2021 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field All-America
NEW ORLEANS – All America honors for the 2021 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season were announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Athletes of member institutions who finished in the top-8 of their respective individual events and as part of a relay team at the 2021 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend in Greensboro, North Carolina, took home honors.
Both the men’s and women’s team title races went down to the wire – and even went through several protests – but when the dust settled, Wartburg and Loras captured their gender’s respective crowns: It was the Knights’ first outdoor title in program history, while the Duhawks made it two in a row after also topping the 2019 podium.
Would you be surprised to learn that both Wartburg and Loras finished among the top-honored programs for their gender? Well, it shouldn’t. The Knights led all men’s programs with 17 nods, compared to the Duhawks, who took home 16 honors – the second-most among women’s teams.
Overall, there were six men’s teams with 10 or more All-America honors compared to just three women’s teams: Wartburg (17), UW-La Crosse (16), UW-Eau Claire (15), Mount Union (14), UW-Oshkosh (12) and Rowan (12) stood out on the men’s side; UW-La Crosse (17), Loras (16) and Mount Union (10) held it down on the women’s side.
Out of the 32 men and 36 women who earned multiple top-8 finishes in Greensboro, North Carolina, none had more than Dallas Wright of Wartburg with four. Wright finished runner-up in the open 400, fourth in the 400H and was a member of the Knights’ 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams that both finished third. He contributed 16 points to Wartburg’s first outdoor title in program history.
See below for a full list USTFCCCA All-America athletes.