It features five girls total; 4 from Texas and 1 one from Tennessee.
Kevin Ondrasek completed his first season as the head cross country and assistant track and field coach with the Golden Eagle program.
In his first season, Ondrasek's athletes showed major improvements, including 11 school record performances in events ranging from the Men's 800-meter to the Women's 10,000-meter races . The distance squad scored more points at the C-USA Championships than in the past five years. After breaking the school record in the preliminary rounds, senior 800-meter runner, Dale Dunn, went to the semi-finals of the NCAA championships with the help of Ondrasek. Stephanie Ledgerwood garnered all-conference honors in cross country; the first time a golden eagle achieved this since 2005.
Prior to coming to Southern Miss, Ondrasek worked as a volunteer assistant at his alma mater, Texas A&M. He was part of three consecutive NCAA National Championships at Texas A&M for both men's and women's programs.
Ondrasek was a four-year letterwinner for the Aggies from 2005 to 2009, competing in cross country and track and field. He was a member of the track and field teams that won back-to-back NCAA Outdoor National Championships. While competing in cross country, he was consistently among the top runners on the squad and qualified for the NCAA. He posted personal best times of 3:58 in the mile and 3:41 in the 1,500-meters.
The North Richland Hills, Texas native was a four-year letterwinner at Carroll Senior High School, where he was a two-time cross country district champion. He finished sixth in the mile (4:17.09 ) at the 5A state meet in 2005 and was 10th at the 5A state cross country meet two years in a row. He also qualified for Nike Team Nationals.
The third generation Aggie earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology in 2010 at Texas A&M. He is the son of Robert and Jane Ondrasek and has one brother, Kyle.