DII Women’s Track & Field All-Academic and Scholar Athletes Announced

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

July 25, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – Hillsdale’s Amanda Putt, Adams State’s Kristen McGlynn, Cal State LA’s Calista Lyon, and Grand Valley State’s Kristen Hixon, Rachel Patterson, and Betsy Graney were named as Scholar Athletes of the Year in Division II for the 2012 women’s 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, 317 student-athletes 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 –
Amanda Putt, Hillsdale

Putt, the USTFCCCA National Indoor Track Athlete of the Year, was the NCAA DII Indoor Champion of the 800 Meters and Mile this season. The native of Adrian, Mich., carries a 3.79 cumulative GPA.

Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year –
Kristen Hixson, Grand Valley State

A native of Remus, Mich., Hixson was the indoor national champion in the pole vault and holds a cumulative GPA of 3.95.

Outdoor Track Scholar Athletes of the Year –

Three NCAA outdoor champions had 4.00 cumulative GPAs through the spring semester, forcing a three-way tie for the outdoor track award.

Rachel Patterson, Grand Valley State

Patterson, a native of Rochester, Mich., was the NCAA outdoor champ in the 10,000 meters. She also placed third at the outdoor meet in the 5000 meters.

Betsy Graney, Grand Valley State

Graney, the USTFCCCA National Track Athlete of the Year for the outdoor season, was the NCAA champ in the steeplechase and placed sixth in the 5000 meters. She is a native of Harper Woods, Mich.

Kristen McGlynn, Adams State

A native of Bailey, Colo., McGlynn was the NCAA champion in the 5000 meters and also placed sixth in the 10,000 meters.

 

Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year –
Calista Lyon, Cal State LA

Lyon, the USTFCCCA West Region Field Athlete of the Year, was the NCAA discus champion and holds a cumulative GPA of 4.00. Lyon is a native of Tallangatta Valley, Australia.

 

Past Winners

Indoor Track & Field (track athlete)
2012: Amanda Putt, Hillsdale
2011: Shannon Gagne, New Haven
2010: Jessica Pixler, Seattle Pacific
2009: Jessica Pixler, Seattle Pacific

Indoor Track & Field (field athlete)
2012: Kristen Hixson, Grand Valley State
2011: Shannon Gagne, New Haven
2010: Darcie Schmitz, Fort Hays State
2009: Jenna Schmidt, Central Missouri

Indoor Track & Field (single award)
2008: Sheena Devine, Bemidji State
Katelin Rains, Minnesota State
2007: Jessica Pixler, Seattle Pacific

Outdoor Track & Field (track athlete)
2012: Rachel Patterson, Grand Valley State
Betsy Graney, Grand Valley State
Kristen McGlynn, Adams State
2011: Shannon Gagne, New Haven
2010: Jessica Pixler, Seattle Pacific
2009: Ashley Puga, Northwest Nazarene
2008: Nandelle Cameron, Lincoln (Mo.)
Emma Erickson, South Dakota

Outdoor Track & Field (field athlete)
2012: Calista Lyon, Cal State LA
2011: Jillisa Grant, New Mexico Highlands
2010: Amanda Madden, Northern State
2009: Linda Rainwater, UC San Diego
2008: Jessica Selby-Tallman, Missouri Southern

Outdoor Track & Field (single award)
2007: Jessica Pixler, Seattle Pacific

317 Earn All-Academic Status

In addition to the Scholar Athletes of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced the women’s 2012 Division II All-Academic Track & Field team. A total of 317 student-athletes representing 82 institutions compose the group. Grand Valley State led the way nationally for at least the third-straight time with 24 named to the All-Academic Team. Angelo State, Winona State, and U-Mary followed with 11.

Leading all leagues was the GLIAC with 62 on the list. They were followed by the MIAA (44) And PSAC (32).

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either indoor or outdoor seasons.

USTFCCCA 2012 Division II Track & Field All-Academic Honorees, WOMEN

Student-Athlete Institution
Amanda Ouedraogo Abilene Christian University
Lindsey Grasmick Adams State College
Katie Kruger Adams State College
Sarah Lange Adams State College
Kristen McGlynn Adams State College
Cassie Mitchell Adams State College
Alicia Nelson Adams State College
Tayler Warren Adams State College
Bidemi Balogun American International College
Sanya Foster American International College
MJ Ohoueu American International College
Kelsey Coffman Angelo State University
Aimee Denham Angelo State University
Ashlie Francis Angelo State University
Jordan Gray Angelo State University
Kati Holly Angelo State University
Monica Mc Cafferty Angelo State University
Cathryn Rittenberry Angelo State University
Jaylen Rodgers Angelo State University
Chrystal Ruiz Angelo State University
Summer Sutherland Angelo State University
Kimberly Williams Angelo State University
Kendra Bassitt Ashland University
Cheryl Bourne Ashland University
Kim Habegger Ashland University
Ana Kidder Ashland University
Ali Tolich Ashland University
Molly Culbertson Bellarmine University
Emily Frith Bellarmine University
Elizabeth Goodin Bellarmine University
Kristin Hamrick Bellarmine University
Carissa Martin Bellarmine University
Kate Mastronicola Bellarmine University
Angela Musk Bellarmine University
Mariah Schwenk Bellarmine University
Meghan Shagena Bellarmine University
Julia Zalewski Bellarmine University
Caitlin Fahey Bentley University
Amy Varsell Bentley University
Tiffany Dinh California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Arianna Celis California State University, Los Angeles
Calista Lyon California State University, Los Angeles
Lisa Ohberg California State University, Los Angeles
Ayana Younge California State University, Los Angeles
Courtney Anderson California State University, Stanislaus
Sian Morgan California State University, Stanislaus
Alycia Wagner California State University, Stanislaus
Jordyn Reagan California University of Pennsylvania
Tayler Fettig Central Washington University
Katharine Lotze Central Washington University
Alyssa Norton Chadron State College
Jazmyn Webster Chadron State College
Simone Carter Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Kim Hanslovan Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Hilary Hurst Colorado School of Mines
Marie Patton Colorado School of Mines
Hannah Schuster Colorado School of Mines
Laquita Daniel Columbus State University
Esther Jandrich Concordia University, St. Paul
Emilie Gray Drury University
Corinne Fitzgerald East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Rosie Mascoli East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Christina O’Connor East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Tabitha Bemis Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Shelby Buster Emporia State University
Sara Dunkin Emporia State University
Carmen King Emporia State University
Katelyn Mona Emporia State University
Maggie Wilson Emporia State University
Zoey Hohmann Ferris State University
Shelby Janutol Ferris State University
Samantha Johnson Ferris State University
Christina Muir Ferris State University
Alyssa Osika Ferris State University
Anna Rudd Ferris State University
Haley Bowser Fort Hays State University
Kyleigh Edwards Fort Hays State University
Anna Eigruber Fort Hays State University
Kristin Fleharty Fort Hays State University
Makayla McPhail Fort Hays State University
Gabriella Saravia Fort Hays State University
Lauren Calorel Georgian Court University
Shavine Hodges Grand Canyon University
Brianne Kee Grand Canyon University
Sarah Stemm Grand Canyon University
Brittany Warren Grand Canyon University
Jessica Yates Grand Canyon University
Ann Marie Arseneau Grand Valley State University
Ashley Botham Grand Valley State University
Adrienne Chandler Grand Valley State University
Jordan Chester Grand Valley State University
Callie Clark Grand Valley State University
Rachel Clark Grand Valley State University
Katelyn Fox Grand Valley State University
Lisa Galasso Grand Valley State University
Elizabeth Graney Grand Valley State University
Leiah Hess Grand Valley State University
Kristen Hixson Grand Valley State University
Brittney Jackson Grand Valley State University
Jessica Janecke Grand Valley State University
Jocelyn Kuksa Grand Valley State University
Karie McDonald Grand Valley State University
Julia Nowak Grand Valley State University
Hannah Osborn Grand Valley State University
Rachel Patterson Grand Valley State University
Amy Reynolds Grand Valley State University
Victoria Schiller Grand Valley State University
Carly Scott Grand Valley State University
Kelcie Severson Grand Valley State University
Molly Slavens Grand Valley State University
Alisha Weaver Grand Valley State University
Erin Benjamin Hillsdale College
Elise Byron Hillsdale College
Amy Kerst Hillsdale College
Catherine Nass Hillsdale College
Shannon Neby Hillsdale College
Amanda Putt Hillsdale College
Jennifer Shaffer Hillsdale College
Chelsea Wackernagel Hillsdale College
Naffene Briscoe Johnson C. Smith University
Rosemarie Carty Johnson C. Smith University
Sasha-Gay Cunningham Johnson C. Smith University
Samantha Elliott Johnson C. Smith University
Monique Kelly Johnson C. Smith University
Danielle Williams Johnson C. Smith University
Maria Borland Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
April Doyle Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Rachel Eshelman Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Destiny Prusky Lake Erie College
Kate Griewisch Lenoir-Rhyne University
Fallon Heddings Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Jessica Scordino Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Kylee Schuler Metropolitan State College of Denver
Molly Wiltzius Michigan Technological University
Elicia Anderson Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Lindsey Bragg Missouri Southern State University
Kylie Cornman Missouri Southern State University
Nicole Green Missouri Southern State University
Jasmin Hughes Missouri Southern State University
Vanessa Langford Missouri Southern State University
Ashleigh McFarland Missouri Southern State University
Rachel Schrader Missouri Southern State University
Lisa Vengels Missouri Southern State University
Amber White Missouri Southern State University
Molly Clement Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rachel Ederle Missouri University of Science and Technology
Catherine Angeli Northern Michigan University
Bailey Franklin Northern Michigan University
Yvonne Freese Northern State University
Jill Schaefer Northern State University
Alexandra Webster Northern State University
Samantha Fender Northwest Missouri State University
Brittany Poole Northwest Missouri State University
Kate Walter Northwest Missouri State University
Kristin Cameron Northwood University (Michigan)
Madison Pines Northwood University (Michigan)
Peri Bowman Nova Southeastern University
Thelmarcia Williams Nova Southeastern University
Jalexis Peterson Pittsburg State University
Heidi Smith Pittsburg State University
Kaley Tematt Pittsburg State University
Ashley Meyer Saginaw Valley State University
Megan Pittoors Saginaw Valley State University
Emily Short Saginaw Valley State University
Diamond Taylor Saginaw Valley State University
Elizabeth Willford Saginaw Valley State University
Alycia Wright Saginaw Valley State University
Megan Davis Saint Joseph’s College (Indiana)
Kaylie Belk San Francisco State University
Keenya McDaniel San Francisco State University
Carrie Thomas San Francisco State University
Katy Gross Seattle Pacific University
Natty Plunkett Seattle Pacific University
Ali Worthen Seattle Pacific University
Robyn Zeidler Seattle Pacific University
Calsie Boyd Seton Hill University
Jeannie Bujdos Seton Hill University
Megan Cala Seton Hill University
Chelsea Cavanaugh Seton Hill University
Stephanie Pryor Seton Hill University
Mallory Sanner Seton Hill University
Lindsay Bingaman Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Megan Breski Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Sarah Brotzman Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Lara Crofford Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Lauren Ellsworth Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Erin Flick Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Amanda Raudabaugh Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Katrina Spratford Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Sarah Strayer Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Alexandra Arnold Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Julia Cain Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Stephanie Case Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Kim Goth Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Caitlin Hancox Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Angela Schroeder Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Jayme Stanek Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Kara Styles Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Ashley Bell Southern Connecticut State University
Kimberly Johnson Southern Connecticut State University
Brittany Niemczyk Southern Connecticut State University
Samantha Spindel Southern Connecticut State University
Rachel Van Gilder Southern Connecticut State University
Titilayo Vanriel Southern Connecticut State University
Corie Chuning Southwest Baptist University
Katie Dusenberg Southwest Baptist University
Elizabeth Luckel Southwest Baptist University
Krenda McClure Southwest Baptist University
Melanie McVay Southwest Baptist University
Emma Shell Southwest Baptist University
Felicia Carlson St. Cloud State University
Rebecca Kitzman St. Cloud State University
Brittney Moffatt St. Cloud State University
Joscelyn Minton St. Martin’s University
Kendra Averesch The University of Findlay
Pam Showman The University of Findlay
Shelby Stump The University of Findlay
Catherine Wiemers The University of Findlay
Christine Zimmermann The University of Findlay
Lynzi Daughenbaugh Tiffin University
D’Wanda Ford Tiffin University
Karen Grauel Truman State University
Lisa Kucharski Truman State University
Rachel McCarroll Truman State University
Dimonique McGruder Truman State University
Anne Ratermann Truman State University
Jennifer Zweifel Truman State University
Katelin Barber University of Alabama in Huntsville
Gwen Gammon University of Alabama in Huntsville
Latrice Johnson University of Alabama in Huntsville
Leah Sparks University of Alabama in Huntsville
Mariah Tolbert University of Alabama in Huntsville
Kelsea Colliver-Johnson University of Alaska Anchorage
Ruth Keino University of Alaska Anchorage
Miriam Kipngeno University of Alaska Anchorage
Haleigh Lloyd University of Alaska Anchorage
Grace Morgan University of Alaska Anchorage
Lorato Anderson University of California, San Diego
Sabrina Pimentel University of California, San Diego
Aletha Vassilakis University of California, San Diego
Erin Alewine University of Central Missouri
Lindsay Lettow University of Central Missouri
Kayla Muyskens University of Central Missouri
Mary Riley University of Central Missouri
Jenna Schmidt University of Central Missouri
Brooke Swearingin University of Central Missouri
Alexandra Colvin University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Camille Edwards University of Indianapolis
Haley Miller University of Indianapolis
Kenya Owens University of Indianapolis
Valerie Wagner University of Indianapolis
Jennifer Agnew University of Mary
Melissa Agnew University of Mary
Miranda Fehilly University of Mary
Vanessa Friestad University of Mary
Tess Johnson University of Mary
Brienna Lynch University of Mary
Kristyn Nelson University of Mary
Allison Opp University of Mary
Rikki Schmidt University of Mary
Kathryn Stewart University of Mary
Dakota Wolf University of Mary
Shannon Cunningham University of Massachusetts Lowell
Elisabeth Monty University of Massachusetts Lowell
Ashley Zielinski University of Massachusetts Lowell
Marissa Bongers University of Nebraska at Kearney
Emily Finley University of Nebraska at Kearney
Brooke Harris University of Nebraska at Kearney
Stephanie Hutsell University of Nebraska at Kearney
Jena Isaacson University of Nebraska at Kearney
Tab Kreutzer University of Nebraska at Kearney
Brittany Weinandt University of Nebraska at Kearney
Jackie Ziemke University of Nebraska at Kearney
Briana Conyers University of New Haven
Shraya Manick University of New Haven
Jessica Butler University of Tampa
Irma Garza University of the Incarnate Word
Lauren Pratt University of the Incarnate Word
Shaneve Swift University of the Incarnate Word
Jane Vosteen University of the Incarnate Word
Hope Christie University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Nicole Brungardt Wayne State College (Nebraska)
Mackenzie Masching Wayne State College (Nebraska)
Paige Pollard Wayne State College (Nebraska)
Kathleen Casey West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Melanie Ruff West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Morgan Shelton West Texas A&M University
Sarah Snider West Texas A&M University
Katie Pelchar Western Oregon University
Ashley Potter Western Oregon University
Amanda Schumaker Western Oregon University
Melanie Becic Western State College of Colorado
Hillory Davis Western State College of Colorado
Jessica Hadford Western State College of Colorado
Lauren Kleppin Western State College of Colorado
Anna Marshall Western State College of Colorado
Sophie McNeely Western State College of Colorado
Julianne Payton Western State College of Colorado
Tara Richardson Western State College of Colorado
Holly Walker Western State College of Colorado
Rachel Webb Western State College of Colorado
Katie Reichert Western Washington University
Eleanor Siler Western Washington University
Olivia Lent Wheeling Jesuit University
Jessica Borey William Jewell College
Christina Matheny Wingate University
Abby Albers Winona State University
Kelsey Bethke Winona State University
Anna Blaske Winona State University
Nicole Drangstveit Winona State University
Sarah Finley Winona State University
Kassi Kamps Winona State University
Elisa Moenkedick Winona State University
Hannah Mueller Winona State University
Brittney Rynda Winona State University
Catherine Whitcomb Winona State University
Caitlyn Zepczyk Winona State University