2019 NCAA DI Outdoor Track & Field All-America Honors
NEW ORLEANS – All-America honors for the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field season were announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Student-athletes earned First-Team All-America status by virtue of finishing among the top-8 of their events – including as a member of a relay team – at the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend in Austin, Texas. Second-Team All-America honors went to those student-athletes who finished between ninth and 16th place.
Honorable Mention went to those student-athletes who finished 17th through 24th in their respective events in the Lone Star State.
National team titles went home with the Arkansas women and the Texas Tech men. It was the Razorbacks’ second national title in the past four years, while the Red Raiders captured their university’s first men’s national team title in any sport.
It should come as no surprise then that Arkansas and Texas Tech hauled in the most First-Team All-America honors for their respective genders. The Razorbacks led all women’s programs with 17 First-Team merits, while the Red Raiders topped the men’s mountain with 15.
Neither Arkansas nor Texas Tech was the runaway winner of the meet and their spread when it comes to First-Team All-America honors reflects that. Both the Florida men (14) and the Southern California women (16) finished runner-up in their respective team standings and had just one less First-Team All-America selection than the champions.
Six other programs hauled in double-digit First-Team honors: Alabama’s women (13), Houston’s men (11), Arkansas’ men (10), LSU’s women (10), North Carolina A&T’s men (10) and Oregon’s women (10).
If you look at it from the conference level, the SEC reigned with 140 First-Team nods, 12 more than the second- and third-place conferences combined. Speaking of those second- and third-place conferences, they would be the Pac-12 with 70 and the Big 12 with 58. The Big Ten was a distant fourth with 34, while the ACC had 32 and the MEAC led all non-Power 5 leagues with 20.
There were 14 athletes who earned three First-Team All-America honors, but only two athletes did so solely individually. Standout throwers Denzel Comenentia of Georgia and Alyssa Wilson of UCLA earned First-Team honors in each of the three throwing events they entered.
See below for a full list of student-athletes who earned All-America honors for the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field season!