2022 - 2023 ILLINOIS
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
GRACE
SCHAGER
RUNNER
GLENBARD NORTH HS
CAROL STREAM, ILLINOIS
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-11
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 16:40.35
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (INDIVIDUAL)
1ST
RICHARD SPRING INVITATIONAL
2ND
NIKE MIDWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
5TH
NIKE CROSS NATIONALS
“Grace Schager enjoyed an exceptional season, capped by the top performance by an Illinois athlete at any national postseason competition, earning All-America recognition at Nike Cross Nationals. Along with achieving record-setting marks on several of the state’s most prestigious courses, Schager also vaulted herself into the top five prep performers in history at the LaVern Gibson course in Indiana with her runner-up effort at the Nike Midwest Regional.”
Erik Boal
editor at DyeStat.com

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-11 senior raced to the Class 3A individual state championship this past season with a time of 16:40.35. Schager also won the Richard Spring Invitational, the Harvey Braus Invitational and the Naperville Twilight Invitational. She finished second at the Nike Midwest Regional Championships and then took fifth at Nike Cross Nationals to earn All-America honors for the first time in her career.

Academic Achievement


Schager has maintained a weighted 4.58 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at the University of Notre Dame this fall.

Exemplary Character


Schager has volunteered locally on behalf of the Feed My Starving Children program at St. Isidore Catholic Church. She has also served as a peer tutor through both the school’s Math and Spanish honor societies, in addition to working at local running store, Dick Pond Athletics, helping athletes of all abilities find the right shoes for their running needs.