Jennifer Gossels of Williams College Earns Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year Nod in Division III

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

February 14, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – Jennifer Gossels of Williams College was named the USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year for the 2010 cross country season on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Gossels was the second-place individual finisher at the 2010 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in November.

Scholar Athletes are determined from among those who earned All-Academic status and placed highest individually at the most recent NCAA Championships.

Cross Country Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year – Jennifer Gossels, Williams

Gossels has tallied a 4.00 cumulative GPA in her academic career as a mathematics/computer science major. Gossels, a native of Sudbury, Mass., finished second overall at the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships and was named the USTFCCCA New England Region Athlete of the Year for the 2010 cross country season. Gossels won the NCAA New England Region title by seven seconds and the season’s NESCAC title by 10 seconds.

Past Winners

2010: Jennifer Gossels, Williams

2009: Marie Borner, Bethel (Minn.)

2008: Elise Tropiano, Amherst

2007: Sarah Zerzan, Willamette

2006: Sarah Zerzan, Willamette

170 Earn All-Academic Status

In addition to the Scholar Athlete of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced those women who earned 2010 Division III All-Academic Cross Country status.

A total of 170 student-athletes represent the 82 institutions that compose the group. Luther and Calvin led the country with six representatives on the list apiece. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Emory followed with five each. The University Athletic Association (UAA) led all conferences with 16 All-Academic nods while the SCIAC followed with 14.

Six of the top ten finishers at the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships earned All-Academic status, including Gossels, Jennifer Tave (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps), Annie Lydens (Pomona-Pitzer), Emma Lee (St. Olaf), Christina Cazzola (UW Oshkosh), and Taryn Surtees (Washington (Mo.)). In addition, six of eight NCAA Regional Champions from the 2010 season earned All-Academic honors.

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 or greater through the most-recent semester and placed in the top 35 at the NCAA Regional Championships.

USTFCCCA 2010 Division III Cross Country All-Academic Honorees, WOMEN

Angela Epifano Amherst College
Melissa Sullivan Amherst College
Christina Wong Amherst College
Charlotte Margel Babson College
Kim Chinn Baldwin-Wallace College
Sarah Rospert Baldwin-Wallace College
Kerri Leonhardt Bates College
Cara Donohue Bethel University (Minnesota)
Kayla Jelen Bethel University (Minnesota)
Alex Potter Bethel University (Minnesota)
Molly Smith Bridgewater College (Virginia)
Toccoa Kahovec California Lutheran University
Gretchen Braymer Calvin College
Kaitlin Diemer Calvin College
Alyssa Oram Calvin College
Alyssa Penning Calvin College
Alison Tuuk Calvin College
Samantha Westveer Calvin College
Simone Childs-Walker Carleton College
Taylor ffitch Carleton College
Alison Smyth Carleton College
Courtney Baker Carnegie Mellon University
Natalia Cabrera Case Western Reserve University
Justine Jeroski Case Western Reserve University
Bettina Kaphingst Case Western Reserve University
Paige Farris Centre College
Bekah Rehkamp Centre College
Dira Hansen Christopher Newport University
Erin Rolaf Christopher Newport University
Jade Zaharoff Christopher Newport University
Allison Barnwell Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Alison Gushue Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Julia Rigby Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Jennifer Tave Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Laura Wyatt Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Melissa Kempenich College of St. Scholastica
Samantha Gries Concordia University Wisconsin
Katalin Navarre Denison University
Victoria Pottieger Denison University
Catherine Campbell Dickinson College
Taylor Ludman Dickinson College
Kimberly Powell Dickinson College
Eileen Cody Elizabethtown College
Taryn Shank Elizabethtown College
Traci Tempone Elizabethtown College
Calley Edwards Emory University
Natalie Fenn Emory University
Melanie Frank Emory University
Tess Gallegos Emory University
Sara Gelb Emory University
Heather Waterman Franklin College
Kerry Campbell Gettysburg College
Michelle Sutton Greenville College
Sara Fisher Grove City College
Ella Smith Grove City College
Kate Eggers Gustavus Adolphus College
Beth Hauer Gustavus Adolphus College
Jessica Kociscak Hamline University
Harper Hubbeling Haverford College
Emily Lipman Haverford College
Alice Vienneau Haverford College
Camille Borst Hope College
Sharon Hecker Hope College
Kelly Lufkin Hope College
Karlyn Sikma Hope College
Caitlin McMahon Huntingdon College
Elise Anderson Illinois Wesleyan University
Megan Brower Johns Hopkins University
Cecilia Furlong Johns Hopkins University
Elizabeth Provost Johns Hopkins University
Christina Valerio Johns Hopkins University
Jenn Cronin Lebanon Valley College
Corinne Innes Lewis & Clark College
Illana Livstrom Lewis & Clark College
Miriam Seeley Linfield College
Kim Horner Luther College
Sarah Lundine Luther College
Ellie Neubauer Luther College
Emma Spoon Luther College
Christina Storlie Luther College
Kayla Uphoff Luther College
Jessica Bremer Manchester College
Megan Miller Manchester College
Reba Leonard Marietta College
Katherine Eve Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alina Gatowski Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tania Morimoto Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marina Orrson Misericordia University
Catherine Rockwell Moravian College
Malaina Huebert Nebraska Wesleyan University
Hannah Kinberg Nebraska Wesleyan University
Meleia Oestmann Nebraska Wesleyan University
Ali Tewes Nebraska Wesleyan University
Amanda Laesch North Central College
Joanna Johnson Oberlin College
Molly Martorella Oberlin College
Eliza Dornbush Occidental College
Sadie Mohler Occidental College
Alison Steinbrunner Ohio Northern University
Cara DeAngelis Ohio Wesleyan University
Kat Zimmerly Ohio Wesleyan University
Samantha Lee Pacific University (Oregon)
Colleen Cotey Plattsburgh State University of New York
Julia Warren Plattsburgh State University of New York
Annie Lydens Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Maddie Harrigan Rhodes College
Sandy Henin Rhodes College
Anna Johnson Rhodes College
Taylor Stephens Rhodes College
Robin England Rutgers University, Camden
Amy Smith Shenandoah University
Megan Derby St. Lawrence University
Jenna Hulton St. Lawrence University
Emma Lee St. Olaf College
Christine Muller St. Olaf College
Julie Dmochowski State University College at Geneseo
Marissa Liberati State University College at Geneseo
Danae Polsin State University College at Geneseo
Alyssa Smith State University College at Geneseo
Alycia Woodruff Susquehanna University
Hannah Rose Swarthmore College
Rosemary Steup Trinity University (Texas)
Anya Price Tufts University
Amy Wilfert Tufts University
Rachel Ohman University of Chicago
Julia Sizek University of Chicago
Elizabeth Green University of Mary Washington
Kelsey O’Callaghan University of Redlands
Katherine Ostrinski University of Redlands
Hillary Snyder University of Rochester
Allie Metzler University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Erin Statz University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Margaret Ho University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Ashlyn Mauer University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Rachel Boldt University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Rachel Schroeder University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Christina Cazzola University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Allsion Gehl University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
McKenzie Kelly University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Gina Smith University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Elizabeth Forbes Vassar College
Aubree Piepmeier Vassar College
Johanna Spangler Vassar College
Kelly Fauth Virginia Wesleyan College
Emily Eimers Wartburg College
Anna Keith Wartburg College
Lori Tlach Wartburg College
Rebecca Bryer Washington and Lee University
Sarah Fisher Washington University (Missouri)
Jessica Londeree Washington University (Missouri)
Elizabeth Phillips Washington University (Missouri)
Taryn Surtees Washington University (Missouri)
Randelle Boots Wellesley College
Kristen Ballinger Whitman College
Michele Callaway Whittier College
Jamie Slingluff Whittier College
Candace Wray Whittier College
Dana Misterek Whitworth University
Joy Shufeldt Whitworth University
Tonya Turner Whitworth University
Kathryn Williams Whitworth University
Theresa Edwards Willamette University
Kimber Mattox Willamette University
Celeste Berg Williams College
Chiara Del Piccolo Williams College
Lauren Goldstein-Kral Williams College
Jennifer Gossels Williams College
Annie Cekada Wilmington College (Ohio)
Katie Schommer Wisconsin Lutheran College
Mary Pfeifer Wittenberg University