Sarah Balkcom
Sarah Balkcom
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Fayetteville, Ga.
High School: Starr's Mill
Major: Exercise Science

Owns school's #8 6K (24:47)

2009: Named PBC All-Academic Third Team ... PBC Bronze Scholar ... Ran in six of the team's seven races ... Finished seventh on team and 31st overall at the PBC Championships in 25:36 ... Posted season-low 5k (20:51) at the Ricardo Romo Invite in San Antonio, Texas ... Had two top-20 finishes, including sixth place at the Southern Challenge 5K (21:25) ... Had a season-low 6K at PBC Championship (25:36).

2008: Ran in seven of the team's eight meets ... Finished fifth on the team and 63rd overall at the NCAA Regional (26:19) ... Finished sixth on the team and 38th overall at the PBC Championship (22:53) ... Posted a season-best 5k of 20:50 at the New Hampshire Meet, her first race ... Posted her best 6k of 24:47 in the Pepperdine Invitational.

High School: Graduated from Starr's Mill High under Chad Walker ... Lettered in cross country and track ... In 2007 was named team's Most Improved Runner in cross country.

Personal: Daughter of Steve and Nancy Balkcom ... Sister of former Bobcat Virginia Balkcom ... Born March 26, 1990 ... Came to Georgia College for the size of the campus ... Biggest fears are heights and bugs ... Her biggest sports thrill is the feeling of accomplishment after you know that you gave it all in a race.

Yr. Races Top 5k Top 6k
2009 6 20:51 25:36
2008 7 20:50 24:47