Stephanie Aldea

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada

    High School:
    St. Anne's High School

    Height:
    5-8

    Event:
    Distance

    Birthdate:
    02/01/1990

    Experience:
    1L

    Stephanie Aldea

    2009 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region Team
    2009 All-Conference USA Cross Country Third Team
    2008 NCAA Cross Country Qualifier
    2008 C-USA Cross Country Freshman of the Year
    2008 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region Team
    2008 All-Conference USA Cross Country Second Team
    Currently Ranked No. 3 All Time in the Women's Indoor 3K (9:51.01)


    SOPHOMORE (2009)
    Took fifth at the Johnny Morriss Invitational 3,200-meter race with a time of 12:12 to help the Cougars capture the event title ... Claimed her third career individual title and second consecutive win at the LSU Tiger Cross Country Festival 5K race with time of 19:01 ... Led Houston at the Notre Dame Invitational 5K race, finishing in 17:35 minutes - good for 51st place ... Notched third top-10 finish at the 5K Sam Bell Invitational, leading the team in seventh with a time of 22:11.89 ... Honored All-Conference USA Third Team after finishing the league championship in 17th place in 18:58.8 ... Led the Cougars at the NCAA South Central Regional, finishing in 16th place with a time of 21:34.3.

    FRESHMAN (2008)
    Became the first female individual to qualify for the NCAA Cross Country Championship in the program's history since 1994 (Christy Bench) ... Three-time recipient of the C-USA Athlete of the Week Award (Sept. 4, Sept. 30, Oct. 14) ... Won the Johnny Morriss Invite with a time of 11:13, helping the women's team capture first in the event ... Finished third at the Ricardo Romo UTSA Six Flags Fiesta Texas Classic with a time of 18:04 in the 5K race ... Won the women's 6K race with a time of 21:21.70 at the LSU Cross Country Invitational, adding another first-place finish for the women's team ... Took second at the Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic in the 5K with a time of 17:28 ... Got her fifth consecutive top-three finish with her second-place victory at the Sam Houston Invitational with a time of 14:24.20 ... Received the Conference USA Freshman of the Year award after finishing in 9th-place at the Conference USA Championships in the 5K with a time of 17:38 ... Finished 19th at the South Central Regional with a time of 21:31.83 in the 6K ... She also honored with U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region Team ... Finished 215th at NCAA Men and Women's Cross Country Championships ... Finished 13th at the Junior Canadian Cross Country Championships with a time of 18:57.10.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Graduated from St. Anne Secondary in 2008 ... Coached by Scott Moncur ... Finished third at the OFSAA (Ontaio) Championships in the 1,500m (4:49.47) and 3,000m (10:23.12) ... Ran a high school personal best in the 5,000m with a time of 18:48.60.

    PERSONAL
    Born on Feb. 1, 1990 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada ... Full name is Stephanie Samantha Aldea ... Daughter of Terry and Jasna Aldea ... Chose Houston because of its great athletics and a wonderful business program ... Also recruited by IPFW and Windsor ... Hobbies include running... Intends to major in sports administration.

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