Louisa Van Batavia
|HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)||Salem, Ore. (Burns HS)|
2011 Track and Field: Set a personal-best in the 3000m run at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold with a 10:29.08s mark, finishing 10th... Fourth-place in the 5000m run at the Governors Invitational with a 19:07.41s run... Finished eighth at the A-Sun Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m run with a 38:40.69s mark... Set a personal-best in the 5000m at the Stan Lyons Invitational with an 18:13.47s run, finishing seventh... Won the 10,000m run at the Mt. Hood Track and Field Festival with a personal-best 38:17.06s run.
2010 Cross Country: A top-30 performer in five of her seven races... Finished top-30 in each of the first four races, including a 20th-place run at the Vanderbilt Invitational, which she finished in 19:01.13... Set a personal-best at the Charles Bowles Invitational with an 18:11 mark in the 5K, placing her 30th... Season-best 19th-place finish came at the Atlantic Sun Championships, where she finished just over 10 seconds out of an all-conference spot with an 18:22.88 mark.
2010 Track and Field: Finished third in the 5000m at the Birmingham-Southern Invitational (18:32.94s)... Fifth in the 800m at the Austin Peay Spring Fling (personal-best 2:30.36s)... Finished fourth in the 3000m run at the Vanderbilt Invitational (10:38.28s)... Back-to-back eighth-place finishes in the 1500m run at the WKU Invitational (5:00.07s) and the Tennessee Invitational (personal-best 4:57.19s).
2009 Track and Field: Finished 13th in the 1500m (4:58.76s) and 10th in the two-mile run (personal-best 10:47.39s) at the Austin Peay Spring Fling... Eighth in the two-mile at the Governors Invitational (12:12.89s).
2008: Finished 71st (16:56.89) in the Belmont-Vanderbilt Opener (9/5). ...Finished 45th in a field of 204 with a time of 20:41.54 in the Blue Division of the Greater Louisville Classic (10/4). ...Finished 40th (19:43.99) over the 5-K course in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships (11/1). ...A-Sun All-Academic Team.
High School: Posted a solid 5K PR of 19:48, a 1500m PR of 5:21 and a 3000m PR of 11:26. …Served as team captain for her cross country and track teams. …Also valedictorian of her graduating class.
Personal: Parents are Lori Van and Kurt Batavia. …Worked for two years at Dairy Queen. …Her father ran track at South Dakota St. … Favorite TV show is “Get Smart”. …Favorite movie is “Pride & Prejudice”. …Top sports team is the Oakland Raiders. …Sang soprano in choir. …Major is Nursing... Chose Lipscomb because of the great things she heard about the athletic and academic programs at Lipscomb.