Cross Country Announces End-of-Season Awards
Cross Country Announces End-of-Season Awards

The cross country team celebrated its season at a recent banquet.

Ursuline — and its top runner Elise Welch — finished second at state. The Bears (91 points) finished behind Houston St. Agnes (20 points). Elise finished in 12:17, only nine seconds behind state champion Jackie Cruz, a senior from St. Agnes.

The award winners:

Varsity MVP: Senior Elise Welch

Heart Award: Sophomore Sophie Anderson

JV MVP: Freshman Caroline Cohen

Most Improved Newcomer: Junior Kate Zansler

Most Improved Returnee: Junior Tia Taylor

Most Dedicated: Sophomore Anna Fent

Newcomer of the Year: Sophomore Julia Elias

Sportsmanship Award: Freshman Katherine Reynolds

Coaches' Award: Junior Marissa Ovenshire