Seven men’s runners, nine women’s athletes honored.
Men, women to compete in North Texas meet Saturday morning.
Five men's runners, 15 women's athletes honored.
Sophomore Peyton Thomas takes individual title to pace Lady Bears.
Bears paced by freshman Eric Anderson.
2013 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team (track)
Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2013 Cross Country: Ran in five meets, recording one team top-five finish...Was BU's third-runner to finish at Chile Pepper Festival in 5K-time of 19:44.3 to be 110th overall...Posted season-best time of 19:26.0 at HBU Invitational to place 27th...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team.
2013 Track: Did not compete in any meets...Earned Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team honors...Named to the spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012 Cross Country: Took part in season's first two events only...Tallied a 38th-place finish at the Bear Twilight Invitational in 15:23.7...Had season-best finish of 26th at UTA Season Opener in 12:51.2...Named to the fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Four-year letterwinner of track and cross country teams at Vandegrift High School...Helped team qualify for regionals three out of four seasons...Led Vipers to fifth-place finish at state in senior season...Was first cross country runner to qualify for state in school history...Voted team captain three years...Also ran track, finishing fourth in 3200-meter run during junior year and 5th in senior campaign...Personal-best time of 11:31 in 3200-meter event and 5:14 in 1600-meter...Member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and Sociedad Honoria Hispanica.
Personal: Full name is Gretta Elizabeth Smith...Born June 26, 1994...Parents are Chris and Crystal Smith...Has one brother, Gabe...Majoring in Pre-med biology.