Previous School: Jefferson High School
College: Kurian is entering her first season playing for the Red Hawks. Her academic accomplishments include being on the Dean's List her freshman and sophomore years at Simpson.
High School: Kurian played two years of varsity soccer at Jefferson High School. She was team captain her junior and senior years. She also played basketball. Her academic achievements include being valedictorian.
Personal: Elena is the daughter of Julie and Kenny Gilbert and Pete Kurian. Her hobbies include soccer, playing the piano, singing, and hiking. Her career goal is to become either a counselor or a nutritionist.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I chose Simpson because of the Christ-centered, loving community!"