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    Libby Kocha
    Libby Kocha


    Burlington, Wis.

    High School:



    NU Leads B1G With Over 100 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Wildcats hit triple digits in a single-sport season for the first time in school history


    Kocha Leads Northwestern at NCAA Regional Championships

    Northwestern takes ninth of 30 teams at annual event


    Freshman Andrea Ostenso Paces 'Cats at Big Ten Championships

    Northwestern now with two weeks to prepare for NCAA Regionals


    Kocha Paces 'Cats at Wisconsin Invite

    Northwestern varsity now turns focus to championship season


    Wildcats Join Nation's Best at Wisconsin Adidas Invite

    Nine NU entries set for 6K test at Zimmer Cross Country Course

    2013: Participated in five events this season, four of which were 6K's ... Ended her career on a high note, leading all Wildcats with career-best 6K time of 20:57.3 at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships at Iowa State ... Placed 18th overall at the meet to earn All-Midwest Region distinction ... Also led the 'Cats at the prestigious Wisconsin Invite with a time of 21:20 ... Recorded a 5K time of 17:58.0 at the Notre Dame Invitational, where she placed second on the team and 52nd overall (Oct. 4) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2012: Earned a varsity role as a junior, receiving her first bid to the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships and finishing fifth for the 'Cats with a time of 22:09 ... Finished in the top six of NU runners in each of the six meets she competed in ... Recorded a career-best 5K time of 17:41, placing fifth for NU at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28) ... Finished sixth for the 'Cats with a time of 21:40 at the Big Ten Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2011: Competed in four meets as a sophomore and ran a season-best 5K time of 19:15 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Placed sixth among Wildcats at the Forester Invitational in 19:33 and eighth at the Illini Open in 19:31 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2010: Ran in four meets during her freshman season, posting a season-best 5K time of 18:42 at the Illini Open ... Seventh among NU runners with a time of 22:43 in her only 6K race of the year, the Pre-Nationals meet.

    High School: Named MVP of her high school cross country team three times ... First-team All-Southern Lakes Conference selection ... Qualifier for state meet ... Also a first-team all-conference choice and team MVP in track ... Track team won 2010 sectional championship and 2009 conference championship ... Personal-best 4K time of 15:26 ... Member of the National Honors Society.

    Personal: Born Elizabeth Althea Kocha ... Daughter of Bart and Carol Kocha ... Chose Northwestern over the University of Chicago ... College major is undecided.