Kaleigh Higgins
Kaleigh Higgins

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Niskayuna, N.Y.

High School:
Niskayuna

Height:
5-10

Major:
Exercise Science


Woodrow Scholar

  • 2012-13 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2014 Cross Country (Junior):Raced in three competitions, finishing top-30 in all of them... took 28th in the Carolina Invitational 5K, with a time of 21:26.67 (8/30)... crossed the line in 24th place at the USC Open #1 5K, in a time of 21:05.15... enjoyed her best finish of the season at the USC Open #2, ending up 15th with a time of 13:01.35 in the two-mile race (10/8).

Top 5K Time: 21:26.67

2013 Cross Country (Sophomore): Competed twice on the year ... Posted her top 5K time of 21:22.40 in the Carolina Challenge to open the year ... Ranked 18th overall in the Gamecock Invitational #1 (21:50.15).

2013 Track & Field (Freshman): A member of the 2013 Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... Ran the 800m indoors on three occasions, posting her best time in the Armory Collegiate at 2:21.29 ... Twice ran the third leg of the distance medley relay, helping the team post a time of 11:49.79 in the Armory Collegiate, the second-best time of the spring ... Shifted to the 1500m outdoors, tallying her best time in her first race at the Hurricane Invite (4:54.23) ... Finished third in that race and second in the Gamecock Open (4:56.36).

2012 Cross Country (Freshman): Did not compete.

High School: Earned letters in track, cross country and soccer at Niskayuna High School ... Twice a member of the All-New York State Indoor team ... 2012 Dunkin Donuts Regional Scholar-Athlete ... 2012 Lynn Cleveland Track & Field Award ... 2012 sectional champion in the 800m ... Finished fourth in the 2011 NY State Indoor 600m ... Three-time team MVP in both indoor and outdoor track ... Two-time New Balance and Nike Nationals qualifier ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Given the Medal of Academic Excellence in 2012 ... Earned the Swarthmore College book award in 2011 for finishing in the top five percent of her class ... 2011 coaches and Warrior awards in soccer ... Graduated with high honors and earned senior awards in math and language.

Personal: Majoring in exercise science with a Spanish minor ... Chose South Carolina over Michigan and Rhode Island ... Picked South Carolina because of the beauty of the history-filled campus, among other factors.