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-South
MENChance HyattSRCarroll (Mont.) Frontier
MENCole CampbellSOCollege of Idaho Cascade
MENAlex MartinJRCollege of Idaho Cascade
MENTyler LawsonSRColumbia (Mo.) AMC
MENColin De YoungJRCornerstone (Mich.) WHAC
MENJoey DeBoerSRCornerstone (Mich.) WHAC
MENLucas HuelvanFRCumberlands (Ky.) Mid-South
MENBraden CurnowJRDakota State (S.D.) North Star
MENShane BurnsSOEvangel (Mo.) The Heart
MENCayce GriffinSRIndiana Tech WHAC
MENChris MaxonSOIndiana Wesleyan Crossroads
MENJesse SaxtonJRIndiana Wesleyan Crossroads
MENCole OlsenSOLewis-Clark State (Idaho) Frontier
MENTony FloydJRMadonna (Mich.) WHAC
MENUlysses OrozcoSRMissouri Valley The Heart
MENJames LindstromSRMount Mercy (Iowa) The Heart
MENOscar KipKorosJROklahoma City SAC
MENMax McNeillJROklahoma City SAC
MENJose DiazJRReinhardt (Ga.) AAC
MENJackson HelfrichJRReinhardt (Ga.) AAC
MENPhilip LagemannSRSaint Mary (Kan.) KCAC
MENDax WilletteSOSCAD Atlanta (Ga.) AAC
MENSeth FarmerJRShawnee State (Ohio) Mid-South
MENBrandon KelseyJRSouthern Oregon Cascade
MENNoah OberitterSRSouthern Oregon Cascade
MENGabe CeballosSRSt. Francis (Ill.) Chicagoland
MENOmar ParamoFRSt. Francis (Ill.) Chicagoland
MENAnthony TylerSRUC Merced (Calif.) Cal Pac
MENMichael OldachJRWestmont (Calif.) GSAC
WOMENAlexis MillerSRAquinas (Mich.) WHAC
WOMENMadison Paquette Cleary (Mich.) WHAC
WOMENKelli SmithJRCornerstone (Mich.) WHAC
WOMENAnnechiena KnevelbaardJRDordt (Iowa) GPAC
WOMENKeili DornSREmbry-Riddle (Ariz.) Cal Pac
WOMENAspen Dirr Huntington (Ind.) Crossroads
WOMENEmily AdamsSOLewis-Clark State (Idaho) Frontier
WOMENMackenzie GurneJRMadonna (Mich.) WHAC
WOMENChristina MurphySOMadonna (Mich.) WHAC
WOMENAlison ShapicJRMadonna (Mich.) WHAC
WOMENJacquelyn CrowSRMilligan (Tenn.) AAC
WOMENMindy Kaufman Montana Western Frontier
WOMENLydia WilsonSOMontreat (N.C.) AAC
WOMENCassandra BrownellJRNorthwest Christian (Ore.) Cascade
WOMENLydia MatoSROklahoma City SAC
WOMENDanielle De CastroSROregon Tech Cascade
WOMENSusie GarzaSROregon Tech Cascade
WOMENCindy ReedSROregon Tech Cascade
WOMENAnna ShieldsSRPoint Park (Pa.) River States
WOMENKailtyn ShoemakerSRSaint Mary (Kan.) KCAC
WOMENEmily KearneyJRSCAD Atlanta (Ga.) AAC
WOMENSandra PflughoftFRSCAD Atlanta (Ga.) AAC
WOMENNatalie StepanianFRSCAD Atlanta (Ga.) AAC
WOMENLemi WutzSOSCAD Savannah (Ga.) Sun Conference
WOMENKayle BlackmoreSRSouthern Oregon Cascade
WOMENJenna StormsSRSouthern Oregon Cascade
WOMENAlex BerendsSRTaylor (Ind.) Crossroads
WOMENSarah HardenSOTaylor (Ind.) Crossroads
WOMENMarissa KuikJRWaldorf (Iowa) North Star
WOMENJackline JemeliSRWayland Baptist (Texas) SAC