Hometown: Springfield, Missouri
College: Davidson College
In 2010, Liz Mace competed in the Alcatraz open water swim in San Francisco and finished first in her age group.
Originally from Springfield, Missouri, Liz graduated from Davidson College in 2014. At Davidson, Liz was a member of the women’s varsity swim team and was on the school record holding 800 free relay and also swam the 100 and 200 butterfly and 500 freestyle. She was also part of Connor Eating House, a service/social group on campus. During the summer of 2012, she studied abroad in Ghana through Davidson’s anthropology program. While in Ghana, Liz took an anthropology course, taught kindergarten, tutored at a school and took drumming and dancing lessons. Liz is finishing up graduate school at CU Denver in medical anthropology in May and is moving to Baltimore in August to attend Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In her free time, Liz enjoys running, open water swimming, hiking, biking and traveling with her family.
In 2013, Liz led New England Adventure; in 2014, she led Pacific Coast; in 2015, she led the American Challenge southern route; and in 2016, she led American Challenge northern route. She writes, “As a kid, I gained so much from my camp counselors; they were such a positive influence on me. I am thrilled to have the chance to pay it forward. I love helping my students to learn and grow. There are no words to describe how awesome it is to accomplish amazing things and overcome challenges as a group as we become an inseparable family. My Overland summers have been the best experiences of my life. I have made friends and memories that will last forever. I am incredibly grateful to be a part of the Overland family.”