Aug. 29, 2012
Elise Ames is one of nine incoming freshmen to the Southern Miss volleyball team. Prior to coming to Southern Miss, Ames was a standout player at St. Joseph's Academy where she earned all-region honors. She helped her team win two Missouri Class 4 state championships.
Full Name: Elisabeth G. Ames
Name as you want it to appear: Elise Ames
Major(s): Exercise Science
Family members (parents + include ages with siblings): Carolyn Ames, Mark Ames, Amanda Ames (19), Nate Ames (15), and John Ames (13)
Family members who competed in college or professional athletics (where and when): Carolyn Ames- Spring Hill College (Volleyball and Basketball), Amanda Ames- Tulsa (Rowing)
Do you do any volunteer activities? If yes, what? No, but I want to.
Are you involved in any organizations or honor societies on campus? No
Why did you choose Southern Miss? Because I wanted to come to the south for college and when I stepped on campus it felt right and I knew it would be a perfect fit for me. I love the close environment, the volleyball team, the coaches, and the family atmosphere.
Favorites Athlete: Michael Jordan
Movie: Bourne Trilogy
TV show: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Sports team: New England Patriots
Food: Apples and peanut butter
Place on campus: Athletic Center
Cartoon character: Sponge Bob
Vacation spot: Dominican Republic
Volleyball player: Misty May-Treanor
First started volleyball (age/grade): 2nd grade, 9 years old
Most memorable match: Winning State in 2010
My favorite thing (s) about Southern Miss Volleyball is: my teammates
Best road trip: Road trips to Kansas City going to state
Before each match I ... (do what): listen to my music
The best thing about Hattiesburg is: Southern Miss!!
When I run out onto the court in the Coliseum, I think: Let's win
My role models are: Michael Jordan and my dad
What talent would you like to have? Dance
Fantasy job/career: Actress or singer
One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: sky diving
Post-college/career plans: be a physical therapist, get married, and have 6 kids
If I could bring one thing from my hometown, it would be: Imos pizza
I can't live without: music and movies
Greatest invention of the last 100 years: iPhone
What is your greatest fear? Burning alive
What is your greatest achievement or regret? Greatest achievement is coming to Southern Miss on a full scholarship for volleyball
Most famous person I've met: Nelly
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Ability to fly or seeing into the future.