Home state: Michigan
Year on club: 2
College: College of Education
Jessica is the fundraising coordinator for the club. She organized the Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser in October and convinced ASMSU to fund the club's trip to Kentucky for NIRCA Cross Country Nationals. Jessica is also involved with CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ). Along with running, the officer position, and CRU, Jess enjoys hiking, traveling, gymnastics, soccer, and equestrian (specifically dressage).
"After high school, I was not ready to give up the competitive side of running. When I found out about the MSU running club, it sounded perfect for what I wanted to do. It is great to have the social aspect of the club with meeting new friends and runners, but also the competitive meets that the club offers sparked my interest. The meets are definitely some of the best times I have had with the club. They are much more relaxed than high school or varsity collegiate meets, but still offer that competitve edge where you can really see how much you have grown as a runner and with the team. I would encourage everyone on the club to try running in a meet, even if you are not super competitive because they are a lot of fun.
I chose to run for an officer position for this year because I wanted to be more involved with the team. Being an officer allows you to get to know the team better and know the ins and outs of what goes on behind the scenes. I love being able to help out with the logistics of the team and making things run smoothly for all of our members."