2013 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-America Honors Awarded for Division I

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

November 25, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Monday the 80 student-athletes who earned All-America honors by finishing among the top 40 of the 2013 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships men’s and women’s races.

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Led by a nation-best four All-Americans, Colorado’s men claimed their third national crown in the past decade with a 149-169 victory over runner-up Northern Arizona. In his first NCAA Championships, Ben Saarel led the Buffaloes with an eighth-place overall finish, while sophomore Morgan Pearson (17th), senior Blake Theroux (23rd) and sophomore Pierce Murphy (39th) rounded out the team’s All-Americans.

The Buffaloes’ team score of 149 was the highest ever for a men’s Division I NCAA Champion cross country team.

Runner-up Northern Arizona placed three on the All-America list in fourth-place sophomore Futsum Zienasellassie, junior Matt McElroy (25th) and senior Brian Shrader (28th). Third-place Oklahoma State and fourth-place BYU each earned two All-America honors to round out the podium, as did 14th-place Texas and 18th-place Villanova.

In the women’s race, the Providence trio of senior Emily Sisson (seventh), senior Laura Nagel (27th) and sophomore Sarah Collins earned All-American honors for the second year in a row to lead the Friars to their first-ever NCAA women’s cross country title over Arizona, 141-197. Providence was the only women’s team in the nation with three All-America honorees.

Behind senior Elvin Kibet (15th) and junior Nicci Corbin (22nd), Arizona finished runner-up as one of five teams with two All-Americans. Tenth-place New Mexico, 11th-place Stanford, 13th-place Iowa State and 16th-place Dartmouth — led by individual champion Abbey D’Agostino — were the other teams with pairs of All-Americans.

By conference, the Pac-12 boasted seven All-Americans in both the men’s and women’s races to claim top honors for both genders. Individual champion Edward Cheserek of Oregon dethroned 2012 champion Kennedy Kithuka of Texas Tech in the men’s race in his first NCAA Championships to lead the conference, joined by Colorado’s nation-best four honorees, Stanford junior  Jim Rosa (fifth) and Washington junior Aaron Nelson (20th).

The Big 12 was next in the men’s race with six honorees, and the Big Ten followed after that with four.

The Pac-12 posted four top-10 individuals in the women’s race, led by fourth-place Stanford junior Aisling Cuffe. Junior Shelby Houlihan of Arizona State (eighth), senior Shalaya Kipp of Colorado (ninth) and junior Kelsey Santisteban of California (10th) rounded out the top 10. Cuffe’s senior teammate Jessica Tonn was 16th to join Arizona’s pair as the other Pac-12 honorees.

Next in line with six All-Americans was the ACC, followed by the Big East with five, led by Providence’s trio. The Big 12 and Ivy League, headlined by D’Agostino’s title, both finished with four apiece.

National Athletes and Coaches of the Year will be announced Tuesday.

Men’s USTFCCCA All-America Honorees

Athlete Name Institution Year Place
Stanley Kebenei Arkansas Jr.  6
Ty McCormack Auburn Jr.  40
Jared Ward BYU Sr.  36
Tylor Thatcher BYU Sr.  21
Ben Saarel Colorado Fr.  8
Blake Theroux Colorado Sr.  23
Morgan Pearson Colorado So.  17
Pierce Murphy Colorado So.  39
Nico Composto Columbia Sr.  30
Will Geoghegan Dartmouth Sr.  14
Soufiane Bouchikhi Eastern Kentucky Sr.  26
Maksim Korolev Harvard Sr.  3
John Mascari Indiana State So.  32
Daniel Clorley Iona Sr.  38
Mohamed Hrezi Iowa State Sr.  24
Tyler Byrne Louisville Jr.  29
Mason Ferlic Michigan Jr.  22
Caleb Rhynard Michigan State So.  34
Andrew Colley NC State Sr.  7
Luke Caldwell New Mexico Sr.  10
Brian Shrader Northern Arizona Sr.  28
Futsum Zienasellassie Northern Arizona So.  4
Matt McElroy Northern Arizona Jr.  25
Martin Grady Notre Dame Sr.  35
Shadrack Kipchirchir Oklahoma State Sr.  31
Thomas Farrell Oklahoma State Sr.  16
Edward Cheserek Oregon Fr.  1
Scott Fauble Portland Jr.  13
Matt McClintock Purdue So.  37
Trent Lusignan South Dakota State Jr.  12
Jim Rosa Stanford Jr.  5
Craig Lutz Texas Jr.  15
Ryan Dohner Texas Sr.  11
Kennedy Kithuka Texas Tech Sr.  2
Anthony Rotich UTEP So.  19
Patrick Tiernan Villanova Fr.  9
Sam McEntee Villanova Jr.  27
Kyle King Virginia So.  18
Aaron Nelson Washington Jr.  20
Malachy Schrobilgen Wisconsin Fr.  33

 

Women’s USTFCCCA All-America Honorees

Athlete Name Institution Year Place
Elvin Kibet Arizona Sr.  15
Nicci Corbin Arizona Jr.  22
Shelby Houlihan Arizona State Jr.  8
Dominique Scott Arkansas So.  28
Emma Bates Boise State Jr.  2
Liv Westphal Boston College Jr.  17
Mara Olson Butler Jr.  26
Kelsey Santisteban California Jr.  10
Teghan Henderson Chattanooga So.  20
Shalaya Kipp Colorado Sr.  9
Rachel Sorna Cornell Sr.  14
Abbey D’Agostino Dartmouth Sr.  1
Dana Giordano Dartmouth So.  31
Juliet Bottorff Duke Sr.  21
Agata Strausa Florida Sr.  33
Colleen Quigley Florida State Jr.  6
Kate Avery Iona So.  3
Bethanie Brown Iowa State Fr.  37
Crystal Nelson Iowa State So.  32
Cally Macumber Kentucky Sr.  13
Erin Finn Michigan Fr.  30
Joanna Thompson NC State Jr.  36
Charlotte Arter New Mexico Sr.  18
Sammy Silva New Mexico Jr.  12
Annie Lehardy North Carolina Jr.  25
Juli Accurso Ohio Sr.  19
Katie Borchers Ohio State Jr.  40
Monika Juodeskaite Oklahoma State Jr.  23
Megan Curham Princeton Fr.  34
Emily Sisson Providence Sr.  7
Laura Nagel Providence Sr.  27
Sarah Collins Providence So.  39
Aisling Cuffe Stanford Jr.  4
Jessica Tonn Stanford Sr.  16
Marielle Hall Texas Sr.  29
Courtney Frerichs UMKC So.  38
Emily Lipari Villanova Sr.  5
Barbara Strehler Virginia Sr.  24
Elaina Balouris William and Mary Sr.  11
Emma-Lisa Murphy Wisconsin So.  35