Elise Ulseth

Running Around the World

I am forever grateful to UND and the alumni who made it possible for me to follow my athletic dream, pursue my academic goals, and take advantage of opportunities to evolve on and off the track.

Elise Ulseth, ’24


Kristiansund, Norway

Area of Study


Favorite Spot on Campus

I love the library! You can find me there most of the time or across the street in Archives Coffee House for a cup of coffee.

Academic Highlight

My senior capstone project! The project focused on the effect of birth control on female athletes as this is an area of research that I am passionate about. 

Community Involvement

I really enjoy volunteering with Journey Home Animal Rescue. I especially love walking the dogs and wish that I had time to adopt one of them. I also help the language department on campus by tutoring students in Norwegian. 

Biggest Athletic Accomplishments

I represented Norway in the 2021 European Athletics U23 Championships. I have competed twice in the NCAA Division I Championships while representing UND. I finished in second place in the heptathlon event at the 2021 NCAA Division II Championships.

Future Goals

I am working on finishing my graduate degree in Kinesiology. After that, I might pursue a doctorate degree in this field and hope to work with the Norwegian Olympic Center. In my track & field career, my goal is to continue the adventure and enjoy every part of it as it has taken me all over the world and brought some incredible life experiences. 

Elise Ulseth - Women's Track & Field

Ulseth (pictured: first on the left) earned honorable mention All-America honors at the 2023 Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Austin, Texas. She finished 19th overall in the competition with 5,274 points.