|Title:||Class of 2003|
Elke Aun, '97, was an outstanding track and field performer for the Lancers for four years, and was the first Worcester State College athlete to receive an NCAA $5,000 postgraduate scholarship.
Elke is the Lancers first and only national champion in track, and is considered by many to be the best female athlete to ever participate in sports for WSC.
Elke earned numerous track and field honors. Her achievements include the 1996 NCAA Division III National Championship
in the heptathlon; four-time All-American; All-ECAC 13 times; All-New England 18 times; ECAC Champion in four events; and New England Champion in two events.
To this day, she holds the following Lancer indoor track and field records: In hurdle events, the 50-yard; in running events, the 400-meter, 500-meter, 600-meter, 800-meter, and 1000-meters. Indoor field records she set were in the pentathlon and triple jump. She also was a member of the then-record setting 4x200-meter, 4x400-meter and mile relay units.
Elke also established the following Lancer outdoor track and field records: heptathlon, 800 meters, 400 meter hurdles, and 4x200-meter relay.
In addition to receiving the NCAA postgraduate scholarship, Elke's other academic honors include GTE National Academic-Athletic All American; MASCAC Howard Smith Scholar Athlete; Dean's List for eight semesters as a double major in French and Spanish.
She served as team captain in both indoor and outdoor track. Elke also ran cross country for three years, and played volleyball for three years. She served as team captain in those two Lancer sports as well, and earned all-conference awards in both. She received the Outstanding Senior Female Athlete award in 1997 during the WSC Spring Banquet,
Elke Aun earned the respect of the coaching staff, faculty and her peers from the day she stepped onto the Worcester State College campus. She is now employed as a regional sales manager for a publishing company.