Had an instant impact on the women’s distance program as a freshman, earning All-ACC and All-Region honors in cross country…on the track debuted in the 10,000 with the sixth-fastest time in program history…will be one of the top sophomores nationally.
Cross Country: Turned in outstanding encore to her freshman season…earned All-ACC and All-South Region honors for a second consecutive year, helping Noles to a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championships…followed sixth-place finish at Covered Bridge Open with the fastest cross country 5k of her career, placing 23rd at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational in 16:49.5…earned ACC Performer of the Week honors following 11th-place finish at Under Armour Pre-Nationals in then 6k-best time of 20:29.1…placed eighth at the ACC Championships (21:03.0), a seven-spot improvement from 2018, to earn All-ACC honors and help Noles to a runner-up finish…was a career-best sixth at the NCAA South Region Championships, posting a new 6k PB on her home course (20:26.2)…finished 101st at the NCAA Championships in 21:16.5.
Cross Country: Was the Noles No. 2 runner in six of seven meets, helping the program back to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2014…finished second overall to teammate Militsa Mircheva in her first two meets…served notice on the national scene with an 11th-place finish at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational…earned All-ACC honors by placing 15th at the conference championship meet, helping Noles to a fourth-place finish…placed eighth at the South Region Championships for the title-winning Noles on their home course. Indoor: sat out the season as a redshirt in preparation for the outdoor campaign. Outdoor: Made the leap to the 10,000 on the track, debuting at the Stanford Invitational in a season-best 33:31.05; the No. 6 time in program history…lone appearance in the 5000 came at the Bryan Clay Invitational with an impressive debut run of 16:14.82, which is just outside FSU’s top-10…earned second-team All-ACC honors finishing fifth in the 10,000 for the ACC champion Noles…qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary where she finished 15th, three spots and 10 seconds off an NCAA Championships berth…capped year by representing Team USA for the first time in her career, grabbing the 10,000 silver medal at the NACAC Championships in Mexico.
A decorated student-athlete in every sense…was class of 2018 valedictorian at Colquitt County High…Georgia’s Wendy’s High School Heisman winner based on athletic achievement, academic success and community service…three-year member of the National Honor Society…also won Georgia Gatorade XC Runner of the Year as a senior…won eight of nine cross country races as a senior, including the Georgia 7A state title and the Georgia Meet of Champions crown…also Georgia’s 7A 3200-meter champion and owns the No. 2 time at that distance (10:16.71) in state high school history…in addition to winning three state titles between cross country and track, she also excelled as a four-year golfer, advancing to the state tournament and flourishing on the junior level…owns high school PBs of 4:51.32 (1600), 10:16.71 (3200), 2:20.43 (800) and has a 5k cross country PB of 17:10.0…daughter of Darrell and Jenny Funderburk…majoring in accounting…born Nov. 4, 1999.