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Getting to Know Elise Ames

Elise Ames

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
Nickname(s): Elise
Birthdate: 8/30
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)

Hobbies/Interests: Volleyball

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.

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