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Alison Parris
Position: Distance (CC)
Year: Senior
Hometown: Saint Leonard, Md.
High School: Patuxent
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2010-11 as a senior:
Cross Country
● Colonial Athletic Association Athlete of the Year
● CAA Championships Most Outstanding Performer and All-CAA
● Won women's race at CAA Championships Oct. 30 (20:23, 6 kilometers)
● CAA Runner of the Week three times (Oct. 19, Oct. 5, Sept. 14)
● All-Region (13th place) at NCAA Southeast Regional (20:47.5, 6 kilometers)
● Seventh in White Race at Pre-National Invitational at Indiana State Oct. 16 (20:26.1, 6 kilometers)
● Third in Gold Race at Paul Short Run at Lehigh Oct. 1 (20:15, 6 kilometers)
● Won JMU Open Cross Country Invitational Sept. 11 (18:21.30, 5.2 kilometers)

Outdoor track & field
● 5,000m run CAA champion (All-CAA)
● 5,000m run third (All-East) at ECAC Championships
● 5,000m run 37th at NCAA East Preliminary Championship
● Named CAA Women's Track Athlete of the Week after finishing third in the 5,000-meter run (16:43.29) at the Mason Spring Invitational (April 9). It was the fourth-fastest time in JMU outdoor history and ranked 29th on the NCAA East Region List.

Other
● Finalist for JMU's 2010-11 Female Athlete of the Year
● JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete

2009-10 as a junior:
Cross country
● At-large entry in NCAA National Championships (71st place)
● All-Region after ninth-place finish at NCAA Southeast Region Championships
● All-CAA after third-place finish at CAA Championships
● CAA Runner of the Week Oct. 18 after placing 30th in the Blue race at Pre-National Invitational at Indiana State (Oct. 17)
● CAA Commissioner's Academic Award

Indoor track & field
3000m All-East (seventh place) at ECAC Championships
● ECAC qualifier in mile, 3,200m relay and distance medley relay

Outdoor track & field
ECAC qualifier in 3,000m and 5,000m
● CAA Commissioner's Academic Award

Other
JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete  

2008-09 as a sophomore:
Cross country
All-region (18th place) at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships
● All-CAA after seventh-place finish at CAA Championships
● CAA Runner of the Week after winning the JMU Open (Sept. 14)
● CAA Commissioner's Academic Award

Indoor track
Mile 13th at ECAC Championships
● Distance medley relay 11th at ECAC Championships
● 1000m ECAC qualifier

Outdoor track
800m 18th at ECAC Championships
● 3,200m relay 18th at ECAC Championships
● CAA Commissioner's Academic Award

Other
JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete

2007-08 as a freshman:
Indoor track
Distance medley relay All-East (sixth place) at ECAC Championships
● 3,200m relay ECAC qualifier

Outdoor track
3,200m relay 20th at ECAC Championships
● CAA Commissioner's Academic Award

High school:
Cross country
Fourth in Footlocker Northeast Region Senior Championships as a senior
● State 2A runner-up as a senior, state 4A 24th place as a junior and state 3A 46th place as a freshman
● East Region 2A champion as a senior, 4A fourth place as a junior and 3A seventh place as a freshman
● All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference first team as a junior (third place) and senior (fourth place) and second team as a freshman (10th place)
Washington Post Southern Maryland All-Extra Team as a freshman, junior and senior
● The Panthers placed sixth in the state, were East Region 3A champions and SMAC champions 2002
● Patuxent was South Region 2A runner-up 2005

Indoor track
800m seventh in state 4A and fourth in East Region 4A as a junior and third in SMAC as a senior
● All-SMAC in 500m as a freshman (second place), 800m as a freshman (second) and sophomore (second), 1,600m as a junior (second) and senior (second) and 3,200m relay as a freshman
● East Region 3A champion 3,200m relay as a freshman, SMAC champion as a freshman and sophomore and qualified for Penn Relays as a sophomore

Outdoor track
1,500m fourth at USA Youth National Championships as a junior
● 800m 32nd at Nike Outdoor Nationals as a junior
● 400m 15th in state 3A as a freshman
● 3,200m relay seventh in state 3A as a freshman
● 800m sixth in state 2A as a senior, 10th in state 4A as a junior and 13th in state 4A as a sophomore
● 1,600m eighth in state 2A as a senior and 11th in state 4A as a junior
● 800m and 1,600m East Region 4A champion as a junior
● East Region 4A 800m fourth place as a sophomore
● South Region 2A 1,600m second place and 800m third place as a senior
● SMAC 800m champion as a sophomore and junior and set conference record of 2:15.8 as a junior
● All-SMAC in 800m as a senior (second place), 1,600m as a junior (second place) and senior (second place) 
● SMAC champion 3,200m relay as a freshman and sophomore, qualified for Penn Relays as a sophomore, and set conference record of 9:52.6 her freshman season
Washington Post All-Metro honorable mention as a junior
Washington Post Southern Maryland All-Extra Team as a sophomore, junior and senior

Personal:
Alison Parris
● Dean's List student majoring in interpersonal communications