USTFCCCA Cross Country All-America Honors Awarded in Division I

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

November 21, 2011   

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.

Wisconsin’s men lived up to their No. 1 national ranking in topping two-time defending champion Oklahoma State, 97-139, for their fifth NCAA title. Led by third-place finisher Mohammed Ahmed, the Badgers claimed a national-best four All-America honors as Elliot Krause, Ryan Collins, and Reed Connor also earned All-America nods.

Oklahoma State and Colorado garnered the second-most All-America honors with three.

Among conferences, the Pac-12 had seven men earn All-America awards, followed by the ACC (6), Big 12 (6), Big Ten (6), and West Coast (4).

On the women’s side, No. 3 Georgetown came away with their first national team title, scoring the second-highest winning score in meet history (162). The Hoyas were led by All-American Emily Infeld.

Iowa State, who placed seventh in the team standings, earned the most All-America finishes with three. Seven squads followed with two apiece, including West Virginia, Villanova, California, Stanford, Colorado, Florida State, and Washington.

The Pac-12 earned 10 of the 40 All-America awards to lead all conferences. The league was followed by the Big East (6), Big 12 (4), ACC (4), and West Coast (3).

The USTFCCCA will announce Division I National Athletes and Coaches of the Year on Wednesday.

2011 USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country All-Americans

MEN

Lawi Lalang Arizona
Eric Fernandez Arkansas
Dan Lowry Brown
Callum Hawkins Butler
Miles Batty BYU
Rex Shields BYU
Eric Finan Cincinnati
Richard Medina Colorado
Andrew Wacker Colorado
Joseph Bosshard Colorado
David Forrester Florida State
Michael Fout Florida State
Andrew Bayer Indiana
Leonard Korir Iona
Mitch Goose Iona
Hassan Mead Minnesota
Ryan Hill NC State
Andrew Colley NC State
Diego Estrada Northern Arizona
Bill Kogel Oklahoma
Colby Lowe Oklahoma State
German Fernandez Oklahoma State
Tom Farrell Oklahoma State
Luke Puskedra Oregon
Alfred Kipchumba Portland
Trevor Dunbar Portland
Donn Cabral Princeton
Cameron Levins Southern Utah
Chris Derrick Stanford
Jake Riley Stanford
Patrick Dupont Syracuse
Craig Lutz Texas
Henry Lelei Texas A&M
Paul Chelimo UNCG
Mark Amirault Virginia
Will Mulherin Virginia Tech
Mohammed Ahmed Wisconsin
Elliot Krause Wisconsin
Ryan Collins Wisconsin
Reed Connor Wisconsin

WOMEN

Jennifer Bergman Arizona
Kristen Gillespie Arkansas
Morgan Haws BYU
Deborah Maier California
Chelsea Reilly California
Shalaya Kipp Colorado
Emma Coburn Colorado
Waverly Neer Columbia
Abbey D’Agostino Dartmouth
Lydia Kosgei Eastern Kentucky
Hannah Brooks Florida State
Amanda Winslow Florida State
Emily Infeld Georgetown
Betsy Saina Iowa State
Meaghan Nelson Iowa State
Dani Stack Iowa State
Tara Erdmann Loyola Marymount
Kendra Schaaf North Carolina
Julie Accurso Ohio
Jordan Hasay Oregon
Caitlin Lane Penn State
Alex Banfich Princeton
Becky Wade Rice
Laura Suur San Francisco
Silje Fjortoft SMU
Kathy Kroeger Stanford
Stephanie Marcy Stanford
Hayley Green Stony Brook
Lauren Penney Syracuse
Rose Tanui Texas Tech
Risper Kimaiyo UTEP
Alexa Rogers Vanderbilt
Sheila Reid Villanova
Bogdana Mimic Villanova
Morgane Gay Virginia
Katie Flood Washington
Megan Goethals Washington
Kate Harrison West Virginia
Kaitlyn Gillespie West Virginia
Aliphine Tuliamuk Wichita State