Elizabeth Ambrus -
Elizabeth Ambrus

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Arlington Heights, Ill.

High School:
Rolling Meadows HS

Position:
Cross Country

Birthdate:
12/27/1984

Experience:
3L


2007: Returns as UAB's top runner ... ran a 21:35.0 in the NCAA Championship, good for a 106th-place finish out of 253 runners ... qualified for the national meet for the second time, after placing ninth, with a time of 20:58.79 at the NCAA South Region Championship ... was the Blazers' top runner at the Conference USA Championship, finishing seventh overall in a time of 18:23.5 ... competed in C-USA meet after missing three weeks and one meet due to an illness ... was 83rd at the Notre Dame Invitational ... captured her second straight runner-up individual title at the Crimson Classic with a time of 17:33.97 ... led the Blazers with an individual runner-up performance at the Belmont Opener ... named C-USA Women's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-week for week one ... returned this season after missing most of the 2006 year with an ankle injury.

2006: (Redshirted) Competed in two events before a foot injury sidelined her for the rest of the season ... ran a personal-best 4K time of 14:01.32 at the Belmont Invitational to start the season, where she finished second out of 114 runners ... earned first place at the Great American Festival with a 5K time of 18:18.80 ... helped lead the Blazers to a team victory in both races she participated in.

2005: Became the first UAB runner to win the individual title at the Conference USA Championship, with a career-best time of 17:02.95 on the 5K course ... was honored by the conference as she was named the C-USA Athlete of the Year ... placed eighth in the South Regional, posting a time of 20:53.12 in the 6K race, and was named an All-South region performer ... also finished 57th at the NCAA Championship, recording a career-best time of 20:45.1 ... was UAB's top finisher six of seven meets ... finished first at the Evansville Invitational, helping the Blazers take the team title.

2004: Named first-team All-Conference USA after a third-place finish in the C-USA Championship, with a time of 21:25 in the 6K race ... the only athlete to be named Conference USA's Cross Country Female Athlete of the Week twice during season, receiving the honor for the weeks of Sept. 14 and Sept. 21 ... won both the Memphis Twilight Classic with a personal-best time of 16:59.11 for the three-mile race and the Old Timers Classic with a personal-best 5K time of 17:11.19 ... was UAB's top finisher in six meets during the season ... set a personal best in the 4K at the Belmont Invitational with a time of 14:35.16, finishing third ... placed ninth at the Chili Pepper Invitational with a time of 21:01.9 in the 6K.

2003: Highest finish of the season came at the UAH/Serra Toyota Invitational when she placed seventh overall in the 5K run with a time of 19:24.3 ... helped UAB to its best-ever finish at the C-USA Championship with a time of 23:34.10 in the 6K run and a 48th-place finish ... set a new personal best in the 6K with a run of 22:48.90 at the South Region Championship ... also set a personal-best in the 5K with a time of 18:47 at Notre Dame.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track ... cross country all-conference in 2002 as well as a qualifier for the state cross country meet ... member of the National Honor Society, Honor Roll and Yearbook Staff ... IHSA All-Academic Senior Athletic Award recipient ... coached by Jim Voyles.

Personal: Full name is Elizabeth Jennifer Ambrus ... born December 27, 1984 ... daughter of Sandy and John Ambrus ... has one brother, John ... majoring in biology.

 
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