Ryan Becker
Ryan Becker
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Johnson City, Tenn.
High School: Science Hill

PERSONAL-BEST 8K - 24:40.8 - Louisville, Ky./NCAA Championship - 11/19/2016

--2016 NCAA DIII Cross Country All-American (16th)
--2015 NCAA DIII Cross Country All-American (21st)
--2015 All-Midwest Region Cross Country (18th)

2016-17: Earned All-American status by finishing 16th overall (24:40.8) in the NCAA Championship race in Louisville, Ky. ... Ran in two races on the season, finishing first at the Gil Dodds Invitational on Sept. 17 with a time of 25:22.4 and placing 16th at the NCAA Championship with a career-best time of 24:40.8 ... Named UAA Athlete of the Week on Sept. 19 and Nov. 21.

2015-16: Raced to All-America honors by finishing 21st at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (24:47.6) ... Earned All-Region Cross Country honors by placing 18th at the Midwest Regional (24:47.0) ... Named the UAA Athlete of the Week Sept. 21 after winning the Wheaton Gil Dodds Invitational by 19 seconds Sept. 19 ... Also named UAA Athlete of the Week Oct. 5 after setting course record at SIUE John Flamer Invite (24:47.7) ... UAA Athlete of the Week Nov. 23 after his All-America finish at the NCAA Championships.

2014-15: Finished 73rd at the NCAA Cross Country Championships with a career-best time of 25:06.4 ... Placed 39th at the NCAA Midwest Regional in 25:12.0 ... Earned second-team all-UAA honors by placing ninth at the UAA Cross Country Championships (25:34.71) ... Finished sixth in the 5,000 at the UAA Indoor Championships with a time of 15:18.10 ... Earned all-UAA honors with a runner-up finish in the 10,000 (32:00.95) at the UAA Outdoor Championships ... Added a sixth-place finish in the 5,000 (15:28.09) at the outdoor conference meet.

HIGH SCHOOL: Competed in cross country, track & field and tennis at Science Hill High School ... Led team to the Tennessee Class AAA State Cross Country Meet as a senior, finishing 32nd individually ... Earned all-conference and all-region honors, while also being named MVP ... Won the 2013 Loonies Midnight Marathon with a PR and Boston qualifying time of 2:56.31 ... Graduated with Honors and Distinction ... AP Scholar award ... Tennessee Scholar award.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Spanish and global health ... Son of Vince and Madeline Becker.