DIII Track & Field Women’s All-Academic Honorees Named; Four Named as Scholar-Athletes of the Year

DIII Track & Field Women’s All-Academic Honorees Named; Four Named as Scholar-Athletes of the Year

NEW ORLEANS – Keelie Finnel (Coe), Emma Dewart (Ithaca), Jennifer Gossels (Williams), and Kelly Lovett (Carleton) were named on Wednesday as Scholar Athletes of the Year in Division III for the 2011 track & field seasons by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The group represents collegiate track & field’s best in both athletics and academics. In addition, 328 individuals were tapped as USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees.

Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards are determined from among those who earned All-Academic status and placed highest in individual events at the most recent NCAA Championships. Those who earn multiple individual championship titles rank higher in the tie-breaking process, and cumulative GPA is weighed as the final tiebreaker to establish a winner. Separate awards are given to track athletes and field athletes for the indoor and outdoor seasons, resulting in four categories.

Indoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year –
Keelie Finnel, Coe

Finnel, a junior from Francis Creek, Wis., was the indoor NCAA 800-meter champion and holds a 3.40 cumulative GPA as an education major.

Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year –
Emma Dewart, Ithaca

Dewart, a junior from Barker, N.Y., was the 2011 pentathlon champion at the NCAA indoor championships and holds a 3.59 cumulative GPA, majoring in health and physical education.

Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year –
Jennifer Gossels, Williams

Williams, a sophomore from Sudbury, Mass., was the NCAA outdoor champion in the 5000 and 10,000 meters. The math and computer science major holds a 4.00 cumulative GPA through the spring 2011 semester.

Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year –
Kelly Lovett, Carleton

Lovett, a senior from Portland, Ore., is the NCAA’s most recent javelin champion in Division III. Lovett holds a 3.80 cumulative GPA as a political science major at Carleton.

Past Scholar-Athlete of the Year Winners

Indoor Track & Field (track athlete)
2011: Keelie Finnel, Coe
2010: Emily Schudrowitz, St. Norbert
2009: Ayla Mitchell, UW Oshkosh
2008: Rachel Anderson, Illinois Wesleyan

Indoor Track & Field (field athlete)
2011: Emma Dewart, Ithaca
2010: Kristen Bates, Messiah
2009: Caitlin Schetter, UW La Crosse
2008: Morgen Leonard-Fleckman, Washington (Mo.)

Outdoor Track & Field (track athlete)
2011: Jennifer Gossels, Williams
2010: Marie Borner, Bethel (Minn.)
2009: Sumer Rohrs, Frostburg State
2008: Rachel Anderson, Illinois Wesleyan

Outdoor Track & Field (field athlete)
2011: Kelly Lovett, Carleton
2010: Holly Ozanich, UW Oshkosh
2009: Caitlin Schetter, UW La Crosse
2008: Natalie Calderon, Redlands

Outdoor Track & Field (single award)
2007: Terri Schwamb, UW Oshkosh

328 Earn All-Academic Status

In addition to the Scholar Athletes of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced the women’s 2011 Division III All-Academic Track & Field team. A total of 328 student-athletes representing 102 institutions compose the group.

Wartburg led the country with 13 nods to the All-Academic list, followed by Williams at 12, UW-Eau Claire at 11, and Ithaca at 11. In the conference leaders category, the WIAC earned 39 honors among league schools while the NESCAC (37) and IIAC (33) as second- and third-best, respectively.

National champions Rachel Boerner (Calvin), Abigail Schaffer (Moravian), Randelle Boots (Wellesley), Breanna Strupp (UW-Oshkosh), Kim Chinn (Baldwin-Wallace), and Laura Barito (Stevens) joined Finnel, Dewart, Gossels, and Lovett on the All-Academic list.

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 an NCAA automatic or provisional qualifying marks in an individual or relay event. Participation in an NCAA Championship also fulfills the athletic component of All-Academic qualification.

The men’s All-Academic individual honorees will be named on Friday. Those institutions given All-Academic Team status will be named on Tuesday, August 9 (men) and Wednesday, August 10 (women).


USTFCCCA 2011 Division III Track & Field All-Academic Honorees, WOMEN

Student-Athlete Institution
Danisha Higgs Albright College
Rebecca Graudons Alfred University
Keri Lambert Amherst College
Eliza Schalch Amherst College
Melissa Sullivan Amherst College
Susie Wasserman Amherst College
Hannah Hottle Augustana College (Illinois)
Ella Mathieson Augustana College (Illinois)
Kierra Smith Augustana College (Illinois)
Amy Walsh Augustana College (Illinois)
Kim Chinn Baldwin-Wallace College
Emily Oliver Baldwin-Wallace College
Elizabeth Arens Bates College
Elizabeth Carleton Bates College
Jenny Fucillo Bates College
Sara Ellen Godek Bates College
Dana Lindauer Bates College
Christina Rhodes Bridgewater College (Virginia)
Toccoa Kahovec California Lutheran University
Rachel Boerner Calvin College
Gretchen Braymer Calvin College
Julie Busscher Calvin College
Jordan Gabrielse Calvin College
Alyssa Penning Calvin College
Matthew Vander Roest Calvin College
Carissa Verkaik Calvin College
Samantha Westveer Calvin College
Kwesi Seabrook Capital University
Emily Sheets Capital University
Simone Childs-Walker Carleton College
Kelly Lovett Carleton College
Alison Smyth Carleton College
Lindsay Gruenke Carroll University (Wisconsin)
Amanda Trieloff Carroll University (Wisconsin)
Kelly Carioto Catholic University of America
Rachel Purdy Central College (Iowa)
Emily Teas Central College (Iowa)
Jill Ziskovsky Central College (Iowa)
Kasey Jackson Centre College
Riley Grime Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Madeleine Miller Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Laura Sauvage Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Jennifer Tave Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Sarah Anciaux Coe College
Hannah Breitbach Coe College
Keelie Finnel Coe College
Sarah Heizer Coe College
Stefani Wright Coe College
Diane Beckius College of St. Benedict
Danielle Busch College of St. Benedict
Jillian Daleiden College of St. Benedict
Allison Eckrich College of St. Benedict
Julia Renner College of St. Benedict
Erin Sand College of St. Benedict
Anna Williams College of St. Benedict
Becky Huberty College of St. Scholastica
Rachel Miller College of St. Scholastica
Tracy Perish College of St. Scholastica
Alec Seeley College of St. Scholastica
Alyssa Deutschmann Concordia College, Moorhead
Kaari Jensen Concordia College, Moorhead
Samantha Gries Concordia University Wisconsin
Madison Craw Cornell College
Courtney Lauer DePauw University
Kathleen Molloy DePauw University
Catherine Campbell Dickinson College
Taylor Ludman Dickinson College
Kimberly Powell Dickinson College
Eileen Cody Elizabethtown College
Traci Tempone Elizabethtown College
Heather Waterman Franklin College
Alexis Arnold George Fox University
Emily Davison George Fox University
Melissa Leighty George Fox University
Rachel Meis George Fox University
Alyssa Turner George Fox University
Marlee Zakrevsky George Fox University
Becky Culp Hamline University
Robyn Wernberg Hamline University
Kylie Lipinski Haverford College
Emily Lipman Haverford College
Christina Neilson Haverford College
Kelly Lufkin Hope College
Kara VandeGuchte Hope College
Sarah Venlet Hope College
Lauren Alpert Illinois Wesleyan University
Brooke Bernardoni Illinois Wesleyan University
Lorin Biosca Illinois Wesleyan University
Mallory Kirby Illinois Wesleyan University
Jenna Loynachan Illinois Wesleyan University
Kyla Motz Illinois Wesleyan University
Heidi Baumbach Ithaca College
MartyAnn Chromik Ithaca College
Kristen DeStefano Ithaca College
Emma Dewart Ithaca College
Ashley Dlubac Ithaca College
Carly Graham Ithaca College
Kate Leugers Ithaca College
Marcia McCord Ithaca College
Melanie McCormick Ithaca College
Emily Moran Ithaca College
Jennifer Randall Ithaca College
Anita Mikkilineni Johns Hopkins University
Christina Valerio Johns Hopkins University
Rose Tepper Lawrence University
Anna LaBeaume Linfield College
Chelsea Machida Linfield College
Catherine Street Linfield College
Tara Kilburg Loras College
Danielle McNally Loras College
Heidi Tobin Loras College
Lauren Boleen Luther College
Amanda Dunn Luther College
Kim Horner Luther College
Danielle Meirick Luther College
Ellie Neubauer Luther College
Emma Spoon Luther College
Christina Storlie Luther College
Ashley Allen Lynchburg College
Tara McCoy Macalester College
Ashley Bault Marietta College
Steph Hammond Marietta College
Ashley Kelsey McMurry University
Margo Cramer Middlebury College
Amanda Lee Middlebury College
Mia Martinez Middlebury College
Juliette Ryan-Davis Middlebury College
Kaitlynn Saldanha Middlebury College
Erin Toner Middlebury College
Addie Tousley Middlebury College
Colette Whitney Middlebury College
Morgan Leffel Monmouth College (Illinois)
Heather Gearity Montclair State University
Cadee Rockwell Moravian College
Abigail Schaffer Moravian College
Amanda Brichacek Nebraska Wesleyan University
Deanna Dirkschneider Nebraska Wesleyan University
Allee Kuska Nebraska Wesleyan University
Jami Pritschau Nebraska Wesleyan University
Katie Schoen Nebraska Wesleyan University
Bailey Soucie Nebraska Wesleyan University
Hayley Sutter Nebraska Wesleyan University
Taylor Tacha Nebraska Wesleyan University
Chelsea Armstrong North Central College
Kala Bingham North Central College
Lauren Brightmore North Central College
Krista Cota North Central College
Michelle Criscione North Central College
Carolyn Kalafut North Central College
Amanda Laesch North Central College
Amanda Marek North Central College
Jocelyn Redlinski North Central College
Melissa Savino North Central College
Joanna Johnson Oberlin College
Kelly Young Occidental College
Vicki Moga Ohio Northern University
Alison Steinbrunner Ohio Northern University
Sarah Bechtel Ohio Wesleyan University
Cara DeAngelis Ohio Wesleyan University
Katlin Zimmerly Ohio Wesleyan University
Samie Corbin Otterbein University
Mahalia Ewers Plattsburgh State University of New York
Amy McCasland Plattsburgh State University of New York
Annie Lydens Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Michelle Favre Ramapo College
Lauren Riley Ramapo College
Katie Walsh Ramapo College
Sandy Henin Rhodes College
Taylor Stephens Rhodes College
Robyn Evangelist Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Nicole Varble Rochester Institute of Technology
Jena Peacock Rowan University
Robin England Rutgers University, Camden
Sara Harstad Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Brittany Kuehn Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Chelsey Degen Simpson College
Colleen Brague Springfield College
Kelly Curtis Springfield College
Laurie Jenkins Springfield College
Kelly Murphy Springfield College
Kathryn Schumann Springfield College
Hannah Andrekus St. Norbert College
Emily Schudrowitz St. Norbert College
Emma Lee St. Olaf College
Alyson Dalton State University College at Cortland
Jenna Evarts State University College at Cortland
Veronica Montrose State University College at Cortland
Brittani Sahm State University College at Cortland
Kacy Boburka State University College at Oneonta
Laura Barito Stevens Institute of Technology
Magdalena Kowalska Stevens Institute of Technology
Alycia Woodruff Susquehanna University
Rebecca Hammond Swarthmore College
Monique Anderson Texas Lutheran University
Ligia Bolivar Texas Lutheran University
Brianna Brennan The College of New Jersey
Brielle Doremus The College of New Jersey
Claire Johnson The College of New Jersey
Katie Nestor The College of New Jersey
Brigit Roemer The College of New Jersey
Alexandra Thomaselli The College of New Jersey
Chinwe Oparaocaha Trinity College (Connecticut)
Dayorsha Collins Tufts University
Alyssa Corrigan Tufts University
Jana Hieber Tufts University
Nakeisha Jones Tufts University
Laura Peterson Tufts University
Heather Theiss Tufts University
Amy Wilfert Tufts University
Kristin Constantine University of Chicago
Dipti Karmarkar University of Chicago
Stephanie Omueti University of Chicago
Kayle Clark University of Minnesota, Morris
Megan Croatt University of Minnesota, Morris
Anna Jones University of Mount Union
Mary Mahoney University of Mount Union
Emily Mazzaferri University of Mount Union
Annie Patton University of Mount Union
Kelsey Shonk University of Mount Union
Kelsey Bermudez University of Redlands
Emily Canales University of Redlands
Ashley Lively University of Redlands
Hannah Minderhout University of Redlands
Samantha Rivera University of Redlands
Mackenzie Smith University of Redlands
Kortney Watring University of Redlands
Jacqueline Cinella University of Rochester
Yaneve Fonge University of Rochester
Carina Luck University of Rochester
Molly Carl University of Southern Maine
Hannah Patterson University of Southern Maine
Allie Metzler University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Christina Rozeske University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Emily Van Heel University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Felisha Willaert University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Liz Amici University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Julia Baranek University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Talisa Emberts University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Brittany Frederick University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Chelsea Heil University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Ashlyn Mauer University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Kim Miresse University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Maria Peloquin University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Corinna Saager University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Erin Schoenfelder University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Kat Wesely University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Laurel Beck University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Kailey Charlton University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Nicole Flackey University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Jenna Halvorson University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Leanne Nowicki University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Rebecca Scheuermann University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Caitlin Wippermann University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Chelsea Benitz University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Alexia Child University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Camille Davis University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
McKenzie Kelly University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Samantha Loew University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Kayla Oberstadt University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Cassie Petersen University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Claire Pohlman University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Breanna Strupp University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Sue Trzebiatowski University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Shea Bierman University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Deidre Dillman University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Ann Tank University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Megan Belger University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Leah Korf University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Brooke Riches University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Erin Kline University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Claire Roberts University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Anne Guthrie University of Wisconsin, Stout
Jessika Smith University of Wisconsin, Stout
Jessa Luebke University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Kalysta Adkins Wartburg College
Rachael Andresen Wartburg College
Courtney Egts Wartburg College
Emily Eimers Wartburg College
Rebecca Fagerlind Wartburg College
Jennifer Ganshirt Wartburg College
Sarah Hoffmann Wartburg College
Kendra Kregel Wartburg College
Christine Marchik Wartburg College
Brittany Melloy Wartburg College
Britlyn Sieck Wartburg College
Laura Sigmund Wartburg College
Lori Tlach Wartburg College
Catherine Corcoran Washington and Jefferson College
Katelynd McElhany Washington and Jefferson College
Michelle Wuenstel Washington and Jefferson College
Anna Etherington Washington University (Missouri)
Sarah Fisher Washington University (Missouri)
Erica Jackey Washington University (Missouri)
Jessica Londeree Washington University (Missouri)
Liz Phillips Washington University (Missouri)
Taryn Surtees Washington University (Missouri)
Molly Wawrzyniak Washington University (Missouri)
Elisha Jones Waynesburg University
Randelle Boots Wellesley College
Cristina Lucas Wellesley College
Renee Bettinger Wheaton College (Illinois)
Sara Greeley Wheaton College (Illinois)
Jaime Orewiler Wheaton College (Illinois)
Tiffany Overlien Wheaton College (Illinois)
Michele Callaway Whittier College
Erica Cox Whitworth University
Jheri Gates Whitworth University
Elizabeth Mattila Whitworth University
Dana Misterek Whitworth University
Cassidy Stevick Whitworth University
Tonya Turner Whitworth University
Kimber Mattox Willamette University
Jenna Adams Williams College
Elizabeth Danhakl Williams College
Annie Dear Williams College
Chiara Del Piccolo Williams College
Olivia Delia Williams College
Jennifer Gossels Williams College
Maya Harakawa Williams College
Christina Meade Williams College
Brianne Mirecki Williams College
Karyn Moss Williams College
Marisa Repka Williams College
Sarah Tory Williams College
Mackenzie Wills Wilmington College (Ohio)
Julie Eagle Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Noelle Richard Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Mara Kralian Worcester State College