SJU Women's Cross Country BIO
Joanna DeSousa
Player Profile:
Joanna DeSousa 2830147
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Massapequa, N.Y.
High School: Plainedge
Personal Records 
Event Time Meet Course Location Year
16:25.6 Big 5 Invitational Belmont Plateau Philadelphia, Pa. 2016
20:41.50 TCNJ Blue/Gold Rosedale Park Hopewell, N.J. 2016
6k 24:15.9 Paul Short Open Goodman Campus Bethlehem, Pa. 2016
6.15k 24:59.7 Rider Invitational Rosedale Park Hopewell, N.J. 2016

2016: Raced six times and scored twice... Placed 71st at the ECAC Championship 5k (21:10)... Made collegiate debut at the TCNJ Blue/Gold Invitational 5k, turning in a season-best time of 20:41.50... Finished as SJU's #3 runner at both the Friend Big 5 Invitational 4k (36th, 16:25.6) and the Lafayette Leopard Invitational (25th, 24:59.1)... Placed 79th in a field of 122 at the Rider Invitational 6.15k (24:59.7)... Raced the 6k (24:15.9) in the open race of the Paul Short Run... Named to SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School/Personal: Earned All-County honors for cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track as a senior... Also earned All-County recognition for cross country as a junior... Five-time All-Conference selection between indoor track (3x), outdoor track, and cross country... Led squad to runner-up finish at the indoor track league meet as a senior... Earned All-Division honors for cross country as a freshman after leading squad to the division championship title... Voted the squad's Most Valuable Performer six times among cross country (3x), outdoor track (2x), and indoor track seasons... Captained all three squads as a junior and senior... Earned 11 varsity letters between cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track... Also lettered in lacrosse... Four-time Scholar-Athlete Award Winner... Member of the National Honor Society... Volunteers with the Rolling Thunder program... Member of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County... Majoring in pharmaceutical marketing.

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