Lisa (Demerath) Schultz ('02)

Cross Country - Track & Field

Lisa (Demerath) Schultz - Hall of FameWhen people talk about going the distance, they should be talking about Lisa (Demerath) Schultz. Lisa, a 2002 graduate, ran Track and Cross Country at the University of Dubuque and majored in Health, Wellness, and Recreation. She is regarded as one of the finest distance runners in UD's history. Lisa ran Cross Country in 1998, 2000, and 2001. She participated in track during the 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 seasons. 

Even though she currently lives in Kansas, you can still see and feel her presence on the track and in the record books. She still holds many school records for Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, and Cross Country. She is the school record holder in the Outdoor 1,500m; Outdoor 5,000m; Outdoor 10,000m; Indoor 3,000m; Indoor 5,000m; and Cross Country 5,000m.

Some of Lisa's favorite memories were running a 35:57 10K at the Drake Relays in 2002 - the same year she became an NCAA Division-III All-American! As well, her time still remains in first place for the Indoor 3,000m at the Cornell College Hilltop Invitational at 10:21.75. Her strength, dedication, and success at UD continues to inspire our current student-athletes as she proves just how far one go during the four years enrolled at UD!

Since "going the distance" is such an important part of Lisa's life, she is happy to add that she has been happily married to fellow UD cross country runner Kraig Schultz (C'02), for ten years! They have two wonderful daughters, Koe and Lakota, who enrich their lives. 

Track Accomplishments:

- NCAA Division-III All-American: Eighth Place in 10,000m - 2002
- School Record: Outdoor 1,500m - 2002 (4:45.74)
- School Record: Outdoor 5,000m - 2002 (17:33.95)
- School Record: Outdoor 10,000m - 2002 (35:57.06)
- School Record: Indoor 3,000m - 2001 (10:21.75)
- School Record: Indoor 5,000m - 2001 (17:44.31
- All-Iowa Conference: Third Place in Outdoor 5,000m - 1998
- All-Iowa Conference: First Place in Outdoor 10,000m - 2002
- All-Iowa Conference: Second Place in Outdoor 5,000m - 2002

Cross Country Accomplishments:

- School Record: 5,000m - 2000 (18:26)
- All-Iowa Conference: Second Place - 2000
- All-Region: Fourth Place - 2000
- NCAA Championships: 57th Place - 2000