2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
2013-14: Ran six events during his junior season ... Finished 38th at the Queen City Invitational with a time of 15:56.84 ... Ran a BIG EAST Championship time of 26:46.00 to help the team to a sixth place finish ... Led the team at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 33:19.00.
2012-13: Competed at all seven meets of the 2012 cross country season ... Finished second overall at the Mount St, Joseph Invitational with a time of 16:48.26 ... Ran a personal-best in the 5k a week later at the Queen City Invitational with a time of 16:35.79 and placed 31st out of 135 runners ... Ran a personal-best in the 8k at the All-Ohio Championships with a time of 26:22.64 finishing 90th out of 301 runners
2011-12: Competed in six events for XU as a freshman ... Set a personal best 8K time of 26:42.9 at the 2011 Atlantic 10 Championship, good for 84th place ... Also competed at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, setting his personal best 10K time of 34:27.8 ... Named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll following both the fall and spring semesters ... Earned the Dean's Award for maintaining a 3.5-4.0 grade point average
High School: Ran cross country and track at Elder ... Best 5K time is 15:43 ... Ran a 4:28 mile and 9:38 in the 3200 ... Earned Most Improved Award in 2010 and 2011.
Personal: Son of Michael and Debbie Zielinski ... Born October 21, 1992 ... Has one brother, Shaun, and one sister, Sarah ... Majoring in English