Brittany Bowman
Brittany Bowman
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Camden, Maine
High School: Camden Hills
Major: Biology
Dream Job: Optometrist
Activities/Clubs on Campus: Math tutor volunteer, BioSeq reserach
Favorite Place on Campus: Gantcher
Favorite Professional Athlete: Shalane Flanagan
Favorite Pregame Meal: Banana and bagel
Pregame Superstition: I always eat a banana before a race
Hobbies: Playing the clarinet, sailing, boating, hiking

2016 (Junior): Compiled a stellar junior campaign capped off with All-American honors at the NCAA Championships...was third overall and the first Tufts finisher to open the season at the Bates Invitational...was 12th at the Purple Valley Classic and once again the top Jumbo finisher...was the first Jumbo to cross the line at the Paul Short Invitational...posted a third place finish at the Connecticut College Invitational, once again the top Jumbo runner...was seventh at the NESCAC Championships as the Jumbos finished second...won the NCAA New England Regional, becoming the first Jumbo to do so since 1987...finished 18th at the NCAA Championship in Louisville, Ky. earning her first cross country All-American honors. 

2015 (Sophomore): Raced in six races for the Jumbos during her sophomore campaign...opened the season at the Bates Invitational on September 19 and finished 15th...raced in her first Paul Short Invitational on October 2...was 16th at the Connecticut College Invitational, and the fourth Tufts finisher...made her NESCAC debut on October 31 and finished 18th and was the fourth Tufts finisher...was the third Tufts finisher and 25th overall at the NCAA Regional on November 14...was the second Tufts finisher and was 82nd overall at her first NCAA Championship on November 21 at Wisconsin-Oshkosh. 

2014 (Freshman): Made her collegiate debut at the Bowdoin Invitational and finished seventh.  

Before Tufts: Ran cross country and indoor and outdoor track at Camden Hills Regional High School...was the 2011 Maine Cross Country Individual Class B State Champion...was a four-time Cross Country New England qualifier...was selected to teh All-New England Cross Country team in 2011 and 2012...finished in the top five at the cross country Maine State Championships all four years of high school...was a three-time Maine All-State cross country team selection...was named to the Maine Cross Country and Track All-Academic team four times...graduated in the top 10% of her class...was the president of her schools National Honor Society...won the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Award....won the President's Volunteer Service Award.

Personal: Daughter of Jeff Bowman and Heidi Hoeckel...has two siblings, Madelyn (18) and Audrey (14).