2008: Saw limited action during the season for the Blazers ...won the only race she competed in during the indoor season, which was the 5,000-meter run at the Clemson Opener in a time of 17:54.14 ... took fifth place at the Mississippi Open in the outdoor 5,000-meter run ... finished 24th and 13th in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter run, respectively, at the outdoor Conference USA Championship.
2007: Posted the second and third fastest times in the 3,000 and 5,000-meter runs for UAB during the indoor season ... placed second in the 3,000-meter run (10:35.37) at the Clemson Opener and third in the 5,000-meter run (17:37.37) ... was the Blazers top finisher in the 3,000-meter run at the Meyo Invitational ... at the C-USA Indoor Championship finished fourth in the 5,000-meter run (17:13.80) and ninth in the 3,000-meter run (10:04.66) ... did not participate in the outdoor season.
2006: One of UAB's top distance runners, particularly in the 5000 meters ... had an indoor season-best time of 18:18.37 in the 5000 meters at the Clemson Opener ... set a new outdoor career-high in the 5000 meters on two occasions during the 2006 season ...originally surpassed her career-best at the Ole Miss Invitational with a time of 17:50.14 to place third ... improved her career-best time in the 5000 meters again at Western Kentucky by clocking a time of 17:25.52 to claim first place at the event ... ran an 18:34.91 at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships to finish eighth.
2005: Set a UAB freshman record in her sixth-place finish in the 3000 meters at the C-USA Indoor Championships, posting a time of 10:03.00 ... also set the UAB freshman record and ran the fourth-fastest time in school history in the 5000-meter run at the C-USA Indoor Championships, finishing sixth with a time of 17:23.09, which was the third-best time on the team ... a member of the 4x1500-meter relay that ran the second-fastest time in school history and finished second at the Alabama Relays, posting a time of 19:15.84 ... took first place in the 5000-meter run at the Houston Cougar Opener, running an 18:32.24 ... finished second at the Saluki Booster Invitational, with a 3000-meter time of 10:20.14 ... had a strong indoor campaign before redshirting for the outdoor season.
High School: Attended Stratford High School in Houston, Texas ... a district champion in the 3200-meter run in 2002 and 2004 as well as in the 1600-meter run in 2004 ... set a school record for the 3200-meter run in 2004 with an 11:09.2 time ... was named team MVP for the 2002-04 seasons ... also a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Elizabeth Hilligoss ... born March 11, 1985 in The Woodlands, Texas ... daughter of Ed and Denise Hilligoss ... has an older sister, Emily, and a younger sister, Carrie ... is related to Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson ... majoring in political science.