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07/01/2013

2012-13 Navy Athletics Season In Review

Navy had a school record 10 Academic All-Americans in 2012-13

07/01/2013

Byrne and DePompeo Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships

Navy received four postgraduate scholarships this year.

06/27/2013

Byrne and Galvin Earn Academic All-America First-Team Honors

Distance runners honored after standout senior seasons.

06/20/2013

Navy Women's Track and Field Earns 25 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll Selections

Five Mids post 4.0 GPAs during the spring semester.

05/30/2013

Byrne Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Recent graduate is a two-time honoree.

Career Performances

School Records
10,000m - 34:51.23

Career Honors
• 2013 CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team
• 2013 CoSIDA Academic All-District II First Team
• 2013 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Winner
• 2013 Patriot League Women's Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete
• 2013 Patriot League Outdoor Track All-Academic Team
• 2013 Patriot League Outdoor 10,000m Champion
• 2013 Patriot League Outdoor 5,000m Champion
• 2013 ECAC All-East (5,000m - indoor)
• 2013 Second-Team All-Patriot League (5,000m - indoor)
• 2013 Patriot League Indoor Track and Field All-Academic Team
• 2013 Patriot League Track-Athlete of the Week (1/21, 4/1, 4/22)
• 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team
• 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-District II First Team
• 2012 Patriot League Outdoor Track All-Academic Team
• 2012 Patriot League Indoor 5,000m Champion
• 2011-12 Patriot League Track-Athlete of the Week (12/5, 3/26)
• 2012 Patriot League Indoor Track All-Academic Team
• 2011 Second-Team All-Patriot League (10,000m - outdoor)
• 2011 Patriot League Indoor Track All-Academic Team
• 2011 Patriot League Outdoor Track All-Academic Team

2012-13 (Senior Season)
• CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team for cross country/track and field.
• Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District II First Team for cross country/track and field.
• Named the Patriot League Women's Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
• Was a double winner at the 2013 Patriot League Outdoor Championships. Byrne won the 5,000m run (17:16.67) and the 10,000m run (35:40.28).
• Broke the Navy school record in the 10,000m run at the Mt. SAC Relay's with a time of 34:51.23.
• Won the 5,000m run at the Army-Navy Outdoor Meet with a time of 16:54.22, the second-best outdoor time in school history.
• Earned ECAC All-East honors by placing eighth in the 5,000m run at the ECAC Indoor Championships with a time of 16:46.75, the second-best indoor time in school history.
• Was the Patriot League runner-up in the 5,000m run at the indoor league championship.
• Also placed third in the 3,000m run at the Patriot League Indoor Championship.
• Named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
• Won three Patriot League Track-Athlete of the Week awards during the indoor and outdoor season.
• Placed second at the Patriot League Cross Country Championship and earned first-team all-league honors in helping Navy capture the team title.
• Earned All-Mid-Atlantic Region Cross Country honors by placing 25th at the NCAA Regional.
• Was Navy's first or second finisher at seven races during the cross country season and had four top-10 finishes.
• Team captain of the cross country team.
• Patriot League Women's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

2011-12 (Junior Season):
• Earned CoSIDA Academic All-America Third-Team honors for cross country/track and field.
• Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District II First Team for cross country/track and field.
• Won the Patriot League 5,000m title at the indoor league meet with a time of 17:03.16, her personal record and the second-best time in school history.
• Named the Patriot League Track-Athlete of the Week on December 5 after winning the 5,000m at the Navy Lidlifter with a time of 17:06.17.
• Placed ninth at the ECAC Indoor Championship in the 5,000m with a time of 17:12.26.
• Took first place in the 5K at the Navy Open.
• Clocked three 5K times that rank in Navy's all-time top 10 during the indoor season.
• Scored and placed fifth in the 3,000m at the Patriot League Indoor Championship with a time of 9:52.04, an ECAC-qualifying time.
• Placed third in the 3K at the Army-Navy Indoor Star Meet.
• Placed fifth in her section in the 10,000m at the outdoor Mt. SAC Relay's with a personal record time of 35:35.51, the fifth-best time in school history and under the ECAC-qualifying standard.
• Also ran a 36:54 in the 10K to place third at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship, helping Navy to a team title.
• Ran Navy's best outdoor 5K time of the season, a 17:25.07 to win the event at the Navy Invitational and subsequently earned the Patriot League Track-Athlete of the Week award.
• Also placed third in the 5K at the Army-Navy Outdoor Star Meet and was eighth at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship.
• Earned All-Patriot League Second Team honors by placing ninth at the Patriot League Cross Country Championship.
• Navy's top finisher at the Salty Dog Invitational and ECAC Championship in cross country.
• Navy's second finisher at four cross country events, including the Patriot League Championship, NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship and the Army-Navy dual.
• Named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track.
• Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for track and field.

2010-11 (Sophomore Season):
• Earned All-Patriot League Second Team honors in the 10,000m run at the outdoor league meet with a second-place finish of 36:50.06, in the only 10K race she ran all season.
• The time of 36:50.05 qualified her for the ECAC Outdoor Championship. It was also the ninth fastest 10K time ran in Navy history and only five Mids have posted a better time.
• Ran an outdoor season best time of 17:25.67 to place 35th at the Larry Ellis Invitational. The time ranks Byrne ninth on the all-time performance list.
• Placed sixth at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship in the 5,000m run with a time of 17:50.56.
• Placed seventh at the Outdoor Colonial Relays with a 3K time of 10:15.40.
• Qualified for the ECAC Indoor Championship in the 5K, where she ran an indoor season best time of 17:27.74 to place 12th in the event.
• The time of 17:27.74 ranks Byrne eighth on the Navy all-time indoor performance list in the 5,000m.
• Placed third in the 5K at the Patriot League Indoor Championship with a time of 17:31.85.
• Placed third in the 3,000m at the Indoor Army-Navy Star Meet with a time of 10:09.23.
• Placed seventh in the 3,000m at the Patriot League Indoor Championship with a time of 10:10.11.
• Named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
• During the cross country season, was one of Navy's top-five finishers in all eight races of the season.
• Navy's No. 2 finisher at the Patriot League Championship and the NCAA Regional. Placed 23rd overall at the PL meet and 60th at the NCAA Regional meet.
• Named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track.
• Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2009-10 (Freshman Season):
• Competed in the both the 1,000m and the mile run at the Delaware Indoor Invite.
• Had a standout freshman cross country season.
• Had two-top five finishes on the season as she garnered Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors.
• Led all Navy runners, and placed ninth overall, at the Patriot League Championship (10/30) to earn second-team all-league honors.
• Was Navy's top finisher at the NCAA Regional meet (11/14) with a time of 22:47.
• Was one of the Mids' top-five finishers in all seven meets in which she competed.
• Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week twice (Sept. 9 and 15).
• Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for track and field.

High School
• Attended James Madison High School, where she earned four letters in cross country, four in track and two in swimming.
• Captained both the cross country and track teams.
• Advanced to the state championship in track as a junior and a senio.r
• Earned all-region honors on the track in 2008 and '09.
• Claimed all-district accolades in cross country as a senior.
• Helped the track team to a district title as a sophomore in 2007.
• Member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.

Personal:
• Daughter of William and Amy Byrne.
• Mother, Amy (Donovan - maiden name), graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1987 and earned four varsity letters with the women's cross country team.
• Along with mother, Amy, is a part of the first mother-daughter letterwinner combo in Naval Academy history.
• Father, Bill, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1987, earned four varsity letters with football, was a three-year starting quarterback and co-captained the 1986 team.
• Uncle, Tom Donovan, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1996.
• Grandfather, Francis Donovan, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1959
• Majoring in English (honors).

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