Dr. Alt inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame at Potomac State

Erika Alt

Alumna Dr. Erika Alt (second from left) was recently inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser, W.Va.  Dr. Alt was introduced by former PSC Basketball Coach Gary Liston (second from right).  Presenting the award were Campus President Leonard Colelli (left) and Athletic Director Shawn White (right).  Dr. Alt was an outstanding basketball player at the College from 2002 – 2004. 

Alumna Erika Alt, DVM; a resident of Petersburg, was recently inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Potomac State College of West Virginia University (WVU) during the annual awards banquet this spring.     

Dr. Alt is the second highest scorer in the College’s history for the Lady Catamounts basketball team with a total of 1,037 points.  She accumulated a total of 410 rebounds, 133 assists and 128 steals. 

She earned many honors on the basketball court including being named to the WPCC 1st Team, the All-Region XX Team and the Region XX All-Tournament Team her freshman year.  During her sophomore year, she earned 2nd Team All-American, All-Region XX Team, Region XX All-Tournament Team, and WPCC 1st Team.  Additionally, she ranked 3rd in NJCAA scoring, scored double figures in 24 out of 25 games and was the leading Scorer in Region XX.

While at Potomac State, Dr. Alt was a member of the Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society, was recognized as a student scholar with the inscription of her name on the Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Academic Achievement Wall, and was named Outstanding Student of the Year for 2004.

 During her acceptance speech, Dr. Alt addressed the student athletes in attendance with the following, “I challenge you to live in the experience, to stop and cherish the tiny moments – the competition, the travel, the camaraderie which are a part of your normal routine and may seem insignificant, but these moments give way to a lifetime of memories.”

After earning an associate degree in agriculture at Potomac State, Dr. Alt graduated summa cum laude from WVU with a bachelor’s degree in animal and veterinary science.  She then went on to earn her doctor of veterinary medicine in 2010 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Alt has been practicing at Mountainview Veterinary Services in her hometown of Petersburg for the past two years, where she lives with her husband and children. 

Dr. Alt concluded her remarks with this comment, “Potomac State College will forever hold a special place in my heart.  The athletic and academic opportunities offered to me have helped to shape my career and my life.  I am honored and humbled to be a member of the Potomac State Athletic Hall of Fame.”