This Saturday, my family and I are making the trip down to New Orleans because I am being inducted into the Loyola Athletic Hall of Fame.
Here is the write-up on my collegiate career:
“A graduate of St. Joseph High School in Baton Rouge, Legleu was named to the GCAC All-Conference Team all four years of her career. While competing for Loyola, the Wolfpack placed second in the GCAC Championships, and qualified for the NAIA National Meet three times. Legleu holds the school record for 5000 meters (established at the McNeese State Invitational with a time of 19:35), the 2 mile race (established at the LSU Invitational with a time of 12:22), and the 3 mile race (established at the Tulane Invitational with a time of 20:04). Also during her career, she placed in the following meets: West Florida Invitational, Loyola Invitational, Auburn Invitational, ULL Invitational, Rhodes College Invitational, and the Mississippi College Invitational. She led the 2001 Wolfpack to the GCAC and NAIA Region 13 women’s team titles. She was a NAIA All-Region selection in 2001. As a track athlete, Legleu holds Loyola records in the 1500m, 3000m, and 5000m. She was named Academic All American during her senior year.”
When I read this, I feel like such a running rock star! I’m so grateful for my collegiate experience and that I was able to experience the life of a student athlete where I could compete and participate in a sport but also focus on my grades. I knew I would never have a professional career in running so I had to focus also focus grades, graduate school acceptance, etc while competing in cross country and track. I am definitely grateful for having this opportunity to be a balanced student athlete.
I loved my experience at Loyola, my teammates, my studies, and everything about living in New Orleans. I feel extremely honored to be included in the Hall of Fame and be included among so many talented athletes.
Since my birthday is next week (Tuesday!) I’m looking forward to birthday dinner celebration/date night with my husband, a group run Saturday morning, and the award ceremony in New Orleans Saturday evening. It is going to be a busy, but wonderful weekend.
Here are some old team pictures. I will post some more pictures next week from the award ceremony Saturday evening.