Fourteen athletes and the women's team were recognized for their work in the classroom
53 returners and 17 freshmen were commended for their academic achievements
The Tigers are set for a busy day three in Lexington on Saturday
Ali will graduate with her B.S. in Bioengineering and continue her studies at Duke University
The Tigers are split between the Drake Relays, Penn Relays, and Triton Invitational
Alison Ross - Senior Gallery, 05/16/2014
|5K||18:48.5||Greater Louisville Classic||09/29/2012|
|6K||22:02.1||Wisconsin Adidas Invitational||10/12/2012|
|800m||2:14.28||Bill Bergan Invitational||01/28/2012|
|1000m||2:53.81||Texas A&M Invitational||02/2012|
|Mile||4:59.03||Rod McCravy Memorial Meet||01/26/2013|
|800m||2:10.63||Big 12 Championships||05/13/2012|
- All-Big 12 in the DMR (2012)
- First Team Academic All-Big 12 (2012
Cross Country- Ali ran consistently in the top 10 for the Tigers throughout the season...Started off with a 15th-place overall finish, 4th for the black and gold, at the Iowa State Invitational, crossing in 19:19...Bested that time at the Greater Louisville Classic, finishing in 18:48.46...Was 4th for the Tigers for her first 6k on the cross country course, navigating the terrain at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational in 22:03...Finished 9th for the Tigers at the SEC Championships in Nashville, TN, before ending the season as their 5th finisher at the NCAA Midwest Regional
Indoor Track- Was a member of the winning 4x800m squad at the Missouri Invitational, and placed 3rd in the 1000m with a time of 2:58.58...Had a big race at the Kentucky Rod McCravy Memorial Meet, placing 5th in the mile with a PR of 4:59.03...Finished 2nd in the 800m at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge with a final time of 2:15.90...Represented the Tigers at the SEC Championships in Fayetteville, AR, as a member of the 9th-place DMR squad
Outdoor Track- Started the season with a 1500m-800m double at the Missouri Relays, finishing 4th in the 800m and 6th in the 1500m with a final time of 4:51.29...Was 12th at the Arkansas Spring Invitational in the 1500m, and helped the 4x400m squad to a 9th-place finish
Cross Country - Took 16th in the 4K race at the Saluki Early Bird, crossing in 16:42.6.
Indoor Track - Started the season at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual Meet, where she earned 2nd in the 800m running 2:17.43, and was part of the winning DMR team...Ran 2:17.27 in the 800m at the Illini Classic before earning a new 800m PR at the Bill Bergan Invitational, earning 8th in 2:14.28...Ran another PR, this time in the 1000m, at the Texas A&M Invitational, where she took 3rd in 2:53.81...Competed as part of the 7th place DMR team at th Big 12 Championship, earning an All-Big 12 honor
Outdoor Track - Raced the 800m primarily, beginning with a 4th place performance at the Missouri Relays, crossing the line in 2:14.77...Followed that up with a 19th place performance at the LSU Invitational where she finished in 2:21.42...Raced to 3rd place at the Tom Botts Invitational, finishing the 800m in 2:13.89...Was a member of the 2nd place SMR team at the Kansas Relays, where she also took 4th in the 800m in 2:14.19...Competed at the Drake Relays, taking 6th in the SMR and 10th in the 4x800m...Ended the season at the Big 12 Championship, taking 12th in the 800m with a new PR of 2:10.63 and 9th in the 4x400m
Cross Country - Did not compete
Indoor Track - Ran a PR in the 600-yard run at the MU-KU Dual Meet, placing 4th in 1:29.99...Set a season-best time of 2:20.30 for 800m at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge to take 2nd
Outdoor Track - Earned PRs in the 400m and 800m during the season...Her 400m PR came at the Georgia vs. Missouri Dual, where she placed 8th in 1:00.09...She earned her 800m PR at the Tom Botts Invitational, where she placed 9th in 2:16.64
Ran at Rosati-Kain HS for coaches Veronica Shead and Maureen Polasek...Helped her team to two Cross Country District Championships (2007, 2008)...Was a member of 3 MSHSAA All-State Relay teams for track, the 4x400m (7th-2007, 5th-2008) and the 4x800m (2008)...Earned an individual All-State honor in 2008 for the 800m
High School Bests
800m - 2:17.52
Parents are Dan and Marianne...Born June 1, 1992 in St. Louis, MO...She was a Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship Qualifier...Graduated HS Summa Cum Laude...Earned the George Washington Carver Award and the Presidents Award for Educational Excellence...Was a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society...Earned 8 AAA Conference All-Academic Awards (cross country, track, and basketball)...St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete (2010)...Dean's List (Fall 2010 - Spring 2012)...Is studying Biomedical Engineering
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