NCAA DIII Women’s Champ Del Piccolo Claims Scholar-Athlete of the Year Honor
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NCAA DIII Women’s Champ Del Piccolo Claims Scholar-Athlete of the Year Honor

NEW ORLEANS – Chiara Del Piccolo of Williams College was named the USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year for the 2011 cross country season on Friday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Del Piccolo was also the NCAA Division III cross country champion for the 2011 fall season.

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 – Chiara Del Piccolo, Williams

Del Piccolo, a sophomore from Basalt, Colo., has accumulated a cumulative GPA of 3.56 through the fall semester.

Del Piccolo took the national crown in the fall with a clocking of 20:52.1, five seconds ahead of nearest challenger Christy Cazzola of UW-Oshkosh. Del Piccolo was part of the led pack throughout the national-championship race, but only overtook the lead in the final 1,000 meters.

The last athlete from Williams to win a national women’s cross country title was Jessica Caley in 1995.

Part of a four-meet winning streak, Piccolo also took the win at the NCAA New England Regional and NESCAC Championships this fall.
Past Winners

2011: Chiara Del Piccolo, Williams
2010: Jennifer Gossels, Williams
2009: Marie Borner, Bethel (Minn.)
2008: Elise Tropiano, Amherst
2007: Sarah Zerzan, Willamette
2006: Sarah Zerzan, Willamette


183 Earn All-Academic Status

In addition to the Scholar Athlete of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced those women who earned 2011 Division III All-Academic Cross Country status.

A total of 183 student-athletes represent the 96 institutions that compose the group. Washington (Mo.) was the only team in the nation to qualify seven for the award. Williams and Middlebury was next in the order with six honorees. The NESCAC claimed 18 of the awards as the leader among conferences, followed by the UAA (16), SCIAC (14) and the MIAC (14).

Nine of the top ten finishers from the NCAA Cross Country Championships earned the All-Academic honor.

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 2011 Division III Cross Country All-Academic Honorees, WOMEN

Megan McPherson Adrian College
Lauren Kettle Albion College
Amanda Weaver Albion College
Keri Lambert Amherst College
Sarahbeth Jones Augustana College (Illinois)
Sarah Rospert Baldwin-Wallace College
Alicia Fannon Bates College
Molly Smith Bridgewater College (Virginia)
Claudia Keep Bryn Mawr College
Toccoa Kahovec California Lutheran University
Kaitlin Diemer Calvin College
Alyssa Oram Calvin College
Alyssa Penning Calvin College
Simone Childs-Walker Carleton College
Taylor ffitch Carleton College
Rachael Klehm Carleton College
Alison Smyth Carleton College
Camelia Mayfield Catholic University of America
Melony McDermott Central College (Iowa)
Ashley El Rady Centre College
Paige Farris Centre College
Bekah Rehkamp Centre College
Karen Bumiller Christopher Newport University
Erin Rolaf Christopher Newport University
Jade Zaharoff Christopher Newport University
Allison Barnwell Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Breanna Deutsch Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Julia Rigby Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Laura Sauvage Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Jennifer Tave Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Keelie Finnel Coe College
Berol Dewdney Colby College
Eva Lauer Colby College
Manon Gammon-Deering College of St. Benedict
Colleen O’Neil College of Wooster
Devin Nadar Colorado College
Catherine Campbell Dickinson College
Taylor Ludman Dickinson College
Emily Miller Dickinson College
Sara Patterson Dickinson College
Eileen Cody Elizabethtown College
Megan Patton Elizabethtown College
Traci Tempone Elizabethtown College
Megan Tursi Elizabethtown College
Steph Crane Emory University
Mel Frank Emory University
Tess Gallegos Emory University
Sara Gelb Emory University
Tamara Surtees Emory University
Hillary Cain Franklin College
Kyler Philbin Gettysburg College
Ella Smith Grove City College
Brooke Beskau Gustavus Adolphus College
Kate Eggers Gustavus Adolphus College
Beth Hauer Gustavus Adolphus College
Katherine Klinges Gwynedd-Mercy College
Emily Lipman Haverford College
Alice Vienneau Haverford College
Camille Borst Hope College
Meredith Busman Hope College
Kelly Lufkin Hope College
Sheri McCormack Hope College
Kate Nelson Hope College
Elise Anderson Illinois Wesleyan University
Jenna Willett Kenyon College
Illana Livstrom Lewis & Clark College
Eleanor Evans Linfield College
Miriam Seeley Linfield College
Genna Kinley Loras College
Mary Rector Loras College
Emma Spoon Luther College
Christina Storlie Luther College
Reba Leonard Marietta College
Sophia Stone Mary Baldwin College
Martina de Geus Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alaisha Guerra McMurry University
Morgan Youd Meredith College
Emily Attwood Middlebury College
Marguerite Cramer Middlebury College
Claire McIlvennie Middlebury College
Hannah Meier Middlebury College
Adelaide Tousley Middlebury College
Chelsea Ward-Waller Middlebury College
Marina Orrson Misericordia University
Catherine Rockwell Moravian College
Nicole Cronin Muhlenberg College
Malaina Huebert Nebraska Wesleyan University
Hannah Kinberg Nebraska Wesleyan University
Hayley Sutter Nebraska Wesleyan University
Ali Tewes Nebraska Wesleyan University
Maeve Evans New York University
Paige Zelinsky New York University
Kala Bingham North Central College
Krista Cota North Central College
Alicia Zimmerman North Central College
Margaret Lindman Oberlin College
Carey Lyons Oberlin College
Molly Martorella Oberlin College
Anna Dalton Occidental College
Eliza Dornbush Occidental College
Megan Lang Occidental College
Shayla Siefker Ohio Northern University
Alison Steinbrunner Ohio Northern University
Lydia Weaver Ohio Northern University
Cara DeAngelis Ohio Wesleyan University
Hannah Sampson Ohio Wesleyan University
Annie Lydens Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Casey Powell Principia College
Christine Koch Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Madeleine Harrigan Rhodes College
Rebecca Olivarez Rhodes College
Aubrey Schonhoff Rhodes College
Grace England Roanoke College
Sammar Abueldoleh Rowan University
Jena Peacock Rowan University
Amy Smith Shenandoah University
Jenna Hulton St. Lawrence University
McKayla Nuffer St. Lawrence University
Mackenzie Weber St. Norbert College
Rachel Dean St. Olaf College
Emma Lee St. Olaf College
Christine Muller St. Olaf College
Nichole Wischoff State University College at New Paltz
Alyson Dalton State University of New York at Cortland
Bori Tozser State University of New York at Cortland
Melissa Frick Swarthmore College
Katie Nestor The College of New Jersey
Jessica Pagano Trinity University (Texas)
Rosemary Steup Trinity University (Texas)
Lilly Fisher Tufts University
Anya Price Tufts University
Rachel Ohman University of Chicago
Michaela Whitelaw University of Chicago
Kathryn Flyte University of Puget Sound
Emily Canales University of Redlands
Molly Carl University of Southern Maine
Taylor Berg University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Larissa Peyton University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Erin Statz University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Ashlyn Mauer University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Lucy Ramquist University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Madison Sawyer University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Steph Sjostrom University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Rachel Schroeder University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Christy Cazzola University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Danielle Kunkel University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Katherine Rydeen University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Julia Colling University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Kelly Haen University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Alexa Ahler University of Wisconsin, Stout
Alyssa Duncan University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Elizabeth Forbes Vassar College
Kelly Holmes Vassar College
Emily Eimers Wartburg College
Alana Enabnit Wartburg College
Laura Sigmund Wartburg College
Kristen Galligan Washington and Jefferson College
Brandie Huffman Washington and Lee University
Lauren Schultz Washington and Lee University
Grace Bridwell Washington University (Missouri)
Lucy Cheadle Washington University (Missouri)
Sarah Fisher Washington University (Missouri)
Erica Jackey Washington University (Missouri)
Jessica Londeree Washington University (Missouri)
Liz Phillips Washington University (Missouri)
Molly Wawrzyniak Washington University (Missouri)
Randelle Boots Wellesley College
Mollee Husinga Whitman College
Michele Callaway Whittier College
Molly Litherland Whittier College
Christine Verduzco Whittier College
Joy Shufeldt Whitworth University
Theresa Edwards Willamette University
Kaitlin Greene Willamette University
Emily D’Addario William Smith College
Shayna Barbash Williams College
Celeste Berg Williams College
Chiara Del Piccolo Williams College
Olivia Delia Williams College
Lauren Goldstein-Kral Williams College
Alison Smith Williams College
Annie Cekada Wilmington College (Ohio)
Mary Pfeifer Wittenberg University


WOMENMegan McPhersonAdrian  
WOMENLauren KettleAlbion  
WOMENAmanda WeaverAlbion  
WOMENKeri LambertAmherst  
WOMENSarahbeth JonesAugustana (Ill.)  
WOMENSarah RospertBaldwin Wallace  
WOMENAlicia FannonBates  
WOMENMolly SmithBridgewater (Va.)  
WOMENClaudia KeepBryn Mawr  
WOMENToccoa KahovecCal Lutheran  
WOMENKaitlin DiemerCalvin  
WOMENAlyssa OramCalvin  
WOMENAlyssa PenningCalvin  
WOMENSimone Childs-WalkerCarleton  
WOMENTaylor ffitchCarleton  
WOMENRachael KlehmCarleton  
WOMENAlison SmythCarleton  
WOMENCamelia MayfieldCatholic (D.C.)  
WOMENMelony McDermottCentral (Iowa)  
WOMENAshley El RadyCentre  
WOMENPaige FarrisCentre  
WOMENBekah RehkampCentre  
WOMENRachel OhmanChicago  
WOMENMichaela WhitelawChicago  
WOMENKaren BumillerChristopher Newport  
WOMENErin RolafChristopher Newport  
WOMENJade ZaharoffChristopher Newport  
WOMENAllison BarnwellClaremont-Mudd-Scripps  
WOMENBreanna DeutschClaremont-Mudd-Scripps  
WOMENJulia RigbyClaremont-Mudd-Scripps  
WOMENLaura SauvageClaremont-Mudd-Scripps  
WOMENJennifer TaveClaremont-Mudd-Scripps  
WOMENKeelie FinnelCoe  
WOMENBerol DewdneyColby  
WOMENEva LauerColby  
WOMENDevin NadarColorado College  
WOMENCatherine CampbellDickinson  
WOMENTaylor LudmanDickinson  
WOMENEmily MillerDickinson  
WOMENSara PattersonDickinson  
WOMENEileen CodyElizabethtown  
WOMENMegan PattonElizabethtown  
WOMENTraci TemponeElizabethtown  
WOMENMegan TursiElizabethtown  
WOMENSteph CraneEmory  
WOMENMel FrankEmory  
WOMENTess GallegosEmory  
WOMENSara GelbEmory  
WOMENTamara SurteesEmory  
WOMENHillary CainFranklin  
WOMENKyler PhilbinGettysburg  
WOMENElla SmithGrove City  
WOMENBrooke BeskauGustavus Adolphus  
WOMENKate EggersGustavus Adolphus  
WOMENBeth HauerGustavus Adolphus  
WOMENKatherine KlingesGwynedd-Mercy  
WOMENDallis BaileyHarding  
WOMENEmily LipmanHaverford  
WOMENAlice VienneauHaverford  
WOMENCamille BorstHope  
WOMENMeredith BusmanHope  
WOMENKelly LufkinHope  
WOMENSheri McCormackHope  
WOMENKate NelsonHope  
WOMENElise AndersonIllinois Wesleyan  
WOMENJenna WillettKenyon  
WOMENIllana LivstromLewis & Clark  
WOMENEleanor EvansLinfield  
WOMENMiriam SeeleyLinfield  
WOMENGenna KinleyLoras  
WOMENMary RectorLoras  
WOMENEmma SpoonLuther  
WOMENChristina StorlieLuther  
WOMENReba LeonardMarietta  
WOMENSophia StoneMary Baldwin  
WOMENAlaisha GuerraMcMurry  
WOMENMorgan YoudMeredith  
WOMENEmily AttwoodMiddlebury  
WOMENMarguerite CramerMiddlebury  
WOMENClaire McIlvennieMiddlebury  
WOMENHannah MeierMiddlebury  
WOMENAdelaide TousleyMiddlebury  
WOMENChelsea Ward-WallerMiddlebury  
WOMENMarina OrrsonMisericordia  
WOMENMartina de GeusMIT  
WOMENCatherine RockwellMoravian  
WOMENNicole CroninMuhlenberg  
WOMENMalaina HuebertNebraska Wesleyan  
WOMENHannah KinbergNebraska Wesleyan  
WOMENHayley SutterNebraska Wesleyan  
WOMENAli TewesNebraska Wesleyan  
WOMENKala BinghamNorth Central (Ill.)  
WOMENKrista CotaNorth Central (Ill.)  
WOMENAlicia ZimmermanNorth Central (Ill.)  
WOMENMaeve EvansNYU  
WOMENPaige ZelinskyNYU  
WOMENMargaret LindmanOberlin  
WOMENCarey LyonsOberlin  
WOMENMolly MartorellaOberlin  
WOMENAnna DaltonOccidental  
WOMENEliza DornbushOccidental  
WOMENMegan LangOccidental  
WOMENShayla SiefkerOhio Northern  
WOMENAlison SteinbrunnerOhio Northern  
WOMENLydia WeaverOhio Northern  
WOMENCara DeAngelisOhio Wesleyan  
WOMENHannah SampsonOhio Wesleyan  
WOMENAnnie LydensPomona-Pitzer  
WOMENCasey PowellPrincipia  
WOMENKathryn FlytePuget Sound  
WOMENEmily CanalesRedlands (Calif.)  
WOMENMadeleine HarriganRhodes  
WOMENRebecca OlivarezRhodes  
WOMENAubrey SchonhoffRhodes  
WOMENGrace EnglandRoanoke  
WOMENSammar AbueldolehRowan  
WOMENJena PeacockRowan  
WOMENChristine KochRPI  
WOMENManon Gammon-DeeringSaint Benedict  
WOMENAmy SmithShenandoah  
WOMENMolly CarlSouthern Maine  
WOMENJenna HultonSt. Lawrence  
WOMENMcKayla NufferSt. Lawrence  
WOMENMackenzie WeberSt. Norbert  
WOMENRachel DeanSt. Olaf  
WOMENEmma LeeSt. Olaf  
WOMENChristine MullerSt. Olaf  
WOMENTaylor BergSt. Thomas (Minn.)  
WOMENLarissa PeytonSt. Thomas (Minn.)  
WOMENErin StatzSt. Thomas (Minn.)  
WOMENAlyson DaltonSUNY Cortland  
WOMENBori TozserSUNY Cortland  
WOMENNichole WischoffSUNY New Paltz  
WOMENMelissa FrickSwarthmore  
WOMENKatie NestorTCNJ  
WOMENJessica PaganoTrinity (Texas)  
WOMENRosemary SteupTrinity (Texas)  
WOMENLilly FisherTufts  
WOMENAnya PriceTufts  
WOMENAshlyn MauerUW-Eau Claire  
WOMENLucy RamquistUW-Eau Claire  
WOMENMadison SawyerUW-Eau Claire  
WOMENSteph SjostromUW-Eau Claire  
WOMENRachel SchroederUW-La Crosse  
WOMENChristy CazzolaUW-Oshkosh  
WOMENDanielle KunkelUW-Platteville  
WOMENKatherine RydeenUW-River Falls  
WOMENJulia CollingUW-Stevens Point  
WOMENKelly HaenUW-Stevens Point  
WOMENAlexa AhlerUW-Stout  
WOMENAlyssa DuncanUW-Whitewater  
WOMENElizabeth ForbesVassar  
WOMENKelly HolmesVassar  
WOMENEmily EimersWartburg  
WOMENAlana EnabnitWartburg  
WOMENLaura SigmundWartburg  
WOMENGrace BridwellWashington (Mo.)  
WOMENLucy CheadleWashington (Mo.)  
WOMENSarah FisherWashington (Mo.)  
WOMENErica JackeyWashington (Mo.)  
WOMENJessica LondereeWashington (Mo.)  
WOMENLiz PhillipsWashington (Mo.)  
WOMENMolly WawrzyniakWashington (Mo.)  
WOMENKristen GalliganWashington & Jefferson  
WOMENBrandie HuffmanWashington and Lee  
WOMENLauren SchultzWashington and Lee  
WOMENRandelle BootsWellesley  
WOMENMollee HusingaWhitman  
WOMENMichele CallawayWhittier  
WOMENMolly LitherlandWhittier  
WOMENChristine VerduzcoWhittier  
WOMENJoy ShufeldtWhitworth  
WOMENTheresa EdwardsWillamette  
WOMENKaitlin GreeneWillamette  
WOMENEmily D'AddarioWilliam Smith  
WOMENShayna BarbashWilliams  
WOMENCeleste BergWilliams  
WOMENChiara Del PiccoloWilliams  
WOMENOlivia DeliaWilliams  
WOMENLauren Goldstein-KralWilliams  
WOMENAlison SmithWilliams  
WOMENAnnie CekadaWilmington (Ohio)  
WOMENMary PfeiferWittenberg  
WOMENColleen O'NeilWooster