Alyssa Atkinson
Alyssa Atkinson
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Granville, Ohio
High School: Granville

2017-18: Opened the season at the Kentucky Bluegrass Invitational and recorded a 5K time of 18:32.2… Recorded a season-best 6K time at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invite clocking in at 21:57.5… Competed at the MAC Championships and finished with a time of 22:13.1… Ended the season at the NCAA Division I Great Lakes Region Cross Country Championships and recorded a time of 22:33.0… Named to the 2017 Women’s Academic All-MAC team.

2016-17: Started her sophomore season at the Dayton Flyer 5K with a fourth-place finish and a time of 18:30.2…  Placed third in the Virginia Tech Alumni Invite 6K with a final time of 21:36.3… Finished 26th at the MAC Championships with a time of 22:09.1 and went on to place in the top 65 at the NCAA Division I Great Lakes Region Cross Country Championships with a time of 21:30.8.

2015-16: Compiled four meets where she finished in the top 20 throughout the season: at Dayton where she placed 13th in the 3.1-mile at 19:19.0, at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational where she placed 16th in the 6k at 22:25.3, and at the All-Ohio XC Championships where she placed 12th at and earned her season-best time of 22:02.6… Placed in the top 40 at the Mid-American Conference Championships 6k with a time of 22:23.5… Competed at the NCAA Division I Great Lakes Region XC Championships where she finished with a time of 22:36.3 in the 6k.

Personal: Daughter of Eric and Ivy Atkinson… Has two sisters, Brittany and Felicia… She enjoys cooking, playing basketball, and doing arts and crafts… Majoring in Engineering… Lettered in Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Cross Country, and Basketball at Granville High School… Honor Roll all four years.