Alyssa Lockhart

Hi, my name is Alyssa Lockhart. I’m from the small town of Oelrichs, South Dakota, where my family owns a small ranch. Just for a little bit about myself: this fall I am attending my sophomore year at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota and compete on a full ride rodeo scholarship on the college rodeo team (women’s team was ranked 5th in the nation this year at the college finals). I am currently a psychology major and business minor, but am still totally clueless about what I want to pursue! In high school I played varsity volleyball, basketball, and track, was a member of the National Honor’s Society and student council, and was salutatorian of my class, graduating with a 4.068 GPA. Academics have always been one of the highest priorities in my life; this has carried on to college, and after my freshman year currently have a 4.0 GPA. My entire family competes in rodeo, and my parents have professionally as a career for many years. It just so happens to be our livelihood - other than our small 50 head of cattle! It is such an important aspect of my life, it’s also something I plan to pursue after college and forever after.

Biggest Accomplishment(s)

2015 National Little Britches Finals World Champion Senior Girls Barrel Racer,  2015 NRCA Champion Barrel Racer (Montana/Nebraska/Wyoming/South Dakota/North Dakota amateur association), 2016 SDHSRA State Champion Barrel Racer, 9th overall in the pole bending at the 2015 NHSFR, as well as placing in rounds of the barrels at the High School Finals

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