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Gabriella Effrein
Gabriella Effrein


Downers Grove, Ill.

High School:
Downers Grove North



Effrein's Cross Country Bio

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Freshman/Freshman

At Wisconsin
2012 Outdoor:
Has yet to compete

2012 Indoor: Competed unattached, took ninth in the 1000 meters with a time of 3:04.87 at the Badger Track Classic (1/14) ... placed sixth in the 600 meters at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/21) with a time of 2:24.82

High School
Three-time Cross Country State qualifier ... second place at Conference meet in Cross Country senior year ... 4x800-meter relay State Champion, fifth place in the 800 meters at the State meet senior year ... Conference Champion in the 4x800-meter relay, also took second place in the 800 meters

Parents are Mark and Robin Effrein ... has three siblings, two older sisters, Alexandra (25) and Priscilla (23) and younger brother, Wyatt (14) ... involved with Kappa Kappa Gamma, Best Buddies, UW Habitat, ReThink Wisconsin, Badgers with a Heart, Environmental Club and Pyschology Club ... majoring in psychology and french

Why Wisconsin?
"What first caught my eye at Wisconsin was the beautiful campus. I immediately loved the college town of Madison and the fact that it was so big was another plus factor as I was looking to attend a big school. Wisconsin is also academically competitive and I appreciate the fact that I will have to work hard here to earn an education. I intend to study Psychology while at Wisconsin and Madison has a very strong Psychology program. Lastly, I knew I wanted to continue my career as a runner at a collegiate level and I am lucky enough to have that opportunity to do so at UW."

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
800 Meters 2:24.82 1-21-12
1000 Meters 3:04.87 1-14-12

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