Wildcats' 15.83 awards per fall sport lead conference by a wide margin
2013: Participated in four events before suffering a season-ending injury ... Posted a season-high 5K time of 18:42.4 at the Notre Dame Invitational, where she placed sixth on the team and 122nd in the field (Oct. 4) ... Fourth for Northwestern at season-opening Badger Opener 4K (14:33) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012: Missed all of September and October before making a valiant return to the lineup in time for championship season ... Placed fifth among NU runners at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships -- helping the 'Cats take fourth as a team -- with her 6K effort of 22:46 ... Made her debut for the year at the Big Ten Championships and posted a remarkable career-best 6K time of 21:19, good for third on NU and 42nd overall ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: Finished in the top five among Northwestern runners in six of the seven meets in which she ran ... Finished fifth for NU at both the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, posting her season-best 6K time of 21:44 at the conference meet to finish 59th overall ... Her best 5K performance came at the Notre Dame Invitational where she crossed in 18:19 ... Placed seventh overall at the Huskie Open (18:42) to help Northwestern win the event ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010: Competed in five meets as a freshman including the Big Ten Championships where she was seventh on the team with a time of 22:44 ... Season-best 6K time of 22:20 came at Pre-Nationals meet while best 5K time of 18:13 came at the Illinois Intercollegiates, where she was eighth overall.
High School: Two-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and four-year member of varsity track team ... Holds school and GISAL records in 1,500, 1,600 and 3,200-meter events as well as 5K ... Placed third in NYSAIS cross country championships meet in 2008 ... 2008 all-league cross country selection and three-time all-league honoree in both track and soccer ... Three-sport captain ... Personal-best 5K time of 19:58.
Personal: Born Ann Powers ... Daughter of Mark and Christina Bilsky ... Majoring in sociology.