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Women's Cross Country Recruit Central

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Eagle. Bridgewater has a great winning tradition and expects great things from all its athletics teams and student-athletes. We hope this page allows you to find all the information you need on your quest to join the Bridgewater Women's Cross Country Family. We wish you all the best and hope to see you in the near future.

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 Bridgewater Cross Country Foundational Values













Mission: In accordance with the Bridgewater College and the Bridgewater College Department of Athletics mission statements, it is the mission of the Bridgewater College Cross Country and Track & Field programs to create a supportive environment that focuses on the growth and development of its student-athletes physically, mentally, ethically and academically, providing the student-athlete with skills and character development that will serve them in life beyond college and intercollegiate athletics.  Specifically, the Bridgewater College Cross Country and Track & Field programs seek to create a culture of lasting athletic success that also fosters mutual respect for teammates, coaches and all members of the Bridgewater College community; that holds their student-athletes to a high standard of accountability in their athletic and academic endeavors; that teaches work ethic, patience and passion; that creates unity through promoting humility and support; and instills an attitude of persistence in its student-athletes, equipping them to face and learn from adversity, respect the process of growth and development, never settle and to contribute daily to their personal and the team’s progress.

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Program Highlights

Olivia Mills helped lead the Eagles to their first ever ODAC Cross Country championship in 2011.
Olivia Mills helped lead the Eagles
to their first ever ODAC Cross
Country championship in 2011.

2011 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Champions
2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Champions
2014 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Champions

National Qualifiers
Olivia Mills - 2010, 2011, 2012
Kaylee Kubisiak - 2012, 2013, 2014
Calista Ariel - 2018

Olivia Mills - 2012

Conference Champions
Olivia Mills – 2011, 2012
Kaylee Kubisiak - 2013, 2014
Calista Ariel - 2018

ODAC Runner of the Year
Olivia Mills - 2011, 2012
Kaylee Kubisiak - 2013, 2014 

ODAC Rookie of the Year
Kaylee Kubisiak - 2012

First Team All-ODAC Selections
Rona Berwick - 1989                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Amanda Beckwith - 1997 
Danielle Ginsey - 2003                                                                                                                                                             
Brittany Wells - 2004
Ally Koenig - 2005
Olivia Mills - 2010, 2011, 2012                                                                                                                                                                                               
Molly Smith - 2010, 2011
Kaylee Kubisiak - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Stephanie Breen - 2013
Makenzie McDonald - 2013, 2014, 2015
Zanny Ludtke - 2013, 2014
Calista Ariel - 2017, 2018

Second Team All-ODAC Selections
Sara Erasmi - 2002
Danielle Ginsey - 2003
Brittney Wells- 2005
Molly Smith - 2009
Kaite Notorangelo - 2010
Stephanie Breen - 2011
Zanny Ludtke - 2012
Whitney Fitzgerald – 2011, 2012
Emily Mellman - 2015
Lauren Johnson – 2013, 2015
Jenna Rea – 2017, 2018
English Jackson - 2018

Discover Bridgewater

Bridgewater College is an independent, private liberal arts college founded in 1880. Located only two hours southwest of the Washington, D.C. metro area, Bridgewater has a total enrollment of more than 1800 students representing 24 states and five countries. Bridgewater admitted women from the time of its founding and was the first private liberal arts college in Virginia to do so.

Bridgewater offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 24 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state's lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

Bridgewater College is recognized for its student-centered atmosphere and has been named "One of the Best Virginia Colleges and Universities in the Southeast," by The Princeton Review.