Mitchell, Rohrs, Schetter Named 2009 Division III Women’s Track & Field Scholar Athletes of the Year

By Shannon Wright, USTFCCCA

July 7, 2009   

NEW ORLEANS – Three student-athletes who earned five individual national titles both indoors and outdoors in 2009 add to their post-season accolades as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Tuesday the Women’s 2009 Division III Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Scholar Athletes of the Year.

Those three student-athletes are Indoor Track Scholar Athlete Ayla Mitchell (University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh), Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete Sumer Rohrs (Frostburg State University), and Indoor and Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete Caitlin Schetter (University of Wisconsin, La Crosse).

OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD

Rohrs, a native of Frostburg, Maryland, earns the 2009 Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year award. She is a senior Psychology major at Frostburg State with a 3.607 cumulative grade point average. Rohrs was a double champion at the Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, winning both the 100-meter hurdles and the 400-meter hurdles. Her winning times rank her fourth (100-meter hurdles) and tenth (400-meter hurdles) overall in Division III outdoor track & field history.

Rohrs was the 2009 USTFCCCA Outdoor National Track Athlete of the Year in Division III and the USTFCCCA Women’s Track High Point Athlete of the Meet for the 2009 Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

UW-La Crosse’s Schetter, the 2009 Division III Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year, won the NCAA Division III title in the long jump and was sixth in the triple jump. Her 13 points helped La Crosse to a third-place finish in the team standings. Schetter, a Kiel, Wisconsin native, is a senior at La Crosse, compiling a 3.75 grade point average in Communications.

INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD

UW-Oshkosh’s Ayla Mitchell is this year’s Division III Indoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year after winning the national title in the mile in March at the Division III Indoor National Championships. Mitchell’s ten points helped Oshkosh to a third-place finish in the team standings.

Mitchell, a senior from New Richmond, Wisconsin, carries a 3.879 cumulative grade point average with a major in Elementary Education. She won the 2009 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) indoor titles in both the mile and 3,000 meters.

UW-La Crosse’s Schetter also earned the 2009 Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year honor. She successfully defended her 2008 indoor title in the long jump with another winning effort in 2009. Schetter also finished second in the triple jump at the indoor championships to score 18 points and lead La Crosse to a second-place finish in the team standings.

In addition to the Scholar Athletes of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced the women’s Division III All-Academic Track and Field Team. A total of 278 student-athletes representing 91 Division III colleges and universities made up the 2009 All-Academic team.

Calvin College led the way with the most student-athletes on the list with 13, followed by Wartburg College and University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, each with 12 student-athletes on the list. For conferences, the WIAC had the most student-athletes on the list with 35 followed by the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with 31, and the New England Small College Athletic Conference and New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference, each with 19.

The USTFCCCA honors Division III individuals for their academic and athletic achievements during the indoor and outdoor track and field season.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have met the NCAA Division III Indoor or Outdoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard in their respective event.

2009 USTFCCCA Division III Women’s All-Academic Track and Field Team:

Name Institution
Chelsea Anthony Albion College
Keli Coleman Augustana College (Illinois)
Kelsey Duhai Augustana College (Illinois)
Ainsley Fedler Augustana College (Illinois)
Paula Neiweem Augustana College (Illinois)
Izzy Alexander Bates College
Jennifer Marino Bates College
Marie Borner Bethel University (Minnesota)
Heather Jelen Bethel University (Minnesota)
Vanessa Moore Bethel University (Minnesota)
Beth Pisarik Brandeis University
Chrissy Rhodes Bridgewater College (Virginia)
Dana Nardello Cabrini College
Quiana Volney Cabrini College
Rachel Boerner Calvin College
Julie Bratt Calvin College
Gretchen Braymer Calvin College
Sarah Dugan Calvin College
Nicole Farr Calvin College
Anne Fennema Calvin College
Heather Koning Calvin College
Jessica Koster Calvin College
Joy Leach Calvin College
Alison Tuuk Calvin College
Kristen Van Sickel Calvin College
Kelly Veldkamp Calvin College
Sarah Wittingen Calvin College
Kwesi Seabrook Capital University
Karen Campbell Carleton College
Simone Childs-Walker Carleton College
Kelly Lovett Carleton College
Laura Roach Carleton College
Rebecca Grafenauer Carroll University (Wisconsin)
Amanda Trieloff Carroll University (Wisconsin)
Rachel Boeke Central College (Iowa)
Emily Teas Central College (Iowa)
Rachelle Tipton Central College (Iowa)
Jill Ziskovsky Central College (Iowa)
Emily Niehaus Centre College
Mary Moore Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Mary Schletty College of St. Benedict
Leah Kay Concordia College, Moorhead
Madison Craw Cornell College
Rachelle Hawkins Cornell College
Katalin Navarre Denison University
Alison Case DePauw University
Adrienne Cobb DePauw University
Lauren Reich DePauw University
Darcy McDonald Dickinson College
Tiffany Kulp Elizabethtown College
Jordan Beall Emory University
Melissa Jones Emory University
Katie Sheehan Emory University
Sumer Rohrs Frostburg State University
Jaclyn Johnson-Cross Greenville College
Aryn Bell Gustavus Adolphus College
Sam Broderius Gustavus Adolphus College
Lisa Brown Gustavus Adolphus College
Danielle Burgmeier Gustavus Adolphus College
Abby Karl Gustavus Adolphus College
Elizabeth Pringle Gustavus Adolphus College
Diana Scott Gustavus Adolphus College
Margot Branigan Hamline University
Haylee Allen Hardin-Simmons University
Ashley Huston Hardin-Simmons University
Dacy Ivy Hardin-Simmons University
Jordan Manning Hardin-Simmons University
Jessie Belden Haverford College
Aileen Keogh Haverford College
Elizabeth Welch Haverford College
Leonie Grosse Hope College
Emily Kreichelt Hope College
Nora Kuiper Hope College
Kara Vande Guchte Hope College
Rachel Walton Hope College
Lauren Alpert Illinois Wesleyan University
Mackenzie Clemens Illinois Wesleyan University
Kerry Devitt Illinois Wesleyan University
Ashley Heilengoetter Illinois Wesleyan University
Ali McCoy Illinois Wesleyan University
Ashley Dlubac Ithaca College
Kate Leugers Ithaca College
Alicia Giannell John Carroll University
Rachel Hogen Johns Hopkins University
Jordan Ireton Johns Hopkins University
Paula Osborn Johns Hopkins University
Kelsey Buffenmyer Juniata College
Katrina Amsberry Linfield College
Brooke Carstensen Linfield College
Misty Corwin Linfield College
Marci Klimek Linfield College
Laura Sibley Linfield College
Catherine Street Linfield College
Mary Bridget Corken Loras College
Tara Kilburg Loras College
Heidi Tobin Loras College
Lauren Boleen Luther College
Emily Cory Luther College
Janet Dobyns Luther College
Katie Dolan Luther College
Dani Meirick Luther College
Kim Keesler Marietta College
Tiffany Kovacevich Marietta College
Corryn Muench Marietta College
Andrea Bradshaw Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hazel Briner Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jennifer Doyle Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Karin Fisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Martha Gross Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Emily Hwang Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Portia Jones Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Amy Magnuson Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tania Morimoto Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jacqui Wentz Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kristen Bates Messiah College
Jennifer Brenes Middlebury College
Margo Cramer Middlebury College
Erin Toner Middlebury College
Tanesha Hughes Monmouth College (Illinois)
Gloria Lehr Monmouth College (Illinois)
Shannon Turczyn Monmouth College (Illinois)
Annie Patton Mount Union College
Alexandra Faust Muhlenberg College
Jennifer Lynch Muhlenberg College
Bridget Baldwin Nebraska Wesleyan University
Megan Mejstrik Nebraska Wesleyan University
Joan Kanarkiewicz New York University
Annie Adamson North Central College
Lauren Brightmore North Central College
Samantha Bunsen North Central College
Michelle Criscione North Central College
Carolyn Kalafut North Central College
Yvonne Palmer North Central College
Melissa Savino North Central College
Tristan Theissing North Central College
Joanna Johnson Oberlin College
Nicky Ouellet Oberlin College
Kera Bartlett Occidental College
Nicole Hope Ohio Northern University
Dani Noe Ohio Northern University
Risa Allen Pacific University (Oregon)
Angie Miller Pacific University (Oregon)
Claire McGroder Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Rachael Richards Principia College
Connor Ahlborn Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sarah Petzold Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Julia Goss Rhodes College
Sandy Henin Rhodes College
Taylor Stephens Rhodes College
Kim Tryon Rhodes College
Lisa Shepherd Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Jazamine Stallings Roanoke College
Sarah Witt Roanoke College
Lauren Bucklin Simpson College
Carissa Coopman Simpson College
Chelsey Degen Simpson College
Sarah Hammel Simpson College
Kayla Knaack Simpson College
Etta Grover-Silva Smith College
Kelsey Bishop Springfield College
Amanda DiPaolo Springfield College
Nikki Hay Springfield College
Fatima Rose Springfield College
Ashley Graybill St. Norbert College
Emily Schudrowitz St. Norbert College
Nikki Swanson St. Norbert College
Amie Fillmore St. Olaf College
Alanna Hollborn State University College at Cortland
Laura Iafrati State University College at Geneseo
Julie Thering State University College at Geneseo
Connie Belkevich State University College at Oneonta
Stephanie Herrick The College of New Jersey
Claire Johnson The College of New Jersey
McGrath Martine The College of New Jersey
Michelle Wallace The College of New Jersey
Kylie Czulewicz Thiel College
Jaquala Riggins Thiel College
D’Ann Arthur Trinity University (Texas)
Liz Eder Trinity University (Texas)
Jackie Ferry Tufts University
Nakeisha Jones Tufts University
Kanku Kabongo Tufts University
Stephanie McNamara Tufts University
Sarah Nolet Tufts University
Halsey Stebbins Tufts University
Amy Wilfert Tufts University
Kristin Constantine University of Chicago
Stephanie Omueti University of Chicago
Paige Peltzer University of Chicago
Rachel Venezia University of Chicago
Caitlin McGrane University of Puget Sound
Mackenzie Smith University of Redlands
Kortney Watring University of Redlands
Jacqueline Cinella University of Rochester
Yaneve Fonge University of Rochester
Chelsea Becker University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Beth Easker University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Talisa Emberts University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Hannah Humbach University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Liz Kooistra University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Maria Peloquin University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Laurel Beck University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Christine Bohl University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Kailey Charlton University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Alecia Ellingstad University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Katie Fondow University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Katlin Genthe University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Ashton May University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Danica Schaefer University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Caitlin Schetter University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Jamie Scott University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Lauren Seidl University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Caitlin Wippermann University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Jordan Clark-Mand University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Ayla Mitchell University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Amy Mleziva University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Kayla Oberstadt University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Holly Ozanich University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Sue Trzebiatowski University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Alison Glendenning University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Jessica Scott University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Ann Tank University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Elizabeth Caine University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Kathleen Folbrecht University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Kelly Haen University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Kristin Kuber University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Claire Roberts University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Ashlea Peter University of Wisconsin, Stout
Pam Sellberg University of Wisconsin, Stout
Kathleen Rosburg University of Wisconsin, Superior
Christa Johnson Ursinus College
Hannah Baker Wartburg College
Nicole Calabrese Wartburg College
Sarah Hoffmann Wartburg College
Jenny Kordick Wartburg College
Anna Kraayenbrink Wartburg College
Amanda Kuiken Wartburg College
Jennifer Kuiken Wartburg College
Brittany Melloy Wartburg College
Molly Meyer Wartburg College
Pam Rodgers Wartburg College
Kelsey Steffens Wartburg College
Audrey Weidman Wartburg College
Summer Baumgard Washington and Jefferson College
Michelle Wuenstel Washington and Jefferson College
Elizabeth Webb Washington and Lee University
Allison Alberts Washington University (Missouri)
Aubrey Edwards Washington University (Missouri)
Jackey Erica Washington University (Missouri)
Katie Hered Washington University (Missouri)
Elizabeth Phillips Washington University (Missouri)
Molly Schlamb Washington University (Missouri)
Taryn Surtees Washington University (Missouri)
Krstal Baker Waynesburg University
Ashley Dodd Waynesburg University
Megan Grover Waynesburg University
Elisha Jones Waynesburg University
Marybeth Rocco Waynesburg University
Ravenna Neville Wesleyan University (Connecticut)
Lilian Calderwood Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
Natana Jules Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
Christine Moreau Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
Lauren Reddy Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
Michele Callaway Whittier College
Shuree Gangloff Whittier College
Erica Cox Whitworth University
Elizabeth Mattila Whitworth University
Allyssa Thompson Whitworth University
Maddie Coffman Willamette University
Jennifer Luecht Willamette University
Kimber Mattox Willamette University
Jena Winger Willamette University
Jessica Clarke Williams College
Elizabeth Danhakl Williams College
Olga Kondratjeva Williams College
Nora Mitchell Williams College
Lauren Philbrook Williams College
Meghan Shea Williams College