2009 and 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2007-08 (Freshman): Cross Country - Finished sixth on the team and 17th overall at Old Timers Classic with a 5-mile time of 26:20. Indoor - Did not compete. Outdoor - Named to All-SEC Freshman Team in the steeplechase ... At SEC Championships, ran personal-best time in steeplechase finishing 13th overall in a time of 9:28.40 ... Won the steeplechase at Yellow Jacket Invitational, crossing the line in 9:30.45 ... Ran season-best mark in 1,500m at EKU Open, clocking in at 4:00.27.
High School: The 2007 West Virginia Class AA state champion in the 1,600 meters ... West Virginia state runner-up in cross country in 2005 ... A four-time West Virginia all-state selection in the 3,200 meters, setting his school's all-time record with a personal-best time of 9:31 in the 3,200 ... A three-time all-state selection (2005-07) in the 1,600 meters ... A three-time all-state selection (2004-06) in cross country ... Helped his high school track and field squad to four consecutive state championships during his high school career ... Coached by John Mike Nichols (cross country) and David Bailey and Sean Anderson (track) ... Was a state finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman ... Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.061 GPA ... Personal-best times include 4:30 (1,600 meter) ... Also competed in soccer his first two years and basketball his freshman season.
Personal: Full name is Zachary Ryne Noel ... Born June 16, 1989 in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Parents are Jackson Noel and Lynn Baker ... Has two brothers: Tyler and A.J. and four sisters: Krystal, Kamber, Courtney and Olivia ... Pre-pharmacy major.