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NCAA DII XC All-America

2021 NCAA Division II Cross Country All-America

All-America honors for the 2021 NCAA Division II Cross Country season were announced on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Athletes from member institutions earned All-America recognition by finishing among the top-40 athletes in their gender’s respective races this past weekend at the 2021 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships in Saint Leo, Florida.

Team titles went to Grand Valley State’s men and Adams State’s women. It was the Lakers’ second title in program history, while the Grizzlies’ won its second-straight crown and 19th overall.

Adams State snagged a meet-high six All-America honors this past weekend. The Grizzlies placed four athletes in the top-15 – Brianna Robles (6th), Franziska Althaus (10th), Precious Robinson (11th) and Morgan Hykes (15th). Remaining All-America athletes for the Grizzlies are Nicole Lawwrence (21st) and Fiona Hawkins (34th).

Grand Valley State earned the most All-America honors for its gender. The Lakers won the NCAA title by 41 points and saw top-15 efforts from Isaac Harding (1st), Tanner Chada (2nd), Andrew Hylen (12th) and Enael Woldemichael (14th) and a top-25 effort from  Jacob Lee (21st).

Grand Valley State’s women matched their counterparts with five All-America honors for the second-most honors for their gender. Hannah Becker (1st), Klaudia O’Malley (2nd) and Taryn Chapko (14th) finished in the top-15, followed by Natalie Graber (35th) and Kayce Rypma (36th) in the top-40.

Three programs earned a total of four All-America honors: second-place Adams State and third-place Colorado School of Mines on the men’s side; third-place Augustana (S.D.) on the women’s side. 

Twenty-three different men’s programs had at least one All-America athlete, compared to 21 women’s programs.

NCAA Division II Cross Country
2021 USTFCCCA All-Americans

GenderStudent-AthleteYearInstitutionRegionConference
MENCarson Bix Adams StateSouth CentralRMACE
MENMikah Paiz Adams StateSouth CentralRMACE
MENIsaiah Rodarte Adams StateSouth CentralRMACE
MENAhmed Sado Adams StateSouth CentralRMACE
MENCole Nash  Alaska AnchorageWestGNACE
MENCallum Elson American InternationalEastNortheast-10E
MENEzra Mutai American InternationalEastNortheast-10E
MENRyan Hartman Augustana (S.D.)CentralNSICE
MENHenry Klitzke Augustana (S.D.)CentralNSICE
MENJoao Pereira Charleston (W.Va.)AtlanticMountain EastE
MENJack Emanuel Chico StateWestCCAAE
MENBrayden McLaughlin Chico StateWestCCAAE
MENDylan White Chico StateWestCCAAE
MENLuke Julian  Colo. School of MinesSouth CentralRMACE
MENDylan Ko Colo. School of MinesSouth CentralRMACE
MENJake Mitchem  Colo. School of MinesSouth CentralRMACE
MENKyle Moran Colo. School of MinesSouth CentralRMACE
MENJosh Pierantoni Colorado ChristianSouth CentralRMACE
MENRyder Searle Colorado ChristianSouth CentralRMACE
MENIsaac Prather ConcordAtlanticMountain EastE
MENBryan Banuelos Fresno PacificWestPacWestE
MENTanner Chada Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIACE
MENIsaac Harding Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIACE
MENAndrew Hylen Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIACE
MENJacob Lee Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIACE
MENEnael Woldemichael Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIACE
MENRyan Riddle Missouri SouthernCentralMIAAE
MENJP Rutledge Missouri SouthernCentralMIAAE
MENAndrew Amor New Mexico HighlandsSouth CentralRMACE
MENJan Lukas Becker Queens (N.C.)SoutheastSACE
MENCarLee Stimpfel Saginaw Valley StateMidwestGLIACE
MENShane Bracken Saint LeoSouthSunshineE
MENNoah Hufnagel Southern IndianaMidwestGLVCE
MENAfewerki Zeru UC-Colorado SpringsSouth CentralRMACE
MENJoshua Chepkesir UNC PembrokeSoutheastConference CarolinasE
MENRansom Allen Wayne State (Mich.)MidwestGLIACE
MENZac Truman Wayne State (Mich.)MidwestGLIACE
MENInnocent Murwanashyaka West Texas A&MSouth CentralLone StarE
MENMichael Grabowski Western ColoradoSouth CentralRMACE
MENCade Michael Western ColoradoSouth CentralRMACE
WOMENNatalia Novak Academy of ArtWestPacWestE
WOMENFranziska Althaus Adams StateSouth CentralRMACE
WOMENFiona Hawkins Adams StateSouth CentralRMACE
WOMENMorgan Hykes Adams StateSouth CentralRMACE
WOMENNicole Lawrence Adams StateSouth CentralRMACE
WOMENPrecious Robinson Adams StateSouth CentralRMACE
WOMENBrianna Robles Adams StateSouth CentralRMACE
WOMENMercyline Kimaiyo American InternationalEastNortheast-10E
WOMENPJ English Augustana (S.D.)CentralNSICE
WOMENMegan Means Augustana (S.D.)CentralNSICE
WOMENMia Salas Augustana (S.D.)CentralNSICE
WOMENNicolette Schmidt Augustana (S.D.)CentralNSICE
WOMENXiomara Robinson Black Hills StateSouth CentralRMACE
WOMENJohanna Wistokat Christian BrothersSouthGSCE
WOMENZoe Baker Colo. School of MinesSouth CentralRMACE
WOMENMolly Maksin Colo. School of MinesSouth CentralRMACE
WOMENPaige Tack  Colorado ChristianSouth CentralRMACE
WOMENClaire McCune DruryMidwestGLVCE
WOMENHannah Becker Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIACE
WOMENTaryn Chapko Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIACE
WOMENNatalie Graber Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIACE
WOMENKlaudia O'Malley Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIACE
WOMENKayce Rypma Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIACE
WOMENToni Moore Lee (Tenn.)SouthGSCE
WOMENCeline Ritter Lee (Tenn.)SouthGSCE
WOMENJanet Kwambai Lenoir-RhyneSoutheastSACE
WOMENFatima Alanis Queens (N.C.)SoutheastSACE
WOMENMadison Synowiec Queens (N.C.)SoutheastSACE
WOMENCameron Hough Southern IndianaMidwestGLVCE
WOMENAlyssa Becker U-MaryCentralNSICE
WOMENLayla Almasri UC-Colorado SpringsSouth CentralRMACE
WOMENRiley McGrath UC-Colorado SpringsSouth CentralRMACE
WOMENAlexa Leppelmeier WalshMidwestG-MACE
WOMENEleonora Curtabbi West Texas A&MSouth CentralLone StarE
WOMENFlorance Uwajeneza West Texas A&MSouth CentralLone StarE
WOMENAllison Beasley Western ColoradoSouth CentralRMACE
WOMENKatie Doucette Western ColoradoSouth CentralRMACE
WOMENLara Orrock WingateSoutheastSACE
WOMENFinja Schierl WingateSoutheastSACE
WOMENLindsay Cunningham Winona StateCentralNSICE