Cross Country: Placed 21st at the Justin F. Cooper Memorial Rice Invitational with a time of 17:38... Second Owl across the tape with a 10th-place time of 25:54.4 at Grass Routes Grand Prix... Second Owl to finish (107th) at Pre-National Invitational with a time of 25:47.
Indoor: 3000m time of 8:39.46 at Texas A&M Invitational... Personal-best 5000m time of 14:46.49 in placing eighth at C-USA Indoor.
Outdoor: Placed first in 10,000m with a time of 31:08.91 at Victor Lopez Classic... Ran second in the 5000m (14:53.23) at Texas State Invitational... Placed eighth in 10,000m with a time of 29:57.21 at Mt. SAC Relays... 1500m time of 4:06.42 at Bearkat Twilight... Third in 10,000m (30:55.89) at C-USA Championship and 10th in 5000m (14:43.87).
Cross Country: Led Rice with a fourth-place finish at UH's Johnny Morris Invitational (15:05.85)... First for Rice by placing fourth at the Rice Invitational (17:39)... Finished 27th at the Cowboy Jamboree (25:50.73)... Second for the Owls with a 16th place finish at the C-USA Championship (24:31) to earn All-C-USA Third Team... Placed 50th at NCAA South Central Regional (31:45.4).
Indoor: Placed sixth in 3000m at Houston Indoor Invitational with career-best time of 8:38.02... Ran a 3000m time of 8:36.50 at Texas A&M Challenge... Season-best time of 14:56.36 in 5000m to place ninth at C-USA Indoor.
Outdoor: Placed 11th in 10,000m with a time of 32:41.62 at C-USA Outdoor.
C-USA All-Academic Team
Cross Country: Placed sixth at Johnny Morris Invitational (15:47) and fifth at Rice Invitational (17:28.4)... At OSU Cowboy Jamboree, placed 105th (26:11.70) and sixth at HBU/Puma Invitational (16:57.0)... Finished 20th at C-USA Championship (26:04) and 53rd at NCAA South Central Regional (33:20.7).
Indoor: Finished ninth at C-USA Indoor in the 3000m with a time of 8:40.96 and 12th in 5000m (15:23.92)... Placed seventh in 3000m with a time of 8:39.77 at Houston Indoor Invitational.
Conference USA 10,000m Champion - 31:27.99
Conference USA Co-Freshman of the Meet
First place in 5000m (15:28.57) at Trinity Tiger Relays... Placed fourth in 5000m (14:46.26) at Duckett/Rice Twilight... Ran the 3000m at the Texas Invite and clocked in at 8:38.32 (10th)... Won the 10,000m at the C-USA Outdoor with a time of 31:27.99 and placed eighth in the 5000m (14:53.61).
2008 graduate of Friendswood High School... Finished 10th at the Texas 4A state cross country championship as a senior... Runner-up at the Regional III cross country meet... Finished fourth as a junior at the 4A state meet in the 3200m (9:37)... Team was a three-time district cross country champion, two-time Region III champions (2005 & 2006) and finished in the top eight at the 4A state meet all three years... Served as the editor of his high school paper... Ranked in the top ten of his senior class and a member of the National Honor Society... Member of PALS.
Full Name: Gabriel Joseph Cuadra... Born: Nov. 5, 1989 at Texas City... Parents: Joanne and Gabe Cuadra (one brother)... College: Will Rice.