Mara Olson
Mara Olson
Year: Junior
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
High School: St. Louis Park

* 2013 NCAA Division I All-America
* 2013 USTFCCCA All-Academic

* Atlantic 10 Conference Academic All-Conference in 2012

* Atlantic 10 Commissioner's HonorRoll
* Second team All-Horizon League in 2011

2013:  Earned All-America recognition with a 26th place finish at the NCAA Division I Championship in 20:37.7...placed ninth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 20:33...came in eighth at the BIG EAST Championship (20:29)...finished 23rd at the NCAA Pre-National Meet (20:43.55)...posted a fourth place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational (20:58)...named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

2012: Named to the Alantic 10 All-Conference Academic team...finished fifth (17:55.4) at the Atlantic 10 conference championships and helped lead Butler to the overall team title...placed 28th (21:02) at the 2012 Great Lakes Regional Meet... finished 117th (20:53.6) overall and second on the team at the NCAA National Meet...posted a time of 21:10.1 at the Pre-National Meet...came in 10th (13:30.9) at the 2012 Toledo Bubble Buster meet.

2011:  Second team All-Horizon League...came in 11th overall at the league championship with a time of 19:45.7...finished 58th at the NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships (21:56.10)...came in 34th at the Bradley Classic (22:20.04)...ran a time of 18:27 to place 14th at the Indiana Intercollegiates 5k...finished first at the Illini Challenge (14:45).

Background: Earned all-state honors in cross country, soccer, and basketball...ranked No. 1 academically in her high school class...six-time state medalist in track...Minnesota state 2A champion in the 1600 meter run in 2008...finished fourth in the 1 mile run at the state meet recording a personal best time of 5:00.07...placed second at the state finals in the 3200 meter run on two separate occasions...recipient of the 2010-11 St. Louis Park Athena Award, given to the school's top female athlete.