute 6K at the prestigious Wisconsin Adidas Invite, crossing in 20:56 (Oct. 12) ... Finished fourth for the 'Cats and recorded a season-best 5K time of 17:23 at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: One of NU's top performers, finishing the NCAA Regional Championships as one of two Wildcat runners to earn All-Midwest Region accolades ... Placed 24th overall at the regional event with a 6K time of 21:45 ... At Big Ten Championships, placed 38th overall and second on NU with her season-best 6K performance of 21:11 ... Ran a 6K time of 21:22 at the highly competitive Wisconsin Invitational ... Recorded a 22:05 at the Griak Invitational hosted by Minnesota ... Her fastest 5K time of the year came in the season-opening Crusader Open, crossing in 18:28 to finish fourth overall ... Also was third overall at the Huskie Open ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010: Made an immediate impact during her freshman season, finishing fourth on the team at the Pre-Nationals meet and third at the NCAA Midwest Regionals with a season-best 6K time of 21:44 ... Posted a time of 19:05 in her only 5K meet of the year, the Illinois Intercollegiates.
High School: Placed fourth at the 2009 Illinois state 3A championships, recording the third-fastest three-mile state meet run in Carl Sandburg history (17:20) ... Named all-state, all-regional and all-sectional ... Competed at Mideast Senior meet, helping Illinois to a first-place finish ... Team placed second in the state in 2009 and sixth in 2008 ... Member of National Honors Society and named an Illinois State Scholar.
Personal: Born Alexis S. Goldsmith ... Daughter of Cindy and Mark Goldsmith ... Chose Northwestern over Purdue, Iowa and Butler ... Attended same high school as NU head football coach Pat Fitzgerald, former NU quarterback Zak Kustok and NU All-American wrestler Brandon Precin ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.