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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

06/27/2013

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

Distance runners honored after standout senior seasons.

05/30/2013

Byrne Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Recent graduate is a two-time honoree.

01/30/2013

Women's Cross Country Lands 12 on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

Brigid Byrne becomes a four-time Academic Honor Roll selection.

11/09/2012

Women's Cross Country Takes Seventh at the NCAA Regional

Beveridge and Byrne earn all-region honors.

Career Honors:
• Capital One Third-Team Academic All-America (2011)
• First-Team Academic All-District (2011)
• Second-Team All-Patriot League (2009, `11)
• Academic All-Patriot League Team (2010, `11)
• Patriot League Rookie of the Year (2009)
• Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Sept. 9, 2009; Sept. 15, 2009)
• Patriot Legue Honor Roll (2009, `10, `11)

2011 Cross Country:

Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy)
Sept. 3 UMES Lid Lifter Invitational (5k) 18:14.57 3 of 95 (3)
Sept. 10 JMU Open Invitational (5.2k) 19:36.2 6 of 63 (3)
Sept. 17 Salty Dog Invitational (6k) 22:17.01 5 of 127 (1)
Sept. 30 Paul Short Run (6k) 21:46 68 of 396 (2)
Oct. 14 Army (6k) 21:27 2 of 24 (2)
Oct. 29 Patriot League Championship (6k) 22:41.0 9 of 84 (2)
Nov. 12 Mid-Atlantic Regional Champ. (6k) 23:02.8 37 of 199 (2)
Nov. 19 ECAC Championship (5k) 18:15 16 of 94 (1)

2010 Cross Country:

Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy)
Sept. 3 UMES Lid Lifter Invitational (5k) 22:50.9 9 of 102 (4)
Sept. 11 at Harry Groves Invitational (6k) 22:38.9 38 of 179 (4)
Sept. 18 Salty Dog Invitational (6k) 23:36.3 19 of 115 (3)
Sept. 25 at Roy Griak Invitational (6k) 23:02.8 121 of 300 (1)
Oct. 1 at Great American CC Festival (5k) 18:49.0 7 of 100 (2)
Oct. 16 Army - Star Meet (6k) 23:43.5 4 of 24 (4)
Oct. 30 at Patriot League Championship (6k) 21:34 23 of 87 (2)
Nov. 13 at NCAA Regional Championship (6k) 22:18 60 of 204 (2)

2009 Cross Country:

Date Meet (Distance) Time Place (Navy)
Sept. 4 at Mount St. Mary's 5k Duals (5k) 19:17.08 9 of 66 (5)
Sept. 12 Salty Dog Open (6k) 23:32.88 14 of 109 (1)
Sept. 19 at Colgate Invitational (6k) 23:30 19 of 42 (4)
Oct. 2 at Paul Short Run (6k) 21:49 83 of 363 (2)
Oct. 16 at Army-Star Meet (6k) 22:00.2 5 of 24 (3)
Oct. 30 at Patriot League Champ. (6k) 23:22.5 9 of 89 (1)
Oct. 14 at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Reg. Ch. (6k) 22:47 44 of 190 (1)

Career Track Performances

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 senior
• 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 Amy and William 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
• Father, Bill, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1987, earned three varsity letters with football 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

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