LEWISBURG, Pa. – Former Bucknell standout Carly Graytock Shea '00 has been elected to the Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. The annual Hall induction is scheduled for Oct. 8 at the University of Scranton's DeNaples Center.
The 2017 inductee was an outstanding cross country and track runner at Forest City Regional High School, winning three District 12 cross country and 3,200-meter titles.
Shea's fantastic high school career carried over to her time at Bucknell, where she was a three-time All-Patriot League performer in cross country. She helped the Bison win back-to-back Patriot League titles in 1998-99, including the program's first-ever conference championship. Shea was team captain of the 1999 squad, which remains as the only women's team in Patriot League history to qualify for the NCAA Championships, finishing 24th in the nation. Shea is recognized as one of the Patriot League's top cross country runners, landing spots on its All-Decade and 25th Anniversary teams.
A cell biology/biochemistry major, Shea was also a three-time Patriot League champion in the 10,000m, capturing gold medals in 1998-2000. In 2000, she earned Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades and was presented with the Margaret L. Bryan Award at the senior banquet for “outstanding achievement in more than one varsity sport.”
Shea continued to run following her time with Bucknell. She excelled in the marathon, competing in the Olympic trials in 2004 and 2008.