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ALICE WILLIS-HANSEN
Inducted 1996



A native of Rochester, NY, Alice Willis-Hansen competed in cross country and track at Binghamton from 1982-85. She received her bachelor's degree in accounting in 1985.
Willis-Hansen earned five All-America honors in a three year span - the most by any female in school history. In 1982, Willis-Hansen helped the Colonials win the 20-team ECAC Cross Country Championship by placing sixth. One year later, she captured the SUNYAC Championships and placed 12th out of 113 runners at the NCAA Championships, guiding Binghamton to a fifth-place team finish - the highest national honor of any women's team at Binghamton. As a senior, Willis-Hansen earned her second cross country All-America honor by crossing 13th at the national meet. She placed third at the SUNYAC Championships and earned entry into the SUNYAC Hall of Fame.
In her two-year track career, she won three All-America honors and nine SUNYAC titles. At the 1984 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Willis-Hansen placed fifth in the 1500 meters. She also captured the 800 meters at the New York State and ECAC Championships - both in record time.
In her final track season, she scored a pair of fifth-place finishes at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships, running the 3,000 meters in the spring.
The two-time captain and team MVP was twice named Binghamton's "Athlete of the Year" and still holds eight school track records.


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