South Eugene High
Sophomore represents Vanderbilt at nationals
The sophomore will represent the Commodores on Nov. 19
Commodores narrowly miss qualifying for NCAA Nationals
Van Geffen Leads Commodores to Best Finish in Regionals Since 2010
Vanderbilt is one of seven ranked teams in the women's field
Vanderbilt finished 19th at the NCAA Championships on Nov. 21, 2015. (Photos by Jerome Boettcher)
• 2016 All-SEC Second Team
• 2016 At-large bid to the NCAA Championships
• 2016 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2015 All-South Region
Tsai's times on TFRRS.com
2016 Cross Country: Had a fantastic sophomore season in which she earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships after pacing the Commodores in all five races during the season. … Also earned All-SEC Second Team honors … Finished 57th at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., with a time of 20:34.40 -- the fourth-best time at the national meet in Vanderbilt team history -- and just 10 seconds off the pace of earning All-American honors. … Took sixth place overall with a time of 20:16.20 at the NCAA South Regionals. ... Posted a time of 20:53.20 to take 11th place and earn a spot on the All-SEC Second Team at the SEC Championships. … Paced the Commodores and finished 39th overall with a time of 20:51.20 at the Wisconsin Invitational. … Tsai finished 43rd overall with a team-best time of 17:03.70 at the tradition-steeped Notre Dame Invitational. … Continued her early-season surge by pacing the Commodores and earning a fifth-place finish with a time of 17:08.6 at the Commodore Classic. … Set the tone for her season by sailing to first place with a time of 17:29.9 -- more than 12 seconds ahead of the second-place runner -- at the Belmont Opener while helping lead VU to the team title.
2015 Cross Country: Was the fourth Commodore across the line, and finished 167th overall, at the NCAA Championships with a time of 21:17.70. … Captured All-Region honors with a 24th-place finish at the NCAA South Regional, posting a time of 21:00.72 to help VU win its second consecutive region title. … Finished 30th overall and fourth among the VU runners at the SEC Championships with a time of 20:46.90. … Was the second VU runner across the line and took 94th overall with a time of 20:55.9 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational. … Recovered from an early stumble to finish 35th with a PR of 17:15.7 at the tradition-rich Notre Dame Invitational. … Finished second among the Commodores and 14th overall with a time of 17:27.2 in her VU debut at the Commodore Classic.
Tsai arrived at Vanderbilt after starring at South Eugene High in Eugene, Ore. For her bio, click HERE. For Signing Day comments from VU head coach Steve Keith, click HERE. For Signing Day comments from VU associate head coach Rhonda Riley, click HERE.