Marissa Gogniat
Marissa Gogniat
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Monroeville, PA
High School: Gateway Senior

Freshman (2011):
Competed in four events ... Lone 6K race she took part in was the season-opening Sewanee Invitational where she turned in a time of 25:33 ... Clocked a 5K performance of 19:46 at the JSU Foothills Invitational, good for 32nd place out of 111 runners .... Also participated in the 5K Berry College Invitational (20:20).

High School:
Four-year member of the cross country and track and field teams at Gateway Senior High School ... Was coached by Thomas LaBuff ... Served as the captain of the cross country squad for three seasons and was a two-time co-captain of the track team ... Selected as the cross country MVP twice ... Qualifed for the PIAA Cross Country Championships as a junior and senior ... Finished 24th out of 281 entries at the 2010 AAA State Championship (19:54) ... Ranked 10th in the 800 meters in the 2010 WPIAL AAA Girl's Final Ranking (2:20.56) ... Best 5K time was a 19:09 ... Helped her track team to three section crowns and one cross country section co-championship ... Was recruited by Division I programs, Xavier, Marquette and Pepperdine before opting on Emory.

Daughter of John and Anita Gogniat ... Recipient of a Norfolk Southern Corporation Scholarship ... US Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award ... Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Young Achiever in October of 2009 ... Volunteer with Best Buddies.

"I chose Emory for its excellent academic reputation and impressive athletic programs."