Alyssa Andersen
Alyssa Andersen
Height: 5-5
Year: SR/SR
Hometown: Oswego, Ill.
Position: Throws
Last School: Drury University
Experience: TR

2017 Outdoor

  • Finished third in hammer at OVC Championships with season best 52.31m
  • Placed 12th in javelin at OVC Championships with throw of 32.00m
  • Took 18th in shot put at OVC Championships with throw of 10.97m
  • Set shot put season and personal best 12.29 to earn eighth at Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Invitational
  • Also set javelin season and personal best of 34.06m at Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Invitational to take 11th

2016-17 Indoor

  • Finished 10th in the weight at OVC Championship with season best 15.65m
  • Placed 20th in shot put at OVC Championships with throw of 11.17m
  • Set shot put season best 11.66 to place 31st at Music City Challenge
  • Finished third in both weight and shot put at MTSU Invitational

2016 Outdoor

  • Finished 11th in shot put at OVC Championships with season best throw of 11.61m
  • Placed 13th in javelin at OVC Championships with season best throw of 29.74m
  • Also competed in hammer at OVC Championships but did not mark
  • Set a then-Belmont record in hammer with a 52.90m to place eighth at Billy Hayes Invitational

2015-16 Indoor

  • Finished eighth in the weight at OVC Championships with season and personal best 16.03m
  • Set shot put season best 11.70m to take ninth at Commodore Invitational

 Prior to Belmont

Spent one year at Drury University ... Prepped at Aurora Christian High under coach Jeff Schutt ... Advanced to State in the 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, and the Shot Put ... Received All-Area First Team honors ... Named BPS All-State First Team ... Tabbed SCC Conference MVP ... Also played basketball at ACHS ... Scored 1,000 career points ... Daily Herald Prep Sports Excellence Award "Best of the Best" ... Academic All-Conference.

Personal

Born Sept. 2, 1995 ... Daughter of Dan and Esther Andersen ... Has two brothers, Cory and Eric ... Lists favorite athlete as Nate Robinson ... Favorite musical groups are The Oh Hellos, Relient K and Constellations ... Greatest sports thrill was winning State her senior year ... Interested in majoring in Graphic Design and Advertising.

Personal Records

Shot put (Indoor): 11.88m
Shot put (Outdoor): 12.29m
Weight (Indoor): 17.05m
Hammer (Outdoor): 54.85m*
Javelin (Outdoor): 34.06m

*School record