Class of 1989
Track and Field/Cross Country
Eight-time All-American Teresa Sobiesk is the most decorated female runner in West Point history. She set numerous records that still stand to this day, won a Division II national title and qualified for the Olympic Trials prior to her graduation in 1989. The holder of Academy records in the 5,000 meters, the 3,000 meters and the 10,000 meters, Sobiesk was crowned the 1988 NCAA Division II national champion in the 10,000 meters and went on to earn Division I All-America honors.
Sobiesk earned 12 varsity letters and helped her squads to 10 wins over Navy. She is the first female cadet-athlete to collect All-American cross country recognition, doing so in 1986, 1987 and 1988. She led the Black Knights to a pair of NCAA East Coast Regional Division II Cross Country Championships on their way to placing sixth at the Nationals in 1987 and 1988. Sobiesk finished third at the 1988 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships and co-captained the team her senior year on her way to earning the distinguished Army Athletic Association Award in 1989. Sobiesk earned five All-American certificates in track. She was awarded three in the 5,000 meters in 1986, 1987 and 1988 along with a pair of citations in the 10,000 in 1988.