NEW MEXICO:Fifth-year senior and 2008 cross country team captain who is coming off one of her most productive cross country seasons in '07...14 career XC races, 28 career races on the track...former school record holder in the 3,000-meter steeplechase...5-time Academic all-MWC honoree.
2007-08: (outdoor) Ranked 3rd on the team (11th MWC) in the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 11:32.80 (altitude adjusted) at UTEP...10th in the event at the MWC Championships...7 races with 3 top-5 finishes...Academic All-MWC honoree...(indoor) 2 meet appearances...5th in the 3,000 at Northern Arizona with a career-best time of 11:05.10 (team No. 5)...No. 4 on the team in the 5,000 (19:01.10)...(cross country) Was the only women's runner to appear in six meets...2 top-25 finishes and ran with the team's top-7 4 times...scored as the B team's No. 2 runner (20th overall) at New Mexico State...39th at the MWC Championships and placed 79th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships with a career-best 6K time of 23:04 in her final collegiate cross country race...Academic All-MWC.
2006-07: (outdoor) Redshirt season...(indoor) Competed 6 times in 5 meets, mostly in the 800...(cross country) Appeared in two meets...finished 20th at NMSU.
2005-06: (outdoor) Broke her own school record in the 3,000m steeplechase with an altitude adjusted time of 11:14.96 at the Don Kirby Invite in Albuquerque...ranked 11th in the MWC in the event...raced four times...won the 2,000m steeplechase at UTEP...Academic all-MWC honoree...(indoor) Redshirt season...(cross country) Hampered by injuries and made just one meet appearance, running 10th on the team at the Lobo Invitational, before earning a medical redshirt.
2004-05: (outdoor) Set the then-school record with a time of 12:06.25 (3rd place) at the Mesa Classic in Arizona...was the runner-up in the event at home...and placed 10th at the MWC Championships...Academic All-MWC honoree...(indoor) Focused on the middle distance events, running four 800s and a 600-meter race...(cross country) Ran in five of the team's six meets...finished among the UNM top-7 four times and was the Lobos' fourth scoring runner at the MWC Championships...clocked her fastest 6K time of 23:27.8 in the season-finale at the NCAA Regional Championships...top finish was 26th at NMSU...Academic All-MWC honoree
HIGH SCHOOL:A 2004 graduate of Albuquerque Manzano High School...all-city, all-district and all-state honoree in both cross country and track, under coaches Jeremy Vehar and John Flores...2003 Albuquerque Tribune Cross Country Athlete of the Year...MHS Female Athlete of the Year as a senior...runner-up at the 2003 city cross country meet...placed third at the New Mexico Junior Olympic cross country meet to earn All-America honors...silver medalist in the 3,200-meter run at the state track meet as a junior...a versatile athlete who also finished eighth in the heptathlon at the 2003 Great Southwest Meet...also a member of the Monarch's varsity basketball team.
PERSONAL:Born in Albuquerque, N.M...full name is Stasia Margaret Ploskonka...daughter of Jim and Suzie Ploskonka...has a younger brother, Nick...major is Exercise Science.