Hogan was a high school and college basketball star who left the basketball team at Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass., to transfer to George Washington University after her sophomore year. It was at GW that she launched a collegiate running career even though the school did not offer women’s track.
During her final year of collegiate eligibility in 2010, Megan posted a time of 32:34 in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational. She finished 6th in the 10,000 at the USA Outdoor Championships, was the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Conference Champion for the second year in a row, and finished 8th overall at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. While at GW, Megan received the Atlantic 10 women’s Cross Country Performer of the Year Award as well as the Atlantic 10 Student Athlete of the Year Award. Her coach named her one of the most accomplished student-athletes in the history of GW athletics. She was also a two-time All-American in cross country.
Megan, 23, made her professional road racing debut at the 2011 USA 15K Championships in March, where she finished third. On the track, she posted a 40-second PR in the 5,000m at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 15:29.12. She joined Team USA Minnesota in 2011. She ran a personal best 5K of 15:29 and came in 5th in the Freihofer’s Run for Women.
“I am very excited and honored to have received the Road Scholars grant, and I look forward to successful performances in upcoming road races,” Hogan said.
The RRCA Roads Scholar® selection Committee for 2011 included Carl Sniffen (Chair), Mike Morgan (former Roads Scholar recipient), Joan Benoit Samuelson (Olympic gold medalist), Don Kardong (Olympian), Phil Stewart, Bee McLeod, Brent Ayer and Jean Knaack.