Brianna Darling
Brianna Darling
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Ashburn, Va.
High School: Academy of the Holy Cross (Md.)
Major: Biology
Minor: Mathematics

2014: CAC All-Academic Team ... Team captain.

2012: Raced in seven meets ... Season-best finish of 77th at CAC Championships (at Frostburg State) ... Season-best time of 30:40 at Salisbury Fall Classic.

2011: Competed in six races ... Personal-best time of 30:08 at Salisbury Fall Classic.

Academy of the Holy Cross: 2011 graduate ... ran for Greg Sweet ... Cross Country: Team captain as a senior ... received Tartan Award ... Track: Recipient of Most Improved Award ... Personal Best: 23:03 (5K) ... First Honors Award all four years ... part of SADD for three years.

Personal: Brianna Jacqueline Darling ... SMCM 3.0 Club (2011-14) ... Group leader of the Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship ... Peer Health Educator ... Born October 19, 1992 in San Diego, Calif. ... Daughter of Robert and Shari Darling ... Has two sisters, Natalia and Katrina.

Why St. Mary's?: "I was astonished by the community feel of St. Mary's and fell in love with the campus in general."

Aspirations: To pursue a career in genetics or genetic counseling.

Best SMCM Sports Moment(s): "Running through snow and wind at 2011 CAC Championships with nothing for protection except the sleeveless team jersey and running pants." ... "In offseason this past spring (2013), I did the Ocean City Half Marathon with many of my teammates. Even with less training then I wanted, I still managed to get a personal record 10 minutes faster than my previous half marathon time. Mental toughness had finally paid off!"