Ziegler, Marcia Foulke


Marcia achieved All-American status in two sports while a student-athlete at Otterbein. As a senior, she earned All-American honors twice by finishing 30th at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in 1995 and sixth in the 10,000- meter run at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 1996. Over the course of her career, Marcia won two Ohio Athletic Conference championships in cross country, and collected seven individual championships in track and field. In 1995, she was selected Ohio Division III Runner of the Year and OAC Runner of the Year in cross country, and, in 1996, OAC Most Outstanding Track Athlete. She was a two-time national qualifier in both cross country and track and field. She holds the school record in the 10,000 (36:59), and sits third all-time in both the 3,000 (10:41.5) and 5,000 (18:07). Upon graduation, Marcia taught middle school science and coached cross country, basketball and track at North Union Local Schools. She earned her master’s degree from Marygrove College in 2004. Marcia and her husband, Jason, moved to Rochester, N.Y. in 2004 where she continues to teach middle school science and high school chemistry while coaching the girl’s high school basketball team at a small Christian school in Penfield, N.Y. The couple has one daughter and one son.