Natalie Bettez
Natalie Bettez
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bolton, Mass.
High School: Nashoba
Major: Undecided
Dream Job: Doctor
Activities/Clubs on Campus: TEMS
Favorite Professional Athlete: Molly Huddle
Favorite Pregame Meal: Pasta, oatmeal, yogurt

2017 (Junior): Competed in all seven races during her junior season… finished 3rd in the 5k at the Bates Invitational…was 7th overall in the 6k race out of 284 participants at the Williams College Purple Valley Classic…was Tufts’ top finisher and 11th overall in the All New England Championships…finished 3rd in individual results in the 6k at the Connecticut College Cross Country Invitational…was 6th out of 155 others in the NESCAC Championships…finished 11th out of 393 in the NCAA Division III New England Regionals Cross Country Championships…and finished 76th in the NCAA Championships.

2016 (Sophomore): Ran in seven different races for the Jumbos during her sophomore campaign...was fifth at the Bates Invitational on September 17 as the team finished first....finished 29th at the Purple Valley Classic and was the second Tufts' finisher on September 24...was the second Tufts finisher at the prestigious Paul Short Invitational on October 1...was 11th at the Connecticut College Invite on October 15...ran in her first NESCAC race on November 7 and finished second and was the first Tufts finisher as the Jumbos took home second place...crossed the line in sixth place at the NCAA Regional on November 12, earning All-New England honors...was the third Tufts finisher at the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Ky. on November 19. 

2015 (Freshman): Competed in two races during her rookie campaign...made her collegiate debut at the Bates Invitational on September 19 and finished in 48th place...also came in 41st at the Codfish Bowl at Franklin Park on September 26. 

Before Tufts: Ran cross country and indoor and outdoor track at Nashoba Regional High School...was a Worcester County All-Star for cross country...was a two-time Mid Wach B indoor track, was a league All-Star...earned excellence in Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish V, US History, Algebra II and Biology honors...won the Dartmouth Book Award.

Personal: Daughter of Erik and Nancy...has three siblings, Michaela (19), Alexandra (17) and Camden (12)...father, Erik, swam at MIT.