Joel Rop
Joel Rop


Eldoret, Kenya

High School:

Last College:
Butler Community College

Cross Country/Distance


Alabama Student-Athletes Slated To Receive Degrees Saturday

More than 20 graduates will suit up for Alabama's game against LSU in the BCS National Football Championship Game on Jan. 9 in New Orleans


Cross Country Finishes the 2011 Season at the NCAA South Regional

Women finish sixth overall; men come in 18th


Men Finish Fifth; Women Sixth at SEC Cross Country Championships

Carison Kemei finishes 12th for the men to earn All-SEC honors


Alabama Cross Country Moves Up in the South Region Top 10

UA women's team climbs three spots to No. 6 while the men move up to ninth


Women's Cross Country Captures Crimson Classic Title; Men Finish Fifth

Carison Kemei wins men's race for the Crimson Tide

Career Bests
• 800 meters - 1:50.22
• 1,500 meters - 3:43.06
• Mile - 4:03.57
• 3,000 meters - 8:10.12
• 5,000 meters - 14:51.30

Cross Country
• 8 kilometer - 24:45

Cross Country
• NCAA All-South Region (2010)
• All-SEC (2010)
• NJCAA All-American (2007)

• Indoor NJCAA All-American, 800m (2008)
• Indoor NJCAA All-American, Mile (2008, `09)
• Indoor NJCAA All-American, 1,000m (2008, `09)
• Indoor NJCAA All-American, 3,000m (2009)
• Outdoor NJCAA All-American, 1,500m (2008, `09)
• Outdoor NJCAA All-American, 5,000m (2009)
• Outdoor NJCAA All-American, 4x800m (2009)

Senior (2011-12)
Cross Country
UA's top finisher at the 10-kilometer NCAA South Regional with a time of 32:09.4 to finish 28th ... placed 16th at the 8-kilometer SEC Championships with a time of 24:50.30 ... came in 7th overall at the Crimson Classic with an 8-kilometer time of 25:21.47 ... UA's top finisher in 37th with a season-best time of 24:50.60 at the 8-kilometer Greater Louisville Classic ... finished ninth at the 8-kilometer Commodore Classic with a time of 25:32.30 ... was UA's second finisher at the Georgia Invitational with a 25:51.02 8-kilometer time to finish 12th.

RS Junior (2010-11)
Cross Country
Earned all-SEC and NCAA All-South Region honors in cross country ... finished 98th at the NCAA Championships ... came across fifth at the NCAA South Region Championships ... was 12th at the SEC Championships ... finished 84th at the Pre-National meet.

Indoor Season
Competed in the mile, 3,000 meters and distance medley relay during the indoor season ... helped win an SEC title in the DMR with a meet record of 9:39.06 ... set a personal best in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:10.12 at the Husky Classic ... finished 12th at the SEC Indoor Championships in the mile and had a season best time of 4:05.48 at the Meyo Invitational.

Outdoor Season
Did not compete. Was named to the SEC Spring Honor Roll.

Junior (2009-10)
Cross Country
Did not compete.

Indoor Season
Finished third in the mile at the Indoor SEC Championship with a time of 4:07.27.

Outdoor Season
Had a personal best time of 3:43.06 in the 1,500 meters at the Florida Relays, finishing third ... finished fourth in the 800 meters at the SeaRay Relays with a personal record of 1:50.22.

At Butler CC
Sophomore (2008-09)
Earned All-American indoors in the 1,000 meters, mile and 3,000 meters, while garnering All-American accolades outdoors in the 1,500 meters, 5,000 meters as well as the 4x800-meter relay.

Freshman (2007-08)
Earned All-American honors on 12 occasions as well as Academic All-America accolades four times ... earned indoor All-America status in the mile and 800 meters as well as the 1,000 meters...was an All-American outdoors as well in the 1,500 meters.

Prep and Personal
The son of Peter and Mary Ronoh ... attended Kipsangui High School in his native Kenya ... is a double major in economics and finance.