Women's Cross Country

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    Kate Neeper
    Kate Neeper

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Parker, Colo.

    High School:
    Chaparral High (Colo.)

    Height:
    5-9

    Birthdate:
    11/08/1983

    At USC:
    Kate Neeper enters her fourth season in the USC cross country program...Named team captain for the 2005 season...She is expected to be a key competitor and a leader on the cross country team this season...Competed in the 2002 and 2003 Pac-10 Cross Country Championships, placing in the top 40 in 2003...In cross country, her best 5k is 18:11 and 6k is 23:15...Neeper holds the USC freshman record for 5000m in track with a time of 17:55...Also on the track, her best 3000m time is 10:24, 5000m is 17:46 and 10,000m is 36:09...She took fifth place in the 10,000m at the 2004 Pac-10 Track Championships.

    High School:
    Neeper is a 2002 graduate of Chaparral High in Parker, Colo...A four-year cross country letterwinner and a one-year letterwinner in track...Named to the cross country all-conference teams in 2001 and 2002... Honored as the Chaparral Student-Athlete of the Year in 2002...Is a National Merit Scholar...Named valedictorian of her senior class...Is a member of the National Honor Society... Honored as first chair Clarinet Wind Ensemble.

    Personal:
    Is a USC Trustee Scholar...Serves as a resident advisor in Marks Tower...Is the athletic chair for The Spirits in Action...A member of the USC Dean's List for all six semesters...Named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Team for cross country in 2003 and 2004...Is a member of the Freshman and Spanish Honor Societies...Studied abroad in Madrid in the summer of 2004...Lists reading, seeing movies, hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing as favorite pastimes...Names Paula Radcliffe as her biggest sports hero...Is a double major in international relations and Spanish who would like to attend graduate school for international relations and one day work for the UN.