George O'Connor
George  O'Connor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Croswell, Mich.

High School:
Croswell-Lexington

Height:
6-2

Major:
Business


08/29/2016

OAKLAND MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY 2015 SEASON IN REVIEW

Men’s and Women’s cross country teams each win Horizon League title, boast nine All-Conference selections and seven first-place finishes

06/30/2016

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN 2016 SPRING HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the sixth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 126 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria.

06/17/2016

OAKLAND LEADS HORIZON LEAGUE IN SPRING ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS

The Golden Grizzlies earned a league-best 17 selections

01/22/2016

OAKLAND LEADS HORIZON LEAGUE IN FALL ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS

The Golden Grizzlies earned a league-best eight selections

01/15/2016

OAKLAND LEADS HORIZON LEAGUE IN HONOR ROLL FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT SEMESTER

For the fifth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 123 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria.

09/04/2015

9-4-15 Golden Grizzly Open

15 Annual Golden Grizzly Open

08/29/2014

Golden Grizzly Open

The men's and women's cross country teams opened the 2014 season hosting the annual Golden Grizzly Open

10/27/2012

Summit League Cross Country Championship - Oct. 27, 2012

Oakland hosted the 2012 Summit League Cross Country Championships at the Katke-Cousins Golf Course.

09/14/2012

Oakland at Spartan Invitational

The Oakland men's and women's cross country teams competed at the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing, Mich. on Friday

2015
▪ Finished fourth at the Golden Grizzly Open (Sept. 4) with a 6K time of 19:32.0
▪ Finished fourth at the Golden Grizzly SC Dual vs CMU (Oct. 9) with a 4K time of 12:13.2
▪ Placed ninth at the Horizon League Championship, earning him a spot on the All-Horizon League Second Team
▪ Helped the Golden Grizzlies win a Horizon League Championship
▪ Placed 69th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional match
▪ 2015 Horizon League Fall Academic All-League Team selection

2014 
▪ Finished sixth at the Golden Grizzly Open (Aug. 29)
▪ Placed 16th at the Horizon League Championship with a 8K time of 25:48 (Nov. 1)
▪ Earned 22nd-place finish at the UW-Parkside Midwest Open (Sept. 13)
▪ Set career-best 10K time of 32:22 at the NCAA Regionals (Nov. 14)

2013 
▪ Recorded a season-best 8K time of 25:58 at the Bradley "Pink" Classic on Oct. 19.
▪Earned a top-ten finish by finishing ninth at the Golden Grizzly Open on Aug. 30 in 16:31.3 (5K).

2012
▪ Finished top two on the team in five out of his seven races and won two events
▪ Won first-ever collegiate race with a 19:15.3 in the 6K at the Golden Grizzly Open (Aug. 31)
▪ Won the IPFW Invitational with an 8K time of 27:14.9 (Sept. 8)
▪ Earned career-best 8K time of 25:39 at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 12)

O'Connor's Career Bests
Four Mile: 21:29.22 (2013)
Five Mile: 25:27.9 (2014)
4K: 12:13.2 (2015)
5K: 16:31.3 (2013)
6K: 19:15.3 (2012)
8K: 24:59.1 (2015)
10K: 32:22 (2012)

High School
▪ Four-year letterwinner for coach Rick Shaw
▪ All-State runner in 2010
▪ Finished fourth at the Division II state meet in the 4x800-meter relay his senior year

Academic Achievemtns
▪ Graduated high school with honors

Top Athletic Performance
▪ Earning All-State in 2010

Personal
Full Name: George Russell O'Connor
Birthdate: Feb. 24, 1994
Parents: George and Janet O'Connor
Siblings: Scott, Allison, Patrick, Leah and Andrew
▪ Sister, Allison, ran track and field at Central Michigan
▪ Sister, Leah, currently runs at Michigan State

Top Three Reason for Choosing Oakland
1. Opportunity to run at the Division I level
2. The cross country and track and Field programs
3. Quality Facilities

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