COMMITTED TO BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY
Name: Stephen C. Schousen
School: JP McCaskey, Lancaster, PA
Graduation Year: 2021
– Instagram: @stephen_schousen
– Strava: Stephen Schousen
Milesplit profile link: https://pa.milesplit.com/athletes/pro/9468313/stats
5k Track: 15:38, Solo-time trial (4/25/2020)
5k XC: 15:57.50, 2020 PIAA District III AAA Championships
5k Road: 15:11, Manheim Santa Run 2019 results: http://www.appliedracemgmt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2019-Santa-Run-OV.pdf
Indoor 1600: 4:38, 2020 Alvernia Golden Wolves Challenge
Indoor 3000: 9:13, 2020 Philadelphia Public League Invitational at the Armory
Outdoor 3200 (sophomore year): 9:53, 2019 Hoka One One Henderson Invitational
XC/TF Highlights: In 2020, finished 3rd at the LL League Championships, 2nd at the PIAA District III AAA Championships, and 9th at the PIAA AAA State Championships. 2019 and 2020 Lancaster-Lebanon League first team all star. 2019 PIAA 3A state XC qualifier. 2019 Carlisle Puma Challenge Medalist
Favorite XC/TF memory to date: Taking second as a team at the 2019 Ben Bloser Invitational.
What do you enjoy most about the sport of XC and/or TF: The team environment
Academic Highlights: Honor roll, National Honor Society
Favorite HS class to date and why: IB Economics and IB History of Europe, as both are engaging and interesting.
I am interested in the following college major(s): Undecided
Career aspirations: I would love to become a semi-professional runner for a few years following college. Long term, I would like to be a physical therapist specializing in the treatment of distance runners, or a coach at the collegiate level.
I am looking for the following in a future college: Small class sizes and opportunities for independent study along with a beautiful campus.
My ideal college coach would be:
Flexible but competitive with an emphasis on team success.
The most important factors I will consider when choosing a college:
– Strong sense of community on campus
– Professors that are eager to engage with students
– Outgoing, supportive, and intellectually engaged classmates