Chelse Van Spronsen
Chelse Van Spronsen
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Jenison, Mich.
High School: Jenison

College Career:

  • 6K Personal Best: 22:33.2 (2017)
  • 5K Personal Best: 18:57.4 (2017)

2017

  • Second-Team All-MIAA selection for 10th-place finish in the MIAA Championships (Oct. 28).
  • Earned MIAA Runner of the Week for the week of Oct. 6.
  • Competed in all seven races.
  • Finished 41st in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 11).
  • Ran personal-best 22:33.2 in the MIAA Championships.
  • Led all Scots with a fifth-place finish in the Lansing Invitational (Oct. 6).

2016

  • MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
  • Ran in all seven races.
  • Posted a season-best time of 23:05 at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble.
  • Placed 24th at the MIAA Championships (24:11).

2015

  • MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
  • Participated in all seven races.
  • Ran a season-low 23:10 at the Inter-Regional Rumble.
  • Placed 20th at the MIAA Championships with a time of 23:34.
  • Ran a 19:50 5k at the Calvin Invitational.  

2014

  • MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
  • Ran in all seven races.
  • Finished 76th at the MIAA Championships with a season-best time of 25:52.
  • Fastest 5k of the season took place at Calvin Invitational (21:03).

High School: All-Conference and All-Region cross country in 2013 ... All-Region in track at 3200 in 2012 and 2014 ... academic All-State ... All-State in both cross country and track and field ... team was cross country champions in 2012 and 2013 and track and field champions in 2013 and 2014

Community Service: Volunteered at Love Treasures local thrift store by sorting and putting away clothes ... organized a 5k race and other fundraisers to raise money for Make-A-Wish Michigan

Personal: Also particpates in varsity Track & Field at Alma College... Enjoys playing violin in the Alma College Symphony Orchestra... She chose Alma College because she loved how homey and small the campus felt when selecting AC and loved all the opportunities the college offers like venture program and the four-year commitment.