Awards and Honors:
NCAA All-American: Cross Country (2013)
NCAA All-Region: Cross Country (2013)
Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (2013)
XC: Made her season debut at the Roy Griak Invitational, placing 16th overall with a time of 21:38 in the 6K race ... sat out the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, Big 12 Championship and Midwest Regional ... returned to competition at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, placing 53rd overall with a 6K time of 20:53.5 and helping the team to a runner-up finish.
Outdoor: Competed in five races over the outdoor season … posted a career-best in the 5000m at the Stanford Invitational, crossing the line in 16:09.17 … ran on the program record-setting 4x1600m relay team at the Drake Relays, pushing the team to a 19:13.62 finish … was one of five Cyclones to go sub-4:30 in the 1500m at the Payton Jordan Invitational, crossing the line in a PR of 4:28.03 … placed seventh at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in the 10K in 36:12.50.
Indoor: Ran to a great freshman season for the Cyclones, competing in five meets over the indoor slate … opened the season with a career best in the mile, clocking a time of 4:52.74 at the Big 4Duals … worked her way on to the conference podium in both the 3000m (9:19.40) and in the 5000m (16:37.99), placing fifth and sixth at the Big 12 Indoor Championships, respectively … her performances at the conference meet rank her at No. 7 (3K) and No. 8 (5K) in program history … ran as a part of the first and third-fastest women’s DMR squads in program history, helping the relays across the line in 11:11.93 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational and 11:12.86 at the ISU Classic … won the Bill Bergan Invitational 3000m in 9:30.20.
XC: Finished 21st overall in her first collegiate race at the Roy Griak Invitational in a time of 21:26 ... was Iowa State's third runner at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing in 20:25 ... Placed fifth in 20:36 at the Big 12 Championships to earn all-conference recognition and was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year ... Iowa State's second runner at the NCAA Midwest Regional, placing 3rd overall ... Became the sixth freshman in Cyclone history to garner NCAA All-America accolades, finishing the 6K race in 20:43 and placing 37th.
Before Iowa State
Attended Waterville Senior High School ... Bethanie holds personal bests of 10:13 (3200m), 4:49 (1600m), 2:53 (1000m), 2:15 (800m) and 16:41 (5000m) ... nicknamed 'Maine's Mighty Miler' by Running Times magazine, Brown is a 17-time state champion with noteable titles in the 3200m, 1600m, 800m, 4x400m and in cross country ... has notched multiple top-5 finishes at both the New Balance Indoor and Outdoor National meets, placing as high as third in the 5000m and two mile run.
Bethanie is the daughter of Karol and Ted Brown, born on July 29, 1994 ... majoring in communications studies.