Kramer became one of Division III’s all-time best distance runners during his time at Carleton College, winning four national titles between cross country and track & field and nine Midwest Conference titles, in addition to seven All-America honors. He won back-to-back NCAA DIII cross country individual titles in 1977 and 1978, and consecutive 5000m titles in 1976 and 1977. He set school records starting at 1000m all the way to 10,000m. Kramer was inducted into the Carleton College Athletics Hall of Fame in 1988, and was further honored in being named to the DIII Men’s Cross Country All-Century Team in 1999. He was one of six former NCAA student-athletes between all divisions honored by the NCAA with the Silver Anniversary Award in 2003.