2021 — Indoor – ran season bests in 600 meters at Larry Wiecorek Invite (1:37.35), 800 meters at Husker Quad (2:16.05), 1,000 meters at Border Battle (2:57.75), and mile at B1G Championships (5:02.25)… Outdoor – ran collegiate-best 800 meters at B1G Championships (2:12.34) and season-best 800 meters at Billy Hayes Invite (2:12.97)… B1G Distinguished Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – competed at Hawkeye Invite (15:28.3)… Academic All-Big Ten.
2020 — Indoor – did not compete… Dean’s list student… Academic All-Big Ten… B1G Distinguished Scholar… Cross Country – B1G Distinguished Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten.
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 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)… Dean’s List student.
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… set 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 February 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.