Head Cross Country Coach Mike Nelson on Wanie:
"Erica is a versatile athlete who will compete in a variety of events for us. During her high school career, she excelled in everything from the 200 to cross country, in addition to the long and high jumps. She anchored both the 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams at state, bringing home a state championship in the 4x400 and a third-place finish in the 4x800 in 2014. She also brought home a fourth place finish in the 800."
BIG EAST All-Academic
Prior to Marquette: Wanie earned four letters in track and field and cross country at West Bend West High School ... Three-time first team all-conference performer in cross country ... Won 11 conference event titles on the track ... Captured three straight conference titles in the 800-meter run, long jump and the 4x400-meter relay ... 2014 Wisconsin Little Ten Conference Female Athlete of the year ... Qualified for the state track meet all four years in the 4x400 relay and 800 ... Captured a state title as a senior in the 4x400 relay, finished fourth as a junior, second as a sophomore and fourth as a freshman ... Placed fourth at the state meet as a senior in the 800 and was sixth as both a sophomore and senior ... Also finished third as a senior in the 4x800 relay ... Helped the Spartans to three Wisconsin Little Ten Conference track titles and two in cross country ... Track team won regional and sectional titles as a junior and senior, while cross country squad was section runner-up all four seasons ... Holds the West Bend West school record in the 400 with a time of 57.72 seconds ... Held a personal best of 2:15.24 in the 800 and 17 feet, 5 inches in the long jump ... Graduated with highest honors as the class valedictorian ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Two-time academic all-state selection in cross country ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... High school classmate and teammate of fellow 2014 Marquette signees Kyra Gudex and Alec and Aric Miller.
Personal: Wanie is the oldest of four children to Matthew and Kimberly Wanie ... Has three younger sisters, Amanda, Katherine and Cade ... Plans to major in biomedical sciences.