Sarah Kortze | Distance


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Height: 5-8

Year: Senior

Hometown: Rockford, Ill.

Previous School: Rockford Lutheran

Major: Biology and Physical Science; BSED in Secondary Education

2012-13 Bests
OUTDOOR
5,000 meter run: 18:16.47 (UNK Invite)
10,000 meter run: 36:33.47 (Drake Relays) *school record

Cross Country Honors
2012-13 Lincoln Journal Star State College Female Athlete of the Year
2013 Capital One College Division First Team Academic All-America® (CoSIDA)
2013 Capital One Academic All-District 6 (CoSIDA)
2012 NAIA All-America
2012 GPAC Cross Country Runner of the Year
2012 NAIA National Runner of the Week - Sept. 19
2012 GPAC Cross Country Runner of the Week - Sept. 19, Oct. 10, Oct. 24 
2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
2011 NAIA All-America
2011 GPAC All-Conference
2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
2010 NAIA National Qualifier
2010 GPAC All-Conference

Track and Field Honors
2014 NAIA Indoor National Qualifier (3,000m)
2014 GPAC Indoor All-Conference (3,000m-1st, 5,000m)
2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
2012-13 Lincoln Journal Star State College Female Athlete of the Year
2013 NAIA Outdoor All-American (10,000m)
2013 GPAC Outdoor Titlist (5,000m, 10,000m)
2013 Capital One College Division Academic All-America® (CoSIDA)
2013 Capital One Academic All-District 6 (CoSIDA)
2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
2012 NAIA Outdoor National Qualifier (10,000m)
2012 GPAC Outdoor All-Conference (5,000m, 10,000m)
2011 GPAC Outdoor All-Conference (5,000m, 10,000m-1st)
2011 NAIA Indoor National Qualifier (5,000m)
2011 GPAC Indoor All-Conference (3,000m, 5,000m)
2010 NAIA Outdoor National Qualifier (10,000m)
2010 GPAC Outdoor All-Conference (5,000m, 10,000m-1st)
2010 NAIA Indoor National Qualifier (3,000m, 5,000m)
2010 GPAC Indoor All-Conference (3,000m, 5,000m) 

High School
Prepped at Rockford Lutheran High School in Rockford, Illinois, under coach Trey Fisk for three years ... Earned three varsity letters ... Captain for one year ... Junior year was cross country all-conference and state qualifier in track and field ... Senior year was cross country all-conference and state runner-up ... Also was all-conference in track and field and placed second in the two mile at state ... Was in the National Honors Society and on the academic honor roll ... Earned fifth place at WYSE academic competition at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana for biology.

Personal
Born Oct. 14, in Rockford, Illinois ... Daughter of Don and Joyce Kortze ... Has three brothers, Aaron, Andrew and Matthew ... Aaron also attends Concordia and is on the cross country and track and field teams ... traveled to Hong Kong during the summer of 2013 to serve as a teacher aid for Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth program.