Elise Viox
Elise Viox
Year: Sr.
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
High School: Cor Jesu Academy
Major: Biology/Human Health

Senior (2015)
Made the most of her final campaign in cross country, earning numerous awards ... Named the team's Most Outstanding Performer ... Ranked as the Eagles' No. 1 runner in al eight competitions ... Named by the USTFCCCA as the South/Southeast Region Athlete of the Year ... Named UAA Athlete of the Week for the third time during the year after finishing first out of 200 runners at the NCAA South/Southeast Region Championships with a then personal-best 6K time of 22:05 ... Helped Emory to the NCAA South/Southeast Region Championship and was the first Eagle to cross the finish line in the No. 1 position since 2010 ... Earned all-region honors for the third time in her career ... Clocked a personal-best 6K effort of 22:01 at the NCAA D-III Championships, tying the third-fastest mark in program history ... Established four personal bests throughout the course of the year ... Second Team All-UAA after crossing the finish line in the No. 8 slot at the conference championship in a time of 22:22 ... Helped the Eagles to a fifth-place finish out of 46 teams at the AAE Invitational, posting a 6K mark of 22:17 that placed 34th out of 414 entries ... Selected as the UAA Co-Athlete of the Week after topping the 60-runner field at the JSU Foothills Invitational with a 5K time of 18:15, tying the school's 11th-best performance ... UAA Athlete of the Week honoree after registering an 11th-place finish out of 107 runners at the Charlotte Invitational with a 6K effort of 22:56 ... Recipient of a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. 

Junior (2014):
Competed in all eight of Emory's meets ... Ranked among the squad's top five performers on six occasions, including three top-three finishes ... Earned all-region acclaim for the second straight campaign by virtue of her 19th-place finish out of 205 runners at the NCAA South/Southeast Championships, clocking a personal-best 6K time of 23:10 ... Recipient of the program's Coaches' Award, symbolic of dedication, leadership and inspiration ... Eagles' No. 3 runner at the NCAA D-III Championships (24:01) ... Posted a 6K effort of 23:47 at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble, third on the team and 63rd out of 341 contestants ... Third on the squad and fifth overall in a 50-runner field at the JSU Foothills Invitational with a personal-best 5K time of 18:59 ... USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

Sophomore (2013):
Consistent performer who scored in six of her eight races ... All-Region performer after her 6K time of 23:30 at the NCAA South/Southeast Championships placed her 30th overall out of 193 runners ... Helped the Eagles to a first-place finish by coming through with a career-best 6K mark of 23:22 at the Furman Classic that good for third place on the team and 10th overall out of 137 entries ... Fourth among the Emory contingent and 37th in a 117-runner field at the Charlotte Invitational (23:53) ... Squad's No. 5 scorer at the NCAA D-III Championships (23:55) ... Third Eagle to cross the finish line at the UAA Championships (23:49) ... USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

Freshman (2012):
Scored in four of the five events she competed in ... Turned in a season-best 6K time of 23:25 at the UAA Championships ... Helped Emory to a first-place finish at the Viking Open by finishing second in the Eagles' pack and sixth overall out of142 runners with a 6K effort of 23:31 ... Third on the team and ranked 53rd out of 326 runners at the Gibson Family Pre-Nationals with a time of 23:38 ... Closed out Emory's scoring and posted a ninth-place performance out of 105 hopefuls at the 5K Gulf Coast Stampede (19:29).

Freshman (2011):
Did not see any race action.

High School:
Four-year member of the cross country and track programs at Cor Jesu Academy ...  Was coached by Katie Helbig ... Served as the track and field team captain her junior and senior seasons ... Clocked a personal best 5K time of 19:02 at the Missouri Southern Stampede that placed her 11th out of 303 entries ... Turned in a personal-best effort of 5:26 in the 1600 meters ... Took home first place in the Academy of Science - St. Louis 2011 Science Fair ... Winner of the prestigious LMI Aerospace Inc./D3 Technologies Award For Excellence in Research.

Daughter of Mark Viox and Janet Knobbe.

"I chose Emory for the undergraduate research opportunities and the strong biology program."