Panther of the week: Katharine Showalter

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Katharine Showalter

Panther of the Week: Katharine Showalter

Sport: Women’s Cross Country

Height: 5’5”

Year: Senior

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.


This week, senior Katharine Showalter was named the Runner of the Week by the Sun Belt Conference after finishing sixth out of 341 at the Chile Pepper Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. on Oct. 13.

According to Georgia State athletics, she set a personal-best 6K time of 21:07.8.

This was the fifth time in 2012 that the Atlanta, Ga. native amasses this accolade.

In the season, Showalter has led the team with solid performances at every meet so far.

Out of the six meets the Panthers have competed on, Showalter has won four – Clemson Invitational, GSU Invitational, West Georgia Invitational and Jaguar Invite.

The Spanish major’s next challenge will come on Oct. 27, as Georgia State will compete at the Sun Belt Championship.