COACH'S OUTLOOK - Former South Carolina cross country student-athlete that will walk-on to the women's soccer team in 2008.
2007 (CROSS COUNTRY) - Competed in every race her freshman season ... Finished 21st at the Gamecock Invitational to open the season ... Set a 5K PR at 19:25.41 at the Disney World Invitational ... Competed at the SEC Championships and the NCAA Southeast Regional meet.
PRE-COLLEGE - Two-time all-county and all-conference selection (2005-06) ... All-Region team (2007) ... Named team captain in 2007 ... Two-time team MVP (2006-07) ... State runner-up (2005) ... Played for Winston-Salem '88 Lady Twins White club team ... National Guard Award for Athletics honoree ... also a four-year letterwinner in cross country and track & field ... Four-time all-conference and all-region selection in cross country ... All-State selection in cross country and track & field (2005).
PERSONAL - Full name is Courtney Bowen ... Majoring in sport and entertainment management ... Hobbies include running, reading, waterskiing and hanging out with friends ... Chose USC initially as a cross country runner over UNC, College of Charleston and High Point ... Favorite athlete is Lance Armstrong ... Has one sister, Melodie (23) ... Born April 13, 1989 ... Parents are Doug and Pam Bowen.