Inaugural USTFCCCA All-Americans Announced for NAIA Cross Country

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.

Final Results Recap

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

MEN
Student-Athlete Year Institution
Jeff Cherry SR Aquinas (Mich.)
Jackson Thomas JR Bacone (Okla.)
Kevin Horchler SR Biola (Calif.)
Jesse Hooton JR British Columbia
Daniel Garcia SO Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)
Chance Hyatt SO Carroll (Mont.)
Lyle Pocha SR Carroll (Mont.)
Max Hampton SR College of Idaho
Spencer Head JR Dalton State (Ga.)
Marcus Hobbs SR Indiana Tech
Neno Bellinotti SR Indiana Wesleyan
Jacob Reinking JR Indiana Wesleyan
John-Paul Williamson SR Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Taylor Tafelsky JR Milligan (Tenn.)
Arya Bahreini SR Oklahoma City
David Mountford JR Oklahoma City
Michael Vercoe-Curtis SR Oklahoma City
Mackenzie Wahpepah-Harris JR Oklahoma City
Dylan Creger SR Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Caleb Drake JR Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Russell Brown SR Saint Mary (Kan.)
Ryan Pulsifer JR Saint Mary (Kan.)
Abel Hernandez SO Saint Xavier (Ill.)
Emanuel Krieg JR SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
Jack Evans SO Soka (Calif.)
Brian Blaylock SO St. Francis (Ill.)
Matt Hall JR Taylor (Ind.)
Joshua Sherfey JR The Master’s (Calif.)
Benard Keter JR Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Geoffrey Kipchumba SO William Carey (Miss.)
WOMEN
Student-Athlete Year Institution
Kathy Middaugh JR Aquinas (Mich.)
Lyndee Dawson SO Biola (Calif.)
Anika Gasner SR Biola (Calif.)
Kellian Hunt SR Biola (Calif.)
Natalia Hawthorn JR British Columbia
Kirsten Lee SR British Columbia
Devan Wiebe SR British Columbia
Leah Esposito JR Carroll (Mont.)
Sandy Torres JR Carroll (Mont.)
Amy Pfaff SO College of Idaho
Emily Poole FR Dalton State (Ga.)
Marissa DeWispelare JR Doane (Neb.)
Kristen Garwood SR Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)
Rachel Cundy SR Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
Ann Kuntz SR Marian (Ind.)
Hanna Hermansson FR Marymount California
Hannah Segrave JR Milligan (Tenn.)
Sierra Brown JR Northwest Christian (Ore.)
Michelle Fletcher JR Northwest Christian (Ore.)
Alyssa Harmon JR Northwest Christian (Ore.)
Rosa Schmidt SO Northwest Christian (Ore.)
Sarah Moore JR Oklahoma City
Sarah Ray JR Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Susie Garza FR Oregon Tech
Elie Willging SO Saint Xavier (Ill.)
Jessa Perkinson SO Southern Oregon
Karis Frankian SR The Master’s (Calif.)
Abigail Frankian SO The Master’s (Calif.)
Ashley Jourdan JR Trinity Christian (Ill.)
Betsy Douglas JR USC Beaufort (S.C.)