NCAA Division II Cross Country 2012 All-Americans Announced

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

November 19, 2012   

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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 2012 NCAA Division II 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.

USTFCCCA All-America Archive

Adams State’s men and Grand Valley State’s women were this year’s national championship teams. For Adams State, it was their ninth overall men’s cross country national crown, breaking the tie with 2011 champion Western State for most titles in division history. It was also the Grizzlies’ fourth crown in five years for head coach Damon Martin. The GVSU women captured their second crown in three years under head coach Jerry Baltes.

All seven runners from Adams State earned All-America honors. Sophomore Kevin Batt placed as the race’s runner-up, sophomore Tabor Stevens took third, and sophomore Matthew Daniels came fourth. Senior David Sanchez (12th), sophomore John Luterbach (15th), senior Andrew Roberts (25th), and junior Jovanny Godinez (28th) rounded out the Adams State squad.

Colorado Mines claimed five All-America nods and were followed by Alaska Anchorage with three.

The RMAC notched 14 of the 40 men’s All-America nods and were followed by the Northeast-10, PSAC, GLIAC, and GNAC that claimed four apiece.

On the women’s side, Adams State and Augustana (S.D.) each placed four within the top 40 for All-America plaudits. Adams State was led by individual champion Alicia Nelson. She was followed in by Kelly Lamb (13th), Lauren Martin (38th), and Alyssa Selve (39th). Augustana was led by eighth-place finisher Runa Falch. Kristin Brondbo, Leah Black, and Kyle Blakeslee finished tenth, 11th, and 40th, respectively.

The NSIC and RMAC tied with eight All-America honors apiece to lead the nation’s conferences. The GLIAC (6) and PSAC (4) followed.

On Tuesday, Division II’s National Athletes and Coaches of the Year will be named.

2012 USTFCCCA Division II Cross Country All-Americans

MEN

Name Year Institution
Kevin Batt SO Adams State
Tabor Stevens SO Adams State
Matthew Daniels SO Adams State
David Sanchez SR Adams State
John Luterbach SO Adams State
Andrew Roberts SR Adams State
Jovanny Godinez JR Adams State
Andrew Coelho SR Adelphi
Micah Chelimo SR Alaska Anchorage
Alfred Kangogo SR Alaska Anchorage
Dylan Anthony SO Alaska Anchorage
Glarius Rop SR American International
Mike Biwott FR American International
Colton Johnson SR Ashland
Travis Beniak JR Augustana (S.D.)
Adam Braun SO Augustana (S.D.)
Isaac Chavez JR Chico State
Adrian Sherrod SR Chico State
Sean Gildea SR Colorado Mines
Phil Schneider SO Colorado Mines
Derek Alcorn SO Colorado Mines
Andrew Epperson JR Colorado Mines
Frank Socha JR Colorado Mines
Frank Fezza SR East Stroudsburg
Isaiah Samoei SR Eastern New Mexico
Bryan Deibel JR Edinboro
Stephen Fuelling SR Grand Valley State
Jake Isaacson SR Grand Valley State
Joshua Mirth SO Hillsdale
Austin Huff SR Humboldt State
Alex Monroe JR Lock Haven
Matt Gillette SR Shippensburg
Phillip Miller SR Southwest Baptist
Jeff Veiga SR UMass Lowell
Pardon Ndhlovu SR UNC Pembroke
Ieuan Thomas JR Western State
Ian Butler SO Western State
Dak Riek JR Western Washington
Stewart Jones SR Wheeling Jesuit
Evan Lewandowski JR UW-Parkside

 

WOMEN

Name Year Institution
Jenny Bergren SR Academy of Art
Alicia Nelson SR Adams State
Kelly Lamb JR Adams State
Lauren Martin SO Adams State
Alyssa Selve JR Adams State
Susan Tanui JR Alaska Anchorage
Jeptui Cherutich SR American International
Runa Falch JR Augustana (S.D.)
Kristin Brondbo JR Augustana (S.D.)
Leah Black SR Augustana (S.D.)
Kyle Blakeslee SR Augustana (S.D.)
Angela Musk SR Bellarmine
Emily Frith SO Bellarmine
Tiffany Dinh SR Cal Poly Pomona
Sara Mikesell JR Chico State
Regan Mullen FR Colorado Christian
Rachel Young SR Dixie State
Kacey Gibson SR Edinboro
Sarah Krolick JR Edinboro
Jessica Janecke FR Grand Valley State
Allyson Winchester SO Grand Valley State
Hannah Osborn SO Grand Valley State
Ewa Zaborowska SO Harding
Bridget Berg SR Humboldt State
Twishana Williams SO Lincoln (Mo.)
Jessica Scordino JR Mansfield
Lauren Hill SR Saginaw Valley State
Emily Short SO Saginaw Valley State
Katie Spratford SR Shippensburg
Megan Burrell SR UC-Colorado Springs
Melissa Agnew SR U-Mary
Dakota Wolf SR U-Mary
Amanda Brewer SO Wayne State (Mich.)
Brenda Sindet SR West Texas A&M
Mireia Guarner FR West Texas A&M
Sophie McNeely SR Western State
Julie Pack FR Western State
Kayla Gudmundson SR Winona State
Jessica Young SO Winona State
Jessica Watychowicz SR UW-Parkside