Marisa Ryan
Marisa  Ryan


Farmington, Conn.



Matthews Named America East Woman of the Year Finalist

Matthews is one of three finalists for the year-end award

AS A SENIOR IN 2006-07

Indoor: During BU's home opener on Jan. 17, placed first in both the mile with a time of 4:50.61 and the 3000 meters with a time of 9:56.12... Earned AE Track Performer of the Week honors for her efforts... The next weekend, placed fourth in the 3000 at the Terrier Invitational with a time of 9:31.48....Was also named the America East Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year for her efforts in the classroom, on the track and in the community, for the second year in a row.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2005-06

Indoor: Helped BU win its home opener on Jan. 18, placing second in her section in the mile run with a time of 4:51.98 ... Finished sixth in the 3000 meters (9:29.87) at the Terrier Classic... Helped BU capture the America East title, setting a new conference record in the 3000 with a first-place time of 9:40.21 and placing second in the mile run (4:52.58)... Was also a member of the first-place distance medley team (11:42.16) that set a conference record... At the ECAC Championships, placed second in the 3000 with a time of 9:25.97.

Outdoor: At the UConn Invitational, picked up a first-place finish in the 5000 meters with a time of 16:46.38... During BU's second-place showing at the America East Outdoor Championships, placed third in the 3000-meter steeplechase (10:40.97) and sixth in the 1500 (4:39.95)... Was named the America East Women's Scholor-Athlete of the Year.


Indoor: In BU's home opener sweep, placed first in the 3000 with a time of 9:50.36... Took home two first place finishes during BU's quad-meet on Jan. 18, running the mile in 4:58.93 and the 800 in 2:21.00... At the Terrier Classic, raced to a ninth-place finish in the 3000 (9:46.26)... During BU's quad-meet sweep on Feb. 8, placed second in the mile (4:58.49)... Earned All-Conference and All-New England cross-country honors...Took fifth place in the 3000 at the ECAC Indoor Championships with a personal-best time of 9:36.67... Won the America East 3000 championship, setting a conference record (9:44.84).

Outdoor: Set a new BU record in the 3000-meter steeplechase (10:43.00) at the Snowflake Classic.


In BU's season opener tri-meet, took home the top spot in mile with a time of 5:06.31 and placed second in the 3000 (10:02.02) during her first collegiate track meet... Added another top ten finish at the Terrier Classic, running the mile in 5:00.36... On Feb. 10, placed tenth in the mile (5:03.35) in BU's tri-meet... At her first America East Championship, placed second in the 3000 with a time of 9:53.93... Finished second in the 3000-meter run (9:44.34) at the New England Championships... At the America East

Outdoor Championships, earned a fifth-place finish in the 1500 with a time of 4:40.89.


Attended the Taft School... Personal bests included a 10:05 in the 3000 and a 5:01 in the mile... Also participated in triathlons and duathlons.


Daughter of Donald and Maria Ryan... Enrolled in the University's School of Medicine... Born April 22, 1985.

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