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
|David Forrester||Florida State|
|Michael Fout||Florida State|
|Ryan Hill||NC State|
|Andrew Colley||NC State|
|Diego Estrada||Northern Arizona|
|Colby Lowe||Oklahoma State|
|German Fernandez||Oklahoma State|
|Tom Farrell||Oklahoma State|
|Cameron Levins||Southern Utah|
|Henry Lelei||Texas A&M|
|Will Mulherin||Virginia Tech|
|Lydia Kosgei||Eastern Kentucky|
|Hannah Brooks||Florida State|
|Amanda Winslow||Florida State|
|Betsy Saina||Iowa State|
|Meaghan Nelson||Iowa State|
|Dani Stack||Iowa State|
|Tara Erdmann||Loyola Marymount|
|Kendra Schaaf||North Carolina|
|Caitlin Lane||Penn State|
|Laura Suur||San Francisco|
|Hayley Green||Stony Brook|
|Rose Tanui||Texas Tech|
|Kate Harrison||West Virginia|
|Kaitlyn Gillespie||West Virginia|
|Aliphine Tuliamuk||Wichita State|