BEFORE NMU: Bilse earned eight total letters in cross country and track & field at Menomonie High School. For the cross country team, she was a two-time first-team all-conference honoree and a two-time second-team award winner. Bilse was named the cross country team's MVP on three occasions and advanced to the state meet twice. For the track & field team, she was named second-team all-conference once and honorable mention all-conference one.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Thomas and Suzanne Bike and has two siblings. Majoring in Environmental Studies and Sustainability.