As a Freshman (2016-17): Named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... Recorded a pair of top-5 finishes at the Bill Ward Meet in the 800-meter a 1-mile runs ... Finished eighth at the Tom Farrell Classic in the 1500-meters.
At Garden City: Six-year member of the Garden City High School XC and track teams … captained her high school team in 2015-16 … ran cross country and the 1,500-meter and 3K races … holds the Garden City High School record for 5K in both track and XC … named the most outstanding runner in 2013, 2014, 2016 … was the Nassau County Runner of the Year in XC in 2012, 2013, 2014 … member of the Newsday All-Long Island XC Team in 2012, 2013 and 2014 … was a member of four XC country championship teams and five track & field county championship teams … received All-State honors in XC in 2012, 2013 and 2014 … was All-County in XC and Track from 2011-2016.
Personal: Daughter of Irene and Roger Gerland … has one sister, Jen (19) who attends Duquesne … plans to major in accounting at St. John’s … grandfather Stan Derby attended St. John’s … hobbies include running, swimming, biking, and watching running videos … volunteers at a food pantry in Hempstead … lists her mom as the most influential person in her athletic career … came to St. John’s because of the “amazing campus and incredible coaches/teammates.”