National Champ Cazzola Named 2012 Division III Cross Country Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year

National Champ Cazzola Named 2012 Division III Cross Country Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year

NEW ORLEANS – Christy Cazzola of UW-Oshkosh was named the USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year for the 2012 cross country season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). This fall, Cazzola was the winner of the Division III Cross Country Championships.

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 – Christy Cazzola, UW-Oshkosh

Cazzola, a senior special education major from Kaukauna, Wis., has earned a 3.344 cumulative grade point average through the 2012 fall semester.

She became the third UW-Oshkosh student-athlete to win a national cross country title in 2012, storming back from an 11-second deficit with 1000 meters remaining in the 6k race to claim victory in 20:53 – finishing 15 seconds ahead of runner-up Alison Steinbrunner of Ohio Northern and 20 seconds ahead of third-place Keri Lambert of Amherst.

Cazzola capped her UW-Oshkosh cross country career with the title, the culmination of a three-year run that saw her finish fourth in 2010 and runner-up last season. She also claimed the NCAA Midwest Regional and WIAC Championship individual titles.


Past Winners

2012: Christy Cazzola, UW-Oshkosh
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

201 Earn All-Academic Status

In addition to the Scholar Athlete of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced those women who earned 2012 Division III All-Academic Cross Country status.

A total of 201 student-athletes represent the 104 institutions that compose the group. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Haverford led the way six on the All-Academic list. They were followed by six schools with five apiece.

All of the top 10 finishers from the NCAA Cross Country Championships in the fall earned All-Academic honors. In addition, 19 of the national championships’ top 25 finishers also earned the All-Academic acclaim. Six on the All-Academic list reported cumulative GPAs of 4.0 through the fall semester.

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 2012 Division III Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Honorees

Student-Athlete Institution
Amanda Weaver Albion College
Elizabeth Briskin Amherst College
Keri Lambert Amherst College
Lauren Rice Augsburg College
Sarahbeth Jones Augustana College (Illinois)
Marina Capalbo Babson College
Alicia Fannon Bates College
Elena Jay Bates College
Gabrielle Naranja Bates College
Hannah Zeltner Bates College
Mollie Gillberg Bethel University (Minnesota)
Kaylee Kubisiak Bridgewater College (Virginia)
Kristina Kronauer Bryn Mawr College
Kate Ardinger Calvin College
Nicole Michmerhuizen Calvin College
Aylssa Penning Calvin College
Sally Donovan Carleton College
Shira Kaufman Carleton College
Ruth Steinke Carleton College
Elise Hall Carnegie Mellon University
Kelsey Aamoth Case Western Reserve University
Keely Eckberg Catholic University of America
Laura Kinley Catholic University of America
Rebecca Radcliffe Catholic University of America
Emily Akin Centre College
Ashley El Rady Centre College
Hannah Ellis Centre College
Allison Barnwell Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Lisa Beem Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Bridget Blum Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Marnie Hogue Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Sara Mostatabi Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Aubrey Zimmerling Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Berol  Dewdney Colby College
Rachel Malone College at Brockport
Erin Plews-Ogan College of Wooster
Erin Morrow Colorado College
Jamie Peng Colorado College
Jessica Steinsiek Colorado College
Laura Ettlin Cornell College
Leslie Smebak Cornell College
Michelle Clark Denison University
Heather O’Brien DePauw University
Anne Dyroff Dickinson College
Taylor Ludman Dickinson College
Sara Patterson Dickinson College
Taryn Shank Elizabethtown College
Traci Tempone Elizabethtown College
Lauren Williams Elmhurst College
Calley Edwards Emory University
Marissa Gogniat Emory University
Hannah Moriarty Emory University
Aileen Rivell Emory University
Tamara Surtees Emory University
Hillary Cain Franklin College
Kerry Campbell Gettysburg College
Christine  Esposito Gettysburg College
Sarah Burnell Grinnell College
Ella Smith Grove City College
Kate  Eggers Gustavus Adolphus College
Caitlyn  Fermoyle Gustavus Adolphus College
Rebecca  Hare Gustavus Adolphus College
Beth  Hauer Gustavus Adolphus College
Sarah Ohanesian Hamilton College
Kathryn  Balmer Haverford College
Fiona Hendry Haverford College
Sara Hess Haverford College
Chelsea Thorsheim Haverford College
Andrea Tocci Haverford College
Nora Weathers Haverford College
Camille Borst Hope College
Meredith Busman Hope College
Sharon Hecker Hope College
Taylor Mattarella Hope College
Sheri McCormack Hope College
Elise Anderson Illinois Wesleyan University
Carmin Beck Illinois Wesleyan University
Rachael Williams Illinois Wesleyan University
Alexa  Rick Ithaca College
Gabriella Kreuz John Carroll University
Emily Mapes John Carroll University
Hannah Oneda Johns Hopkins University
Natalie Plick Kenyon College
Jenna WIllett Kenyon College
Kelsey Patrick Lebanon Valley College
Emily Fagan Lewis & Clark College
Katie Keith Lewis & Clark College
Heather Spurling Lewis & Clark College
Emily Thomas Lewis & Clark College
Kaitlyn Throgmorton Lewis & Clark College
Claire Hann Linfield College
Brooke Niemann Linfield College
Jayne Cole Luther College
Maggie Pierson Luther College
Tricia Serres Luther College
Christina Storlie Luther College
Rachel Gunsalus Macalester College
Karla Madrigal Manchester University
Sophia Stone Mary Baldwin College
Diana D’Achille Marywood University
Beth Schwab Marywood University
Kaitlin  Allen Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Martina de Geus Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brooke  Johnson Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elaine McVay Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Morgan Youd Meredith College
Adelaide Tousley Middlebury College
Marina Orrson Misericordia University
Tori Beaty Monmouth College (Illinois)
Nicole Cronin Muhlenberg College
Emma Lehmann Oberlin College
Carey Lyons Oberlin College
Marnie Kinnaird Occidental College
Megan Lang Occidental College
Alison Steinbrunner Ohio Northern University
Lydia Weaver Ohio Northern University
Bekah Reese Otterbein University
Rachel Schreiber Pacific University (Oregon)
Annie Lydens Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Casey Powell Principia College
Meredith Mayes Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Grace Tilton Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Brittany Alexander Rhodes College
Morgan Sinclair Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Michelle Matter Ripon College
Grace England Roanoke College
Leigha  Schimmoeller Roanoke College
Hannah Zydanowicz Roger Williams University
Meghan Borz Rowan University
Lilly Duarte Southwestern University (Texas)
Ariel Beccia St. Lawrence University
Amy Cymerman St. Lawrence University
Ella Martin St. Lawrence University
Meggie Exner St. Olaf College
Jorden Johnson St. Olaf College
Emma Lee St. Olaf College
Bevans Rebecca St. Olaf College
Emily Cotey State University of New York at Cortland
Mary  Aldridge State University of New York at Geneseo
Cailin Kowalewski State University of New York at Geneseo
Amy Regan Stevens Institute of Technology
Keelin Treacy Texas Lutheran University
Chelsea Johnson The College of St. Scholastica
Jessie  Dean Trinity University (Texas)
Nicola  Hill Trinity University (Texas)
Jessica  Pagano Trinity University (Texas)
Rosemary  Steup Trinity University (Texas)
Abby Barker Tufts University
Audrey Gould Tufts University
Evelyn Borchard University of California, Santa Cruz
Jessica Meyer University of California, Santa Cruz
Maggie Cornelius University of Chicago
Brianna Hickey University of Chicago
Julia Sizek University of Chicago
Michaela Whitelaw University of Chicago
Elise Wummer University of Chicago
Liz Green University of Mary Washington
Tara Landy University of Mary Washington
Brooke Benner University of Mount Union
Caitlin Goggin University of Mount Union
Catherine  Knox University of Rochester
Molly Carl University of Southern Maine
Taylor Berg University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Erin Statz University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Ashlyn Mauer University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Elaina Meurer University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Madison Sawyer University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Steph Sjostrom University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Corissa Conard University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Rachel Schroeder University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Christy Cazzola University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
McKenzie Kelly University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Julia Colling University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Alyssa Duncan University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Aubree Piepmeier Vassar College
Alana Enabnit Wartburg College
Morgan Gerdes Wartburg College
Erin Sawyers Wartburg College
Hadlyn Vawter Wartburg College
Kirsten Youngberg Wartburg College
Kristen Galligan Washington and Jefferson College
Annelise  Madison Washington and Lee University
Molly Ortiz Washington and Lee University
Lauren Schultz Washington and Lee University
Lucy Cheadle Washington University (Missouri)
Priyanka Fouda Wellesley College
Julia Mark Wesleyan University (Connecticut)
Christine Verduzco Whittier College
Christina Anderson Whitworth University
Theresa Edwards Willamette University
Michaela Freeby Willamette University
Stevie Gildehaus Willamette University
Emily D’Addario William Smith College
Shayna Barbash Williams College
Kaleigh Kenny Williams College
Louisa Lee Williams College
Brianne Mirecki Williams College
Adrienne Strait Williams College
Jenna Parlette Wilmington College (Ohio)
Marya Haegler Wisconsin Lutheran College


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