Alison Stephens Throwing For NCAA’s University of Arkansas at Little Rock
“Achieving this goal feels spectacular,” said Stephens of making the NCAA. “It’s been a dream to compete at the higher level since I was a little girl just starting sports. Getting to do the sport I love as well as pursue my education is beyond rewarding.”
A member of the Windsor Legion Track team, and a bronze medalist at this summer’s Athletics Ontario U20 championships, and a National Legion bronze medallist last year, Stephens has a long list of accolades to her name.
Now, she’s excited for the next step in her athletic career, choosing the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for a variety of reasons.
“I chose UALR because they were the school I felt most welcomed at,” Stephens explained. “My coach worked very hard recruiting all of the new freshmen this year and I am excited to work with his level of dedication.”
“The campus is also beautiful and I felt I would really enjoy being able to throw outdoors all year. They also have a very good English program with a teacher emphasis,” continued Stephens, who will study English Literature, with a hope of becoming a teacher.
Despite reaching the NCAA Division 1 level, Alison Stephens isn’t done with reaching for higher levels. She still has goals to accomplish, and she hopes to begin reaching for those next steps this year.
“My ultimate goal is to get my degree, be able to throw 50m in the discus, and make Team Canada at some point.”