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  Marissa Daniels
Marissa Daniels

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pearland

High School:
Pearland HS

Height:
5-8

Event:
distance

Experience:
3L


Honors
2008 Academic All-America
2008 Academic All-District VI
2007 C-USA Scholar Athlete of the Year (Cross Country)

2007 All-America (10,000m)
2007 NCAA Qualifier (10,000m)

2005 NCAA Qualifier (Cross Country)
2005 All-C-USA First Team (Cross Country)
2005 WAC Freshman of the Year (Track and Field)
2004 All-WAC First Team (Cross Country)
2004 NCAA qualifier (Cross Country)

At Major Meets:
2008 NCAA National 21st, 10,000m (35:58.65)
2008 C-USA Outdoor 2nd, 5000m (17:12.79)
2008 C-USA Outdoor 1st, 10,000m (36:22.93)
2008 C-USA Indoor 4th, 3000m
2008 C-USA Indoor 7th, 5000m
2007 C-USA Cross Country 3rd (17:50.3)

2007 NCAA 11th, 10,000m
2007 NCAA Midwest Regional 9th, 5000m
2007 C-USA Outdoor 1st, 10,000m
2007 C-USA Outdoor 2nd, 5000m
2007 C-USA Indoor 2nd, 5000m
2007 C-USA Indoor 5th, 3000m

2006 NCAA Regional 14th, Cross Country
2006 C-USA 2nd, Cross Country
2006 NCAA 15th, 10,000m
2006 NCAA Regional 5th, 5000m
2006 C-USA 1st, 5000m
2006 C-USA 2nd, 10,000m
2006 C-USA Indoor 1st, 5000m
2006 C-USA Indoor 2nd, 3000m

2005 NCAA National 58th, Cross Country
2005 NCAA Regional 3rd, Cross Country
2005 C-USA 5th, Cross Country
2005 WAC Indoor 3rd, 3000m
2005 WAC Indoor 4th, 5000m
2005 WAC 1st, 10,000m
2005 WAC 2nd, 5000m
2005 NCAA Regional 8th, 5000m
2005 NCAA National qualifier, 5000m

2004 NCAA National 53rd-Cross Country
2004 NCAA Regional 6th-Cross Country
2004 WAC 5th-Cross Country

Personal Bests:
1500m- 4:34.23 (2007)
5000m- 16:28.87 (2006)
10,000m- 33:57.37 (2007)

SENIOR (2007)
Cross Country - Placed 84th at the NCAA meet with a time of 21:26.3... 2007 All-Conference USA first team and NCAA South Central Region second team... Rice's top finisher in five meets, winning both the Rice and Texas A&M Invitationals... Top finisher of Rice's 2005 NCAA at-large qualifying team... 2004 NCAA Individual Qualifier... Had four top-10 overall finishes.

JUNIOR (2006-07)
Outdoor: Placed 11th in the 10,00 at the NCAA national meet to earn All-America distinction... Won C-USA 10,000 and placed second in the 5000... Ninth in the NCAA regionals 5000... Season best of 16:44.44 in 5k came at Stanford on April 29... Also notched a lifetime best of 4:34.23 in the 1500 at the Rice Twilight on April 26.
Indoor: Finished 2nd in the 5000 and fifth in the 3000 at the C-USA championships... Indoor bests of 9:58.45 and 17:07.80.
Cross Country: Individual runner-up with a time of 17:34 at the C-USA championships as Owls missed team title by one point... 14th at NCAA Regionals... Twice named C-USA runner of the week... Won the Rice Invitational... Also won Islander Splash in Corpus Christi, leading Rice past Texas.

SOPHOMORE (2005-06)
Outdoor: Placed 15th in 10,000 at NCAA championships in Sacramento... Also qualified for NCAA meet in 5,000 with a fifth-place finish at the regional meet... Broke 18-year-old school record in the 5k with her 16:28.87 at Stanford April 30... Moved to third on Rice all-time 10k list with a 33:59.96 at Mt. SAC Relays April 14... Won 5,000 at C-USA meet by almost eight seconds after finishing second in 10,000.
Indoor: Won 5000 and took second in 3000 with season-best 9:46.78 at C-USA... Provisional NCAA qualifier in 5000 with 16:40.22 at Notre Dame March 3.
Cross Country: Rice's top runner at NCAA regional and national meets as Owls advanced to national championship for first time since 1993... Placed fifth at C-USA (team's third runner), third at regional and 58th at national... Owls won league title and placed third at regional and 25th at national in team standings.

FRESHMAN (2004-05)
Outdoor: Earned WAC Freshman of the Year after winning league title in 10,000 in 35:34.41 and placing second in 5,000 in 16:51.10... Team finished second in Tulsa behind Louisiana Tech... Ran 16:41.31 at Mt. SAC Relays in 5,000 for NCAA regional qualifier... Placed eighth at regional (16:51.72) and ran 16:46.96 in first round at NCAA national meet, but failed to advance to final.
Indoor: Helped Rice to runner-up finish at WAC meet by placing third in 3,000 and fourth in 5,000.
Cross Country: First Rice freshman to qualify for the NCAA cross country championship... Took first-team all-WAC honors with a fifth-place finish at the conference meet... Finished sixth at the NCAA South Central Region Championship, qualifying for the national race where she placed 53rd... Placed second at both Rice and Texas A&M invitationals.

PREP/PERSONAL
2004 graduate of Pearland High School... Four-year letterwinner for the Oilers and coaches Lori Ziegelmeyer and Jerry Killen... Qualified for state in 3,200 as junior and senior and 1600 meters as senior... Two-time state qualifier in cross country (2000 and 2003)... Posted best 3,200 time of 10:53 and top 1,600 time of 5:05... Also competed in basketball... Graduated in the top five percent of her class with a 4.4286 grade average (4.0 scale)... Elected class secretary.
Personal - Full Name: Marissa Daniels. Born: May 5, 1986, at Houston. Parents: Bryant Daniels and Cindra Alfredson, Pearland (one brother, one sister).

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