Stephanie Berger
Stephanie Berger

Hometown:
West Salem, Ohio

High School:
Northwestern

Event:
Distances

Year (I/O):
Jr./Jr.


McKissick Scholar
Capstone Scholar


2014 Cross Country (Junior):
Competed in six events for the Gamecocks, recording three top-10 finishes and one win... opened the season with a first-place race in the Carolina Invitational 5K, finishing in 19:00.65 for her first collegiate win (8/30)... shaved four seconds off her previous time just two weeks later at the USC Open #1, finishing fourth with a time of 18:56.52 (9/13)... helped to lead USC to a team title at the Charlotte Invitational 6K, placing eighth overall with a time of 22:36.5 (9/26)... clocked a time of 22:16.3 at the SEC Championship, good for 87... placed 101st with a time of 22:16 at the Southeast Regional.th (10/31).

Top 5K Time: 18:24.04 (at Crimson Classic)
Top 6K Time: 21:54 (at Paul Short Invite Gold)

2013 Cross Country (Sophomore): Ran in seven races, ranking in the Gamecocks' top five on five occasions ... Posted a career-best 18:04.5 5K time and finished in 15th overall at the Royal XC Challenge in Charlotte ... After cutting over 40 seconds off her previous-best 6K time in the Mountain Dew Invitational (23:02.35), she lowered it twice more in two of the final three races of the season ... First broke the 23-minute mark at the Indiana State Pre-National Invite White Race with a 22:50.47 timing ... Lowered her time three more seconds to 22:47.3 in the NCAA Southeast Regional hosted by Virginia, finishing 122nd ... In between, she ranked third on the team with an 86th-place finish in the SEC Championships (22:56.06) ... Also ran in the Carolina Challenge and Roy Griak Invitational.

2013 Track & Field (Freshman): Named to the 2012-13 Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... Posted her top indoor 3K time of 10:35.66 at the Gamecock Indoor Invitational ... Ran the 5K outdoors four times, posting a third-place showing with a 18:17.65 in the Weems Baskin Invite at home.

2013 Cross Country (Freshman): Competed on the 'B' team in her first season on the cross country squad in 2012...ran a personal best of 19:18.4 at the Queens Royal Challenge.

HIGH SCHOOL: Collected six varsity letters, four in track and two in cross country in her high school career...owns school records in the 1,600-meter run, 3,200-meter run and the 5K.

PERSONAL:Member of National Honor Society and was a part of various community service projects. After completion of her senior year of high school in 2011, Berger received a NSLI-Y scholarship to study abroad for a year in Russia...currently plans on entering the International Business