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Khia Kurtenbach
Khia Kurtenbach
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Germantown, Wis.
High School: Germantown


  • All-American after finishing 10th at the NCAAs (20:54.4)
  • NCAA Midwest Regional champion (21:41.22)
  • USTFCCCA Midwest Region Athlete of the Year
  • First Team All-UAA after finishing runner-up in 21:47.29 at the UAA Championship
  • CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-American
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District
  • UAA Athlete of the Week (Sept. 26, Nov. 14)
  • UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team
  • UAA All-Academic Team


  • All-American after placing 25th at the NCAA Championships (21:41.60)
  • All-Region selection after taking 3rd place at the NCAA Midwest Regional (21:20.7)
  • First Team All-UAA after placing second (22:04) at the UAA Championships
  • Won the St. Francis Invite in a time of 18:41.4
  • UAA Athlete of the Week (9/8, 11/16)
  • UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team
  • UAA All-Academic Team


  • Majors: Molecular Engineering and Biology
  • UChicago activities: World Sports Chicago Athlete Ambassador Program
  • Participated in four years of swimming and one year of track and field in high school
  • Academic All-American in WIAA Swimming
  • Three-time WIAA state swim qualifier
  • WIAA track and field state qualifier
  • National Merit Scholar, Wisconsin 4-H, DECA State Qualifier, recipient of the Presidential Award for service