Villanova won the Metro Team Challenge in New York on January 23, 2015.
On Elder: Part of a deep pole vault group for the Wildcats ... Made progress during her freshman season and reached a new personal best during the outdoor campaign ... Should continue to gain experience during the coming year.
2014 Outdoor: Established a personal best in the pole vault with a height of 3.55 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational, where she tied for eighth place ... Matched that effort at the Princeton Elite Meet and again finished in eighth place ... Runner-up at the Danny Curran Invitational (3.27m) and finished sixth at the Colonial Relays (3.10m).
2014 Indoor: Competed twice in the pole vault ... Came in sixth with a height of 3.20 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Cleared the bar at 3.30 meters and tied for 11th place at the Tiger Open.
Moorestown High School: Only began to pole vault at the end of her sophomore year ... Previously was a USA Gymnastics Level 10 gymnast during her high school career ... Won the USA Gymnastics Level 9 floor exercise national championship ... Captured the NJSIAA Group 3 indoor state championship in the pole vault ... As both a junior and a senior was named to the track & field All-South Jersey team ... Selected as a Burlington County Scholastic League first team All-Star from the Liberty Division ... Three-year member of the Honors and Service society ... Received the Moorestown High School Service Award all four years.
Personal: Born 10/1/95 ... One of three children of James and Sandra Elder ... Has two brothers, Sam and James ... Has yet to declare a major.
Pole Vault 3.55 Meters 2014 Larry Ellis Invitational
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2013-14