ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Whitney Thornburg
Whitney Thornburg
Year: Junior
Hometown: Asheville, N.C.
High School: Asheville Christian Academy
Position: Distance
Major: History of Art and Architecture
House Affiliation: Eliot

2012-13
Placed 24th at the Nassaney Invitational Sept. 8, running a time of 19:03.7 and helping the Harvard women take the meet title ... Posted a time of 22:43 which placed her as the final Harvard finisher at the Paul Short Invitational Sept. 28

High School

Four-year member of the cross country team at Asheville Christian Academy, and also competed in track and field, basketball and softball … Served as cross country and track and field team captain as a junior and senior … Four-time cross country all-county, all-state and all-conference selection and individual county and state champion as a senior … Three-time conference Runner of the Year and two-time All-Western North Carolina first team selection … Four-time School Excellence Award winner in cross country and track and field … Conference and state champion in the 3,200-meter run and conference champion in the 1,600 and 800 as a junior and senior … County champion in the 3,200 as a senior … Qualified for New Balance national meet in the 5,000 and 2,000 steeplechase as a senior … Holds school records in five events and holds Volunteer Classic 2,000 steeplechase meet record.

Personal
Salutatorian and class treasurer (junior) and vice president (senior) … Mountain Amateur Athletic Association Bob Waters Award recipient as a junior … Founder/director of Sports Excel Elementary Running Program … Enjoys playing the violin, cooking, baking and hiking … Father, Lacy E. Thornburg, attended Harvard Medical School and brother, Luke Thornburg ’13, is currently a student.