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2019 USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Women’s Track & Field Athlete Academic Awards

NEW ORLEANSEmily Forner of Allegheny (Pa.) (Women’s Indoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year), Annie Rodenfels of Centre (Women’s Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year) and Eka Jose (Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year) were honored on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Combining their accomplishments in the classroom and in competition during the recently completed academic year, these four men were the most exceptional among a group of 631 women from NCAA Division III who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

Scholar Athletes of the Year were selected as the highest finishing individual at the NCAA Division III Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships who achieved All-Academic status. Those athletes who won individual NCAA titles ranked higher in the tiebreaking process and cumulative GPA is weighed as the final advantage.

Separate awards are given to track athletes and field athletes for the indoor and outdoor seasons, hence the four categories.

Women’s Indoor Scholar Athlete Award History

Year
Indoor Track
Indoor Field
2019
Emily Forner, Allegheny (Pa.)
Eka Jose, Washington (Mo.)
2018
Emily Richards, Ohio Northern
Katherine Pitman, Ithaca
2017
Amber Celen, Bridgewater (Va.)
Taryn Cordani, Ithaca
Katherine Pitman, Ithaca
2016
Amy Regan, Stevens
Melanie Winters, Baldwin Wallace
2015
Alison Maxwell, Middlebury
Bria Halama, UW-La Crosse
2014
Christy Cazzola, UW-Oshkosh
Bria Halama, UW-La Crosse
2013
Christy Cazzola, UW-Oshkosh
Michelle Favre, Ramapo
2012
Laura Signmund, Wartburg
Catherine Street, Linfield
2011
Keelie Finnel, Coe
Emma Dewart, Ithaca
2010
Emily Schudrowitz, St. Norbert
Kristen Bates, Messiah
2009
Ayla Mitchell, UW-Oshkosh
Caitlin Schetter, UW-La Crosse
2008
Rachel Anderson, Illinois Wesleyan
Morgen Leonard-Fleckman, Washington (Mo.)

Forner, a senior from Beaver, Pennsylvania, had a cumulative GPA of 3.79. She won the individual title in the 3000 at the NCAA DIII Indoor Track & Field Championships. Forner is the first athlete in program history to be named Women’s Indoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Women’s Outdoor Scholar Athlete Award History

Year
Outdoor Track
Outdoor Field
2019
Annie Rodenfels, Centre
Eka Jose, Washington (Mo.)
2018
Emily Richards, Ohio Northern
Amelia Glueck, Illinois Wesleyan
2017
Emily Richards, Ohio Northern
Brandy Smith, Ithaca
2016
Amy Regan, Stevens
Amanda Glueck, Illinois Wesleyan
2015
Lucy Cheadle, Washington (Mo.)
Bria Halama, UW-La Crosse
2014
Christy Cazzola, UW-Oshkosh
Alexis Appezzato, Ramapo
2013
Christy Cazzola, UW-Oshkosh
Michelle Favre, Ramapo
2012
Alana Enabnit, Wartburg
Aubree Jones, Mount Union
2011
Jennifer Gossels, Williams
Kelly Lovett, Carleton
2010
Marie Borner, Bethel (Minn.)
Holly Ozanich, UW-Oshkosh
2009
Sumer Rohrs, Forstburg State
Caitlin Schetter, UW-La Crosse
2008
Rachel Anderson, Illinois Wesleyan
Natalie Calderon, Redlands

Rodenfels, a senior from Centerville, Ohio, had a cumulative GPA of 3.62. She won individual event titles in the steeplechase and the 5000 at the NCAA DIII Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Rodenfels is the first athlete in program history to be named Women’s Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Jose, a sophomore from Kansas City, Missouri, had a cumulative GPA of 3.92. She swept the triple jump titles at the NCAA DIII Championships this year. Jose is the fourth woman in award history to be named both the Women’s Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year and the Women’s Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year.

All-Academic Individuals

Including the Scholar Athletes of the Year, a total of 631 women earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the 2018-19 track & field seasons.

To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and must have met at least one of the following athletic standards:

  • Competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship
  • Finished the regular season ranked in the national top-50 in an individual event or ranked in the national top-35 in a relay event on the official NCAA Descending Order List.

See below for a full list of women’s athletes honored on Monday.

2019 USTFCCCA All-Academic Individuals
NCAA Division III Women’s Track & Field

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