Cassie Vince
Cassie Vince
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Amherst, Ohio
High School: Amherst Steele
Events: Distance
Education: Distance

Cassie Vince Named the Senior Female Athlete of the Year by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

2019 outdoor track: Achieved the fastest 10,000 time in Division III (34:26.36) in a March race in Raleigh, N.C., qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championships and an all-Great Lakes Region award.

2019 indoor track: The Great Lakes Region Track Athlete of the Year as selected by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Assocation...Achieved All-America status with a fifth-place finish in the 5,000 meters in the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships...Achieved all-MIAA status as the league champion in the 5,000 meters and she claimed the bronze medal in the 800 (2:17.69)...Named the MIAA Athlete of the Week Jan. 15 after completing the 3,000 meters in 9:39.35 at Grand Valley State University...Set the school record in the mile (4:54.84) in the Jan. 26 meet at Baldwin-Wallace University...Lowered her personal best in the 3,000 to 9:31.07 during a run at the University of Notre Dame.

2018 cross country: Achieved All-America status with a  10th place finish in the NCAA Division III Championship (21:21.2)...Punched her ticket to run as an individual with a third-place finish in the Great Lakes Regional (21:20.1)...Achieved Albion history as the first woman to finish the season as the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association's Most Valuable Runner...The first runner to cross the finish line in the MIAA Cross Country Championship (21:29.7)...Selected the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's National Athlete of the Week and the MIAA's Female Runner of the Week after finishing first in a field of Division I runners in the University of Detroit Invitational.

2018 outdoor track & field: The MIAA Most Valuable Female Runner after winning championships in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters...Also named all-region in both distance events...Broke the school record in the 5,000 (17:11.72) at the Dr. Keeler Invitational at North Central College.

2017-18 indoor track & field: Qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters...A double medal winner in the MIAA Championship, winning the 5,000 meters (17:09.54) and the silver medal in the 3,000 meters (10:23.52)...Named the MIAA's Female Track Athlete of the Week Dec. 4 after achieving the school record in the 5,000 meters (17:24.21) at the Saginaw Valley State University Holiday Classic...Gained the MIAA Female Track Athlete of the Week award again on Jan. 16 after setting the school-record in the 3,000 meters (9:44.53) in the Bob Eubanks Open.

2017 cross country: Named the MIAA's Female Runner of the Week Sept. 5 after setting the Sudeck Sundown Classic meet record, finishing the 4K coruse in 14:43 (good for a 32 second margin over the race runner-up)

An all-state performer in track & field and achieved all-conference status in cross country in 2013...An honor roll student in high school...Chose Albion "because it was a very well rounded college. Albion is one of the top academic colleges in all of Michigan, has very competitive sports teams, and is just a great community in general"...Enjoys reading, baking, and riding bikes...An exercise science major who graduated Summa Cum Laude...Daughter of Terry and Laura Kemp.