Rebecca Addison is in her second season as a member of the University of Michigan women's cross country coaching staff. The former U-M standout (2010-13) will serve as a volunteer assistant coach during the 2014 season after being an undergraduate assistant coach in 2013.
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.