2012 CROSS COUNTRY Turned in a solid sophomore campaign for the Jayhawks, running in five meets on the year... Was the Jayhawks' sixth finisher at the Big 12 Championships (10/27) after crossing the finish line in 63rd overall with her 6K time of 23:04.9... Opened up the season with a sixth-place finish at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/1), completing the 5K in 19:40.2... Came in as the Jayhawks' fifth finisher at the Rim Rock Classic (9/29) via her 6K time of 22:37.9... One of only 13 Big 12 athletes to notch a perfect 4.0 GPA, earning her Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors.
2012 OUTDOOR Took part in the 10,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships (5/11) where she finished 12th with a time of 38:29.62... Set a personal-best time of 10:25.04 in the 3,000 meters at the Arkansas Spring Invite (3/31), earning her a 13th-place finish... Ran the 5,000 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/19), where she placed seventh overall with a personal-best time of 17:48.24.
2012 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season.
2011 CROSS COUNTRY Ran in four meets for the Jayhawks and was the only true freshman to compete in the conference and regional meet... Was KU's No. 5 finisher at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), completing the 6K in a season best 21:29.3... Was KU's top finisher in the B-Race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14) with a 6K time of 22:49.10... Ran a 23:01.08 6K at the Midwest Regionals (11/12) to finish 97th. HIGH SCHOOL State qualifier for cross country all four years of high school... Member of state champion cross country team her freshman and sophomore years (2007, 2008)... Recorded a three-mile PR of 17:28... Qualifier for Nike National Team...Academic all-conference selection.
PERSONAL Daughter of Jack and Georgia Tauscher...Has two older brothers, Rob (20) and Jake (20)...Plans to major in chemistry.