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The Woods Adds Dual-Sport Standout Elyse Hunger

The Woods Adds Dual-Sport Standout Elyse Hunger

VERSAILLES, Ind. - Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College women's cross country and track & field head coach Zach Whitkanack announced the addition of Elyse Hunger to the 2019-20 incoming recruiting class. Hunger signed her National Letter-of-Intent to run cross country and track and field for The Woods. She will make an immediate impact on both athletic programs as a true freshman.

Bio | Elyse Hunger

Hometown | Osgood, Indiana

Prep | South Ripley High School

Sport(s) | Cross Country and Track & Field

Height | 5-foot-2

Birthday | August 13, 2000

Elyse Hunger Quote:

On signing her National Letter-of-Intent to run XC and Track & Field at SMWC...

"As soon as I met the team, the coach, and had my tour on campus, I knew this was where I was meant to be. I already consider SMWC my second home and my teammates, my family. I'm very excited to have this opportunity to continue my running career and pursue my Nursing degree at SMWC."

Zach Whitkanack Quote:

On the Hunger commitment...

"Elyse has a great work ethic both on the course and in the classroom. She had a great senior season and I am looking forward to working with her over the next four years. Elyse is going to be a great addition to the SMWC Cross Country and Track & Field programs."


Will graduate from South Ripley High School in '19

4x | Honor Roll Student 

Will Graduate Top 10 of the Class of '19

Member of the National Honor Society

4x | Recipient of the Presidential Education Achievement Award

Earned Athletic Training Award

Plans to study Nursing


Varsity Letter Winner | Cross Country, Track & Field, and Basketball

IHSAA XC Semi-State Qualifier | '18

IHSAA XC All-Regional | '18

IHSAA XC All-Section | '18

XC All-Conference | '16, '17, '18

XC All-County | '16, '17, '18

XC Top Scholastic | '16

4x | XC Team Captain 

4x | XC Most Determined Award Winner

3x | T&F Team MVP 

3x | XC Team MVP

4x | USATF XC Junior Olympics Regional and State Qualifier


Daughter of Rob and Linda Hunger

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