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Belgrade’s Alysa Henry commits to University of Mary track

Posted at 11:05 PM, Apr 11, 2018

BELGRADE – A Belgrade state champion pole vaulter decided where she will be spending the next four years. Alysa Henry, a senior on the Panthers track team, signed with the University of Mary in Bismark, North Dakota Wednesday morning.

It was a close race between a few schools, but when Henry stepped back and evaluated the offers she had, she knew the Marauders would give her the best education, and she couldn’t be happier to sign her letter of intent.

“Their exercise science program is incredible. I’m looking to go into physical therapy after majoring in exercise science, and their physical therapy program is incredible also and I’m really excited about that,” Henry said. “Their track program is great, I love the team, I get along with everyone amazing. I’m just really overall excited about the program, the track program, everything about it.”

Henry was also considering Western State Colorado as her final destination. But she knew if she committed, she would be choosing athletics over academics. Henry, who has a personal-record 11-feet in the pole vault, is looking for more upcoming success this season as the Panthers hold their first track meet on Friday.