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Leigh Ann Ganzar

Leigh Ann  Ganzar

Littleton, Colo.

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Former Trackster Ganzar Named Fulbright Scholarship Recipient

Middle distance runner is first BU athlete to garner the honor.


304 Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll

65 earn perfect 4.0 grade-point averages for spring semester.


Track Lands Program-Record 41 on Academic All-Big 12 List

Baylor placed a total of 36 on the first team and five more on the second team


326 Student-Athletes Garner Fall 2011 Big 12 Honor Roll Recognition

63 of Honorees Posted 4.0 Mark For Semester

• 2010 All-Big 12 Indoors (1,000 Meters)
• 2010 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
• 2008 Big 12 Indoor Champion (Distance Medley Relay)
• 2008 All-Big 12 Indoors (800 Meters)
• Six-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection

2011 Track: Just missed all-Big 12 honors indoors, placing ninth in 1,000 meters with time of 2:52.63 at conference championship...Won 1,000 meters at Texas A&M Conference Challenge with time of 2:50.27, fifth-best individual performance at Baylor...Finished fourth in lone 800-meter race indoors with time of 2:11.62 at Razorback Invitational...Won outdoor 800 meters with career-best time of 2:09.52...Placed 14th at Big 12 Outdoor Championship in 800 meters with time of 2:09.95...Led off indoor distance medley relay-winning team at Texas A&M Conference Challenge in time of 12:12.18...Helped outdoor 4x800-meter relay team to second-place finish at Drake Relays with second-best time ever at Baylor of 8:37.14...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2010 Cross Country: Competed in five meets, placing in team's top five four times...Had runner-up performance at season-opening Bear Twilight Invitational with four-kilometer time of 14:11.4...Finished 62nd at Big 12 Championship with season-best six-kilometer time of 22:09.94.

2010 Track: Had three top-10 finishes indoors, including all-Big 12 performance, placing sixth in 1,000 meters with time of 2:52.95...Ran season-best 1,000-meter time of 2:51.65 in Big 12 preliminary round...Placed third at Texas A&M Invitational in 1,000 meters with time of 2:54.85...Competed in just two individual races outdoors, placing 12th in 1,500 meters at Michael Johnson Classic with time of 4:53.17...Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors, while also being named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.

2009 Cross Country: Competed in two events during season...Finished third overall at Bear Twilight Invitational with time of 14:20.9...Placed 45th at Bill Dellinger Invitational at Oregon with time of 17:54.53...Earned Academic All-Big 12 first team honors... Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and spring Baylor Dean's List.

2009 Track: Finished eighth in 800 meters at Michael Johnson Classic with season-best time of 2:14.08...Took sixth at Texas Invitational in 2:15.39...During indoor season, won 1,000 meters at Texas Tech Invitational with season-best time of 2:55.17...Finished 11th at Big 12 Indoor Championships in 800 meters with time of 2:16.10...Season-best time of 2:13.15 in 800 meters came in sixth-place finish at Razorback Invitational...Ran anchor leg on Baylor's winning 4x800-meter relay at New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

2008 Cross Country: Competed in five races during season, including fifth-place showing in junior varsity race at Paul Short Invitational...Scored for the team at Chile Pepper Festival with time of 22:27.89 to finish in 71st place overall...Competed at NCAA Championships, clocking time of 23:17.7 to finish 247th overall.

2008 Track: Redshirted outdoor season due to injury...Retains freshman eligibility...During indoor season, ran opening leg of Baylor's Big 12 champion distance medley relay...Won 600 yards at Husker Invitational with time of 1:24.73...Placed eighth overall in 800 meters at Big 12 Indoor Championships with time of 2:23.47 to earn All-Big 12 honors...Season-fastest time of 2:11.45 in 800 meters came at Arkansas Invitational...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll...Named to fall and spring dean's list.

2007 Cross Country: Competed in four events for Baylor, securing top finish of 15th place at Baylor Twilight Invitational...Top time over 6,000 meters of 23:05.90 came at Big 12 Championships...Finished 23rd at BYU Autumn Classic...Finished 73rd at Big 12 Championships and took 99th at Notre Dame Invitational.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in cross country for head coach Jill Mullarkey and three-year letterwinner in track for coach Pete Hauser at Littleton High School...2006 USATF Junior Olympic national champion in 800 meters...All-league selection in cross country four times and three-time selection in track...Holds school record at 400 meters, 800 meters, 1,600 meters and six different relays...Personal bests of 56.82 in 400 meters, 2:10.81 in 800 meters and 5:13 in 1,600 meters...In cross country, holds personal record of 18:25 on 5K course.

Full name is Leigh Ann Ganzar...Born Sept. 8, 1989, in Denver, Colo...Daughter of Jack and Jill Ganzar...Majoring in biology.

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