2021 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field All-America
NEW ORLEANS – All-America honors for the 2021 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field season were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Student-athletes earned First-Team USTFCCCA All-American honors by virtue of finishing among the top-eight in their respective events – including as a member of a relay team – at this past weekend’s outdoor championship meet.
Second-team selections were given to those athlete who finished in spots 9-12th in individual events. Ninth and tenth-place relay teams also earned the distinction.
Grand Valley State and Azusa Pacific walked away with the men’s and women’s team title, respectively, following the conclusion of the 2021 NCAA DII Outdoor Track & Field Championships. It was the Lakers’ first outdoor team title in program history, while the Cougars captured their first outdoor title at the NCAA DII level.
Both GVSU and APU were among the top-honored programs for their respective gender. The Lakers took home the second-most All-America honors among men’s programs with 19, while the Cougars nabbed 18 to finish second among women’s programs.
Overall, there were 17 programs that tallied double-digit honors in Allendale, Michigan, with nine on the women’s side and eight on the men’s side: GVSU (21), West Texas A&M (17), Lewis (16), Saginaw Valley State (13), Minnesota State (12), Missouri Southern (11), Adams State (10) and Pittsburg State (10) were those other women’s programs; Pittsburg State (20), Angelo State (17), Ashland (15), West Texas A&M (13), Colo. School of Mines (12), Texas A&M-Commerce (11) and Limestone (10) were those other men’s programs.
Eleven athletes snagged three or more All-America honors, but only three could say they were lauded four times: Allie Heinzer of Lewis, Elise Ulseth of Queens (N.C.) and Cheyenne Williamson of Saginaw Valley State.
See below for a full list of USTFCCCA All-America athletes.