Sophie Watterson
Sophie Watterson
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Burlington, Vt.
High School: Burlington

Personal-Best 6K - 21:29.5 - Midwest Regional Championship - 11/11/17

-- NCAA Division III Cross Country All-American (2018-13th)
-- Two-time All-Midwest Region (2018-6th, 2017-18th)
-- Two-Time All-UAA Cross Country First Team (2018-4th; 2017-7th)

2018-19: Ran to All-American honors (13th-21:31.2), helping the Bears claim the NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championship ... Ran to All-Region honors at the Midwest Regional Championship, placing sixth overall with a time of 22:00.6 ... Earned all-UAA First Team honors by placing fourth (22:00.3) at the UAA Championships in Somers, Wis. helping the Bears out to a team championship ... Nearly matched a personal-best time of 21:29.5 at the NCAA National Championship helping the Bears win the title with an All-American time of 21:31.2 ... Competed in six races on the season, posting sub-23 minute times in four of four 6K courses ... Academic all-UAA ... Earned USTFCCCA NCAA DIII All-Academic honors.

2017-18: Ran to All-Region honors at the Midwest Regional Championship with an 18th place finish and season-best time of 21:29.5 ... Ran to all-UAA honors by placing seventh (24:01.6) at the UAA Championships in Woodland Park, N.J. on Oct. 28 ... Was the third Bear to finish at nationals, placing 41st with a time of 21:40.0 ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... Academic all-UAA ... UAA Presidents Council Scholar Athlete.

2016-17: Did not see varsity action.

HIGH SCHOOL: Team captain and four-year letterwinner in cross country and track & field at Burlington High School ... Earned All-State honors in cross country, indoor and outdoor track in 2015 ... All-State indoor in 2016 ... Personal-bests: 5K cross country-18:33; 3K-10:38; 1500m-4:54 ... Excellence in English and National Honor Society member.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Environmental Science ... Daughter of Tracy and Bill Watterson.