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Neely Spence Gracey

3 South Broadway St Apt 1 * Lake Orion, Michigan *

(717) 377-7147


Major: Human Communication Studies

Minor: Coaching

Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

QPA: 3.85

Deans List-Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2011

USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross-Country Team 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

USTFCCCA Division II Scholar Athlete of the Year 2010-2011

Pete Nevins PSAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Year 2010-2011

CoSIDA Second Team All-American 2010

CoSIDA Third Team All-American 2009


8 Time NCAA Division II National Champion

4 NCAA Division II Records (Indoor/Outdoor 5k-16:01/15:27, Outdoor 3k-9:10, Indoor Distance Medley

Relay 11:23

2012 NCAA Woman Athlete of the Year top 30




Runner-up at USATF Club XC Nationals 2011

4th at the BUPA Grand Prix Edinburgh, Scotland 2012

Runner-up at USATF 5k Road Champs 2012

Third at USATF 10k Road Champs 2012

USATF Athlete of the Week 11/14/12

Chiba Japan Bronze Medal Ekiden Relay Team 2012

First ever American Zatopek 10k Champ 2012

5th at USATF XC Nationals 2013

Top American and first non-African at the World XC Champs 2013

5th at USATF 5k Road Champs 2013

IAAF Pan American Games 5k Competitor (8th) 2011

IAAF Junior World Cross-Country Top U.S. Finisher (19th) 2009

USATF Championships 5k, only collegiate (7th) 2011

USATF Women's Cross-Country Athlete of the Year 2009

USATF Junior Cross-Country Champion 2009

NCAA Sportsmanship Award Winner 2010

NCAA Division II Cross-Country Champion 2010, 2011

NCAA Division II Cross-Country Runner-Up 2008

NCAA 5,000 Meter Outdoor Track National Champion 2009, 2010, 2011

NCAA 5,000 Meter Indoor Track National Champion 2010

NCAA Distance Medley Relay Championship Team 2009, 2011

NCAA Distance Medley Relay Runner-Up Team 2010

USTFCCCA National Cross-Country Athlete of the Year 2010, 2011

USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Indoor Track Co-Athlete of the Year 2010

USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Indoor Track Athlete of the Year 2011

USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Cross-Country Athlete of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010,


Atlantic Region Cross-Country Champion 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

PSAC Champion 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

PSAC Sportsmanship Award Winner 2010

PSAC Indoor MVP 2010

PSAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year 2009, 2010

PSAC Cross-Country Athlete of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

PSAC Cross-Country Most Outstanding Runner 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

PSAC Cross-Country Rookie of the Year 2008

Class of 1926 Women's Athletic Scholarship Award

Nominee for Division II Honda Athlete of the Year Award 2010, 2011


2 Mile Nike National Champion 2008

2 Mile Nike National Runner-Up 2007

Two time Footlocker Cross-Country All-American 2006, 2007

Two time 1600 Meter State Champion 2007, 2008

Two time Cross-Country State Champion 2006, 2007

Gatorade State Player of the Year 2007




COLLEGE 800-2:13


3k Progression 2009-9:37, 2010-9:21, 2011-9:10

5k Progression 2009-16:35, 2010-16:13, 2011-15:27

6k Cross-Country 4 sub 20:00 times
HIGH SCHOOL 800-2:15

1600 Progression 2006-4:59, 2007-4:51, 2008-4:44

2 mile Progression 2006-10:55, 2007-10:20, 2008-10:20 (last mile in 5 flat)

5k XC Progression 2004-18:47, 2005-18:31, 2006-17:38, 2007-17:19


COLLEGE 2011: 60-70

2010: 60-70

2009: 55-60

*Spent the last two summers training at 5,500ft just outside Boulder, CO.

HIGH SCHOOL 2008: 50-55

2007: 45-55

2006: 40-45

2005: 35-45

Running Times Cover September 2009

Running Times Feature Article September 2009

Running Times Online Article

NCAA “I Chose Division II” Highlight

R.U.N. Club In the News

USATF Athlete of the week 11/14/12

Running Times Article Jan/Feb 2012

Youth Running Cover July 2013


Sports writing and interviewing with

Sports writing, online coaching, site management internship for (Spring, 2011)

Books for Kenya: A College Service Learning Project

Reaching Hope: A Community Church Project

Volunteered at Chambersburg Community Theatre

Volunteered at local Therapeutic Horse Back Riding Center

JFK 50 Miler Volunteer 2005, 2006, 2007

Church Nursery Volunteer 2010-present

Student Trustee of Shippensburg University Academic Year 2011-2012

President of Lamda Pi Eta Communication Honor’s Society Academic year 2011-2012

Founder and head coach of R.U.N. (Running Under Neely), an after school track club for Elementary students

Spring 2011

Leader for Intro to Human Communication Studies Service Learning Project Spring 2010

Cross-Country Shippensburg University Co-Captain 2009, 2010, 2011

Shippensburg University High School Cross-Country Camp Counselor 2009

Eastern States High School Cross-Country Camp Counselor 2009, 2010

Cross-Country USATF Junior Girls Team Captain 2009

Cross-Country Greyhound Team Captain-Senior Year 2007

Receptionist at Roxbury Road Chiropractic

Retail at the Perfect Horse Tack Shop

Floral artist for All-Occasions Florist

Administrative assistant for Shippensburg University Cross-Country Camp

Hanson’s Running Store employee

Personal Coach for Get Running Coaching Services

Pre-College: Chambersburg Community Theatre participant (lead role in “Annie”)

Missoula Children’s Theatre participant ’97, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04, ‘05

Cumberbunds: mixed choir for unchanged voices

4-H Horse and Pony Club (Treasurer)

Cumberland Valley Athletic Club Girls Elite (President, participant, and founding member)

Young Friends member (Church Youth Group)

Clerk for young friends at Chambersburg Friends Meeting

College: Disciple Makers campus ministry organization attendee, FCA member

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