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  Alyssa Abbott
Alyssa Abbott

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Reno, Nev.

High School:
Galena HS

Event:
Distance/CC

Birthdate:
04/05/1988

06/15/2012

Photo Gallery from 2011 NCAA Mountain Regional

Relive the action of last year's regional on Nov. 12, 2011 in Provo.

02/14/2012

Utah Cross Country Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Status

Utes earned a combined GPA of 3.216.

11/23/2011

Seven Utah Athletes Earn Pac-12 Academic Honors

Seniors Abbott and Davis make Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team.

11/15/2011

Two Utah Athletes Receive All-Region Honors

Abbott and Mergaert receive All-Region accolades.

11/12/2011

Utah Cross Country Finishes Eighth at NCAA Mountain Region Championships

Amanda Mergaert earned ninth at NCAA Mountain Region Championships.

At Utah:
2011 Outdoor Track:
Ran the 1600m split of the school-record setting distance medley relay team that clocked a time of 11:17.09 to win the first relay championship in school history at Drake Relays ... earned all-conference honors with second-place finish in the 1500m at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... finished 25th overall in the 1500m race at the NCAA Regional Championships ... earned All-District VIII Track and Field and Cross Country First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America for her fourth consecutive year ... started season with 30th-place finish in the 5,000m (16:31.54) at the Stanford Invite ... broke a 23 year school-record in the 5000m with a time of 16:17.86 at the Mt. Sac Relays ... finished second in the 1500m (4:19.72) at Drake Relays to break a 30 year old school record ... finished third in the 1500m at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational with a time of 4:23.83.

2011 Indoor Track:
In season debut, finished in first place in the 3000m with a time of 9:56.31 at the Bronco Open ... clocked a personal-best time of 9:30.12 in the 3000m at the Flotrack Husky Classic ... finished fifth at the MWC Indoor Championships in the 3000m ... ran 1200m leg of distance medley relay team that set a school-record time of 11:11.71 at the Alex Wilson Invitational.

2010 XC:
Medical redshirt.

2010 Outdoor Track:
Won the 1500m MWC title by nearly two seconds with a time of 4:29.98 ... set a new personal-best in the 1500m event at the Drake Relays, where she claimed first place after finishing in 4:23.48 (ranks second all-time in Utah school history) ... named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII Track and Field and Cross Country First Team ... received Academic All-District honors for third straight year ... earned All-MWC Team honors... received MWC Scholar Athlete Award and Academic All-MWC honors.

2010 Indoor Track:
Member of distance medley team, which set a new school record and won the conference title with a time of 11:38.59 ... won the three-kilometer event at MWC Indoor Championships with a time of 9:41.57 (altitude adjusted) ... claimed first place in the one-mile with a personal-best time of 4:55.08 (third-best time on Utah's all time list) at the Bronco Invite ... at the Husky Invitational she set a lifetime best in the 3000m with a time of 9:34.17... ran the 1600m leg of distance medley relay team that set a school record time of 11:13.77 at NCAA Last Chance Qualifier.

Senior (2009):
Redshirt season.

Junior (2008):
Set a new personal best and qualified for nationals at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships after finishing in 20:52.4 and earning ninth place overall ... at the NCAA National Championships, finished 76th out of 255 competitors (21:00.5) and missed All-American status by 19 seconds ... competed at the NCAA Pre-Nationals meet (6K) with a 21:14 time for a 41st-place finish ... placed fourth overall at the Mountain West Conference Championships (6K) with a time of 21:37 ... started the season at the Stanford Invite with a 31st-place finish after completing the course in 22:20.

Sophomore (2007):
Utah's top finisher at the 2007 NCAA Regional Championships for a 24th-place finish (21:41.3) ... also earned Utah's top finish (20th) at MWC Championships with a 22:37 finish ... in the Chile Pepper Invitational, ran a 22:19 for 57th place ... opened the season with a 21st-place finish at the Montana State Invitational with a 17:53 run ... earned the MWC Scholar-Athlete award.

Freshman (2006):
Led the team with a 22nd-place (22:48.2) finish at the MWC Championships ... also the team's top finisher at the NCAA Regional meet (46th, 22:45.9) ... claimed 85th at the Chile Pepper Invite, clocking the event in 22:24 ... took 16th (24:00.6) at the Utah Fall Twilight and fifth (16:06) at the season-opening Reno Chase Race.

High School:
All-region and all-state in cross country (2002-05) ... four-time all-region and all-state selection in track and field ... state runner-up 800 m dash, 1600m and 3200m at the 2006 state track and field meet ... helped team to Nevada state championship in track and field in 2006.

Personal:
Daughter of John and Juli Abbott ... brother runs track at Washington State University ... majoring in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis on exercise physiology ... born April 5, 1988.

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