Alison Maxwell '15
Alison Maxwell '15
Sport: Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
Honors: 2015 First-Team All-American

CoSIDA Academic All-American Track & Field/Cross Country Teams

Maxwell was named to the Capital One Academic All-American first team for Women's Track & Field/Cross Country by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Maxwell graduated in May of 2015 with a degree in biochemistry and a 3.80 grade point average. 

An NCAA Woman of the Year nominee by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), Maxwell collected many awards on the cross country courses this season. She was selected as a First-Team All-NESCAC and the NESCAC's Women's Most Outstanding Performer after winning the conference's individual championship on November 1, 2014 as the Panthers played host to the meet. Maxwell became the first Panther woman to lead the field to the finish line since Jessica Johnston did it in 1999 and 2000. She claimed All-Region and All-American accolades as a senior for her runner-up and 33rd-place finishes in those respective competitions.

As a junior, she was awarded first-team All-NESCAC laurels as well as being an All-Region honoree and finished 36th in the NCAA Championship. In her sophomore season, she garnered all-region accolades.

On the track, Maxwell excelled for the Panthers, winning the 2015 NCAA Division III championship in the indoor mile. She also claimed a pair of All-American finishes indoors as a member of the 2014 and 2015 Distance Medley Relay quartets. Maxwell received All Open New England honors in the DMR her junior year as well as All Division III New England laurels in the mile. During her first two winters as a Panther, Maxwell collected All Division III New England praises as a part of the 4x800-meter relay.

Outdoors, Maxwell was named All-NESCAC in each of her final three seasons as well as being a two-time All-Open New England and an All-New England honoree. After claiming the NESCAC crown on April 25, 2015 in the 5,000-meter run, she picked up another All-American accolade at the NCAA Championship as she crossed the line eighth.

For her work in the classroom, Maxwell was named a United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association Division III Scholar Athlete. She was also a nine-time NESCAC All-Academic selection via three nods each for cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field.