Danielle Kulpins
Danielle Kulpins
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Brookfield, Wis.
High School: Brookfield Central
Major: Nutritional Biochemistry & Metabolism, Spanish

2017 (Senior): Was the team’s top finisher in six of the seven races she competed in during the season… Earned all-region honors for the second-straight season after pacing the Spartans at the NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships with a 17th-place finish with a time of 22:57.2 in her final collegiate cross country race… Was the sixth Division III finisher at the All-Ohio Championships… Recorded a season-best 6K time of 22:49.1 at the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational, placing sixth overall at the meet… Placed 20th at the 2017 UAA Championships… Recipient of the USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Award… Earned UAA Fall All-Academic recognition.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 4K/15:15.9/2nd place (Team Finish: 1st)
  • OWU Invitational: 6K/22:49.1/6th place (Team Finish: 1st)
  • Allegheny Classic: 3 miles/18:19/4th place (Team Finish: 1st)
  • All-Ohio Championships: 6K/22:55.1/51st place - 6th DIII (Team Finish: 1st)
  • Yellowjacket Invitational: 6K/22:58.0/4th place (Team Finish: 1st)
  • UAA Championships: 6K/24:49.0/20th place (Team Finish: 2nd)
  • NCAA DIII Great Lakes Region Championships: 6K/22:57.2/17th place (Team Finish: 1st)

2016 (Junior): Earned the first All-Region honor of her career after finishing 20th overall at the 2016 NCAA Great Lakes Championship… Placed 10th overall at the 2016 UAA Championships, earning a spot on the All-Conference Second Team, the first All-UAA honor of her career… Recorded a season-best 6K time of 22:16.87 at the UAA Championships… Also placed third among DIII competitors and 30th overall at the All-Ohio Championships… Won the 4K race at the Sudeck Sundown Classic, setting a course record with a time of 15:02… Was the team’s top finisher in all six events she competed in…  Received UAA All-Academic honors.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 4K/15:02.0/1st place (Team Finish: 1st)
  • Yellowjacket Invitational: 6K/22:53.2/22nd place (Team Finish: 1st)
  • All Ohio XC Championships: 6K/22:48.3/3rd place Div. III/30th Overall (Team Finish: 1st)
  • Inter-Regional Rumble: 6K/22:19.0/11th place (Team Finish: 1st)
  • UAA Championship: 6K/22:16.87/10th place (Team Finish: 1st)
  • NCAA Regional: 6K/22:28.5/20th place (Team Finish: 1st)

2015 (Sophomore): Was a top-seven Spartan finisher in five of the six races she competed in during the season… Place 67th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships… Was 72nd at the UAA Championships… Notched the second-fastest time by a Spartan at the Calvin Knight Invitational, finishing 39th overall with a time of 19:06.5 in the 5K race… Recorded a career-best 6K time of 22:09.1 at the Oberlin Inter-Region Rumble … Received UAA All-Academic honors.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 4K/16:26.1/7th place
  • Calvin Knight Invitational: 5K/19:06.5/39th place
  • All-Ohio XC Championships: 6K/23:43.6/40th place
  • Oberlin College Inter-Regional Rumble: 6K/22:09.1/24th place
  • UAA Cross Country Championships: 6K/24:24.0/72nd place
  • NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships: 6K/23:37.1/67th place

2014 (Freshman): In the 2014 Sudeck Classic, Kulpins raced a time of 15:42.22, placing first and finishing nearly seven seconds ahead of the rest of the field. She is the second Spartan freshman in three seasons to win the Sudeck Classic.

  • Sudeck Classic 4k/15:42.22/1st
  • Calvin Knight Invitational/19:28.2/35th
  • All-Ohio Championship 6k/23:45.00/29th
  • Inter-Regional Rumble 6k/23:37.3/53rd
  • UAA Championship 6k/23:15.49/30th
  • NCAA DIII Great Lakes Regional 6k/23:40.9/81st

Personal: Ran cross country and track at Brookfield Central High School…National Merit Finalist…AP Scholar with Distinction…daughter of Greg and Mary Sue Kulpins.