Alison Crocker, IOF Athlete of the Month for January 2012

Alison Crocker, recently named Orienteering USA's Orienteer of the Year for 2011, earned attention at the international level as well, and is profiled as the January 2012 Athlete of the Month on the International Orienteering Federation's web site. She is introduced on the IOF Home page this month, with the following description:

"The IOF Athlete of January 2012 made her debut at the World Ski Orienteering Championships last year. And what a debut: she finished eighth on the long distance! In August she took part in the World Orienteering Championships in France.

"Alison Crocker, USA, is a name to remember for the coming winters – and why not also summers. Just recently she was featured in Sports Illustrated, and now you can read about her preparations for this year in our newest Athlete of the Month article."