Suzy was the US Junior Record Holder at 1500m and won 3 National Junior Titles in High School. She was named by Scholastic Sports Magazine as one of the top 100 High School Athletes of the Century and was inducted into the US National High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
At the University of Wisconsin, Suzy won a record nine NCAA Titles and 32 Big-Ten Championships. She won the Honda Cup and Babe Zaharias Awards for Top Female Collegiate Athlete in the country. She was named by the Big-Ten Network as the top Female Athlete in Conference History.
Competing professionally, Suzy won seven USA National titles, set two American Records, was a three-time Olympian, ran her specialty 1500m under 4:00 five times and was the second fastest American Woman in history at 3:57.40, a fraction of a second behind leader, Mary Decker Slaney. In 2000, Suzy was the fastest woman in the world and was named USA Track & Field’s Female Distance Runner of the Year.
During her running career, Suzy appeared in national ads for Nike, Reebok, Oakley, Clairol, and Proctor & Gamble to name a few. She was prominently featured in publications such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, People, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, Sports Illustrated & appeared on the cover of Runner’s World three times.
Suzy went on to have a successful career in real estate and public speaking. She became a contracted speaker / ambassador for the Rock N Roll Marathon Series as well as Run Disney. After a tumultuous period in her life, she has now added “Certified Yoga Instructor” to her vast resume, and will soon share her story about her experiences with bipolar disorder and her struggles with life during and after running. “Fast Girl – A Life Spent Running From Madness” was released in September 2015.