AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08)
CROSS COUNTRY: Normally a pole vaulter, but competed in cross country in the fall of 2007... Ran in the first three meets of the season, placing in the top-20 in two meets... She set personal records in the 5K (22:21.06 at Southern Miss Invitational on 9/7) and the 6K (27:20.61 at LSU Tiger Cross Country Festival on 9/22).
Three-year letterman in track and field for coach Mark Tacchi and three-year letterman in cross country for coach Bill Grosser... All-state in the pole vault in 2007, placing seventh... Conference champion in the pole vault and the 1600-meter run in 2007... All conference 2007 in the 800m, 2006 in the pole vault, and 2005 in the 4x800-meter relay... Off the track was a member of the orchestra, Model United Nations, the French Club and the National French Honors Society.
Born Margaret Louise Keplinger on Sept. 7, 1988, in Hammond, Ill.... Daughter of Donald Keplinger and the late Lady Margaret Keplinger... Has one older brother, John... Plays the cello, and other hobbies include baking, skiing, hiking and softball... Her favorite food is candy... Undecided in major, but plans to one day live in France.