Allie Buchalski
Allie Buchalski
Height: 5-8
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Johns Creek, Ga.
High School: Johns Creek
Sport(s): CC/T&F

Freshman Year (2013-14): One of six athletes chosen to represent Team USA as a member of the junior national cross country team at the Bupa Great Edinburgh XC International Challenge in Edinburgh, Scotland…placed 18th with a time of 15:15 in the 4K race…earned All-American honors after placing second at the USA Jr. XC Championships in Boulder, Colo…landed a spot on the All-Southeast Region cross country team after placing tenth with a time of 20:43.4 on the 6K course at the 2013 NCAA Southeast Region Championships…named the 2013 SoCon Women's Cross Country Freshman of the Year after placing second with a time of 17:32.43 at the league championship meet and helping Furman to a conference title, its first since 2000…also selected to the All-SoCon first team and the SoCon All-Freshman Team…garnered individual All-Academic Honors for posting a 3.25 or higher GPA and placing among the top 15 finishers at the region meet...selected to the SoCon Indoor Track All-Freshman Team after finishing third in the 3,000m with a time of 10:04.48 and fifth in the mile with a time of 5:08.27…named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

High School:  Honored as the Atlanta Journal Constitution Cross Country Female Athlete of the Year after winning the 2012 state cross country meet her senior season...also won the state cross country championship as a freshman and junior...clinched the 2013 state championship in both the 1,600m and 3,200m...named the 2012 Georgia Gatorade Runner of the Year...garnered the 2013 Al Woodham Best Performance Award for the 1,600m and 3,200m...earned 2013 Johns Creek Female Athlete of the Year accolades as a senior...top prep times:  1,600m (4:55.65), 3,200m (10:42.88), cross country 5K (17:58.90).

Personal: Alexandra (Allie) Cecelia Buchalski was born on January 12, 1995, in Dunwoody, Ga.…daughter of Jim and LuRae Buchalski…cousin, Jaycelyn Holland, was a member of Furman's rugby club team from 2005-09 and competed on the 2008 South Carolina U-23 All-Star team…aunt, Marva Rawlings, was a point guard on the basketball team at Union University from 1977-81 and set the school record, which stood for 27 years, for most assists per season…is undecided on her major.