Effrein's Track & Field Bio
2012: Placed 171st overall and ninth for the Badgers at the Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront Invitational (9/29), finishing in a time of 19:41 (5k)... finished tenth overall with a time of 23:30 (6k) at the Warhawk Invitational (9/15) ... placed 36th at season-opening Badger Opener (9/7), finishing in a time of 19:20 (5K)
2011: Did not compete
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 and Priscilla and younger brother, Wyatt ... intends to major in psychology
"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."