Emily Sisson
Emily Sisson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chesterfield, Mo.

High School:
Parkway Central

Height:
5-2

Notables

  • 2010 first-team All-Big Ten ... 2010 Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... 2010 All-Region ... 2010 All-American
  • CROSS COUNTRY
    2010:
    Finished second at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet in a time of 20:25.81, earning All-Region honors ... earned first-team All-Big Ten accolades after placing third at Big Ten Championships with a time of 20:03 ... competed in first-ever collegiate meet at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing first for UW and 14th overall with a time of 20:35 ... finished first for UW and 15th overall at the Pre-NCAA Invitational with a time of 20:42.3 ... placed first for UW and 14th overall at NCAA Championship in a time of 20:28.3

    HIGH SCHOOL: US Junior Record Holder for 5,000 meters ... qualified for U.S. national team for 2010 IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships by finishing second at 2010 USA Junior Championships on Feb. 18 ... also placed at the World Junior Track Championships ... ran 9:25.70 to win 3,000 meters at Kansas' Jayhawk Classic on Jan. 29, the third-fastest high school mark in history ... finished fourth in 3,000 meters at 2009 Junior Pan-Am Games in Trinidad ... bronze medalist in 5,000 meters at 2007 Junior Pan-Am Games in Brazil ... 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals champion at 5,000 meters ... finished second in 3,000 meters at 2009 USA Junior Championships following junior year ... third at 2009 Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships as a senior ... finished third at Foot Locker nationals as a freshman in 2006 ... four-time high school state champion in cross country ... claimed Nebraska Class A championship as a freshman and sophomore ... won Missouri Class 4 state titles as a junior and senior ... seven-time state champion in track over first three seasons ... won consecutive Nebraska state titles in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters titles as a freshman and sophomore ... also claimed state crowns in 800 meters and 4x800-meter relay as a sophomore ... as a junior, won 1,600 meters, 3,200 meters and 4x800-meter relay state titles in Missouri ... National Honor Society member ... born in Menomonee Falls, Wis. ... parents are Mark and Nancy Sission ... father competed in cross country and track at UW from 1979-1983 ... mother competed in gymnastics at UW from 1981-1985 ... has three sisters, Annika, Arla and Grace

    PERSONAL: Intended major is International Business ... parents are Mark and Nancy Sisson ... three siblings, Annika (14), Arla (12) and Grace (8) ... father competed in cross country and track at UW from 1979-1983 ... mother competed in gymnastics at UW from 1981-1985

    Why Wisconsin? I just knew that Wisconsin was the perfect fit for me. It has a great balance between strong academics, an exciting athletic tradition, and a beautiful campus. I also loved meeting the girls on the team, and I am excited to be working with them under Coach Stintzi's program!

    Personal Bests
    800 Meters: 2:12 (2009)
    1600 Meters: 4:49.18 (2009)
    3000 Meters: 9:25.70 (2010)
    5000 Meters: 16:34.36 (2009)

    ON WISCONSIN
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