Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in the 800-meter run with a career-best time of 2:09.24; used her top mark to qualify for the finals at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships en route to her first conference scoring performance, a seventh-place effort; first hit the regional standard at the Georgia Spec Towns Invitational, clocking a time of 2:09.35; narrowly missed the NCAA Indoor Championship provisional standard with an indoor best of 2:10.89 at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational; ran a best 600-meter run mark at the Boilermaker Invitational (1:36.62).
Clocked a career-best time of 2:12.92 at the 2008 Iowa State Classic; ran the opening leg of the Boilermakers' distance medley relay squad, which took seventh at the 2008 Big Ten Indoor Championships.
Registered a season-best time of 2:15.37 in the 800-meter run at the Dave Rankin Invitational; posted indoor-best times of 1:19.91 in the 500-meter run and 2:17.91 in the 800-meter run, both at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track, one-year letterwinner in basketball at Northfield High School; three-time regional qualifier in track; cross country semi-state qualifier as a junior; holds her high school's records in both the 1800 meters and 800 meters.
Personal: Nancy Marie Hammel was born on Nov. 3, 1987, in Wabash, Ind.; is the daughter of Cary and Nancy Jo Hammel; has one brother, Kurt; enjoys playing the harmonica; majoring in agricultural and biological engineering.