Liz Ackley is entering her first season as the graduate assistant for the Arizona State cross country and track and field programs following her graduation from SUNY Cortland College in Cortland, N.Y. Ackley completed her studies Cum Laude while earning a BS in kinesiology in 2003.
Competing under head coach Dr. Jack Daniels, Ackley captained the Red Dragons during her final three seasons and competed in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships three times. At the national meet, she placed among the Top 40 twice with her career best placing of 38th coming in her senior campaign. Ackley earned a berth into the national meet as a senior in 2002 by securing runner-up honors at the NCAA North Atlantic Region meet.
A native of Keene, NH, she recently attained her USA Track and Field Level I coaching certification.