2018 USTFCCCA NAIA Cross Country All-America Team Named

NEW ORLEANS – All-Americans for the 2018 NAIA Cross Country season were announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Athletes of member institutions who finished in the top-30 of their respective races this past weekend at the NAIA Cross Country Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, earned the distinction.


The Oklahoma City men and the Oregon Tech women captured their respective gender’s team titles, while Cornerstone’s Colin De Young and Point Part (Pa.)’s Anna Shields won the individual crowns.

Three different programs earned three All-America honors, led by those aforementioned Owls from Oregon Tech. Those two other programs also came from the women’s race as Madonna (Mich.) and SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) each had three athletes in the top-30 finishers.

Speaking of Madonna (Mich.) and SCAD Atlanta (Ga.), they tied with Southern Oregon for having the most combined All-Americans with four. In total, 38 different programs had at least one All-American on their rosters.

On a conference level, the Cascade Conference led the way with 10 honorees. Next up was the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference with nine and the Appalachian Athletic Conference with eight.

See below for a full list of NAIA Cross Country All-Americans.

Men’s & Women’s Cross Country All-Americans
MENBret CrawfordSRCampbellsville (Ky.) Mid-SouthE
MENChance HyattSRCarroll (Mont.) FrontierE
MENCole CampbellSOCollege of Idaho CascadeE
MENAlex MartinJRCollege of Idaho CascadeE
MENTyler LawsonSRColumbia (Mo.) AMCE
MENColin De YoungJRCornerstone (Mich.) WHACE
MENJoey DeBoerSRCornerstone (Mich.) WHACE
MENLucas HuelvanFRCumberlands (Ky.) Mid-SouthE
MENBraden CurnowJRDakota State (S.D.) North StarE
MENShane BurnsSOEvangel (Mo.) The HeartE
MENCayce GriffinSRIndiana Tech WHACE
MENChris MaxonSOIndiana Wesleyan CrossroadsE
MENJesse SaxtonJRIndiana Wesleyan CrossroadsE
MENCole OlsenSOLewis-Clark State (Idaho) FrontierE
MENTony FloydJRMadonna (Mich.) WHACE
MENUlysses OrozcoSRMissouri Valley The HeartE
MENJames LindstromSRMount Mercy (Iowa) The HeartE
MENOscar KipKorosJROklahoma City SACE
MENMax McNeillJROklahoma City SACE
MENJose DiazJRReinhardt (Ga.) AACE
MENJackson HelfrichJRReinhardt (Ga.) AACE
MENPhilip LagemannSRSaint Mary (Kan.) KCACE
MENDax WilletteSOSCAD Atlanta (Ga.) AACE
MENSeth FarmerJRShawnee State (Ohio) Mid-SouthE
MENBrandon KelseyJRSouthern Oregon CascadeE
MENNoah OberitterSRSouthern Oregon CascadeE
MENGabe CeballosSRSt. Francis (Ill.) ChicagolandE
MENOmar ParamoFRSt. Francis (Ill.) ChicagolandE
MENAnthony TylerSRUC Merced (Calif.) Cal PacE
MENMichael OldachJRWestmont (Calif.) GSACE
WOMENAlexis MillerSRAquinas (Mich.) WHACE
WOMENMadison Paquette Cleary (Mich.) WHACE
WOMENKelli SmithJRCornerstone (Mich.) WHACE
WOMENAnnechiena KnevelbaardJRDordt (Iowa) GPACE
WOMENKeili DornSREmbry-Riddle (Ariz.) Cal PacE
WOMENAspen Dirr Huntington (Ind.) CrossroadsE
WOMENEmily AdamsSOLewis-Clark State (Idaho) FrontierE
WOMENMackenzie GurneJRMadonna (Mich.) WHACE
WOMENChristina MurphySOMadonna (Mich.) WHACE
WOMENAlison ShapicJRMadonna (Mich.) WHACE
WOMENJacquelyn CrowSRMilligan (Tenn.) AACE
WOMENMindy Kaufman Montana Western FrontierE
WOMENLydia WilsonSOMontreat (N.C.) AACE
WOMENCassandra BrownellJRNorthwest Christian (Ore.) CascadeE
WOMENLydia MatoSROklahoma City SACE
WOMENDanielle De CastroSROregon Tech CascadeE
WOMENSusie GarzaSROregon Tech CascadeE
WOMENCindy ReedSROregon Tech CascadeE
WOMENAnna ShieldsSRPoint Park (Pa.) River StatesE
WOMENKailtyn ShoemakerSRSaint Mary (Kan.) KCACE
WOMENEmily KearneyJRSCAD Atlanta (Ga.) AACE
WOMENSandra PflughoftFRSCAD Atlanta (Ga.) AACE
WOMENNatalie StepanianFRSCAD Atlanta (Ga.) AACE
WOMENLemi WutzSOSCAD Savannah (Ga.) Sun ConferenceE
WOMENKayle BlackmoreSRSouthern Oregon CascadeE
WOMENJenna StormsSRSouthern Oregon CascadeE
WOMENAlex BerendsSRTaylor (Ind.) CrossroadsE
WOMENSarah HardenSOTaylor (Ind.) CrossroadsE
WOMENMarissa KuikJRWaldorf (Iowa) North StarE
WOMENJackline JemeliSRWayland Baptist (Texas) SACE