Kirsten McGovern
Kirsten McGovern
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sykesville, Md.
High School: Century

2013: Scored at each of UMBC’s final four meets, leading the Retrievers to their best-ever finish at the America East Championships, fifth… Place 45th overall with a 5k time of 19:47.71 at the conference championship meet at Binghamton… Lowered her time almost 40 seconds from her run (20:25.6) at the Pre-Conference Meet on the same course in September… Also scored at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh, the Princeton Invitational, and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals, also at Lehigh… Recorded her top season 6k time of 23:10.45 at the Salty Dog Invitational at Navy on Sept. 15… Selected to the America East All-Academic Team... Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2012: Competed in each of the Retrievers' seven races, scoring five times and leading the team at the Towson Invitational... McGovern finished third overall on the 5k course at Oregon Ridge Park to pace the Retrievers for the first time in her career... Set a career-best time of 19:08.83... Finished in 43rd at the America East Championships at New Hampshire with a new personal-best 5k time of 18:38.43 which ranks sixth all-time at UMBC... Selected to the America East All-Academic Team... Named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2011: Competed in all six meets for the Retrievers, scoring three times... Top finish came at the season-opening Mount St. Mary's Duals where she finished 39th in a 5k time of 20:27.24... Finished the America East Championships race in a season-best 5k time of 20:00.79 to place 70th... Recognized on the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2010: Competed in four meets... Top finish was 39th at the Mount St. Mary's Duals in a 5k time of 22:22.97... Ran a season-best 6k time of 27:14.5 at the Salty Dog Invitational... Recognized on the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Background: Named to the Carroll County All-Decade Cross Country First Team... Named All-State Cross Country Honorable Mention by in 2009... A four-time All-County Cross Country First Team honoree by the Carroll County Times... Also named to the All-County First Team in the indoor season in 2009 and 2010 and the outdoor season in 2010... Named to the All-Monocacy Valley Athletic League Cross Country First Team four times... Part of the Maryland 2A Outdoor Championship-winning 4x800 relay team in 2010... Earned Scholar Athlete Award 12 times by the Maryland Athletic Association... Earned the Carroll County Coaches Association Award in 2010... Earned multiple academic accolades, including being a State of Maryland Distinguished Scholar Semifinalist, an AP Scholar, a Graduate of Distinction, a Governor of Maryland's Merit Scholastic Award winner and a Dual Academy Certificate recipient.

Personal: Daughter of Mark and Christine McGovern... Has a younger sister, Alexa... Majoring in environmental science... Born Nov. 9, 1992.