Baylor seniors Emmy Davis and Hannah Rosser recently announced they would continue their cross country and track careers at local colleges.
Davis signed with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, choosing the Mocs over Samford University in Birmingham.
“UTC provides me a good balance between academics and running,” said Davis, an excellent student at Baylor. “I’m so excited for the opportunities to learn and compete that UTC offers.”
With a 19:35 personal best in the 5K, Davis was an All-State performer her senior year in cross country. She was also named to the Best of Preps team. In track, Davis earned state medals in three events her junior year – the 1600 and 3200 meter runs and the 4 X 800 meter relay – and had posted a 2:19 in the 800 meter run in one event early in her senior season.
“Emmy leads by example as she trains hard, races hard, cares about the girls around her, and does it all with a perspective that is inspiring,” said Baylor cross country coach Heather Ott. Baylor track coach Bill Gautier is equally proud. “At UTC, Emmy will be joining a young and exciting group of runners to carry on the strong tradition of excellence on the track and in the classroom.”
Rosser will run at Sewanee: The University of the South. “I chose Sewanee,” she explained, “because of the welcoming, close-knit community, and because I can successfully balance my academic and athletic passions."
Also a top tier student in the Baylor classroom, Rosser topped out at 19:58 for 5K during her senior year and earned All-State honors at the state cross country championships. As a junior, she earned medals in three state track events – the 800 meter run and the 4 X 400 and 4 X 800 meter relays.
“Every single day and every single race, our team benefited from a girl who is humble, dedicated, talented, and kind,” said Ott. “Hannah trains and competes with such usual consistency that one might be tempted to take it all for granted. We never did.” Gautier agrees. “As she pursues her pre-med goals, Hannah’s personality and strong work ethic will be a great benefit for a growing team and a second-year coach.”