Rebecca Addison recently completed her third season as a member of the University of Michigan women's cross country coaching staff. The former U-M standout (2010-13) served as a volunteer assistant coach during the 2015 season after her first year in that role in 2014, and serving as an undergraduate assistant coach in 2013.
In her first three seasons in Ann Arbor, Addison has helped the Wolverines to a pair of Great Lakes Regional crowns, three top-three Big Ten finishes and two top-six finishes at the NCAA Championships. Under her guidance, U-M athletes have garnered nine all-conference awards, including three first-team honors, and Erin Finn has captured two Big Ten individual titles.
Addison capped her career by earning 2013 Capital One Academic All-America first team honors for her efforts in cross country and track and field, as well as in the classroom during her senior year.
As a two-year team captain for the Wolverine cross country team, Addison led Michigan to the program's ninth Big Ten title and first in six years in 2012. She also helped U-M win its second straight NCAA Great Lakes Region title (2011, '12) and cap the season with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
She was a two-time All-Big Ten first team performer and earned a spot on the All-Great Lakes Region team during all four years of her career.
On the track, the two-time team captain was a six-time All-American, including a three-time All-America first team member. Most notably, she was part of the distance medley relay that won the indoor national title at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships and set a new school record of 10:56.46.
In addition to her success at the national level, Addison was also a seven-time Big Ten champion. She won four straight DMR titles, helping to push Michigan's streak to 10 consecutive Big Ten DMR victories. Individually, Addison won back-to-back indoor 800-meter titles in 2011 and 2012, and also captured the outdoor 1,500-meter crown in 2011.