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    Marie Grabinski
    Marie Grabinski

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Carmel, Ind.

    High School:
    Carmel

    Height:
    5-11



    2007: Scored in all but one race ... Finished a season-best second place on the team at the 6k Bradley Classic in 22:05 ... Finished 82nd and 92nd at the Big Ten Championships and NCAA Midwest Regional Championships in 22:48 and 22:20, respectively ... Ran a 5k personal-best time of 18:53 at both the adidas Invitational and at the Illinois Intercollegiates ... Crossed the finish line in 23rd place at the two-mile UIC Home Opener in 12:25 ... Ran the Fordham Invitational in 20:20 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2006: Placed in three meets for the 'Cats ... Opened the season with an eighth place finish at the Chuck Carroll Invitational (9/8) ... Finished 15th at the Toledo Invitational (9/16) ... Ran to 71st place finish in the open race at that Pre-National Invitational (10/14) ... Best 6K time of 23:41.

    2005: Had her best performance of the season when she led all NU runners with a third place finish of 18:46 (:02 seconds behind the winner) at the 5K Midwest Collegiate (9/17), helping her team to a first place finish among the 19 teams ... Finished third among NU runners at the 6K Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 23:46 ... Placed 81st, fourth among Wildcat runners, with a time of 19:11 in the 5K Sean Earl Invitational (10/1) ... Finished fifth among NU runners at the Pre-National Invitational (10/15) with a time of 23:10 ... Finished 83rd at the Big Ten Championships (10/30) with a time of 24:31 and 116th at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/12) with a time of 24:24 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2004: Competed in six races, including every championship meet ... As a freshman, NU's top runner in every race she ran ... Narrowly missed All-District honors with time of 21:36.96 -- tops among NU runners in 2004 -- for 32nd-place finish at Midwest Regional meet (11/13) ... Finished 35th overall at Big Tens (10/31) ... Clocked 22:11.6 and finished 100th overall at Pre-National Invitational (10/16) ... Took eighth overall at 6K Bradley Classic (10/1) ... Only NU runner to break 23-minute mark at 6K Griak Invitational (9/25) ... Placed seventh overall in first collegiate race, the 4K Hawkeye Invitational (9/10).

    High School: Ran cross country only her senior year ... First-team all-state as well as winner of Hamilton County, Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC), sectional and regional individual titles ... Helped Greyhounds win sectional and regional titles ... In track, recipient of Gatorade Indiana Athlete of the Year and IHSAA Mental Attitude Award in Girls Track and Field ... NSR indoor champion, sectional and regional champion in both the 1600m and 3200m ... Finished as state runner-up in both events ... Also won 1600 title at conference and county levels ... Highly decorated tennis player at high school and junior levels ... State doubles champion in 2004 ... North/South All Star in 2004 ... Won MIC individual titles at No. 2 singles (2003) and No. 1 doubles (2004) ... Went undefeated at No. 2 singles and helped team go unbeaten and win state championship in 2003 ... First-team all-state selection ... Winner of the 2003 Barbara Wynne Sportsmanship Award, the most prestigious award given to a female tennis player in Indiana ... Nationally ranked in doubles and sectionally in singles by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) ... Spent two seasons ranked No. 1 in the Midwest in doubles for her age group by the USTA (2002-03) ... Recipient of 2004 Presidential Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence ... National Merit Commended Scholar ... French Honor Society member ... IHSAA Scholar Athlete and Academic All-MIC.

    Personal: Born Marie Ann Grabinski on 5/2/86 ... Daughter of Eva and Lech Grabinski.