Courtney Alama
Year: SR/SR
Hometown: Annandale, Minn.
Position: Distance
Last School: University of Minnesota
Experience: TR

2017 Cross Country at Minnesota • Redshirt Junior Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • 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.

2018 Indoor • Redshirt Junior Season: Ran four races • ran a career-best 5:08.73 in the mile to place 15th at the Larry Wieczorek Invite • ran a career-best 10:05.71 as runner-up in the 3,000m at the UST Opener • ran a career-best 17:35.61 in the 5,000m at the Jack Johnson Classic.

2018 Outdoor • Redshirt Junior Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten • ran one race, clocking a career-best time of 38:40.16 at the Drake Relays.

2016 Cross Country at Minnesota • 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).

2017 Indoor • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran three races, including posting a season-best time of 10:19.73 in the 3,000m as runner-up at the Parents Day Invite.

2017 Outdoor • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran six races, including appearances in the 1,500m and 5,000m • ran a season-best 4:50.35 in the 1,500m at the Holst Invitational • finished as 5,000m runner-up with a career-best time of 17:37.76 at the BearCat Twilight.

2015 Cross Country • 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).

2016 Indoor at Minnesota • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran three races • placed fourth in the mile with a career-best time of 5:08.79 at the UST Invite • finished 10th in the 3,000m in 10:20.50 at the Jack Johnson Classic • ran a career-best 17:51.37 to place seventh in the 5,000m at the Minnesota Open.

2016 Outdoor • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran one race, placing eighth in the 5,000m in 18:17.43 at the Tommie Twilight.

2014 Cross Country at Minnesota • Freshman Season: Competed in five races as an unattached runner.

2015 Track & Field • Freshman Season: Competed unattached during both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

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 siblings