David O'Gara
David O'Gara
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Glenview, Ill.
High School: Glenbrook South
Events: Distance

PERSONAL BESTS

EVENT TIME MEET DATE
Mile-Indoor 4:37.16 Fighting Scots 2/14/2015
3,000-Indoor 8:53.18 I-55 Triangular 1/23/2016
5,000-Indoor 15:02.06 UAA Indoor Championships 2/24/2018
1,500-Outdoor 4:03.38 Greenville Select Meet 4/16/2016
5,000-Outdoor 15:04.13 WashU Invite 4/2/2016
10,000-Outdoor 30:15.79 NCAA National Championships 5/25/2017

--2017 NCAA DIII 10,000m All-American (6th)
--Two-time NCAA DIII Cross Country All-American (2017-ninth; 2016-29th)
--Two-time All-UAA First Team Cross Country (2017-1st; 2016-1st)
--2016 All-Midwest Region Cross Country (2017-fifth; 2016-10th)

2017-18
CROSS COUNTRY: Ran to a first-place finish at the Millikin H.W. Wright Classic on Sept. 29 with a career-best time of 24:29.44 to lead WashU to a first place finish and perfect score ... Ran to a first-place finish (25:06.0) at the Gil Dodds Invitational which led the Bears to a first place finish as well on Sept. 16 ... Selected as the William H. and Danforth Award recipient as presented by the W Club ... Named the UAA Athlete of the Week on Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Nov. 13 and Nov. 20 ... Named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 5 Team by CoSIDA ... Academic all-UAA ... UAA President's Council Scholar-Athlete... USTFCCCA All-Academic.
INDOOR:
Earned all-UAA indoor honors with third-place finish in the 5,000m (15:02.06) ... Academic all-UAA.
OUTDOOR: Earned all-UAA outdoor honors with a third-place finish in the 10,000m (31:46.34) ... Academic all-UAA.

2016-17: Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division III National Championship on May 25 with a season-best time of 30:15.79 in the 10,000 meter run placing sixth overall which helped the men to a ninth place finish ... Earned All-American status by finishing 29th overall (24:51.0) in the NCAA Championship race in Louisville, Ky. ... Earned all-UAA honors in the 10,000m race with a runner-up finish (31:08.91) ... Ran to a career-best 24:44.48 at the UAA Championship as the top runner to help lead the Bears to Co-Champion status ... Won two races for the Bears, including UAA Championship on Oct. 29 and the John Flamer Invite on Oct. 1 ... Earned all-UAA First-Team honors with his first place finish at the UAA Championship race ... Helped lead the Bears to three first place finishes while also leading the Bears to fourth place finishes in the Midwest Regional and the NCAA Championship ... Earned All-Midwest Region honors with a 10th place finish (25:00) at the NCAA Division III Regional hosted by University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... W Club Art and Marge McWilliams Junior Award recipient ... Academic all-UAA for cross country ...  UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CoSIDA Academic All-District ... UAA Athlete of the Week on Oct. 31.

2015-16: Finished 219th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (26:12.3) ... Placed 38th overall at the Cross Country Midwest Regional (25:12.3) ... Finished 12th overall at the UAA Cross Country Championships to earn second-team all-UAA honors (25:30) ... USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country ... Academic all-UAA for cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field.

HIGH SCHOOL: Team captain and letterwinner in cross country and track & field at Glenbrook South High School ... Placed 37th at the 3A State Cross Country Championships in 2013 ... Three-year all-conference honoree (2011-13) ... Personal bests - 3 miles (14:59); 3,200 (9:31); 1,600 (4:25.5) ... Eileen Gamble Memorial Scholarship recipient ... Glenbrook Scholar ... National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Majoring in systems engineering ... Son of David and Carolyn O'Gara.