2016 USTFCCCA All-Americans For NAIA Cross Country
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NAIA XC All-America

2016 USTFCCCA All-Americans For NAIA Cross Country

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday the 59 student-athletes who earned All-America honors by finishing among the top-30 in the men’s and women’s races at the 2016 NAIA Cross Country Championships this past weekend in Elsah, Illinois.

Only those student-athletes who compete for USTFCCCA member schools are eligible for these awards.

No team had more All-America selections than the British Columbia women. The Thunderbirds had four All-Americans and rolled to their fourth NAIA title in the past five years. Natalia Hawthorn led the way for British Columbia as she placed 6th overall. Nicola Symonds (14th), Brianna Cairns (16th) and Madelyn Brunt (30th) also finished in the top-30 for the Thunderbirds.

Of note, the British Columbia men had the most All-America selections of their gender, too. The Thunderbirds had three All-Americans as they finished 3rd as a team. Jesse Hooton and John Gay went 4-5 for British Columbia, while Kieran Lumb took 26th overall.

Southern Oregon, the men’s team champion, only had one All-American. That was Connor Cushman, who finished 16th.

Seven teams nabbed two All-America honors apiece this past weekend: Five women’s teams and two men’s. Those women’s teams that earned that distinction were Aquinas (Mich.), Biola (Calif.), Carroll (Mont.), Northwest Christian (Ore.), Oklahoma City and Southern Oregon. Those two men’s teams that brought home two All-America awards were Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) and Saint Mary (Kan.).

Though their teams didn’t win national titles, individual winners Jackson Thomas of Bacone (Okla.) and Aminat Olowora of Oklahoma City also brought home All-America distinction.

2016 USTFCCCA All-Americans: NAIA Cross Country

MEN
     
Student-Athlete
Year
Institution
Jackson Thomas
SR
Bacone (Okla.)
John Gay
JR
British Columbia
Jesse Hooton
SR
British Columbia
Kieran Lumb
FR
British Columbia
Adam Sandidge
JR
Campbellsville (Ky.)
Daniel Garcia
JR
Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)
Jonathan Kimutai
FR
Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)
Chance Hyatt
JR
Carroll (Mont.)
Billy Godfrey
SO
College of Idaho
Colin Deyoung
FR
Cornerstone (Mich.)
Sam Beal
SR
Cumberlands (Ky.)
Caleb Drake
SR
Dordt (Iowa)
Nic Maszk
JR
Eastern Oregon
Jordan Bramblett
SO
Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)
Ryan Smith
SR
Goshen (Ind.)
Danny Aldaba
SR
Midland (Neb.)
Taylor Tafelsky
SR
Milligan (Tenn.)
Ulysses Orozco
JR
Missouri Valley
Will Norris
SR
Northwestern (Iowa)
Mark French
FR
Oregon Tech
Benson Koech
FR
Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
Christian Graham
JR
Saint Mary (Kan.)
Tony Weber
JR
Saint Mary (Kan.)
Aesop Brown
SR
SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
Connor Cushman
JR
Southern Oregon
Joey Santillo
SR
St. Francis (Ill.)
Matt Hall
SR
Taylor (Ind.)
Geoffrey Kipchumba
JR
William Carey (Miss.)
Jamal Boma
SR
William Penn (Iowa)
WOMEN
     
Student-Athlete
Year
Institution
Kathy Middaugh
SR
Aquinas (Mich.)
Melissa Winchester
SO
Aquinas (Mich.)
Lauren Benzing
SR
Benedictine (Kan.)
Lyndee Dawson
SR
Biola (Calif.)
Emily Ransom
SO
Biola (Calif.)
Madelyn Brunt
JR
British Columbia
Brianna Cairns
SR
British Columbia
Natalia Hawthorn
SR
British Columbia
Nicola Symonda
SO
British Columbia
Leah Esposito
SR
Carroll (Mont.)
Janie Reid
JR
Carroll (Mont.)
Lila Klopfenstein
SR
College of Idaho
Stephanie Johnston
JR
Concordia (Mich.)
Emily Poole
SO
Dalton State (Ga.)
Marissa DeWispelare
SR
Doane (Neb.)
Tiffany Rauch
SR
Indiana Tech
Hannah Seagrave
SR
Milligan (Tenn.)
Sierra Brown
SR
NW Christian (Ore.)
Alyssa Harmon
SR
NW Christian (Ore.)
Sarah Moore
SR
Oklahoma City
Aminat Olowora
JR
Oklahoma City
Danielle De Castro
SO
Oregon Tech
Elie Willging
JR
Saint Xavier (Ill.)
Greta Van Calcar
FR
SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
Anna Havranek
JR
Shawnee State (Ohio)
Kayle Blackmore
SO
Southern Oregon
Jessa Perkinson
JR
Southern Oregon
Abigail Frankian
JR
The Master’s (Calif.)
Betsy Douglas
SR
USC Beaufort (S.C.)
Jackline Jemeli
SO
Wayland Baptist (Texas)
GenderStudent-AthleteYearInstitutionRegionConference