Sarah Olson
Sarah Olson
Hometown: Oconomowoc, Wis.
High School: Oconomowoc
Major: Nursing
Team: Cross Country
HOF Class: Class of 2012

Olson is the record holder for top times in both the 5,000-meter and 6,000-meter distances in Alverno history. She set the 5K mark of 19 minutes, 38 seconds on Oct. 18, 2008, at the Wisconsin Private Colleges Championships with a runner-up finish, and set the 6K record of 23:09.26 later that season at the Northern Athletics Conference Championships with another runner-up finish.

Olson competed just three seasons with the Inferno due to injury her senior season, but was a three-time All-NAC honoree (2007-09). She was the NAC Rookie of the Year at the 2007 NAC Championships after a fourth-place finish at the event. Additionally she was honored as the NAC Student-Athlete of the Week five times, including an unprecedented four times in 2008.

During the 2008 season, Olson became the first and only Alverno runner to win a race, and did so on two occasions. She won the Beloit Olde English Classic 5K on Sept. 27, and the following week was the top runner at the WLC Warrior Invitational 6K on Oct. 4.

Olson was the cross country team's two-time Most Valuable Runner (2007-08) and was the Alverno Student-Athlete of the Year award winner the same years.

She graduated in 2010 with a degree in nursing.