All-America Honors for 2010 Division I Cross Country Season Released

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

November 22, 2010   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday the 80 student-athletes that received All-America honors for the 2010 NCAA Division I Cross Country season. Overall finish at the NCAA Championships is the determining factor as the top 40 individuals from both men’s and women’s races earn All-America plaudits from the USTFCCCA.

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NCAA Championship Final Results

Oklahoma State repeated as the men’s team champion at Monday’s NCAA Division I Championships and did so with the fourth-largest margin of victory in race history in scoring a 73-193 victory over Florida State. The Cowboys led the field with five All-America honors. Girma Mecheso, German Fernandez, and Colby Lowe finished in the race’s top ten in leading the squad to their third NCAA title in men’s cross country and the Oklahoma State’s athletics department’s 50th all-time NCAA title. Freshman Tom Farrell (29th) was one of only two freshmen to win All-America honors and junior Johnathan Stublaski rounded out OSU’s scoring.

Wisconsin captured three All-America honors, the second-most amongst men’s teams, on the way to a third-place team finish. The Big 12 notched eight men’s All-America honors while the Big Ten scored six.

Liberty’s Sam Chelanga won the men’s individual title for the second-straight year and garners All-America honors for the fourth time in his career.

Villanova and Georgetown led the way with four All-America honors on the women’s side. The Wildcats scored their second-straight team title, winning a 120-154 decision over Florida State. Georgetown (167) finished fourth overall, two points behind Texas Tech (165).

Villanova was led by junior Sheila Reid who became the first female to lead a team to a national title while also winning the individual crown since 1994. Jennifer Rhines, also of Villanova, matched that feat 16 years ago in bringing the Wildcats a sixth-straight title. Reid and tenth-place finisher Amanda Marino helped Villanova to their all-time, NCAA best ninth national crown.

The Big East, with 10 from its member schools earning women’s All-America honors, led all conferences. The Big 12 was second in the category with seven.

The USTFCCCA will announce Division I National Athletes and Coaches of the Year in the coming days.

2010 USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country All-Americans


Name Institution
Julius Bor Alabama
Stephen Sambu Arizona
Dorian Ulrey Arkansas
Solomon Haile Arkansas
Miles Batty BYU
Joseph Bosshard Colorado
Andrew Wacker Colorado
Ciaran O’Lionaird Florida State
Michael Fout Florida State
Andrew Poore Indiana
Leonard Korir Iona
Jeff Thode Iowa
Sam Chelanga Liberty
Evans Kigen Liberty
Ben Blankenship Minnesota
Ryan Hill NC State
Keith Gerrard New Mexico
Diego Estrada Northern Arizona
Ahmed Osman Northern Arizona
Kevin Schwab Oklahoma
Girma Mecheso Oklahoma State
German Fernandez Oklahoma State
Colby Lowe Oklahoma State
Tom Farrell Oklahoma State
Johnathan Stublaski Oklahoma State
Luke Puskedra Oregon
Matthew Centrowitz Oregon
Trevor Dunbar Portland
Brian Leung Princeton
Donn Cabral Princeton
Lee Carey Providence
Chris Derrick Stanford
Jake Riley Stanford
Patrick Dupont Syracuse
Jonathan Peterson UC Davis
Ryan Collins Virginia
Shadrack Kipchirchir Western Kentucky
Mohammed Ahmed Wisconsin
Maverick Darling Wisconsin
Landon Peacock Wisconsin


Caroline King Boston College
Deborah Maier California
Laura Tremblay Colorado
Shalaya Kipp Colorado
Pilar McShine Florida State
Pasca Cheruiyot Florida State
Jessica Parry Florida State
Megan Hogan George Washington
Emily Infeld Georgetown
Emily Jones Georgetown
Renee Tomlin Georgetown
Madeline Chambers Georgetown
Kristie Krueger Georgia
Aliphine Tuliamuk Iowa State
Tara Erdmann Loyola Marymount
Emily MacLeod Michigan State
Stephanie Price Minnesota
Laura Hoer NC State
Natalie Gray New Mexico
Ruth Senior New Mexico
Kendra Schaaf North Carolina
Jordan Hasay Oregon
Alex Kosinski Oregon
Alex Banfich Princeton
Shelby Greany Providence
Lucy Van Dalen Stony Brook
Holly Van Dalen Stony Brook
Mia Behm Texas
Rose Tanui Texas Tech
Winrose Karunde Texas Tech
Purity Biwott Texas Tech
Ari Fisher Toledo
Risper Kimaiyo UTEP
Sheila Reid Villanova
Amanda Marino Villanova
Alison Smith Villanova
Bogdana Mimic Villanova
Kaitlyn Gillespie West Virginia
Tonya Nero Wichita State
Emily Sisson Wisconsin