Sandy Mishic (1996-98) was a top-notch performer for the Behrend Lions cross country team and club track and field teams for former head coach John Drew.
Mishic competed in the inaugural Behrend cross country season in the Fall of 1996. She paced the blue and white by finishing first for her squad in all five invites she raced in and routinely set new marks on the courses she competed.
Mishic immediately raised the bar for herself and the program a year later in 1997. She was again the top runner for Behrend in all eight meets, winning the individual titles at the Behrend and La Roche Invitationals. Mishic set course records at both locations and guided the Behrend women’s team to the program’s first ever team title. In addition, she placed second at Thiel College’s event and the AMCC Cross Country Championships. Personally she raced to a twentieth place finish at the NCAA Mid-East Regionals and was named to the 1997 All-Region Team and was tabbed with the Herb Lauffer Leadership Scholarship Award.
In 1997-98, Mishic was named Behrend’s Female Scholar Athlete of the Year, the cross country program’s Most Valuable Runner, and was also named to the first-ever AMCC All-Conference and All-Academic Teams during her outstanding career.
Mishic, was an outstanding student and earned numerous academic scholarships and honors. She was also named to the Dean’s List in every semester she attended Behrend.
A graduate of Kane High School, Mishic is an Early Intervention Physical Therapist.