Head Women's Cross Country Coach Bill Cason as just signed his first recruit for next season in Kara Thornton. She is from North Oconee HS in Bogart, GA.
"I'm very excited to have Kara joining the SAU program. She is an excellent student who has a 3.97 GPA and has a 5K personal best of 20:34." Cason says.
Some of Kara's accolades:
Most improved XC runner award sophomore and junior years
Ran XC State junior(team 4th place finish) and senior years
Region XC Team Champions junior and senior(placed 5th individually) years
XC Letter sophomore, junior and senior years
Lead off-season team maintenance runs junior year
Member of 2012 Athens Banner-Herald All Northeast Georgia Girls Cross Country Team
Member Beta Club, National Honor Society
Member HOSA; 2011 National Competition team finalist, 2012 Treasurer