UND Roster

2015-16 Cross Country Roster

Gabby Gonzales

Distance


Class Senior
Hometown Florence, KY
High School Larry A. Ryle
Bio

HIGHLIGHTS

  • BIG EAST Academic All-Star, 2012, 2013
  • All-BIG EAST, second-place 10,000m (outdoor track and field), 2012
  • NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round qualifier (track and field), 2012
  • All-Great Lakes Region (cross country), 2011

AS A SENIOR: Competed in two meets (one JV) during the cross country season … finished 56th at the National Catholic Championship 5K (19:23.2) … was 50th in the Notre Dame Invitational JV 5K (18:49.2) … did not compete during the track & field season.

AS A JUNIOR:Competed in six of the seven meets during the cross country season … finished 13th out of 91 runners in the National Catholic Championship 5K (17:56.1) … finished 54th out of 198 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational 5K (17:59.4) … placed 87th out of 288 runners in the Wisconsin Invitational 6K (21:01) … placed 41st out of 140 runners in the ACC Championship 6K (21:43.3) … took 37th out of 227 runners in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K (21:18) … finished 241st out of 254 runners in the NCAA Championship 6K (22:47.5) … earned a cross country monogram … competed in two meets during the indoor track & field season … began the season with a 10th place finish among 12 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational 3000m run (10:11.58) … ultimately placed 14th of 28 runners in the SPIRE Invitational 5000m run (17:29.58).

AS A SOPHOMORE: Participated in three meets for the Irish during the indoor & outdoor track & field season … ran three different events: the 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m … finished seventh and achieved a personal best in the 3,000m (10:08.38) at the Notre Dame Invitational … ran a season best in the 10,000m (35:42.75) and finished tenth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … turned in a strong second cross country season, competing in five meets including the BIG EAST and NCAA Championship races … finished second on the team and 97thoverall out of 253 runners on the 6K course at the NCAA Championship (20:47.3) as the Irish took 15thout of 31 teams … took 21stout of 126 runners on the 6K course at the BIG EAST Championship (21:36) to help the Irish finish 5thout of 15 teams … opened year with fifth place showing out of 266 runners on the 5K course at the National Catholic Championship (17:26.1) … placed 24thout of 145 runners in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:11) … closed out regular season with a 6K time of 20:57 at the Wisconsin Invitational to finish 127thout of 327 runners … earned a spot on the Dean’s List during both semesters (Fall 2012, Spring 2013) … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … earned a cross country monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Improved steadily throughout the year to become one of the Irish’s top runners … ran in all seven races, culminating in earning all-region accolades after placing 13th out of 227 runners at the 6K NCAA Great Lakes Regional (20:54.4) … took 31st out of 138 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championships (21:12.6) … also competed for the Irish at the 6K NCAA National Championships (21:14.8) … opened year with a fifth place finish out of 81 runners at the 5K Crusader Invitational (18:32.4) … other 5K finishes included 27th out of 272 runners at the National Catholic Championships (18:26) and 30th out of 75 runners in the JV race at the Notre Dame Invitational (19:09) … concluded preparations for the conference meet with a 31st place finish out of 108 runners in the 6K “B” race at the Wisconsin Invitational (22:09.1) … earned a cross country monogram … participated in five indoor/outdoor meets for the Irish on the year … placed second at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m run (34:44.31) to earn an all-BIG EAST citation … ran to a fourth-place finish at the Polytan Invitational in the 5,000 run (16:48.01) … finished seventh in the 10,000m run out of a 38 person field at the Stanford Invitational (33:56.86) … participated in the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 10,000m run, finishing 17th (35:07.02) … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … selected to the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester … earned a track & field monogram.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Larry A. Ryle High School in the spring of 2011 … lettered in cross country and track & field all four years … routinely won conference, sectional and regional championships in both sports throughout career and also was named all-conference, all-city, all-region, all-county and all-state throughout career … was state runner-up two years in a row … lengthy awards list includes team MVP, team captain, 100% award, outstanding female athlete, runner of the year, Beef O’Brady’s Athlete of the Week, all-state team, academic all-state team, Sportswoman of the Year … was school’s Valedictorian … participated in National Honor Society and won academic awards such as Outstanding Science Award and the National Scholastic Writing Contest Golden Key and Silver … also participated in the FCCLA, FBLA, Student Council, Hispanic Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society and the English Honor Society … born in Austin, Texas to Caesar and Christina Gonzales … has a younger sister Emily and a younger brother Caesar … enrolled in the College of Science and majoring in biological sciences with a minor in theology from the College of Arts & Letters.