Ann Golubski-Shinliver

Ann Golubski-ShinliverAthlete • Inducted 2006

Ann Golubski-Shinliver earned six All-America honors in cross country and track and field in her two seasons. She was a cross country All-American in 1993 and 1994 and led JCCC to two top-10 national finishes. In 1994, Golubski-Shinliver raced to a 10th-place individual finish, helping JCCC finish third as a team. Her 10th-place effort was also the fourth-best in team history at the time. She also was a two-time All-Region VI performer in cross country. At the 1994 region championship she recorded the fourth fastest time in team history. On the track, Golubski-Shinliver was a four-time All-American. Her freshman year, she recorded third-place finishes in the indoor 5,000-meters and as a member of the indoor medley relay. As a sophomore, Golubski-Shinliver won an individual national championship in the indoor 5,000-meters while setting a school record in the event. She also ran a leg on the national champion indoor 4x800 relay, becoming the second female athlete to win two national championships in one meet, the first to do so indoors. She also raced to a seventh-place finish in the 1,000-yard run, and ran a leg on the 4x800 relay at the 1995 national meet that placed sixth while setting a school record. At the region level, Golubski-Shinliver garnered six All-Region awards, and won back-to-back indoor 5,000-meter championships. She also was a the 1994 outdoor East Jayhawk Conference 5,000-meter champion, and ran a leg on the 1995 outdoor conference champion 4x800 relay.

Golubski-Shinliver continued her athletic career at Oklahoma State University, where she was earned All-Big 8 honors in 5,000-meters at the 1996 Big 8 Conference Indoor Championships. She capped the season by earning Academic All-Big 8 accolades. Golubski-Shinliver then transferred to Kansas State University where she competed for the Wildcats in cross country and track. She was selected as an Academic All-Big 12 performer her senior year, and was team captain for the 1997-98 season.