Roper secures second straight individual title, Bevan Coach of the Year
16:59 (2007) 5K
20:46 (2007) 6K
Placed 84th at the NCAA meet... 2007 All-Conference USA first team and NCAA South Central Region second team... Set a personal best of 20:46 in the 6K at pre-nationals... 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... 2007 Cross Country All-Academic team.
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... Recipient of the C-USA 2006-07 Scholar Athlete of the Year Award.
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.
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.
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).