|Elizabeth Hilligoss -
Will go down as one of the all-time great distance runners at UAB ... has earned three All-Conference USA honors, including the 2004 Freshman of the Year award, and two all-region honors ... had her best race at the NCAA South Region meet, taking 42nd place in a time of 22:24.63 ... was 45th at the Conference USA Championship ... took the fifth spot at the Tiger Twilight Invitational, with a 6K time of 23:43.47 ... finished the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 18:47 ... in her first race of the season, placed 12th in 18:56.33 at the Crimson Classic.
2006: Competed in five events for the Blazers during her junior season ... ran a career-best 4K time of 14:35.10 at the Belmont Invitational to help lead UAB to a first-place finish and place 13th out of 114 in the individual standings ... earned All-Conference USA honors by placing eighth with a 5K time of 18:27.46 at the C-USA Championships, helping UAB claim the league title ... clocked a 6K time of 22:34.6 at the NCAA South Regional meet, placing 39th out of 155 runners.
2005: Garnered All-South Region honors by placing 25th with a time of 21:47.55 at the NCAA South Region Championship ... registered two top-10 performances during the season ... had a fourth-place showing at the Evansville Invitational, where her time of 18:12.29 helping UAB take the team title ... was 10th at the Conference USA Championship, as she ran a time of 17:55.72 in the 5K event ... it was her second career top-10 finish at the conference championship, as she was named all-conference for the second-straight season.
2004: Was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the all-conference team following a seventh-place finish at the C-USA Championship with a 6K time of 22:05 ... named to the All-South Region Team following a 23rd-place finish in the 6K with a time of 21:55.64 at the NCAA South Region Championship ... tallied her highest finish of the season at the Old Timers Classic where she placed fifth with a 5K time of 17:57.75 ... ran a personal best in the 4K with a time of 15:08.93 at the Belmont Invitational where she placed 17th ... also had a personal best in the 5K at Notre Dame with a 17:53 ... placed 22nd at the Chile Pepper Invitational following a personal best in the 6K with a time of 21:28.9 ... had a personal best at Memphis, where she finished 20th with a three-mile time of 15:06.92.
High School: Was all-state in 2002 and All-Greater Houston in 2002 and 2003 ... named all-district three times (2001-03) ... district champion in 2002 and 2003, as well as being a region runner-up in 2002 ... was a two-time state qualifier (2002-03) ... two-time team MVP ... was coached by David Jantzen and Al Lawrence ... won honor awards at Stratford in World Geography, Journalism, Desktop Publishing, English II, Latin III, Physics and Aquatic Science ... graduated Cum Laude ... was a Cum Laude Latin Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Elizabeth Hilligoss ... born March 11, 1985 ... daughter of Ed and Denise Hilligoss ... has two sisters; Emily and Carrie ... majoring in political science.