Catie Tinker
Catie Tinker
Year: So.
Hometown: Dallas, Ga.
High School: East Paulding
Major: Athletic Training

2011: Ran in four of the team's seven races ... Had two top-20 finishes, including a season-best 14th at the Bobcat Invitational in a personal-best 5K of 22:56 ... Took 45th at the PBC Championships in 26:40 ... Her personal-best 6K came in the NCAA Southeast Regional, taking 109th in 25:71.

High School: Graduated from East Paulding High in Dallas, Ga. ... Lettered three years in cross country, serving as captain her final two ... Named Most Valuable Runner her senior year ... Lettered four years in track.

Personal: Daughter of Todd and Sue Tinker ... Born June 11 ... Chose Georgia College because of academic selection and solid cross country program ... Biggest thrill in sports in just running in general ... Ringtone is "I Just Wana Run" ... Lists favorite athlete as American distance runner Kara Goucher ... Pre-game rituals involve listening to music until she gets to the course and always wearing a blue hairbow ... Dissapointing the team is her biggest fear ... Favorite song is "Take a Back Road" by Rodney Atkins ... Favorite movie is "The Book of Eli" ... Favorite television shows are "The Office" and "Grey's Anatomy".

Year Races 5K 6K
2011 4 22:56 25:71