AWARDS: 2012 Sun Belt Cross Country Runner of the Year...Earned All-Region and qualified for the NCAA championship...Four-time All-CAA in Track: Three-times for the 3,000m steeplechase (2010-12) and once in the 1,500m (2012)...2012 CAA champion in the steeplechase...2011 All-CAA in Cross Country...One CAA Runner of the Week Award in Track and Field.
Outdoor Track and Field 2014: Master's program student who returned for one final outdoor season with eligibility left...Was Sun Belt Conference champion in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:36.54) at San Marcos, Texas and earned All-Sun Belt honors again with a third-place finish in the 1,500m run (4:36.92)...Led team with 19 points scored at Sun Belt Championship (sixth most of all competitors)...Had the second-fastest 3,000m steeplechase time in school history with a10:25.69 in winning at Georgia Tech...Had the third-fastest time in that event at Troy (10:30.23)...Had personal-best time in the 1,500m with a 4:34.57 in finishing fifth at the Yellow Jacket Invitational...Ran the mile in the special event at Furman's meet, finishing in 5:11.12 to place seventh...Ran the 5,000m one time this season and clocked 17:38.08 to finish eighth at Auburn.
Cross country 2012: Registered one of the best individual cross country seasons in program history...Named the Sun Belt Runner of the Year and All-Sun Belt first team...Led the team to a conference title by finishing first at the conference meet...Earned All-Region honors by placing 12th at the NCAA South Region meet...Became the fifth women’s runner to compete in the NCAA Championship...Notched five individual victories during the season at the Clemson Invite, GSU Invite, West Georgia Invite, Jaguar Invite and Sun Belt Championship...Registered new personal bests in the 4K (14:46.36), 5K (17:15.47) and 6K (21:07.8)...Earned five Sun Belt Runner-of-the-Week awards during the season...Top finisher for the Panthers at all eight meets during the season.
Outdoor Track and Field 2012: Won the 3,000m steeplechase at the CAA Championships in a personal best time of 10:49.58...Also finished second in the 1,500m to score a total of 18 points as the women’s team finished third at the meet...Won the 3,000m steeplechase in a meet-record time of 11:00.10 and placed sixth in the 1,500m (4:45.48) at the Southern Invitational...Won the 3,000m steeplechase in dominating fashion after lapping the rest of the field and time of 10:53.29 was seconds from a personal best...Fifth-place finisher in the 1,500m in 4:39.52 at the UGA Relays...Won the 3,000m steeplechase in 10:51.3 at the Yellow Jacket Invite, also placed seventh in the 1,500m with another PR of 4:32.08...Again won the steeplechase at the War Eagle Invite, setting another personal best time of 10:50.25.
Indoor Track and Field 2012: Ran a time of 5:12.6 in the mile at the Birmingham Invitational...Finished the mile with a time of 5:10.30 at the Vulcan Invite...Won the 3,000m (10:47.89) and placed third in the mile (5:17.63) at the Sewanee Invite.
Cross Country 2011: Earned All-CAA honors after finishing 11th at the CAA Championship with a time of 22:54...Started the season with a seventh place finish at the UGA Invite with a time of 18:14.25...Contributed a 10th-place finish to a team victory at the Auburn Invitational, running the 4K course in 15:18.2...Placed sixth at the GSU Invite with a 6K time of 22:49...Ran a 23:30 at the Paul Short Run...Recorded her best finish of the year at the Jaguar Invite, finishing second overall in 23:41...Placed second after running 19:18.82 at the Coach “O” Invite...Finished 119th overall at the NCAA South Regional meet.
Outdoor Track and Field 2011: Earned All-CAA accolades for the second year in a row in the steeplechase after finishing second at the CAA Championships in a time of 10:56.86...Had three other top-five finishes on the year...Placed fifth at the Mississippi Open with a time of 11:24.91, third at the Georgia Intercollegiate in 11:40.86 and third at the Gem of the Hills Invitational in 11:49.25...Placed seventh at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in the 1,500m with a time of 4:48.99...Earned A.D.’s Honor Roll accolades during the spring.
Indoor Track and Field 2011: Was active in five meets for the Panthers, recording three personal-best records...Led the pack in the 5,000m at the Mountaineer Open, placing first with a time of 18:57.45, a personal record...Had success with the 3,000m event each time performed...Finished fourth at the Clemson Invite with 10:48.38 mark...Later on beat that PR at the New Balance Collegiate Invite with a time of 10:40.96...Earned 10th place in the same event at the Penn State National Invite...Ran the mile at the Tiger Paw Invite.
Cross Country 2010: Turned in a strong sophomore campaign, consistently finishing in the top two on the team...Won the season-opening Struts JSU Opener 4K with a time of 14:01, defeating 52 other runners...Placed third out of 63 runners at the GSU Invitational 5K with a time of 20:32.69...Career best came at the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational 5K where she clocked a 17:53.5, finishing 13th out of 235 runners...Other 5K times were 18:54.59 at the Clemson Cross Country Invitational and 18:59.8 at the Blue Ridge Open...Finished 32nd out of 95 runners at the CAA Championship with a time of 22:46 on the 6K course...Completed the NCAA South Regional Championship in 22:50.35...Named to the Dean’s List during the fall semester.
Outdoor Track and Field 2010: During the outdoor season earned All-CAA honors for placing second in the CAA Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:06.72...Ran a season best in the steeplechase at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a time of 10.52.48...Also competed in the 1,500-meter run during the season and ran a personal-best time of 4:44.78 at the Georgia Invitational...Made the AD Honor Roll in the spring.
Indoor Track and Field 2010: Ran the mile at the Tiger Paw Classic with a time of 5:36.46.
Cross Country 2009: Ran in all six races during a productive freshman season that saw three top-32 finishes...Started her freshman campaign with an eighth-place finish out of 110 runners at the season-opening Sewanee Invitational in a time of 19:40.87, the top freshman finisher in the field...Placed 21st out of 148 runners at the Commodore Classic in a time of 19:43.47...Had a season-best time of 19:27.71 at the Greater Louisville Classic...Two 6K times included 25:24.81 at the CAA Championships and 24:38.76 at the NCAA South Regionals...Earned a spot on the Dean’s List during the fall semester.
Prep: Attended Saint Nicholas Orthodox Academy…Ran cross country and track and field for Lee Fidler…Won a national championship at the USATF Nationals in the 3,000-meter run in the summer of 2008…Finished fifth in the 1,500-meter run at the USATF Nationals…Best cross country meet 5K time was 19:11…Recorded a time of 18:48 in a 5K road race…Best times of 10:34 in the indoor 3,000m and 4:49 in the outdoor 1,500m.
Personal: Katherine Noel Showalter was born Dec. 8, 1990...Parents are Harold and Pamela Showalter…Has an older brother, Christopher, an older sister, Rebecca, and a younger sister, Mary…Enjoys reading, biking, backpacking, camping and climbing…Favorite athlete is distance runner Sloan Ware…Chose Georgia State for the running program...Degree in English, graduate studies in applied linguistics.