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Elaina Balouris
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Allison Park, Pa.
High School: Hampton
Alma Mater: William and Mary
Graduating Year: 2014
Major: Mathematics
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Elaina Balouris
Courtesy: Jacob Skipper
Release: 01/01/1999
Indoor Mark Date
3000m 9:23.03 12/7/13
5000m 15:46.92 3/2/14
Mile 4:51.19 1/31/14
Outdoor Mark Date
1500m 4:24.27 5/3/14
3000m 9:10.41 5/18/14
5000m 15:56.85 4/4/14
10000m 32:46.57 6/12/14

2014 CAA Track and Field Athlete of the Year
2014 USTFCCCA Outdoor Track and Field First-Team All-American
2014 ECAC Outdoor Track and Field 3,000m Champion
2014 USTFCCCA Indoor Track and Field Second-Team All-American
2013 Portsmouth Sports Club Female Virginia College Athlete of the Year
2013 CAA Cross Country Athlete of the Year
2013 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-American
USTFCCCA National Cross Country Runner of the Week (Sept 9, 2013)
2013 CAA Track and Field Athlete of the Year
2013 USTFCCCA Outdoor Track and Field Second-Team All-American
2012 CAA Cross Country Athlete of the Year
2012 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-American
2012 USTFCCCA Outdoor Track and Field Honorable-Mention All-American

2013-14
Cross Country: Earned her fourth All-American honor after finishing a best-ever 11th at the NCAA Championships ... Led W&M to a 12th-place team finish, second-best in program history ... All-Region for the fourth time after taking sixth at the Southeast Regional ... One of just two athletes in school history to be named all-region all four years ... Named CAA Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row ... Defended her individual CAA crown ... First repeat champion since 2008-09, and first repeat Athlete of the Year since 2004-05 ... Just the 41st three-time CAA Athlete of the Year in conference history ... During the regular season, led W&M at each of her first two races ... Opened the year with the win and course record at the Spider Alumni Open ... Named both CAA Runner of the Week and the National Runner of the Week for that accomplishment ... Won the Panorama Farms Invitational with another course record time ... Won CAA Runner of the Week again ... Second on the team and 12th overall at Pre-Nationals.
Indoor: Named second-team All-American at 5,000m after finishing 14th at her first NCAA indoor championships ... Qualified for the NCAA meet at the Boston Last Chance, where she ran 15:46.92 to finish third overall ... That was a personal-best indoors by almost 18 seconds, and the second-fastest time in school history ... Broke her third school record with the win at the CNU Holiday Open 3,000m ... Ran 9:23.03 for the victory, qualifying for both the ECAC and USAT&F Championships ... Ran 4:51.19 as the top collegian in the mile at George Mason at the end of January ... At Iowa State, ran 16:04.29 for the 5,000m, a lifetime-best by over 20 seconds and second-fastest ever in school history.
Outdoor: Finished her four years at W&M with her sixth All-American award and a best-ever 5th-place finish at the NCAA Championships ... Ran 32:46.57 in the 10,000m to take fifth, and her third lifetime-best in the event in three tries ... Named the CAA Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year, and fourth time overall ... Just the ninth athlete in conference history (all sports) to earn four or more Athlete of the Year awards ... Opened the spring by winning the 5,000m at the Colonial Relays in an outdoor-best 15:56.85 ... Ran a lifetime-best 33:31.59 in the 10,000m at Mt. SAC to qualify for the NCAA Semifinals ... At the CAA Championships, finished second in both the 1,500m and the 5,000m for the second year in a row ... Broke the conference record in both events ... Ran a lifetime-best 4:24.27 in the finals of the 1,500m ... Won the ECAC 3,000m title in 9:10.41, breaking the school record by almost eight seconds and her own lifetime-best outdoors by 26 seconds ... At the NCAA semifinal round, finished second overall in a lifetime-best 33:13.54 ... One of just two women (out of 24 qualifiers) to run a lifetime-best in the round ... Broke the existing semifinal-round record by four seconds.

2012-13
Cross Country: Earned her second All-America nod after taking 13th at the NCAA Championships ... First cross country All-American for W&M since 2003 ... Named CAA Athlete of the Year for the first time ... Also led the Tribe at every race but one during the season ... All-region for the third time after finishing seventh at the Southeast Regional ... Helped W&M set the program-record for best-ever finish (second) ... Won the CAA individual title on her home course in a course-record 20:43.1 ... Also victorious at the W&M Invitational to start the year ... Fifth overall at the Paul Short Invitational ... 20th overall and second for the team at Pre-Nationals ... Named CAA Runner of the Week after both the W&M Invite and Paul Short.
Indoor: Named All-East after finishing fourth in the 3,000m at the ECAC Championships ... One of just four races she ran indoors, including anchoring the DMR at Virginia Tech ... Ran a lifetime-best 9:34.49 in the 3,000m to open the year at CNU.
Outdoor: All-American for the third time, finishing 10th at the NCAA 10,000m ... Set her second school record in the semifinal round, finishing ninth in 33:43.27 ... Named CAA Athlete of the Year for the second time, first in track ... First athlete in CAA history since 2001-02 to win both the cross country and track Athlete of the Year awards in the same school year ... Runner-up in both the 1,500m and 5,000m at the CAA Championships ... Qualified for the NCAA meet after running 34:20.40 in the 10,000m at Mt. SAC ... Runner-up in the 5,000m at the Colonial Relays, breaking her first school record with a 16:03.43 showing ... Named CAA Runner of the Week for the second time after that exploit ... First Runner of the Week award came after winning the 3,000m and taking second in the 1,500m at the season-opening Tribe Invitational.

2011-12
Cross Country: Led the Tribe in every race ... Ninth at the Southeast Regional for all-region honors ... Was the first alternate for the NCAA Championships ... Runner-up at the CAA Championships for her third All-CAA award ... Named CAA Runner of the Week after finishing 16th at the Paul Short Invitational ... Finished 66th at the Wisconsin Invitational.
Indoor: NCAA provisional qualifier at 5,000m ... Ran 16:26.24 for second at the Armory ... At the time, was one of the top five performances in the nation ... Eighth at the ECAC Championships for her second All-East honor ... Ran a personal-best 4:55.93 for the mile at Navy.
Outdoor: Earned honorable mention All-America honors at 10,000m ... Finished 19th in the finals at the NCAA Championships ... Earned the right to compete after taking eighth at the East Semifinals ... Won her first CAA title with a 35:57.92 showing at the conference championships ... First-ever 10,000m came within one second of the school record ... Ran 33:56.26 to take sixth at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Named CAA Runner of the Week after that feat ... Opened her spring with a 16:19.89 showing in the Colonial Relays 5,000m ... Also named CAA Runner of the Week for that accomplishment.

2010-11
Cross Country: CAA Rookie of the Year ... First freshman to earn all-region honors in 10 years, placing 23rd at the Southeast Regional ... Took third at the CAA Championships for all-conference honors ... Ninth at the ECAC Championships, and was named All-East ... Also ran at the Paul Short Invitational and Pre-Nationals for the Tribe.
Indoor: All-East for the second time after placing sixth in the 3,000m ... Time of 9:37.46 broke the W&M freshman record ... Won two races, the 3,000m at Virginia Tech and the mile at the Vince Brown Invitational ... That win came in 4:58.77.
Outdoor: NCAA qualifier at 5,000m ... Finished 18th in the East semifinals ... Runner-up at the CAA Championships in the 5,000m for all-conference honors ... Broke the freshman record at both 3,000m and 5,000m outdoors ... Achieved the first with a 9:36.34 showing at the Penn Relays ... Named CAA Runner of the Week after that performance ... Also won CAA Runner of the Week honors after timing 16:22.05 for 5,000m at the Mt. SAC Relays.

Prep
Earned four all-state awards at Hampton High in Pennsylvania, two each in cross country and track ... Third in the state cross country meet in 2008 and sixth in 2009 ... Earned an invitation to the all-inclusive state championships in both seasons ... Eighth in the state in 2009 at 3,200m, and sixth in 2010 ... Participated in the all-divisions championships in 2008, 2009, and 2010 ... Won the district title at 3,200m in 2010 ... Third in the district cross country championships in 2008 and 2009 ... Totaled seven team MVP honors in her four years ... Winner of the U.S. Army National Scholar-Athlete Award ... Senior Academic Scholar ... Member of the National Honors Society ... Member of the Student Council ... Treasurer of her Church Youth Group.

Personal
Daughter of Diane and Constantine Balouris ... Cousin, John, was a member of the cross country and track teams at St. Francis University ... Graduated in May of 2014 with a degree in mathematics.

Championship Performances
NCAA Championships
Date Event Performance Place Award
6/12/14 10,000m Run 32:46.57 5th 1st Team All-America
5/29/14 10,000m Run 33:13.54 2nd (Semifinals)  
3/14/14 5,000m Run 17:05.30 (a) 14th 2nd Team All-America
11/23/13 Cross Country 20:22.7 11th All-America
6/5/13 10,000m Run 34:13.53 10th 2nd Team All-America
5/23/13 10,000m Run 33:43.27 9th (Semifinals)  
11/17/13 Cross Country 19:56.0 13th All-America
6/7/12 10,000m Run 34:41.97 19th HM All-America
5/24/12 10,000m Run 34:29.88 8th (Semifinals)  
5/28/11 5,000m Run 16:38.44 18th (Semifinals)  
Region Championships
Date Event Performance Place Award
11/15/13 Cross Country 20:12.5 6th All-Southeast
11/9/12 Cross Country 20:37.2 7th All-Southeast
11/12/11 Cross Country 20:36.8 9th All-Southeast
11/13/10 Cross Country 21:06.4 23rd All-Southeast
ECAC Championships
Date Event Performance Place Award
5/18/14 3,000m Run 9:10.41 1st ECAC Champion
3/3/13 3,000m Run 9:42.18 4th All-East
3/3/12 5,000m Run 17:11.46 8th All-East
3/6/11 3,000m Run 9:37.46 6th All-East
11/18/10 Cross Country 17:52 9th All-East
CAA Championships
Date Event Performance Place Award
5/3/14 1,500m Run 4:24.27 2nd All-CAA
5/2/14 5,000m Run 16:30.62 2nd All-CAA
11/2/13 Cross Country 21:17.11 1st CAA Champion
5/4/13 1,500m Run 4:29.25 2nd All-CAA
5/3/13 5,000m Run 16:34.11 2nd All-CAA
10/27/12 Cross Country 20:43.1 1st CAA Champion
5/4/12 10,000m Run 35:57.92 1st CAA Champion
10/29/11 Cross Country 21:43 2nd All-CAA
5/6/11 5,000m Run 16:59.45 2nd All-CAA
10/30/10 Cross Country 20:50 3rd All-CAA
Victories
Date Event Performance Place Meet
5/18/14 3,000m Run 9:10.41 1st ECAC Championships
4/4/14 5,000m Run 15:56.85 1st Colonial Relays
12/7/13 3,000m Run 9:23.03 1st CNU Holiday Open
11/2/13 Cross Country 21:17.11 1st CAA Championships
9/28/13 Cross Country 16:31.8 1st Panorama Farms Invitational
9/6/13 Cross Country 10:17.5 1st Spider Alumni Open
3/23/13 3,000m Run 9:37.79 1st Tribe Invitational
10/27/12 Cross Country 20:43.1 1st CAA Championships
9/15/12 Cross Country 17:39 1st W&M Invitational
5/4/12 10,000m Run 35:57.92 1st CAA Championships
12/4/11 3,000m Run 9:44.47 1st CNU Holiday Open
2/18/11 3,000m Run 9:47.89 1st Virginia Tech Challenge
2/12/11 Mile Run 4:58.77 1st Vince Brown Invitational
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