Amy Varsell
Amy Varsell
Year: Gr.
Hometown: Burlington, Conn.
High School: Lewis S. Mills

2009 graduate of Lewis S. Mills High School who is the most decorated student-athlete in Bentley women’s track history … graduate student with eligibility remaining for cross country and indoor track … two-time Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America (2012 first team, 2013 first team) … five-time NCAA Division II All-America (800 indoors in 2011 and 2012, 800 outdoors in 2011 and 2012, 1500 outdoors in 2013) … Northeast-10 Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award three times (women’s outdoor track 2012 and 2013, women’s indoor track 2012) … Academic All-Northeast-10 six times (outdoors 2011, 2012, 2013; indoors 2011, 2012; cross country 2010) … three-time Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-District (first team 2012, 2013; second team 2011) … USTFCCCA Division II East Region Athlete of the Year twice (indoors 2012, outdoors 2012) … Northeast-10 Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year 2012 … 11-time USTFCCCA All-East Region (seven outdoors, three indoors, once cross country) … five-time All-New England … five-time Northeast-10 champion … eight-time Northeast-10 Women’s Track Runner of the Week … owns nine school records (five individual, four relay) … has the indoor records in the 400 (59.07, 2010 BU Valentines), 500 (1:17.76, 2011 BU Valentines), 800 (2:10.41, 2012 NCAA Championships), 4x800 (9:36.57, 2010 New Englands), distance medley (12:24.88, 2012 BU Valentines) … owns outdoor school records in 400 (57.83, 2011 Raleigh Relays), 800 (2:09.46, 2012 New Englands), 4x400 (3:58.80, 2013 Northeast-10 Championships) and 4x800 (9:22.96, 2013 Northeast-10 Championships) … former school record-holder in indoor 4x400 and outdoor 800 … has broken school record 19 times since Jan. 2011 … three-year captain (track as junior and senior, cross country as a senior) … currently working on Masters of Science in accountancy after receiving BS in Corporate Finance and Accounting in May 2013 … undergrad minor was in Spanish …  Before Bentley: two-year captain of high school track and cross country teams … member of Class S state championship outdoor team in 2007 … 2007 Class S 400 meter state champion … 2008 Class M 400 meter runner-up … 2009 Class M 400 meter state champion … Personal: age as of Sept. 1: 22 … daughter of Cindy and Craig Varsell … has one brother, Eric (25) … Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society … graduated Summa Cum Laude .

CROSS COUNTRY

2012: did not run due to injury … 2011: 1st-team All-NCAA Division II East Region and All-Northeast-10 … USTFCCCA All-Academic … finished sixth in the Northeast-10 Championships in 18:21.99 and fourth in the NCAA Division II East Regional (22:39.9) … was 82nd in the NCAA Division II Championships in 23:19.5 … was Bentley’s number two runner in all three races … 2010: earned second-team All-Northeast-10 honors after finishing 11th in the NE-10 Championships (19:05.0) … was Falcons’ number two runner in the meet … finished fifth in the Saint Rose Joust and 33rd in the NCAA Regional … USTFCCCA All-Academic … named to the Nov. 7 Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll … 2009: competed in two races as a freshman.

TRACK

Indoor Bests: 59.07 400 (BU Valentines 2010), 1:17.76 500 (Reebok Boston Indoor Games 2011), 2:10.41 800 (NCAA Championships 2012), 5:05.80 mile (Dartmouth 2012) … Outdoor Bests: 13.33 100 (Raleigh Relays 2010), 26.58 200 (Stonehill 2010), 57.83 400 (Raleigh Relays 2011), 2:09.46 800 (New Englands 2012), 4:30.17 1500 (Brown 2012) … 2012-13: finished seventh in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships (4:35.86) after having the best prelim time (4:33.41) … that resulted in her fifth career All-America award … repeat selection to Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America first team … fourth in 1500 at outdoor New Englands (4:31.14) … 2nd in both 800 (2:12.98) and 1500 (4:32.98) at outdoor Northeast-10’s … also helped Bentley to third in 4x800 and fifth in 4x400 at the meet … outdoor All-East Region in both 800 and 1500 … USTFCCCA Division II All-Academic team … Academic All-Northeast-10 outdoors for third time … Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll four times … did not run indoors due to injury … 2011-12: earned All-America honors in the 800 both indoors and outdoors for second straight year … was fifth outdoors at the nationals with a time of 2:12.70 and third indoors (2:10.41) … Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America first team … USTFCCCA Division II East Region Athlete of the Year both indoors and out … Northeast-10 Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year … Northeast-10 Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for both indoor and outdoor track … Academic All-Northeast-10  for both indoors and outdoors … outdoors, was third in 800 (2:09.46) and 14th in 4x400 at New Englands … doubled as Northeast-10 outdoor champion, winning 800 in 2:11.98 and 1500 in 4:33.97 … New England indoor 800 champion (2:12.16) … captured 800 at NE-10 indoor championships in 2:13.09 and helped Falcons to sixth in 4x800 … Northeast-10 Women’s Athlete of the Week seven times and NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll six times … USTFCCCA All-Academic … 2010-11: earned All-America honors in 800 both indoors and out … finished fourth at the nationals in both with times of 2:12.26 indoors and 2:15.98 outdoors … captured Northeast-10 800 championship both indoors (2:15.35) and outdoors (2:12.62) as well … runner-up in NE-10 outdoor 4x400 (4:04.37) … seventh in 800 at outdoor New Englands (2:11.98) and fourth indoors (2:11.73) … NE-10 Women’s Track Athlete of the Week Apr.26 … NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll 11 times … Academic All-Northeast-10 both indoors and out … Capital One Academic All-District second team … 2009-10: at the outdoor New Englands, was 17th in the 400 (1:00.03) and 26th in the 200 (26.68) … also part of 4x400 relay that was 15th … indoors, was 17th in New Englands in 500 (1:18.69) and 12th in 4x00 (9:36.57) … at the outdoor NE-10’s, placed second in 4x400 (4:03.92), fourth in 4x100 (50.91), sixth in 400 (59.55) and ninth in 200 (26.77) … during the indoor NE-10’s, was second in 500 (1:18.10) and fifth in 4x400 (4:15.28) … NE-10 Women’s Track Athlete of the Week Dec. 15 … NE-10 Women’s Track Freshman of the Week three times.

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