Galarza Represents Tech in NCAA Championships – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

THE FLATS – Liz Galarza will represent Georgia Tech’s cross country teams at the 2022 NCAA Championships on Saturday, November 19 in Stillwater, Okla. Galarza will compete in the women’s 6K race which is scheduled to start at 9:20am CT.

Galarza is the first jacket to qualify for the National Championships since her former teammate Nicole Fegans qualified for the 2020 Championships.

At the 2022 NCAA South Region Championships, Galarza finished an impressive eighth with a personal best of 19:55.4 in the women’s 6K. She was one of four jackets to receive All Region honors and had the best finish of any tech runner at the meet.

Galarza was one of four individual qualifiers from the southern region. The NCAA Championships feature many of the nation’s top runners and teams. For women, the ACC has two individual qualifiers – including Galarza – and six competing teams.

Automatically qualified women’s teams: Alabama, Arkansas, State of Floridageorgetown, NC statenew mexico, North Carolinanorthwest, Notre-DameState of Ohio, State of Oklahoma, Oregon, Providence, Stanford, SyracuseTexas, Utah and West Virginia

Women’s major teams: BYU, California Baptist, Colorado, State of Colorado, Michigan, State of Michigan, Northern Arizona, State of Oregon, Toledo, Utah Valley, VirginiaWashington and Wisconsin

Women’s schools with individual qualification: Abilene Christian, Air Force, State of Arkansas, State of Boise, Butler, Columbia, DePaul, dukeFlorida Furman georgia techHarvard, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, La Salle, Lipscomb, Louisiana, Miami (OH), Ole Miss, Penn, Portland, Princeton, San Francisco, TCU, Tulsa, UC Davis, UMass Lowell, Utah and Wyoming

competition initiative
In a joint effort, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation, Georgia Tech Athletics and the Alexander-Tharpe Fund have joined forces to accelerate scholarship funding for students and athletes with the launch of the Competitive Drive Initiative. The initiative begins with the Accelerate GT Match Program, where every new donation to AT Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund made through December 31 is matched dollar for dollar by the Georgia Tech Foundation, up to $2.5 million . Should Accelerate GT reach its fundraising goal of $2.5 million, the gift would result in a $5 million impact to Georgia Tech Athletics. To learn more and contribute online, visit

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