Scholar Athletes of the Year and All-Academic for DIII Women’s Track & Field

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

July 25, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – Linfield’s Catherine Street, Mount Union’s Aubree Jones, and Wartburg’s Laura Sigmund and Alana Enabnit were named as Scholar Athletes of the Year in Division III 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, 340 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 –
Laura Sigmund, Wartburg

Sigmund, a native of Stanhope, Iowa, was the indoor NCAA champion in the 5000 meters and holds a cumulative GPA of 3.93. Sigmund also anchored Wartburg’s DMR to a third-place showing at the national championships.

Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year –
Catherine Street, Linfield

Street won the NCAA indoor title in the pole vault and carries a cumulative GPA of 3.66. The native of Wilsonville, Ore., went on to win USTFCCCA National Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year honors as she claimed the outdoor pole vault national crown as well.

Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year –
Alana Enabnit, Wartburg

A native of Clear Lake, Iowa, Enabnit has a cumulative GPA of 3.92 through the spring semester. She was the NCAA champ in the 5000 and 10,000 meters this May at the national outdoor championships.

Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year –
Aubree Jones, Mount Union

Jones, a native of Falconer, N.Y., was the NCAA’s discus champion this spring and maintains a 3.67 cumulative GPA.

 

Past Winners

Indoor Track & Field (track athlete)
2012: Laura Sigmund, Wartburg
2011: Keelie Finnel, Coe
2010: Emily Schudrowitz, St. Norbert
2009: Ayla Mitchell, UW-Oshkosh
2008: Rachel Anderson, Illinois Wesleyan

Indoor Track & Field (field athlete)
2012: Catherine Street, Linfield
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)
2012: Alana Enabnit, Wartburg
2011: Jennifer Gossels, Williams
2010: Marie Borner, Bethel (Minn.)
2009: Sumer Rohrs, Frostburg State
2008: Rachel Anderson, Illinois Wesleyan

Outdoor Track & Field (field athlete)
2012: Aubree Jones, Mount Union
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

 

340 Earn All-Academic Status

In addition to the Scholar Athletes of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced the women’s 2012 Division III All-Academic Track & Field team. A total of 340 student-athletes representing 107 institutions compose the group. Wartburg and Williams each had 12 named to the All-Academic Team to lead the country in the category. MIT had the third-most with 11 and were followed by St. Thomas (Minn.), Illinois Wesleyan, UW-Eau Claire, and UW-La Crosse who each had ten.

The WIAC was the top conference in All-Academic honorees with 48. The NESCAC and MIAC followed with 37 and 27, respectively.

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 either of the following athletic standards: a student-athlete must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 25 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org.

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

Student-Athlete Institution
Chelsea Anthony Albion College
Rebecca Graudons Alfred University
Melissa Fellenbaum Alvernia University
Elizabeth Briskin Amherst College
Amy Dao Amherst College
Keri Lambert Amherst College
Jessica Bacon Augustana College (Illinois)
Kate Benge Augustana College (Illinois)
Sarahbeth Jones Augustana College (Illinois)
Kiera Smith Augustana College (Illinois)
Abigail Alexander Bates College
Elizabeth Carleton Bates College
Katharine Nixon Bates College
Melissa Muntzel California Lutheran University
Lauren Rasmussen California Lutheran University
Lauren Rohach California Lutheran University
Kendall Sauter California Lutheran University
Taryn Thordarson California Lutheran University
Kaitlin Diemer Calvin College
Nicole Michmerhuizen Calvin College
Alyssa Penning Calvin College
Carissa Verkaik Calvin College
Simone Childs-Walker Carleton College
Alison Smyth Carleton College
Ellie Wilson Carleton College
Jacqueline Guevel Carnegie Mellon University
Lindsay Gruenke Carroll University (Wisconsin)
Amanda Trieloff Carroll University (Wisconsin)
Kelly Carioto Catholic University of America
Rachel Northrup Central College (Iowa)
Rachel Purdy Central College (Iowa)
Morgan Sharp Central College (Iowa)
Miranda Wehde Central College (Iowa)
Allison Barnwell Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Breanna Deutsch Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Kelly Garton Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Jennifer Tave Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Brittney Bell Colby College
Leigh Frxyell Colby College
Eva Lauer Colby College
Frances Onyilagha Colby College
Brittany Reardon Colby College
Rachel Malone College at Brockport
Julia Renner College of St. Benedict
Erin Sand College of St. Benedict
Mandy Witschen College of St. Benedict
Hillary Birchem Concordia College, Moorhead
Kaari Jensen Concordia College, Moorhead
Cherae Reeves Concordia College, Moorhead
Hilary Thompson Concordia College, Moorhead
Kim Bingley Defiance College
Catherine Campbell Dickinson College
Jenna Niedermayer Elizabethtown College
Traci Tempone Elizabethtown College
Lauren Williams Elmhurst College
Debora Adjibaba Emory University
Charlotte Diggs Emory University
Theresa Ford Emory University
Tess Gallegos Emory University
Kaele Leonard Emory University
Morgan Monroe Emory University
Anna Murdock Franklin College
Elizabeth Michalak Geneva College
Alexis Arnold George Fox University
Emily Davison George Fox University
Alyssa Turner George Fox University
Sarah Burnell Grinnell College
Danielle Burgmeier Gustavus Adolphus College
Erica Roelofs Gustavus Adolphus College
Allyson Voss Gustavus Adolphus College
Becky Culp Hamline University
Katie Balmer Haverford College
Kylie Lipinski Haverford College
Phoebe Miller Haverford College
Sheri McCormack Hope College
Sarah Venlet Hope College
Lauren Alpert Illinois Wesleyan University
Elise Anderson Illinois Wesleyan University
Meridith Beird Illinois Wesleyan University
Brooke Bernardoni Illinois Wesleyan University
Allie Boudreau Illinois Wesleyan University
Tara Clemens Illinois Wesleyan University
Gaby Johnson Illinois Wesleyan University
Jenna Loynachan Illinois Wesleyan University
Lexia Swope Illinois Wesleyan University
Rachael Williams Illinois Wesleyan University
Martyann Chromik Ithaca College
Rebecca Coffman Ithaca College
Emma Dewart Ithaca College
Ashley Dlubac Ithaca College
Jessica Hoeffner Ithaca College
Leigh Martino Ithaca College
Jennifer Randall Ithaca College
Emily Mapes John Carroll University
Hannah Eckstein Johns Hopkins University
Ingrid Johnson Johns Hopkins University
Kirkley Doyle Kenyon College
Jenna Willett Kenyon College
Cynthia Adams Lebanon Valley College
Ines Antensteiner Lebanon Valley College
Alisha Farrell Lebanon Valley College
Kristin Fitti-Hafer Lebanon Valley College
Misty Corwin Linfield College
Anna LaBeaume Linfield College
Catherine Street Linfield College
Meggen Elsen Loras College
Caitlin Groeper Loras College
Katie Langmeier Loras College
Addy Rickels Luther College
Christina Storlie Luther College
Ashley Bault Marietta College
Corryn Muench Marietta College
Kristeva Rowe Marietta College
Kristine Bunker Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Martina de Geus Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Martha Gross Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cindy Huang Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brooke Johnson Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jaclyn Konopka Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lauren Kuntz Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elaine McVay Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jamie Simmons Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tilly Taylor Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Louise van den Heuvel Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Margo Cramer Middlebury College
Grace Doering Middlebury College
Rebecca Fanning Middlebury College
Mia Martinez Middlebury College
Lauren Pincus Middlebury College
Juliet Ryan-Davis Middlebury College
Addie Tousley Middlebury College
Jordan Harris Millikin University
Brittany Sherron Millikin University
Le Ann Spesard Millikin University
Heather Gearity Montclair State University
Nicole Cronin Muhlenberg College
Kirsten Kuchera Muhlenberg College
Deanna Dirkschneider Nebraska Wesleyan University
Brittany Edson Nebraska Wesleyan University
Hannah Kinberg Nebraska Wesleyan University
Katie Schoen Nebraska Wesleyan University
Bailey Soucie Nebraska Wesleyan University
Taylor Tacha Nebraska Wesleyan University
Chelsea Armstrong North Central College
Kala Bingham North Central College
Amanda Coglianese North Central College
Elizabeth Composto North Central College
Krista Cota North Central College
Basheeba Mays North Central College
Brooke Patterson North Central College
Molly Martorella Oberlin College
Vicki Moga Ohio Northern University
Alison Steinbrunner Ohio Northern University
Sarah Bechtel Ohio Wesleyan University
Cara DeAngelis Ohio Wesleyan University
Emma Lisull Ohio Wesleyan University
Kristen Bennett Otterbein University
Samantha Potter Pacific Lutheran University
Annie Lydens Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Michelle Favre Ramapo College
Teresa Kirkpatrick Ramapo College
Taryn Burgess Rhodes College
Jessica Burnam Rhodes College
Mary Kate Mullen Rhodes College
Chelsea Temple Rhodes College
Sadie Yanckello Rhodes College
Jennifer Adams Rochester Institute of Technology
Jena Peacock Rowan University
Amy Smith Shenandoah University
Kirsten Silfvenius Smith College
Colleen Brague Springfield College
Kelly Curtis Springfield College
Jamie Kelly St. Catherine University
Jamie Kelly St. Catherine University
Ariel Beccia St. Lawrence University
Divya Biswal St. Lawrence University
Jenna Hulton St. Lawrence University
Erin McShea St. Norbert College
Emily Schudrowitz St. Norbert College
Emma Lee St. Olaf College
Kacy Boburka State University College at Oneonta
Alyson Dalton State University of New York at Cortland
Jenna Evarts State University of New York at Cortland
Veronica Montrose State University of New York at Cortland
Bori Tozser State University of New York at Cortland
Mary Aldrich State University of New York at Geneseo
Kelly Brunscheen State University of New York at Geneseo
Cailin Kowalewski State University of New York at Geneseo
Keira Wood State University of New York at Geneseo
Brittany DalCais State University of New York at Oswego
Kristin Stam Susquehanna University
Rebecca Hammond Swarthmore College
Ligia Bolivar Texas Lutheran University
Alyssa Bannon The College of New Jersey
Megan Flynn The College of New Jersey
Cathy Goncalves The College of New Jersey
Liz Johnson The College of New Jersey
Katie Nestor The College of New Jersey
Erica Roberts The College of New Jersey
Rachel Miller The College of St. Scholastica
Alec Seeley The College of St. Scholastica
Corey Callahan Trinity University (Texas)
Rosemary Steup Trinity University (Texas)
Sam Bissonnette Tufts University
Alyssa Corrigan Tufts University
Jana Hieber Tufts University
Nakeisha Jones Tufts University
Laura Peterson Tufts University
Anya Price Tufts University
Heather Theiss Tufts University
Kaitlin Camilleri Union College (New York)
Paige Peltzer University of Chicago
Julia Sizek University of Chicago
Michaela Whitelaw University of Chicago
Jillian VanNess University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Lisa Brasdovich University of Mount Union
Daryn Herman University of Mount Union
Anna Jones University of Mount Union
Aubree Jones University of Mount Union
Taylor Kring University of Mount Union
Mary Mahoney University of Mount Union
Emily Mazzaferri University of Mount Union
Taylor Ruffing University of Mount Union
Emily Canales University of Redlands
Ashley Lively University of Redlands
Molly Carl University of Southern Maine
Hannah Patterson University of Southern Maine
Hannah Wiley University of Southern Maine
Taylor Berg University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Kayla Goeman University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Larissa Peyton University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Christina Rozeske University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Erin Statz University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Angela Tipp University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Erika Tipp University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Emily Van Heel University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Hannah Volkman University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Haley Zajac University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Julia Baranek University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Michelle Baranek University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Talisa Emberts University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Brittany Frederick University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Lindsey Laufenberg University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Ashlyn Mauer University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Kim Miresse University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Steph Rouse University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Erin Schoenfelder University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Steph Sjostrom University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Kayla Ashland University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Claire Elliott University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Nicole Flackey University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Jenna Halvorson University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Marissa Mahr University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Megan Marfiliius University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Rebecca Scheuermann University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Rebecca Schmidt University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Jenna Weigel University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Caitlin Wippermann University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Heather Conroy University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Cassandra Hemmen University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
McKenzie Kelly University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Kayla Oberstadt University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Breanna Strupp University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Brittni Wirtz University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Jackie Cahill University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Deidre Dillman University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Danielle Kunkel University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Ann Tank University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Megan Belger University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Kayla Hillman University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Rebecca Ponick University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Alyssa Rasmussen University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Amanda Rothbauer University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Katie Rydeen University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Julia Colling University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Kelly Haen University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Erin Kline University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Amy Krzykowski University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Anne Guthrie University of Wisconsin, Stout
Andrea Krueger University of Wisconsin, Stout
Jessika Smith University of Wisconsin, Stout
Amanda Brom University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Beth Dreikosen University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Simone Koenen University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Loryn Kressin University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Shelby Mahr University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Victoria Goodenough Ursinus College
Kelly Holmes Vassar College
Aubree Peipmeier Vassar College
Kalysta Adkins Wartburg College
Sarah Boraas Wartburg College
Faith Burt Wartburg College
Kristin Canning Wartburg College
Emily Eimers Wartburg College
Alana Enabnit Wartburg College
Kayla Hemann Wartburg College
Sarah Hoffmann Wartburg College
Kendra Kregel Wartburg College
Britlyn Sieck Wartburg College
Laura Sigmund Wartburg College
Hadlyn Vawter Wartburg College
Jillian Katterhagen Washington and Lee University
Lucy Cheadle Washington University (Missouri)
Anna Etherington Washington University (Missouri)
Sarah Fisher Washington University (Missouri)
Melissa Gilkey Washington University (Missouri)
Erica Jackey Washington University (Missouri)
Amanda Matheson Washington University (Missouri)
Elizabeth Phillips Washington University (Missouri)
Molly Wawrzyniak Washington University (Missouri)
Randelle Boots Wellesley College
Emily Dolsak Westminster College (Pennsylvania)
Christine Verduzco Whittier College
Jheri Gates Whitworth University
Erica Szpynda Widener University
Jaela Dinsmore Willamette University
Theresa Edwards Willamette University
Jenna Adams Williams College
Amina Avril Williams College
Desiree Daring Williams College
Chiara Del Piccolo Williams College
Olivia Delia Williams College
Rebecca Fine Williams College
Maya Harakawa Williams College
Kaleigh Kenny Williams College
Brianne Mirecki Williams College
Karyn Moss Williams College
Anna Spiers Williams College
Haley Stewart Williams College
Jennifer Ebeling Wisconsin Lutheran College
Julie Eagle Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Vicky Hewey Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Emily Pearce Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Noelle Richard Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Christy Deininger Worcester State University
Brittany Hodgerney Worcester State University
Alyssa Jasper Worcester State University
Mara Kralian Worcester State University
Sarah Rafferty Worcester State University
Laura Rowlands York College (Pennsylvania)