2020 — Indoor – did not compete… Academic All-Big Ten… B1G Distinguished Scholar… Dean’s List student.
2019 — Indoor – placed fifth in 600 meters at Hawkeye Invite (1:35.51) and third in 1,000 meters at Jimmy Grant Invite (2:58.69)… ran 800 meters at Meyo Invite (2:13.01) and Iowa State Classic (2:13.04) and mile at Larry Wieczorek Invite (4:59.31)… Outdoor – did not compete… Dean’s List student… Cross Country – ran at Hawkeye Invite (15:10.3-4,000 meters)… Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student.
2018 — Cross Country – competed at the Hawkeye Invitational (15:38.2-4,000 meters).
High School — Three-time Elite All-State honoree… 2018 All-Iowa 4A Des Moines Register team and academic All-State team honoree… Two-time state champion in the 3,200-meter relay… holds 3,200-meter relay school record, indoor (9:40.61) and outdoor (9:09.34)… 2018 Drake Relays 3,200-meter relay champion… coached by Jesse Hunt, Matt Pries and Abby Schmitz… Four-year letter winner in softball, where she earned three all-conference, two all-district and two all-state accolades… National Honor Society member.
Personal — Born Feb. 4, 2000… daughter of Phil and Ginger Akason… has one sister, Lindsey Akason… Has four relatives that played sports collegiately: Mark Akason (University of Iowa, football), Joel Akason (Winona State, football), Andy Heinle (Missouri Western, football) and Taylor Akason (Pepperdine, volleyball)… pharmacy major.
|Akason’s Collegiate Bests|
|600 Meters (I)||1:35.31||Hawkeye Invitational||1/12/19|
|800 Meters (I)||2:13.01||at Meyo Invitational||2/2/19|
|Mile (I)||4:59.31||Wieczorek Invitational||1/19/19|