Height: 5-10 1/2
Birthplace: Ventura, Calif.
Residence: Santa Cruz, Calif.
High School: Foothill Technology H.S. (Ventura, Calif.) '11
College: University of California, Santa Cruz
Year of Graduation: 2015
Major: Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology (Pre-med)
Coaches: Kim Musch (UCSC Head Swim Coach), Jason York (Buenaventura Swim Club), Tina Donatoni-Frost (Donatoni-Frost Training Stables), and Michael Tiffany (Points West Fencing Center)
Sports Played in High School: tetrathlon, swimming and horseback riding
Hobbies: hanging out with friends, going to the beach, attempting to surf, skiing, and being at the barn
Family: her great grandfather, Douglas Dickie, played football for the University of Michigan (1926); her sister, Amanda English, competes in the tetrathlon
Favorite Foods: bananas and orange juice
Pre-Competition Meal: bananas, oatmeal, or yogurt and granola
Favorite Athletes: Matt Grevers
Favorite Movie: "Lion King"
Favorite Music: any type of rock, alternative, and indie rock
Did You Know?: Alison would like to become an opthamologist...she has been a vegetarian for 6 years...she loves the water and is a certified PADI scuba diver...she participated in a DNA barcoding project through her high school and Coast Marine Biolabs on DNA sequencing of different species of rockfish in the Channel Islands, National Park. Her team successfully sequenced and identified the DNA so she is now a published co-author of "Barcoding the Kelp Forests of California's Northern Channel Islands".
MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2013 World Cup #1 (Palm Springs, California): did not qualify for final
2013 January Senior Ranking (3rd)
2012 Junior World Championship (Drzonkow, Poland): did not qualify for final
2012 January Domestic Qualifier (Colorado Springs): 8th
2011 December Domestic Qualifier (Colorado Springs): 8th
2011 Domestic Qualifier in Palm Springs: 13th
2010 U.S.P.C. National Championships in Tetrathlon: Junior Girl Champion
last updated 2/27/13
2013 Pentathlon World Cup Series Wrap-Up
June 06, 2013
Achterberg and Bowsher Claim USA National Titles
Oct. 29, 2012
Achterberg wins women's National Championships
Oct. 28, 2012
Margaux Isaksen leads U.S. charge into women's final at Junior Worlds
Sept. 05, 2012
Junior World Championships set to begin in Poland, Sept. 3-9
Sept. 02, 2012
Seven 2012 Olympians including American Margaux Isaksen among the field.