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Athletic Hall of Fame

Carolyn S. Misch

Carolyn S. Misch


At Rochester:

  • Multiple-sport All-American, earning the honor for cross country in her sophomore and junior years and for outdoor track and field in her senior year
  • Finished 14th at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, setting two distinctions-she was the first Rochester female to qualify for cross country nationals and the first to win All-America honors
  • NCAA Division III National Runnerup in cross country as a junior
  • Earned All-America honors in the 5,000-meter run (finished fourth) as a senior
  • Qualified for NCAAs in the 3000-meter run indoors and outdoors as a sophomore
  • Qualified for the 1,500, the 3,000, and the 5,000 as a junior
  • Qualified for the 3,000 and the 5,000 outdoors as a senior
  • Team captain for all three teams in 1988-89
  • Garnish Scholar recipient entering her senior year


  • Received a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado in Denver in 1994
  • Worked for Colorado Governor Romer for 18 months to manage growth and development statewide
  • Returned to native North Carolina in 1996 and worked for the City of Raleigh Planning Development
  • Currently living, working, and running in Northampton, MA