The enjoyment of the holiday season lies in both the giving and receiving of gifts. Marquette's student-athletes put giving at the forefront, as their efforts brought Christmas cheer to those less fortunate.
2015-16: Cross Country (Jr.): Ran three out of the first four races of the season ... Place 33rd in the Badger Season Opener (Sept. 4) 4k with a time of 16:40.2. 2014-15: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (So.):Competed in three meets for the mile and one meet for the 3000-meter ... Placed ninth in the 3,000-meters in the Wisconsin Open (Jan. 17) at 11:24.04 ... Her best finish for the mile was at the John Tierney Triangular at ninth. Outdoor (So.):Participated in a variety of events such as the 1,500-meters, 800-meter, 400-meter hurdles and 3000 steeplechase ... Took home fourth place at the Marquette vs UW-Milwaukee Dual on April 4 for 400-meteer hurdles (1:14.93) ... Got seventh place at Rankin/ Poehlein Invitational (May 1) for 3,000 steeplechase (12:06.74), which was the highest place she got during the season.
2013-14: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor (Fr.):Primarily competed in the steeplechase her freshman year, but also ran the 800 meters and the 400-meter hurdles ... Set a personal record of 11:42.89 in the steeplechase at the BIG EAST conference meet (May 10), which was good enough for a ninth-place finish ... Busse's best finish came at the Lee Calhoun Invitational (second) with a time of 12:16:00 ... Placed fifth in the 400 hurdles at the Marquette Duals (April 4) with a time of 1:16.33. Cross Country (Fr.):Competed in three cross country meets as a true freshman, the first three of the season ... Ran a best 5k time of 19:57 and was the 17th finisher overall in the JV race at the National Catholic Championships (Sept. 20) ... MU's ninth finisher in the first meet of the season, the Badger Classicat Wisconsin (Sept. 6), with a 4k time of 15:33.
High School: Busse was a four-year letter winner in cross country and track at St. Mary's Springs Academy... Named the track and field and cross country captain her senior year... Was a four-time state qualifier in cross country... Earned academic all-state all four years on the cross country team... Awarded cross country MVP her senior year... In track, she was the conference champion her senior year in the 4x800-meter relay, as well as the 1,600-, and 3,200-meter runs ... Was a four-time state qualifier in five events total ... Two-time state champion in the 4x800-meter ... Helped her track team to three conference championships, four regional championships, one sectional title and a second-place finish in the state finals in 2013 ... Recorded a personal best time of 5:17.97 in the 1,600-meter run to win the Flyway Conference title in 2013 ... Holds a PR of 11:35 in the 3,200 and of 2:21 in the 800 ... Also earned two letters in cross country skiing.
Personal: Born in Fond du Lac, Wis., to Kathy and Rob Busse ... Has two younger siblings, Matthew and Sam ... Mother played tennis at St. Vincent College ... Plans to major in biology.
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships 2014- Steeplechase: 9th (11:36.99)
BIG EAST Championships (6k) 2013 - N/A
NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships (6k) 2013 - N/A