Inaugural USTFCCCA All-Americans Announced for NAIA Cross Country
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Monday the inaugural class of 60 NAIA student-athletes who earned USTFCCCA All-America honors by finishing among the top 30 in the 2015 NAIA Cross Country Championships men’s and women’s races.
With four All-Americans apiece, the team champion Oklahoma City men and Northwest Christian (Ore.) women both led their respective genders in terms of total honorees.
Oklahoma City became the seventh team to win three national titles in a row, while Northwest Christian won its first national title in program history by toppling three-time defending national champ British Columbia.
Women’s runner-up BC earned three All-America awards, as did the third-place Biola (Calif.) women.
Men’s runner-up Saint Mary (Kan.) was one of four men’s teams to earn a pair of All-America certificates. Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), Carroll (Mont.) and Indiana Wesleyan also put a pair of runners across the line in the top-30.
No conference for either gender earned more cumulative All-America awards than the women of the Cascade Conference with seven. Golden State Conference earned five in the women’s race.
Leading the way in the men’s race was the Sooner Athletic Conference with six, narrowly edging out the Chicagoland Conference with five.
2015 USTFCCCA All-Americans: NAIA Cross Country