David O'Gara
David O'Gara
Year: Gr.
Hometown: Glenview, Ill.
High School: Glenbrook South

PERSONAL-BEST 8K - 23:46.9 - Midwest Regional Championship - 11/11/2017

--Two-time NCAA DIII Cross Country All-American (2017-ninth; 2016-29th)
--Three-time All-UAA First Team Cross Country (2018-2nd; 2017-1st; 2016-1st)
--Two-time All-Midwest Region Cross Country (2017-Fifth; 2016-10th)

2018-19: Helped the Bears to a school record runner-up finish at the NCAA Division III National Championship by placing 44th (25:02.8) ... Earned all-UAA First Team honors with a second place (25:23.0) finish in Somers, Wis. at the UAA Championship while helping the Bears to a championship finish ... Academic all-UAA ... Earned USTFCCCA NCAA DIII All-Academic honors.

2017-18: Ran to his second straight All-American finish at the NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championship by placing ninth overall with a time of 24:36.50 on Nov. 18 ... Ran to All-Region honors at the Midwest Regional Championship with a fifth place finish (23:46.9) ... Ran to a first place finish in leading the WashU cross country team to the University Athletic Association (UAA) Title with a time of 25:36.6 on Oct. 28 ... Just the fifth cross country runner in UAA history to win consecutive UAA titles ... Ran to a first-place finish at the Millikin H.W. Wright Classic on Sept. 29 with a career-best time of 24:29.44 to lead WashU to a first place finish and perfect score ... Ran to a first-place finish (25:06.0) at the Gil Dodds Invitational which led the Bears to a first place finish as well on Sept. 16 ... Selected as the William H. and Danforth Award recipient as presented by the W Club ... Named the UAA Athlete of the Week on Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 17, Oct. 30, Nov. 13 and Nov. 20 ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... Academic all-UAA ... UAA Presidents Council Scholar Athlete.

2016-17: Earned All-American status by finishing 29th overall (24:51.0) in the NCAA Championship race in Louisville, Ky. ... Ran to a career-best 24:44.48 at the UAA Championship as the top runner to help lead the Bears to Co-Champion status ... Won two races for the Bears, including UAA Championship on Oct. 29 and the John Flamer Invite on Oct. 1 ... Earned all-UAA First-Team honors with his first place finish at the UAA Championship race ... Helped lead the Bears to three first place finishes while also leading the Bears to fourth place finishes in the Midwest Regional and the NCAA Championship ... Earned All-Midwest Region honors with a 10th place finish (25:00) at the NCAA Division III Regional hosted by University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... W Club Art and Marge McWilliams Junior Award recipient ... Academic all-UAA for cross country ...  UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CoSIDA Academic All-District ... UAA Athlete of the Week on Oct. 31.

2015-16: Finished 219th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (26:12.3) ... Ran a career-best and placed 38th overall at the Cross Country Midwest Regional (25:12.3) ... Finished 12th overall at the UAA Cross Country Championships to earn second-team all-UAA honors (25:30) ... USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country ... Academic all-UAA for cross country.

HIGH SCHOOL: Team captain and letterwinner in cross country and track & field at Glenbrook South High School ... Placed 37th at the 3A State Cross Country Championships in 2013 ... Three-year all-conference honoree (2011-13) ... Personal bests - 3 miles (14:59); 3,200 (9:31); 1,600 (4:25.5) ... Eileen Gamble Memorial Scholarship recipient ... Glenbrook Scholar ... National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Majoring in systems engineering ... Son of David and Carolyn O'Gara.