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UND W Cross Country BIO
Alyssa Anderson
Player Profile:
Alyssa Anderson 2320951
Year: Junior
Hometown: Leeds, N.D.
High School: Leeds High School
Other College: Mayville State
Major: Communication

2017-18
Cross Country (Junior):
Serving as team co-captain.

2016-17
Cross Country (Sophomore):
Was UND’s top runner at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a 6K time of 22:25.5 … Also paced the team at the Big Sky Conference Championship with a 5K time of 19:18 … Ran a personal-best 5K of 18 minutes, 37 seconds at Montana State … Earned second letter. 

Indoor (Sophomore): Did not compete during the indoor season. 

Outdoor (Sophomore): Competed in two outdoor meets. 

2015-16
Cross Country (Freshman): Named to 2015 Big Sky Conference Fall All-Academic Team … Competed in three meets as a freshman … Made her collegiate debut at the Bison Open (Sept. 4) … Earned first letter. 

Indoor (Freshman): Competed in the 800-meters and mile run during the indoor season … Her season-best mile time of 5:21.71 came at the SDSU Indoor Classic … Clocked a PR of 2:35.64 in the 800-meters at the Jim Emmerich Invitational. 

Outdoor (Freshman): Won the 1,500 meters at the Masanz Invitational with a PR time of 4 minutes, 43.84 seconds … Logged a PR in the 800-meters at the Al Cassell Relays with a time of 2:27.32 … Earned first track letter. 

Before UND
Transferred to UND after attending Mayville (N.D.) State University in 2014-15 … A 2014 graduate of Leeds High School … Won the state Class B championships in both the 1600- and 3200-meters as an eighth-grader … Went on to win the state cross country championship as a freshman … Honor roll student. 

Personal
Majoring in communication … Daughter of Greg Anderson … Older sister, Lindsay (Anderson) Solheim, was a decorated distance runner at UND and was UND’s Grace Rhonemus Female Athlete of the Year in 2010-11.

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