Alex Banfich named to Capital One Academic All-District Track & Field Team
PRINCETON, N.J. — Plymouth native and recent Princeton graduate Alex Banfich has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Track & Field Team, it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Banfich is a four-time All-America on the Princeton women’s cross country and women’s track teams. She placed fifth at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championship, the highest finish by a Tiger at the NCAAs in program history.
A captain of both squads, Banfich has earned two All-America honors in cross country and two in track. During her career she competed in six NCAA Championships and was a first-team All-Ivy League selection four times, while also winning the individual title at the 2010 Ivy League cross country championship. Banfich has helped to guide Princeton to six Ivy League team titles including a triple crown in 2010-11.
Banfich graduated from Culver Girls Academy in 2008 having won a total of eight cross country and track state championships, making her the winningest female distance runner in Indiana high school history.
Banfich graduated from Princeton with a degree in history.