Natalie Gruszka
Natalie Gruszka
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Valparaiso, Ind.
High School: Valparaiso
Major: Kinesiology/Religious Studies

At DePauw:

2019:

  • 4th in the mile with a time of 5:37.09 for a 4th place finish at the Tiger Small College Indoor Invitational (2/1/19)

2018:

  • Tiger Pride Honor Roll (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)
  • 2nd in 4x400 (4:34.91) at DePauw Indoor Classic (2/17/18)
  • 3rd in the 800 (2:30.34) at the Fred Wilt Invitational (2/24/18)
  • Ran a 4:32.14 in the 4x400 (8th) and a 13:13.02 in the DMR (6th) at the North Coast AC Championships
  • 1st in the 800 (2:26.35) at the 2018 Early Bird Invitational (3/17/18)
  • Ran a 4:59.50 (3rd; DPU PR) in the 1500 and a 2:28.32 (3rd) in the 800 at the Hilltop Classic (3/30/18)
  • 1st place finishes in both the 800 (2:28.14) and the 1500 (5:02.60) at the DePauw Outdoor Invitational (4/7/18)
  • 3rd place finishes in both the 800 (2:25.39) and the 4x400 (4:19.39) at the Indiana DIII Track and Field Championships (4/14/18)
  • 5th in the 800 (2:25.67) at the '18 Rose-Hulman Twilight Invitational (4/20/18)
  • Ran a 5:00.56 in the 1500 for a 1st place finish at the Denision Big Red Invitational (4/27/18)
  • NCAC Championships (5/4-5/18):
    • 800: 12th (2:27.96)
    • 1500: 12th (5:06.94)
    • 4x400: 8th (4:22.85)

2017:

  • NCAC Distance Runner of the Week (3/21/17)
  • 7th in the 800 (2:24.97) and sixth as a member of the 4x400 relay (4:13.99) in the NCAC Championships (5/6/17)
  • 1st in the 800 (2:20.76 - PR) at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Invitational (4/21/17)
  • 1st in the 800 (2:24.12) at the Indiana DIII Track & Field Championships (4/15/17)
  • 1st in the 800 (2:23.47) and in the 1500 (5:01.31) at the Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational (3/18/17)
  • Tiger Pride Honor Roll (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

High School:

  • Two-year varsity letter winner in cross country
  • Three-year varsity letter winner in track & field
  • National Honor Society Member (2015-16)
  • Distance Leadership Award (track, 2015)

Personal:

  • Parents: Dolores and Paul
  • Sibling: Laura