Featured Student-Athlete
Alissa Thompson

Alissa Thompson

Women's Golf
April 4, 2017

Alissa Thompson was Menlo's top finisher at the UC Santa Cruz Invitational over the weekend, finishing tied for 11th overall. Thompson shot a career-best 83 on day one of the event. 

Sport: Golf 
Position: Golfer 
Class: 2018
Major: Marketing 

How did you decide that you wanted to go to Menlo College?
I knew I wanted to go to school in California and then knowing that I wanted to go into marketing it seemed like a natural fit. 

What is your favorite part about your sport?
That you can never can get "too good." Golf is a game of mental strength as much as physical, so golf has allowed me to grow as a person and then as a golfer.

Who/what has been your inspiration?
There's really only two people that come to mind, my father and Arnold Palmer. My dad and I have been able to bond over our love of the game and through that we are a lot closer because of golf. And Arnold Palmer because he is the person that I strive to be both on and off the golf course he wants to win as much as the next guy, probably even more so, but he does it with a smile on his face. He’s a class act that knows how to win over a crowd with his charisma. 

If there was one object that you could erase forever, what would it be? Why
Zeros on price tags, because the world would be a lot more affordable that way.

What is the design on your favorite pair of socks?
Haha I guess my crazy socks have been noticed. I love my golfer ones but I guess it would have to be my shark ones.