Ellen Toennies
Ellen Toennies
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Breese, Ill.
High School: Mater Dei Catholic

PERSONAL-BEST 6K - 21:30.7 - NCAA Midwest Regional - 11/15/2014

--2015 NCAA Cross Country All-American (9th)
--2015 NCAA Indoor Track & Field All-American (DMR: 7th)

--Three-time All-Midwest Region Cross Country (14th-2015, 4th-2014, 15th-2013)
--2015 Capital One Academic All-District

2015-16: Earned All-America honors by finishing ninth overall at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (21:33.8) ... Raced to All-Region cross country honors for the third year in a row by placing 14th at the Midwest Regional in 21:38.7 ... Placed fifth overall to earn first-team all-UAA honors at the UAA Cross Country Championships (22:12) ... UAA Cross Country Athlete of the Week Nov. 23 ... USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country ... Academic all-UAA for cross country ... Cross country team captain.

2014-15: Finished 49th overall at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in 22:43.1 ... Earned All-Region honors by placing fourth at the NCAA Midwest Regional in a time of 21:30.7 ... Placed third at the UAA Championships to earn first-team all-UAA honors with a time of 21:55.14 ... Earned Indoor All-America honors by leading off the distance medley relay that finished seventh (11:55.47) at the NCAA Championships ... Earned all-UAA honors by clocked the third-fastest time in school history (5:00.22) to finish third in the mile at the UAA Indoor Championships ... Also placed fourth in the 3,000 at the UAA Indoor Championships with a career-best time of 10:21.19 ... Led off the distance medley relay that clocked the third-fastest time (11:47.22) in school history at the Cardinal Classic Feb. 20 ... Selected as the UAA Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week Feb. 23 as a member of the distance medley relay ... Capital One Academic All-District First Team ... USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country and Track & Field ... Academic all-UAA for cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field ... UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete.

2013-14: Finished 152nd overall at the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... Earned All-Region honors with a 15th-place finish at the Midwest Regional ... Earned all-UAA honors in the 1,500 at the UAA Outdoor Championships ... Also placed eighth in the 800 at the UAA outdoor meet ... USTFCCCA All-Academic cross country ... Academic all-UAA for cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in cross country and two in track & field at Mater Dei Catholic High School ... Earned all-state track & field honors in 2011 and 2012 ... Received all-area cross country honors all four years, and all-area track & field honors as a junior and senior ... Three-time state cross country qualifier ... Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award winner ... Steven Becker Scholar-Athlete Award ... National Honor Society Subject Awards.

PERSONAL: Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Daughter of David and Michelle Toennies.