Hometown: St. Charles, Mo.
Previous School: Lutheran HS
Major: Elementary Education
Lettered all four years in cross country at Lutheran High School in St. Charles, Mo., under head coach Christopher Mizel ... served as team captain for three years ... ran to all-state honors in cross country as a junior ... earned state titles as part of the 4x800 meter relay as a sophomore and senior ... also qualified for state as a sophomore, junior and senior in the 800 meters ... powered the Cougars to cross country district championships in each of her final three seasons ... led Lutheran High School to cross country top-four finishes at state during her sophomore and senior years ... member of conference, district and state championship track and field team as a senior ... guided Cougars to a fourth-place state finish as a sophomore and third-place state finish as a junior ... played varsity basketball for three years ... academic honors included National Honor Society Gold and Silver awards, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete, KMOX Student of Achievement and High Honors.
Daughter of David and Melinda Steinbacher ... born in Rockford, Ill., on Sept. 30, 1994 ... has two older sisters.