Justine Kovacs
Justine Kovacs

Player Profile

Stamford, Conn.

High School:


As a Freshman: Indoor- Had the team's top three 3,000-meter marks of the season and four of the top five... best mark of the season came at the ECAC Championships when she ran a 9:52.93 to finish 14th overall... ran a 9:56.98 to finish 12th at the Meyo Invitational... finished fifth at the Penn State Invitational with a time of 10:03.62... finished 17th in the 3,000 meters and 20th in the 5,000 meters at the ACC Championships... ran the third leg of the distance medley relay team that took second at the Patriot Games... Outdoor- Had the team's top time of the season in both the 3,000 and 5,000 meter runs... won the 3,000 meter run at the Tar Heel Opener with a season-best time of 10:02.23... had the team's top three marks of the season in the 5,000 meters... top mark came at the ECAC Championships when she ran a 17:22.20 to finish 19th... finished second at the Terrapin Invitational with a time of 17:34.35... was first on the team and 14th overall at the ACC Championships, running a 17:34.43.

Before Maryland: Lettered four times in track and three times in field hockey at Stamford High School in Stamford, Conn. ... finished first in two mile and second in one mile in Class LL Finals (Indoor) ... Class LL and state open champion in two mile (Outdoor) ... notched second-place finish at New England Championships in the two-mile competition ... team leading scorer in field hockey all three years ... named All-State and MVP junior and senior year and All-FCIAC junior year ... member of National Honor Society, Building with Books and Interact ... graduated in top five percent of senior class.

Personal: Daughter of Phyllis and Peter Kovacs ... has two sisters, Marissa and Felicia ... chose Maryland for the coaching staff and team members.