Nichole Rittgers
Nichole Rittgers
Height: 5'7"
Year: So.
Hometown: Front Royal, Va.
High School: Warren County
Events: Middle Distance
Major: Biblical & Theological Studies (French minor)


  • (Cross Country) USA South All-Conference third team (2019)
  • USA South All-Academic (2018-19)

2019-20 (Sophomore): Ran in all seven cross country meets on the year... Earned third team All-USA South honors after placing 21st with a personal record 6k time of 26:00.5 at the USA South Championships (Nov. 2)... Posted a personal record time in the two-mile with a mark of 14:54.0 and an eighth-place finish at the Mountaintop Invitational (Aug. 30)... Also had a personal-best in the 5k with a time of 22:38.9 at the Wingfoot XC Classic (Sept. 20)... Competed in one track meet on the year and had a personal record time of 2:30.27 in the 800 meter at the Victor Icebreaker Duals (March 7)... Also a member of the Covenant women's basketball team... Played in 16 games on the year, averaging 3.9 minutes in each contest

2018-19 (Freshman): Competed in six cross country events... Made collegiate debut at the Mountaintop Invitational (Aug. 31) with a two-mile time of 15:43.0... Had a season-best 6k time of 28:29.3 at the Maryville Invitational (Sept. 29)... Competed in all six outdoor track meets... Part of the 4x800 relay team that set a program record time at 10:01.73 at the Rhodes Invitational... Topped out in the 800 meter, her main event, at 2:32.73 at the USA South Championships... Also a member of the Covenant women's basketball program... Appeared in nine games and averaged 6.2 minutes per game… Poured in a career-high 21 points, six rebounds, one steal, and one block while going 7-for--11 from the floor (Jan. 26)... Earned USA South All-Academic honors

High School: Attended Warren County High School... Lettered in cross country, track, and basketball... Finished 10th in the state championship track meet in the 4x800 relay... Four-year varsity basketball player... Lady Wildcat Award recipient for basketball... Voted most improved in cross country... Member National Honor Society...Four-year academic achievement award winner

Personal: Parents are Mark and Sarah Rittgers... Has one sister, Megan... Aunt, Samantha Reenders, played collegiate basketball at Grand Rapids College and Aquinas College... Favorite Bible verse is Romans 1:16... Majoring in biblical & theological studies with a minor in French... Aspires to become a missionary

Rittgers' Personal Records:

Cross Country: 
2-mile: 14:54.00 (Mountaintop Invitational, Aug. 30, 2019)
5K: 22:38.9 (Wingfoot XC Classic, Sept. 20, 2019)
6K: 26:00.5 (USA South Championship, Nov. 2, 2019)

Outdoor Track:
400m: 1:08.94 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 12-13, 2019)
800m: 2:30.27 (Victor Icebreaker Duals; March 7, 2020)
1500m: 5:31.21 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 12-13, 2019)
4x400: 4:20.73- Lipperd, Roberts, Henry (USA South Championships, April 18-19, 2019)
4x800: 10:01.73 - Lipperd, Smith, Henry (Rhodes Invitational, March 15-16, 2019)

Indoor Track: