Vivian Hett
Vivian Hett
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Burnsville, Minn.
High School: Burnsville

2017-18

Cross Country - Finished 88th overall at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships with a time of 22:22.5 (6k). Earning all-region honors, Hett finished 14th with a season-best time of 21:59 at the NCAA Division II Midwest Region Cross Country Championships. At the GLIAC Championships, Hett became a GLIAC second-team member by finishing 16th in 22:56.8. Featured as the GLIAC Runner of the Week after taking sixth place with her 6k time of 22:53.8 at the Roy Griak Invitational. Finished 20th overall at the Lewis Conference Crossover with a run of 22:22.9 (6k). Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team.

Skiing - Became an All-American for the second time after a 10th-place finish in the 5K classic race at the NCAA Championships with a time 16:00.50. Also finished 20thin the 15K freestyle race at the national meet. Took the individual title in the 5K classic race at the Central Region Championships with a time of 15:30.40. Also won the 5K classic race at the CCSA Championships with a time of 15:49.20. Earned victories in the 10K classic race at the Minnesota-Duluth CCSA Race and the 15K classic at the MTU CCSA Races. Named first-team All-CCSA at the conclusion of the season.

Indoor – Did not compete. Named to GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team.

Outdoor – Competed mainly in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, advancing the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships where she placed 20th. Hett set the school record in the event at the Dr. Keeler Invitational when she recorded at time of 10:43.11. She also recorded second-team All-GLIAC honors and was named to the all-region team. Hett also ranks 4th in Wildcats history in the 1,500-meters after finishing in 4:43.02 at the GVSU Al Owens Classic and eighth in in the 5,000-meters after recording a time of 18:19.27 at the Spartan Invite. Named to GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team.

2016-17

Cross Country - Took 19th at the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 24 with a time of 23:49.7. Placed 12th at the Conference Crossover Invitational on Oct. 8, crossing the line in 22:21.42. Garnered all-GLIAC second team accolades after finishing 20th (22:44.1) at the GLIAC Championship on Oct. 22. Represented Northern Michigan at the NCAA Midwestern Regional (57th, 22:16.10) on Nov. 5 and the NCAA National Championship (83rd, 22:10.1) on Nov. 19. Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team.

Skiing - Recorded top six spots at all races of the Birkie Trailhead and CCSA Distance Championships. Won the NCAA Qualifier 5K classic race. Finished fifth at the Supertour race in Ishpeming. Earned All-American award at the NCAA Chapionships in the 5K classic race with the sixth place. Named Central NCAA Athlete of the year.

2015-16

Cross Country - Placed second in the 4K at the U.P. Championships with a time of 14:30.5. Cracked the top 30 at the Roy Griak Invitational, clocking in at 23:50.5 to take 28th. Earned all-GLIAC second team honors after finishing 15th at the GLIAC championship meet with a time of 22:38.0. Placed 27th at the NCAAA Midwestern Regional after crossing the line in 21:50.596. Clocked fastest 6K time (21:42.7) of the season at the NCAA National Championship en route to a 57th-place finish. Was the first Wildcat to cross the line at the national championship meet. Named team's Most Improved. Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team.

Skiing - Took 13th in the 10K classic (31:14.4), third in the freestyle sprint's junior division and second in the junior 5K freestyle (15:21.8) at the U.S. Skiing Championship. Earned Grand Champion honors at the U.S. Skiing Championship based on her performance. Finished in the top 10 in both events at the Telemark Chase. Won the 15K classic (49:21.9) and took second (14:49.9) in the 5K freestyle at the CCSA Invitational. Tied Nicole Schneider for first in the 10K mass start at the CCSA Championships with a time of 26:02.7. At the NCAA National Championships, placed 15th (56:11.5) in the 15K classic and 21st in the 5K freestyle (13:46.8). Named to the all-CCSA first team. Represented the U.S. at the World Junior Championship Feb. 18-29. Named the team's Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

2014-15

Cross Country - Ran in three races with a season-best time of 21:48 at the GLIAC Championship. Also clocked in at 22:22 at the NCAA Midwestern Regional.

Skiing - Named the team's Newcomer of the Year. Placed in the top 10 in classic races at the MTU Open, NMU Open and the U.S. Nationals. In freestyle events, had three top-10 finishes.

Personal: Daughter of David and Michelle Hett. Born on March 16th, 1996.

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