Created on Saturday, 31 May 2014 Written by AARON LaBATT
Sometimes, an opportunity is just too good to pass up.
That’s precisely what Alyssa Strickland faced when she was given the chance to run cross country at Urbana University, an NCAA Division II program.
The West Liberty-Salem distance standout was unsure of her immediate future after high school, but an opportunity to run for the Blue Knights ended the decision-making process.
“It was actually a last-minute decision,” said Strickland with a laugh. “I got a really good scholarship offer to run there, so it was a no-brainer for me. It was either go to college, get an education and run, or work. It was a great opportunity that I just had to take advantage of.”
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