Women's Cross Country, Track & Field


Alyssa Schneider
Alyssa Schneider

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Bartlett, Ill.

High School:
Bartlett

Event:
XC - Distance

Birthdate:
04/16/1993

I/O Eligibility:
JR/JR

07/09/2014

45 Illini Recognized as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Student-Athletes Honored for Earning GPAs of 3.7 or Higher, Including Seven 4.0 GPAs at Illinois

05/28/2014

Illini Earn 64 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Eight Spring Sports Honored for Excellence in the Classroom

07/10/2013

43 Illini Honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Student-Athletes with GPAs of 3.7 or Higher Earn Special Recognition

04/20/2013

Six Illini Finish in Top-Five at LSU

Two Illini set personal bests on Saturday

03/29/2013

Richartz Comes Close to PR at Texas Relays

Illini advance two relays and one individual to finals tomorrow

05/13/2013

2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Photos from the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.

01/15/2013

Illini Open

Photos from the Illini Open on Jan. 12, 2013

AT ILLINOIS

Cross Country
2013 XC - SOPHOMORE
Led the Illini in every meet she competed in ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships after placing fifth at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Earned All-Region honors and clocked a personal-best 6K time of 20:25, which is also the fourth-fastest time in school history ... Placed 28th at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed eighth at the Pre-National Invitational ... Placed sixth at the Boilermaker Invitational ... Set a personal-best 4K time of 14:24 to win the Illini Challenge ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2012 XC - RS FRESHMAN
Finished first for the Illini at NCAA Midwest Regional with a 6K time of 21:04, receiving All-Region honors for her 12th-place overall finish ... Finished 22nd overall and second on the team at the Big Ten Championships, finishing witha time of 20:56, beating her 6K personal best by nearly a minute and just outside the top-10 all time at Illinois ... Scored points for the Orange and Blue at Pre-Nationals, finishing third among her teammates with a then career-best 6K time of 21:40 ... Was one of six Illini to set a personal best time at the Notre Dame Invitaional, running a 5K time of 17:21 and finishing 36th overall ... Began season by helping the Orange and Blue win the Illinois Intercollegiate, placing eighth overall with a 5K time of 17:45 ... Academic All-Big Ten ... USTFCCCA All-Academic.

2011 XC - FRESHMAN
Redshirt season.

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2014 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 10,000m ... Placed fifth in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships with the second-fastest time in school history (34:23.64) to score points for the Illini ... Won the 3,000m at the Tiger Track Classic with the fifth-fastest time in school history (9:29.45) ... Clocked the seventh fastest time in school history (4:22.53) to place second in the 1,5000m at the Billy Hayes Invitational ... Won the 5,000m at the Illinois Twilight ... Academic All-Big Ten ... USTFCCCA All-Academic.

Indoor: Placed eighth in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships with the second-fastest time in school history (16:29.43) to score points for the Illini ... Member of the distance medley relay team that placed third at the Big Ten Championships with the fifth-fastest time in school history (11:29.51) ... Clocked the 10th-fastest mile time in school history (4:47.34) to place fifth at the Tyson Invitational ... Placed sixth in the 3,000m at the Rod McCravy Memorial with the fourth-fastest time in school history (9:28.72) ... Recorded three first-place finishes, winning the mile at both the Illini Open and Illini Classic and the 5,000m at the Meyo Invitational.

2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships in the 5,000m ... Scored points for the Illini in the 5K at the Big Ten Championships, placing seventh with a lifetime best time of 16:21.31 ... Her PR time ranks fifth fastest in school history ... Ran a career best 800m time of 2:16.17 at the Jesse Owens Classic ... USTFCCCA All-Academic.

Indoor: Set personal bests in the mile, 3,000m and 5,000m during the season ... Set the eighth fastest 5,000m time in school history at the Spire Institute Meet with a time of 16:54.96 ... Finished first in the mile at the Illini Open, finishing with a time of 4:55.99 ... Placed second in the 3,000m at the Indiana Relays with a personal best time of 9:30.10 ... Part of Big Ten roster.

2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500m, 800m and the distance medley relay ... Set a personal-best in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 4:31.17 ... Helped the DMR place ninth at the Drake Relays.

Indoor: Set a career-best 800m time at the Illini Open (2:19.42), placing fourth ... Ran the mile at the Illini Classic and finished sixth with a time of 5:06.14 ... Competed in the 3,000m at the Mark Colligan Memorial, placing sixth in a time of 10:12.86.

High School
Earned All-State honors in cross country in 2008 and track in 2009, 2010, and 2011 ... Three-time 1600m conference champion ... Was named all-conference for cross country in 2008, 2009, and 2010 ... Also was named all-conference for track all four years ... Earned four varsity letters in both cross country and track.

Personal
Daughter of Jeff and Joanne Schneider ... Born April 16, 1993 ... Has one sister, Kristen, who she credits as the biggest influence in her athletic career ... Hobbies include running, biking, cooking, and kayaking ... Graduated in the top 1% of her class ... Was a member of the National Honors Society in 2010 and 2011 ... Majoring in mathematics.

Schneider's Personal Bests
Cross Country
4K: 14:24 - Illini Challenge (8/30/13)
5K: 17:21 - Notre Dame Invitational (9/28/12)
6K: 20:25 - NCAA Midwest Regional (11/15/13)

Track and Field
Outdoor
800m: 2:16.17 - Jesse Owens Classic (4/20/13)

1,500m: 4:22.53 - Billy Hayes Invitational (5/3/14)
3,000m: 9:29.45 - Tiger Track Classic (4/5/14)
5,000m: 16:21.31 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/13)
10,000m: 34:23.64 - Big Ten Championships (5/16/14)

Indoor
800m: 2:19.42 - Illini Open (1/14/12)
Mile: 4:47.34 - Tyson Invitational (2/14/14)
3,000m: 9:28.72 - Rod McCravy Memorial (1/25/14)
5,000m: 16:29.43 - Big Ten Championships (3/1/14)

Updated July 2014

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