2017 USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Cross Country All-Americans
NEW ORLEANS – All-Americans for the 2017 NCAA Division II Cross Country season were announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). A total of 80 student-athletes earned All-America honors by finishing among the top-40 at the 2017 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships this past weekend in the men’s and women’s races.
Adams State swept the championships for the first time since 2009 on Saturday in Evansville, Indiana. The men’s team tied for the lead in their gender in All-America selections with five, while the women’s squad tied for the second-most with three.
The Grizzly men defeated Grand Valley State by a score of 46-66, as all five Adams State scorers finished in the top-17. Kale Adams paced the squad with a third-place finish, while Elias Gedyon and Joshua Joseph also finished in the top-10. Lucio Ramirez and Sydney Gidabuday rounded out the scorers for the Grizzlies.
The Lakers also notched five All-Americans after all five of its scorers finished in the top-34. Runner-up Zach Panning led the way for GVSU, followed by Enael Woldemichael, Wuoi Mach, Brady Selner and Abe Visser.
On the women’s side, Adams State snuck by U-Mary, 126-137, for the team title, but it was the Marauders that garnered the most All-America honors with four. Alexis Zeis paced U-Mary with a 12th-place finish and is joined by Jaiden Schuette, Kate Fox and Kaycie Stewart as All-America recipients.
The Grizzly women tied with GVSU and Cal Baptist with three All-Americans each.
The RMAC was the best represented conference for the men with total 14 selections, followed by the GLIAC with six and the NSIC and PacWest with three apiece. In terms of class, there were 16 seniors, 13 juniors, eight sophomores and just three freshmen (Visser, Woldenmichael and Cal Baptist’s McMarshall Hartzenburg).
The NSIC posted the most All-Americans on the women’s side with eight, with the RMAC right behind them with seven. The GLIAC and GNAC each had four. Upperclassmen dominated the All-America honors on the women’s side, with 22 seniors and 10 juniors earning the accolades. Additionally, there were seven sophomores and one freshman in Western State’s Aneta Konieczek.
Only athletes that compete for USTFCCCA member institutions are eligible to earn All-America status.
National Athletes and Coaches of the Year will be announced Tuesday.
|Gatien Airiau||SR||Academy of Art|
|Elias Gedyon||JR||Adams State|
|Sydney Gidabuday||JR||Adams State|
|Kale Adams||SO||Adams State|
|Joshua Joseph||SO||Adams State|
|Lucio Ramirez||SR||Adams State|
|Edwin Kangogo||SR||Alaska Anchorage|
|Leakey Kipkosgei||JR||American International|
|McMarshall Hartzenburg||FR||Cal Baptist|
|Simon Bedard||JR||Cal Baptist|
|Ruben Dominguez||SR||Cal Poly Pomona|
|Kyle Medina||SR||Chico State|
|Grant Colligan||JR||Colorado Mines|
|Josh Hoskinson||JR||Colorado Mines|
|Ricardo Ocampo||JR||Colorado Mines|
|Logan Ramlet||SO||Colorado Mines|
|Andrew Curry||JR||Dallas Baptist|
|Abe Visser||FR||Grand Valley State|
|Enael Woldemichael||FR||Grand Valley State|
|Zach Panning||JR||Grand Valley State|
|Wuoi Mach||SR||Grand Valley State|
|Brady Selner||SR||Grand Valley State|
|Adam Craig||SR||Mount Olive|
|Jonathan Dahlke||SR||Mount Olive|
|Josh Young||JR||MSU Moorhead|
|Baylor Harvey||SR||Rogers State|
|Mason Phillips||SO||Sioux Falls|
|Bashir Aidrus||SO||Southwest Minnesota State|
|Owen Hind||SR||West Texas A&M|
|David Ribich||SR||Western Oregon|
|Ahmed Jama||JR||Western State|
|Ross Husch||SO||Western State|
|Eilish Flanagan||SO||Adams State|
|Roisin Flanagan||SO||Adams State|
|Malena Grover||SR||Adams State|
|Zennah Jepchumba||JR||Alaska Anchorage|
|Caroline Kurgat||SR||Alaska Anchorage|
|Mackenzie Kelly||JR||Augustana (S.D.)|
|Emeline Delanis||JR||Cal Baptist|
|Anett Somogyi||SO||Cal Baptist|
|Caroline Barkechir||SR||Cal Baptist|
|Natalie Rodriguez||SR||Cal State San Marcos|
|Julie Friend||SR||California (Pa.)|
|Hannah Dorman||SR||Chico State|
|Karlie Garcia||SR||Chico State|
|Molly Reicher||SR||Colorado Mines|
|Gina Patterson||JR||Grand Valley State|
|Allie Ludge||SO||Grand Valley State|
|Kelly Haubert||SR||Grand Valley State|
|Meaghan Borrowski||JR||Minnesota Duluth|
|Leah Hanle||SO||Mount Olive|
|Kameron Burmeister||SR||Northern Michigan|
|Dakotah Bullen||SR||Northern State|
|Sasha Hovind||SR||Northern State|
|Sydney Lawrence||JR||Oklahoma Baptist|
|Abby Hoover||SR||Oklahoma Baptist|
|Hannah Wolkenhauer||JR||Queens (N.C.)|
|Colett Rampf||SR||Saint Leo|
|Miryam Bassett||SR||Simon Fraser|
|Julia Howley||SR||Simon Fraser|
|Kayla Wooten||SO||UC-Colorado Springs|
|Aneta Konieczek||FR||Western State|
|Erin Norton||JR||Western State|