Courtney Alama
Courtney  Alama

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Annandale, Minn.

High School:
Annandale HS

Birthdate:
06/14/1996

Experience:
3 Letters


12/11/2017

Gophers Hand Out Annual Team Awards

Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season

11/18/2017

Gophers Place 19th at NCAA Championship

Bethany Hasz, Megan Hasz, and Madeline Strandemo led Minnesota at the national meet Saturday in Louisville, Ky.

11/10/2017

No. 13 Gophers Take Third in Midwest Region

Megan Hasz, Madeline Strandemo, and Bethany Hasz earned all-region honors to lead Minnesota

10/29/2017

Gophers, Strandemo Land B1G Runner-Up Showings

Minnesota placed second in the team standings behind Madeline Strandemo's individual runner-up finish at the Big Ten Championship

10/13/2017

Gophers Place 10th at Nuttycombe Invite

Minnesota placed three runners among the top 25 en route to a top-10 team showing in Madison, Wis., on Friday

07/19/2016

2015 Griak Invitational - Women's Cross Country

Photos of the Gopher women's cross country team at the 2015 Griak Invitational

09/11/2015

Women Cross Country at Oz Memorial

Gopher women take first in Oz Memorial run

05/26/2015

Courtney Alama

Photos of women's cross country student-athlete Courtney Alama.

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2017 • Redshirt Junior Season: Ran seven races • ended the season ranked 46th on Minnesota’s all-time top-50 6K performers list (21:34.77) • finished among the top eight Gophers at all seven meets, including three races as the fifth Gopher • recorded a career-best 6K time of 21:34.77 at the NCAA Championship, placing 199th as the fifth Gopher • placed 95th overall and seventh on the team at the NCAA Midwest Regional (21:43.19) • placed eighth on the team and 59th overall at the Big Ten Championship (21:51.8) • ran a career-best 5K time of 17:42.55 as the sixth Gopher in 73rd overall at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K.

2016 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran in six meets this season • finished among the top 10 Gophers in each meet • recorded a season-best 6K time of 21:38.5 at Jack’s Run, finishing second overall • ran a season-best 5K time of 18:07.6 at the Notre Dame Invitational • made B1G Championship debut, placing 83rd overall and ninth on the team in 23:13.6 • served as an alternate for the NCAA Midwest Regional • ended the season ranked 47th on Minnesota’s all-time top-50 6K performers list (21:38.5).

2015 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran four races • ran season-best 22:51.7 as the fifth Gopher in 12th place overall at the Oz Memorial • placed 81st overall as the seventh Gopher at the Griak Invitational (23:09.3) • finished as the ninth Gopher at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K (18:11.92) • placed 28th overall and second among female finishers at Jack’s Run (23:11.1).

2014 • Freshman Season: Competed in five races as an unattached runner.

High School: A 2014 graduate of Annandale High School • six-time letterwinner in both cross country and track & field • finished fifth in 14:56.3 at the 2013 Minnesota Class A state cross country championship to lead Annandale to the team state title • helped team to state runner-up finishes in 2012 and 2011 • five-time all-state honoree and six-time all-conference honoree in cross country • named St. Cloud Times all-area runner in cross country • two-time all-state and three-time all-conference honoree in track & field • finished ninth in 3,200m and 14th in 1,600m at Minnesota Class A state championship as a junior • holds Annandale school records in 1,600m and 3,200m • academic all-state honoree.

Personal: Born June 14, 1996 • daughter of Haley Kammer and Colin Alama • has four older siblings, Bryant, Victoria, Carolyn and Colleen • enjoys traveling, swimming, and animals • psychology major with hopes of continuing education to become a physical therapist.

Alama's Postseason Appearances
Year Big Tens Midwest Regional NCAA Championship
2014 Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt
2015 DNC DNC DNC
2016 83rd, 23:13.6 Alternate DNC
2017 59th, 21:51.8 95th, 21:43.19 199th, 21:34.77

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