Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season
Bethany Hasz, Megan Hasz, and Madeline Strandemo led Minnesota at the national meet Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
Megan Hasz, Madeline Strandemo, and Bethany Hasz earned all-region honors to lead Minnesota
Minnesota placed second in the team standings behind Madeline Strandemo's individual runner-up finish at the Big Ten Championship
Minnesota placed three runners among the top 25 en route to a top-10 team showing in Madison, Wis., on Friday
Photos of the Gopher women's cross country team at the 2015 Griak Invitational
Gopher women take first in Oz Memorial run
Photos of women's cross country student-athlete Courtney Alama.
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|
|2017||59th, 21:51.8||95th, 21:43.19||199th, 21:34.77|
'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors
2/9/2018 - W. Cross Country
Both programs were among the best in the Big Ten with the women pacing the conference and the men ranking second.
Gophers to Host Summer Camps
2/4/2018 - W. Cross Country
Registration is now open for the 2018 Minnesota Track & Field and Cross Country youth camps on July 15-19, 2018.
Gophers Hand Out Annual Team Awards
12/11/2017 - W. Cross Country
Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season.