Disanza's Track and Field Bio
2014: Placed second overall and first for UW at the NCAA Championship (11/22) in 19:39.9 (6k) to help the Badgers to a 10th place team finish ... Finished third overall and first for the Badgers at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (11/14) in 19:58 (6k) to help UW to a second place team finish and an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship ... Placed second overall and first for UW at the Big Ten Championship (11/2) in 19:28.1 (6k) to help the Badgers to a second place team finish ... Finished 12th overall and first for the Badgers at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/17) in 20:10 (6k) to help the Badgers to a fourth place team finish ... Placed first overall and first for the Badgers at the Greater Louisville Classic (10/4) in 16:41.92 (5k) to help UW to a first place team finish ... Finished 13th overall and second for the Badgers at the Big Ten Preview (9/20) in 21:54.28 (6k) to help UW to a second place team finish ... Won the Badger Opener (9/5) in 14:03 (4K) to help UW win the team title ... took third overall in the junior race at the USA Cross Country Championships (2/15) in Boulder, Colo., finishing in 22:09 (6K)
2013: Placed 2nd for the Badgers and 104th overall at the NCAA Championships (11/23) after clocking in at 21:20.5 (6K) ... finished the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (11/15) in 20:53 (6K), good for a 21st-place finish overall and a 2nd-place finish for the Badgers ... finished the Big Ten Championships (11/3) in 21:51 (6K), which was good for a 33rd-place finish overall and second for the Badgers ... finished first for Wisconsin and 42nd overall at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/19), clocking in at a time of 20:34 (6k) ... finished second for the Badgers and 20th overall at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown (9/27) with a time of 17:49 (5K) ...made her Badgers debut by finishing first overall at the Sycamore Invitational (9/14), clocking in at 18:23.5 (5k)
New Jersey state champion in cross country as a senior ... earned second-team All-America honors for 10th-place finish at 2012 Nike Cross Nationals ... placed third at the 2012 Nike Cross Northeast Regional ... as a junior, finished in second place at the 2011 Nike Cross Regional ... in track, 2012 sectional champion in the 3200 meters as a junior ... won the 1500 meters at the 2011 Colgate Games ... holds school records in the 1600 meters, 3200 meters and 4x800 relay
Daughter of Debbie and Paul Disanza ... has one younger brother, Zachary ... finished high school with a 4.0 GPA ... intends to major in mechanical engineering
"Wisconsin was the perfect fit for me. It has a top-notch engineering program, an established women's track and cross country team plus the school itself and the location are beautiful. The cold is just an added bonus."