Elise Welch had quite the surprise recently.
She was named NBC 5's Wingstop High School Scholar Athlete for January. NBC 5 presented her a $2,500 check in the Ursuline library last week.
Her parents, coaches, teammates, and classmates were all in on the surprise.
"I definitely was surprised," Welch said. "I'm shocked but so honored by this recognition."
Elise signed with the University of Oklahoma in November. She's been a member of the Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field teams for four years. She was part of three cross country state titles and secured a career-best second place finish in her race this year.