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Texas A&M Lands All American Grad Transfer Annie Fuller

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Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 6:10 PM CST
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BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M track and field head coach Pat Henry announced the signing of three-time All-American Annie Fuller to the women’s team. Fuller is immediately eligible for the 2021 indoor and outdoor seasons.

“I think Annie [Fuller] is a great mid-term signee, she’s a graduate student who has two years of eligibility remaining,” said Henry. “She is really fine miler. We recruited her and brought her in here when she was a senior in high school but initially she thought it was better to stay closer to home. We are happy she made the decision to come to Aggieland.”

The Ludington, Michigan, native spent her last four seasons at Michigan State where she recently graduated with a bachelor’s in kinesiology with a minor in health promotion. She is pursuing her masters in kinesiology with an emphasis on physiology at Texas A&M.

Fuller brings an abundance of championship experience, she finished her time in East Lansing as a three-time All-American and First Team All-Big Ten member. In total she has appeared in seven NCAA regional and national meets, along with seven Big Ten Championships appearances.

“We’re excited that she’ll be joining us. She is a great addition to our program,” said assistant coach Wendel McRaven. “She instantly steps in with national level experience and sometimes that’s the missing piece of a program. We kind of saw it a little bit when Henry Lelei transferred here and suddenly the distance program got better simply because that missing piece helped raise everyone else’s level. Sometimes that happens naturally when you bring in an athlete that has had the experience she has and that helps raise the level of those around them.”

During the 2019-20 season she finished top three in four of the six cross country races entered, including a third place showing at the Big Ten Championships and second place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships. Fuller earned her third career All-America honor placing 34th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. In her 2020 indoor season she clocked a season best mile time of 4:39.78 at the Meyo Invitational. Fuller also ran leadoff as a member of the distance medley relay team that placed second at the Big 10 Championships and qualified to the NCAA Indoor Championships.

As a junior, Fuller had a breakout campaign finishing with All-American honors at the NCAA Cross Country Championships and second team All-American honors in the mile during the indoor season. She posted personal best times in four different events, the 3000m (9:21.30), mile (4:35.63), 800m (2:08.72) and 1500m (4:17.18).

Annie Fuller (Ludington, Michigan/Michigan State)

Personal Bests

800m – 2:08.72

1500m – 4:17.18

Mile – 4:35.63

3000m – 9:21.30

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