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Kinesiology Lecturer and skydiver Allison Harper nears 1,000 jumps

When University of Rhode Island Kinesiology Lecturer Allison Harper was studying for her master’s degree a friend invited her to go skydiving.

“At first I thought it would be a one-time thing,” she said with a shrug. “Then I got hooked on it.”

And 950 jumps, a master’s, and a doctorate later, Harper is an accomplished skydiver, leaping from planes, helicopters, and even hot air balloons to cheering crowds at air shows nationwide as a member of the Misty Blues, an all-woman skydiving team.

Harper usually jumps from 4,000 to 5,000 feet above the ground at shows. She spots where she will land and opens her parachute within 10 seconds...

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