Alexandra Krieg, Middlebury College
Alexandra Krieg graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College in the spring of 2010 with a degree in molecular biology. She was the recipient of the school's Hazeltine-Klevenow Memorial Trophy, given annually to the senior female who best combines ability in athletics and excellence in scholarship.
Krieg led the Panther cross country team to two NCAA championships during her four seasons, finishing in the top 10 at the national meet in 2006 through 2008 with a career-best third place showing in 2007. The 2008 team captain was named to the All-NESCAC team every year during that three-year stretch, claiming First Team honors in her junior and senior seasons, and was also recognized as All-America by the USTFCCCA three times over the same period. A three sport athlete at Middlebury, Krieg also attained All-America status in indoor and outdoor track & field and owns the school record in the outdoor 5,000- and 10,000-meter events.
In the classroom, Krieg earned Dean's List honors six times, was honored as a College Scholar on five occasions, and garnered four NESCAC All-Academic awards. She earned the Charles B. Allen '62 Memorial Prize for achievement in religion, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She served as a teaching assistant in the fall of 2007 for a cell biology and genetics course at Middlebury, was a counselor for first year students during the 2007-08 academic year, volunteered with Project Independence in 2006, a program for the elderly of Addison County, and in 2008-09 worked on the Eddy Farm School for Horse and Rider, a volunteer apprenticeship with the non-profit equine educational center.