Getting to Know Elise Ames
Freshman outside hitter Elise Ames is one of
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.