Alyse returns as a senior to the cross country team. After suffering several injuries her sophomore and junior years, she hopes to stay healthy for her final season and help the Gamecocks to a successful season.
In high school, Alyse lettered in cross country and track for four years. She was her team's Most Valuable Runner and Outstanding Senior. She was Most Valuable Athlete and was a four-time California state meet participant.
As a rising senior, Alyse interned at State Farm Insurance. In five years, she hopes to be settling down with an actuarial job and family, after traveling for a few years. She is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics fraternity and is the daughter of Steve and Karla Shayer.