Cal Cross Country BIO
Deborah Maier
Player Profile:
Deborah Maier 1251050
Position: Undergraduate Assistant Coach
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cameron Park, Calif.
High School: Ponderosa HS
Experience: 3 Letters
Pac-12 feature, October 2011: Maier Overcomes Injury to Lead Bears
Flotrack interview: Victory at the 2011 Roy Griak Invitational
Pac-10 feature, October 2010: A Multi-Talented Star: Cal's Maier Among Nation's Best
Cal Sports Report, October 2010: Video Feature
Cal Sports Quarterly feature, fall 2010: Disciplined Approach

Cross Country: One of the top cross country runners in school history ... a two-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection and is the only Cal woman ever to earn the honor even once ... claimed All-America honors with a 30th-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championships ... the first Bear woman to qualify for nationals since 2003 and recorded the highest finish by a Cal runner since Sabrina Han was 21st in 1990 ... also first Golden Bear woman to gain All-America notice since Elissa Riedy in 1998 ... earned her spot in the field by virtue of her runner-up finish at NCAA West Regionals - the highest for a Cal woman ever at the NCAA regional race ... placed third at the Pac-10 Championships, the first Cal woman in 20 years to finish among the top three ... a two-time member of the coaches association All-Academic team and was tabbed second-team Pac-10 All-Academic ... had a breakthrough campaign in 2009, highlighted by a sixth-place finish at the conference meet ... also named all-regional when she claimed 14th at NCAA regionals ... paced the Bears in all four of her races in 2009 ... honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... led the Bears at both the Pac-10 championships (41st) and NCAA regionals (39th) in 2008 ... Cal's second runner at the Stanford Invitational and Pre-NCAA meet. Track: Redshirted in 2011 ... had an outstanding sophomore year on the track in 2010 ... earned All-America honors in the 5000 meters with a ninth-place finish at the NCAA meet (16:07.20) ... also took fourth in the event at the Pac-10 championships ... had Cal's fastest time in the 3000 (9:26.60) and covered the 1500 in 4:23.98 ... during the 2010 indoor season, set school records in the 3000 (9:20.05) and 5000 (15:58.49) ... the MPSF champion in the 3000 ... as a freshman in 2009, helped the distance medley relay to a third-place finish at the MPSF championships ... during the '09 outdoor campaign, posted Cal's best time in the 1500 at the Big Meet (4:32.09) ... also ranked first on the team in the 5000 after running a regional qualifying time of 16:31.41 at the Stanford Invitational. High School: Came in third at the 2007 cross country state meet ... ran at the USATF Cross Country Nationals ... a three-time all-league choice ... first-team All-NorCal and all-metro as a junior and senior ... also first-team all-state in 2007 ... high school team placed third at the California state meet in 2007 ... school record-holder in the 1500 and 1600 meters ... earned numerous scholarships and academic awards, including the AP Scholar Award. Personal: Born Aug. 17, 1990, in Walnut Creek, Calif. ... parents are Paul and Donna Maier ... one of six siblings ... brothers, Chris, Jonathan, Stephen, and sister, Elizabeth, all attended Cal, and Chris ran cross country and track for the Bears ... also played softball and soccer ... political science major.

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