UND Roster

2013-14 Cross Country Roster

Jessica Rydberg


Class Freshman
Hometown Pinetop, AZ

AS A SENIOR: Competed in six of the seven meets during the cross country season including racing for the Irish at the BIG EAST Championship, NCAA Great Lakes Regional and NCAA Championship … helped the Irish finish 15th out of 31 teams at the 6K NCAA Championship race … took 31st out of 217 runners at the 6K Great Lakes Regional (21:06) to help the Irish take third out of 32 teams … performance came two weeks after placing 36th out of 126 runners at the 6K BIG EAST meet (22:08) in helping Notre Dame to a fifth place finish out of 15 teams … opened year with an eighth place finish out of 266 runners on the 5K course at the National Catholic Championship (17:38.9) … took 39th out of 145 runners in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:22) … closed out regular season by finishing 142nd out of 327 runners at the 6K Wisconsin Invitational (21:03) … earned a cross country monogram … ran in two meets during the track & field season … ran the 5,000m at the Meyo Invitational … finished fourth in the 3,000m (10:00.48) at the Notre Dame Invitational … named to the Capital One Academic All-District V Track & Field/Cross Country second team … selected a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … named to the fall 2012 Dean[apos]s List.

AS A JUNIOR: Turned in outstanding junior campaign after returning from missing the entire 2010 season … raced in all seven races on the year, pacing the team in six of them … named all-region at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional after finishing 10th out of 227 runners on the 6K course with a time of 20:46.7 … finished 18th out of 138 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championships, narrowly missing all-BIG EAST honors by three spots after running a season-best 20:41.2 … also ran for the Irish at the NCAA Championships (21:16.1) … earned BIG EAST Female Cross Country Athlete of the Week accolades after winning the 5K National Catholic Championships by beating out 271 other runners (17:16) … opened season with a second place finish out of 81 runners at the 5K Crusader Invitational (18:04.9) … took 25th out of 225 runners in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:33) and 36th out of 305 runners at the 6K Wisconsin Invitational (20:46.5) … competed in the 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m events … participated in nine indoor/outdoor track & field meets for the Irish … placed fifth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 10,000m run (35:33.69) … was a sixth-place finisher at the Notre Dame Invitational in the 3,000m run (9:50.59), setting a personal best … finished sixth at the Polytan Invitational in the 5,000m run (16:55.80) … was a participant in the 10,000m run at NCAA East Preliminary Round and at the NCAA Championships … was a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … earned a track & field monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not compete during the cross country and track & field seasons … named to the Dean[apos]s List during the fall 2012 semester.

AS A FRESHMAN: Made an immediate impact with the Irish cross country and track & field teams, racing in four cross country events on the docket while also competing in the distance events for the track & field squad … earned an All-America accolade in the 10,000m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … at the National Catholic Invitational, completed the circuit in 18:54.8, finishing 13th overall … crossed second among Irish racers at the BIG EAST Championship, placing 33rd overall in 22:24 … earned Great Lakes all-region recognition after placing 10th in 21:23.84 … crossed 54th in first NCAA Cross Country Championship appearance, stopping the clock at 21:03.5 … began track & field season at the Notre Dame Invitational in the 3,000m, earning a second place finish in 9:59.68 … switched to the 5,000m at the Meyo Invitational, finishing 11th overall in 17:21.06 … finished 10th at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 5,000m in 16:50.30 … earned a 10th-place result at the Alex Wilson Invitational, clocking a 17:10.48 … ran first 10,000m of Irish career at the Stanford Invitational, finishing 23rd in 35:37.38 … at the Border Battle, finished in ninth place after stopping the clock at 17:31.97 … finished fifth overall at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m after posting a 35:01.69 … earned a lane in the NCAA Championship after finishing in eighth at the NCAA Regionals in the 10,000m while crossing in 34:59.42 … earned an All-American accolade after finishing 10th at the NCAA Championships in the 10,000m in 33:34.60 as the lone freshman in the 24-member field … the time sits as the fourth-fastest event mark in program history.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Earned All-America honors in both track & field and cross country as a senior at Blue Ridge (Ariz.) … earned all-state honors in track & field and cross country all four years … holds the 3A Arizona state record in the 3,000m … earned four state championships during high school (one cross country, three track & field) … National Honor Society member … born in Denver, Colo. … daughter of Rhonda and Matthew Rydberg … has two sisters and one brother … graduated from the College of Science with a degree in science pre-professional studies.