Position: Dist. Ht.: 5-3
Hometown: Cape Coral, Fla.
Previous School: Mariner HS
Eligibility: Sr. Major: Physical Education
AS A JUNIOR (2011-12): HONORS: SSC All-Championship Team ... Team MVP in both cross country and track ... Cross Country - ran in six meets ... top finish was 15th at SSC Championship (24:07.06 - 6K) ... FSC's top runner at Lehigh Invitational - 147th in 24:16 (6K) ... Track - ran in three meets ... had three Top 5 finishes - 4th in 5,000 meters (18:57.50) at USF Bulls Invitational, 4th in 3,000 meters (11:20.25) at University of Tampa Distance Carnival and 3rd in 5,000 meters (19:57.63) at Disney Invitational.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11): HONORS: SSC All-Championship Cross Country Team ... Team MVP for cross country and track ... Cross Country - ran in all seven meets, FSC's top runner in six ... had one top ten finish - 6th at SSC Championship (6K-22:29.35, 11/6) ... finished 67th at NCAA South Regional (6K-25:51.5, 11/20) ... Track - ran in five meets ... had three top 10 finishes - 4th in 3000 meters (11:06.63) and 6th in 1000 meters (3:25.77) at Embry-Riddle Last Chance meet, 2/18 and 8th in 5K (18:49.18) at Miami Hurricane Invitational, 4/16.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10): HONORS: SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Cross Country - competed in one meet ... placed 60th (5K - 23:24.6) at Tampa Classic (9/4) ... Track - competed in one meet ... placed 17th in 800 meters (3:06.70) at Embry-Riddle Meet (2/20).
HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 graduate of Mariner High School ... four-year performer in cross country and track ... cross country team’s #3 runner (22nd) in conference meet as a senior, team was 4th ... team’s #1 runner at district meet, team was 8th ... finished 1st in 3200-meters (12:18.29) and 2nd in 1600-meters (5:35.85) at district track meet as a senior ... named to academic honor roll.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Tom and Michelle LaBarbera ... born 3/4/91 ... majoring in physical education.