Name: Alyssa Brandis
School: Central Cambria
Sport: Cross country
Athlete of week achievement: Brandis won the Altoona Invitational with a time of 18:47.65 to help lead the Lady Devils to the team title over 21 other teams.
Coach Randy Wilson's quote: "Alyssa winning that race ... it just showed a lot of toughness in only her third high school race, and it was very impressive. It also shows a lot of depth on the team."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Gresh
Favorite subject: History
Favorite movie: "Final Destination"
Favorite food: Tacos
Favorite song: No preference
Outside interests: Track, softball, soccer
Favorite pro team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Duke University's Carly Seymour
Best athlete I ever played with: Kelsey Seymour
Best athlete I ever competed against: No preference
Most influential person on my athletic career: Mr. Wilson
Proudest athletic achievement: Completing races early in my career
How I got my start in cross country: I started track and liked it. Then I heard about cross country and running long distance so I gave it a try.
Future goal: I want to get a scholarship to college for running