A multi-sport athlete who turned her focus to distance running, she became an all-American and multi-event record-setter at University of Delaware.
While attending the University of Delaware she was an All-American in cross country, finishing 16th in the 1981 AIAW Division Two championship, running 19.06 in a 20-mile/hour wind in Pocatello, Idaho.
She set university records in nine events, including 800 meters, 3000 meters, 5000 meters two-mile and three miles.
She became the first Blue Hen woman to qualify for a national championship cross country championship meet in 1980, finishing 29th in the NCAA Division Two meet.
She qualified for the national (AIAW) 5000 championship meet as a frosh in 1980 (16:53)
She won the 1982 Pepsi Challenge 10,000-meters against a national field over 1,000- runners in Fairmount Park (35:24)
She was inducted into the University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017.