Alisa Beth Shuck Wickliff
Sport(s): Swimming & Diving (Women's)
Alisa Shuck Wickliff is a native of Indianapolis and one of DePauw's truly outstanding female athletes. She qualified for three events at the Division III National swim meet as a freshman by breaking four school records at a triple dual meet against Ball State and Evansville. With this performance, she became the first female swimmer in DePauw's history to reach the Nationals. She went on to earn all-American status, DePauw's first, in the 100-yard Individual medley, and the 100- and 50-yard backstroke. She was a National qualifier all four years at DePauw. Alisa earned her all-American status before the Lilly Center was built. The swim team had to practice at one of the local high schools or in the old Bowman gym pool, which was five yards short of regulation length. Clearly a great swimmer, Alisa was also an honor scholar and a member of the University orchestra. At one point she held 15 of the 18 DePauw records. Upon graduation, she earned an additional bachelor's degree and a master's of science in public policy at Purdue. Her career is in environmental management, and she has worked for the State of Illinois. Currently, Alisa is director of the Environmental Assistance Office for Small Business, operated out of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In this capacity, she develops environmental science workshops and trains teachers in their professional development. She is active in her church, works with Habitat for Humanity, serves her county's historical society and is editor for Trailmarkers, a publication of her regional Sierra Club. She lives with her husband, Greg, and their daughter, Ella Beth, in Concord, N.C.