Rising Junior (SO-Eligibility) Kristin Shoop made a huge impact in her debut season last fall, finishing as LVC's #3 runner throughout the season and claiming an 11th Place individual finish at the MAC Championships for 2nd Team All-MAC (one spot out from 1st Team). Kristin ran a 23:36 PR for 6K in her first season and is the top returner for the Flying Dutchmen this fall.
What made you come to Lebanon Valley College? Where did you come from and
how did you hear about our institution?
The PT program is what
got me interested in coming to LVC.
I am from a small town called Milton in Central PA. I heard about the PT program from my
high school guidance counselor, and after only one visit, I knew this was the
place I wanted to go to.
2) What is your major and why did you choose
I am a physical therapy major and psychology
minor. After my experience
of receiving PT as a young child, I thought that I wanted to help people and
work in a similar facility. After
observing at the local PT pediatric clinic in town, I knew I wanted to work with
kids and treat them through PT.
3) What do you plan on doing upon graduation
with your degree?
After graduation, I would like to work in a
pediatric hospital or outpatient setting.
4) What is your favorite part about being a
member of the LVC cross country program?
My favorite part of being a member of the LVC XC
program would be the family-like bond we all share. The whole team is like a big group of brothers and sisters
where everyone works together and helps each other out.
5) What is your favorite type of workout? Is
there any one particular workout that you can remember that was challenging but
made you a better runner for it?
My favorite workouts would be the Quittie Park
Runs because it is a cool and relaxing place to run with the team and is always
an adventure. The track and hills
workouts were always a challenge for me.
However, they really helped me to improve my speed and my final push in
the end of the races.
6) What are your short term and long-term
running-related goals, both team and individual?
This year, I would like to see our team beat
Messiah again at MACs for the second year in a row . Also, I would like to improve upon my PRs I set last season
as well as complete a season with no injuries :)
7) What hobbies, sports or other leisure time
activities do you enjoy most?
Ienjoy spending a lot of time with my family
and friends in my spare time. I
also enjoy waterskiing during the summer and taking pictures.
8) What is your favorite type of food?
My favorite foods are Chinese and seafood. I also have a major sweet tooth for
anything chocolate :)
9) What makes you unique? Do you have
any special talents or something else that you'd like to share that others
would find interesting?
Some things that people don't know about me are
that I am left-handed, I've been in ballet for 13 years, and I have water-skied
since I was 7. Also, I have
traveled to New Zealand for 4 months, but I guess that's not too unique since
the other captains have done so also. :)
10) Why should a high school junior or senior
take a more serious look at LVC?
A high school junior or senior should take a
serious look at LVC because it's a small private school where students are
provided with a lot of one on one attention in and out of the classroom. Also, it has a wide variety of majors,
clubs, and activities to satisfy almost every person's interest.