Gabrielle Stravach
Gabrielle Stravach
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Westfield, NJ
High School: Westfield

Senior (2017):
Outstanding senior campaign that saw her earn numerous honors ... Became just the seventh Eagle in program history to capture All-America honors after posting a 10th-place finish out of 279 entries, the second-best showing by an Emory runner at nationals, clocking a 21:02 that ranks as the school's second-fastest 6K time ... Raced to all-region honors for the third straight season after crossing the finish line in the No. 1 position out of 240 competitors at the NCAA South/Southeast Championships, becoming the seventh Emory runner to accomplish that feat, clocking a school-record 6K time of 20:59 ... Named the South/Southeast Region Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association ... Was named UAA Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week following her performance at the NCAA Regionals ... Ranked as the Eagles' No. 1 finisher in all seven of her competitions, running her streak to 14 straight meets over her final 2 seasons of action ... Tabbed as the Eagles' Most Outstanding Performer Award winner ... Garnered First Team All-University Athletic Association honors after registering a second-place finish at the league championships ... Earned UAA Athlete of the Week accolades (Sept. 12) after pacing the squad and finishing seventh overall out of 163 runners at the Furman Classic with a 6K time of 21:33, the third-fastest mark in school history ... Closed out her career holding the top six 6K times in program annals ... Topped the 181-runner field at the JSU Foothills Invitational, registering a 5K time of 18:03, good for seventh place on the school's all-time ladder ... Crossed the finish line in the No. 5 position in the 332-runner field at the Cowbell Classic with an effort of 21:41 ... Was a recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship ... 100 Emory Senior Honorary. 

Junior (2016):
Breakout season as a junior, ranking as the Eagles' No. 1 finisher in all seven of her races ... Credited with a school record in the 6k, posting a 21:33, good for 22nd place out of 386 entries, at the Inter-Regional Border Battle in New Jersey ... Crossed the finish line in the No. 59 position in a 280-runner field at the NCAA D-III Championships with an effort of 21:44, the second-best 6k effort in school history ... Brought home Second Team All-UAA acclaim after finishing ninth overall at the league championships, clocking a 22:15 which ranked as the program's third-best ever showing at UAAs ... Captured all-region kudos after placing fourth out of 213 contestants at the NCAA South/Southeast Championships, registering a 22:25. 

Sophomore (2015):
Second year as an Eagles saw her score for the squad in six of her seven competitions ... Finished among the team's top three finishers on five occasions ... Third among the Emory pack and 39th out of 414 hopefuls at the AAE Invitational with a personal-best 6K time of 22:32 ... Helped the Eagles to a first-place finish at the Furman Classic after being the second Eagles to cross the finish line and eighth overall out of 207 runners with a then personal-best effort of 22:45 ... Part of a strong Emory effort that resulted in a first-place finish at the NCAA South/Southeast Championships, racing to all-region accolades after placing fifth overall (third on the team) with a time of 22:34, her second-top 6K performance ... Competed at the NCAA D-III Championships.

Freshman (2014):
Competed in four meets ... Scored for the Eagles as their No. 5 finisher and was ninth overall out of 50 runners with a season-best 5K time of 19:13 at the JSU Foothills Invitational ... Part of the Emory contingent that raced at the UAA Championships, where she recorded her season-best performance in the 6K (23:42) ... Also took part in the 5K Gulf Coast Stampede (19:37) and the 6K Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble (25:04).

High School

Earned a total of 10 varsity letters while competing in cross country, winter track and spring track at Westfield High School ... Was coached by Thomas Hornish and Jen Buccino ... Served as a co-captain on the cross country team as a junior and senior ... Captained her winter and spring track teams her final year ... Top 1600 meter time was a 5:07 ... Clocked a 2:18 in the 800 meters ... Three-time All-Union County selection and garnered first-team accolades as a senior ... Watchung Conference cross country champion in 2011 ... Selected to the All-Group 4 Team in cross country as a senior ... Helped Westfield to a Union Country cross country championship in 2013 ... Member of three teams that finished in the No. 1 position at the conference championships ... Took home first place in the 1600 and 3200 at the conference spring championships in 2013 and 2014 ... At the time of her graduation, she owned eight school records ... During the winter season, she claimed sectional titles in the 1600 and 3200 meters ...  Member of the National Honor Society and received the Dartmouth Book Award in 2013 ... Recipient of the Westfield Boosters Hornish Achievement Award ... Was awarded the J. Isabella Dodds Scholarship. 

Daughter of Ed and Lauren Stravach ... Majors in neuroscience and behavioral biology ... Born Oct. 17 ... Served as a volunteer coach for the YMCA's youth track club.  

"I chose Emory because I wanted to attend a school in the South that was both academically and athletically challenging."

Gabrielle Stravach's Top 6K Times

Year Event Time
2017 NCAA Regionals 20:59
2017 NCAA Championships 21:02
2017 Furman Classic 21:33
2016 Inter-Regional Border Battle 21:33
2017 Cowbell Classic 21:41
2016 NCAA D-III Championships 21:41