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NCAA DI XC All-Academic Athletes

NCAA DI Cross Country Individual Academic Awards – 2016

NEW ORLEANS — Brains and brawn.

Stanford’s Grant Fisher and Missouri’s Karissa Schweizer have both in spades.

That’s why Fisher and Schweizer, the 2016 NCAA XC individual champion, were honored on Thursday as the NCAA Division I Scholar Athletes of the Year for the 2016 cross country season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

USTFCCCA Men’s All-Academic | USTFCCCA Women’s All-Academic

This is the 5th time the Cardinal has received this award and marks the second time the program has gone back to back. Sean McGorty won it last year and Chris Derrick won the award in 2010 and 2011.

Schweizer is the first athlete from the Southeastern Conference to earn the distinction.

In order to qualify for the honor, athletes must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and finish in the top-25 (or 10 percent) at regionals or as an All-American at the national meet.

In total, there were 265 athletes named USTFCCCA All-Academic with a lion’s share of them women (168).

Twenty-six athletes held perfect 4.0 GPAs compared to 24 last year. Of those 26 athletes, 21 were women compared to five men. In fact, Arkansas and Colorado each had two women earn perfect GPAs during the 2016 XC season.


2015: Sean McGorty, Stanford
2014: Edward Cheserek, Oregon
2013: Andrew Colley, NC State
2012: Anthony Rotich, UTEP
2011: Chris Derrick, Stanford
2010: Chris Derrick, Stanford
2009: David McNeill, Northern Arizona
2008: Galen Rupp, Oregon
2007: Galen Rupp, Oregon
2006: Neftalem Araia, Stanford

Fisher put together an impressive resume during his second collegiate XC season.

The undeclared sophomore with a 3.43 GPA finished in the top-5 at both the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational and the Pac-12 Championships, but it’s what he did at NCAAs that stood out from the rest of the pack.

Fisher finished 5th and was the highest placing sophomore in the field (Northern Arizona’s Tyler Day took 23rd overall). Behind Fisher’s lead, Stanford’s men finished 2nd as a team behind the champion Lumberjacks.


2015: Molly Seidel, Notre Dame
2014: Kate Avery, Iona
2013: Abbey D’Agostino, Dartmouth
2012: Abbey D’Agostino, Dartmouth
2011: Sheila Reid, Villanova
2010: Sheila Reid, Villanova
2009: Angela Bizzarri, Illinois
2008: Tasmin Fanning, Virginia Tech
2007: Jenny Barringer, Colorado
2006: Jenny Barringer, Colorado

Schweizer might have entered the 2016 XC season as an unknown, but by the end of it she put everyone on notice.

The junior, with a 3.33 GPA in Health Sciences, won four races — yet none were more important than the victory she claimed on a blustery, November day in Terre Haute, Indiana. Schweizer put down a ferocious kick to capture the individual title over Michigan’s Erin Finn.

Schweizer is the 7th woman in the past 8 years — 4th in a row — to win an NCAA XC title and be named Scholar Athlete of the Year.

The full list of student-athletes honored by the USTFCCCA can be found below.


Student-Athlete Institution
Wesley Pectol Auburn University 
Devin Meyrer Baylor University
Patrick Campbell Bradley University
Jake Hoffert Bradley University
Michael Ward Bradley University
Brayden McLelland Brigham Young Univerisity
Clayton Young Brigham Young Univerisity
Euan Makepeace Butler University
Jefferson Abbey Colorado State University
Jerrell Mock Colorado State University
Brian Zabilski Columbia University
Nathaniel Adams Dartmouth College
Connor Clark Dartmouth College
Matt Herzig Dartmouth College
Daniel Salas Dartmouth College
Reed Fischer Drake University
Amos Kosgey Eastern Kentucky University
Nick Raymond Eastern Michigan University
Nick Raymond Eastern Michigan University
Josh Brickell Furman University
Frank Lara Furman University
Michael Clevenger Georgetown University
Michael Lederhouse Georgetown University
Kieran Tuntivate Harvard University
Robert Murphy Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Matt Schwartzer Indiana University, Bloomington
Ben Veatch Indiana University, Bloomington
Kieran Clements Iona College
Liam Dee Iona College
Jac Hopkins Iona College
Chartt Miller Iona College
Thomas Pollard Iowa State University
Tobias Riker Lamar University
Clark Ruiz Michigan State University
Sampson Laari Middle Tennessee State University
Aubrey Myjer North Carolina State University
Tyler Day Northern Arizona University
Cory Glines Northern Arizona University
Evan Stifel Ohio State University
Sylvester Barus Oklahoma State University
Christian Liddell Oklahoma State University
Viraj Deokar Princeton University
Noah Kauppila Princeton University
Hugh Armstrong Providence College
Sarah Collins Providence College
Julian Oakley Providence College
Jaret Carpenter Purdue University
Marco Ruiz Rice University
Bryce England Saint Francis University
Arsène Guillorel Samford University
Joel Reichow South Dakota State University
Keith Meyer Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Matthew Wright Southern Utah University
Steven Fahy Stanford University
Grant Fisher Stanford University
Jack Keelan Stanford University
Sean McGorty Stanford University
Garrett Sweatt Stanford University
Iliass Aouani Syracuse University
Colin Bennie Syracuse University
Adam Visokay Syracuse University
Jake Brophy U.S. Naval Academy
Ryan Speir U.S. Naval Academy
Sam Williams U.S. Naval Academy
Conner Thompson University of Alabama
Alex George University of Arkansas
Aidan Swain University of Arkansas
Isaac Lalang University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Trent Brendel University of California, Berkeley
Joe Klecker University of Colorado, Boulder
Ben Saarel University of Colorado, Boulder
Bryan Kamau University of Georgia
Austin Sprague University of Georgia
Dylan Lafond University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Jacob Thomson University of Kentucky 
Edwin Kibichiy University of Louisville
Aaron Baumgarten University of Michigan
Billy Bund University of Michigan
Craig Engels University of Mississippi
Tom Nobles University of North Carolina Charlotte
Florian Lussy University of North Texas
Eric Alldritt University of Oklahoma
Tim Ball University of Portland
Timo Goehler University of Portland
Alex Short University of San Francisco
Anthony Kosgei University of Texas at El Paso
Henry Pearce University of Tulsa
Adam Roderique University of Tulsa
Chase Weaverling University of Virginia
Benjamin Eidenschink University of Wisconsin, Madison
Olin Hacker University of Wisconsin, Madison
Morgan McDonald University of Wisconsin, Madison
Malachy Schrobilgen University of Wisconsin, Madison
Casey Comber Villanova University
Andrew Marston Villanova University
Andrew Gaiser Virginia Tech
Daniel Jaskowak Virginia Tech
Brent Musselman Virginia Tech
James Randon Yale University



Student-Athlete Institution
Tristin Van Ord Appalachian State University
Chelsey Albertson Arizona State University
Veronica Eder Auburn University 
Lindsey Bradley Baylor University
Maggie Montoya Baylor University
Peyton Thomas Baylor University
Anna West Baylor University
Brenna Peloquin Boise State State University
Isabelle Kennedy Boston College
Rachel Walny Bowling Green State University
Taylor Worthy Brown University
Sarah Dhandler Bucknell University
Kate Scott Bucknell University
Katherine Turner Butler University
Peyton Bilo California Polytechnic State University
Annemarie Schwanz California State University, Fresno
Grace Barnett Clemson University
Annie Bothma Coastal Carolina University
Aynslee Van Graan Coastal Carolina University
Kyla Van Graan Coastal Carolina University
Regan Rome College of William and Mary
Darby Gilfillan Colorado State University
Janelle Lincks Colorado State University
Henna Rustami Columbia University
Jackie Katzman Cornell University
Erin McLaughlin Cornell University
Jenny DelSignore Duquesne University
Jenny DelSignore Duquesne University
Luisa Boschan Eastern Kentucky University
Alsu Bogdanova Eastern Michigan University
Natalie Cizmas Eastern Michigan University
Jordann McDermitt Eastern Michigan University
Sydney Meyers Eastern Michigan University
Sarah Reiter Eastern Washington University
Carmela Cardama Baez Florida State University
Savanah Carnahan Furman University
Erin Dietz Harvard University
Elianna Shwayder Harvard University
Courtney Smith Harvard University
Lisa Tertsch Harvard University
Katherine Receveur Indiana University, Bloomington
Teghan Henderson Iona College
Anne Frisbie Iowa State University
Carol Strock James Madison University
Evelyn Chavez Lamar University
Jannika John Lamar University
Maria Scavuzzo Miami University (Ohio)
Shelby Jackson Michigan State University
Rachele Schulist Michigan State University
Alexis Wiersma Michigan State University
Antonia Hehr Mississippi State University
Mia Meydrich Mississippi State University
Ffion Price Mississippi State University
Rhianwedd Price Mississippi State University
Ryen Frazier North Carolina State University
Elena Henes North Carolina State University
Erika Kemp North Carolina State University
Alyssa Rudawsky North Carolina State University
Hope Schmelzle Northern Illinois University
Kaela Edwards Oklahoma State University
Michelle Magnani Oklahoma State University
Molly Sughroue Oklahoma State University
Tessa Barrett Pennsylvania State University
Elizabeth Chikotas Pennsylvania State University
Kathryn Munks Pennsylvania State University
Alexandra Markovich Princeton University
Brianna Ilarda Providence College
Millie Paladino Providence College
Emma Benner Purdue University
Kiara McIntosh Purdue University
Abigail Cartwright Rice University
Katie Jensen Rice University
Elsa Racasan Rice University
Cali Roper Rice University
Meg McGarrity Rider University
Emma Garner Samford University
Holly Archer Southern Methodist University
Hannah Miller Southern Methodist University
Christina Aragon Stanford University
Vanessa Fraser Stanford University
Danielle Katz Stanford University
Fiona O’Keeffe Stanford University
Christina Melian Stony Brook University
Paige Stoner Syracuse University
Brenley Goertzen Texas Christian University
Jocelyn Caro Texas Tech University
Jaci Smith U.S. Air Force Academy
Claire Green University of Arizona
Addi Zerrenner University of Arizona
Sydney Brown University of Arkansas
Devin Clark University of Arkansas
Abby Gray University of Arkansas
Valerie Reina University of Arkansas
Carina Viljoen University of Arkansas
Regan Ward University of Arkansas
Taylor Werner University of Arkansas
Bethan Knights University of California, Berkeley
Anne-Marie Blaney University of Central Florida
Kaitlyn Benner University of Colorado, Boulder
Mackenzie Caldwell University of Colorado, Boulder
Erin Clark University of Colorado, Boulder
Sage Hurta University of Colorado, Boulder
Makena Morley University of Colorado, Boulder
Elisabeth Bergh University of Florida
Sam Drop University of Georgia
Malika Baker University of Kansas
Hannah Richardson University of Kansas
Katy Kunc University of Kentucky
Caroline McCaslin University of Kentucky 
Chelsea Ladd University of Memphis
Martina Rodriguez Sala University of Memphis
Erin Finn University of Michigan
Maddy Trevisan University of Michigan
Bethany Hasz University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Megan Hasz University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Madeline Strandemo University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Mary Alex England University of Mississippi
Bo Ummels University of Mississippi
Britt Ummels University of Mississippi
Teylar Adelsberger University of Missouri
Jamie Kempfer University of Missouri
Nicole Mello University of Missouri
Karissa Schweizer University of Missouri
Cora Gallop University of Nevada
Elinor Purrier University of New Hampshire
Calli Thackery University of New Mexico
Alice Wright University of New Mexico
Eden Meyer University of North Florida
Susannah Lynch University of North Texas
Danielle Aragon University of Notre Dame
Annie Heffernan University of Notre Dame
Alli Cash University of Oregon
Sam Nadel University of Oregon
Katie Rainsberger University of Oregon
Ashley Montgomery University of Pennsylvania
Clarissa Whiting University of Pennsylvania
Cleo Whiting University of Pennsylvania
Gillian Schriever University of Pittsburgh
Melanie Vlasic University of Pittsburgh
Lauren LaRocco University of Portland
Taryn Rawlings University of Portland
Marie Bouchard University of San Francisco
Elena Burkard University of San Francisco
Charlotte Taylor University of San Francisco
Jessica Taylor University of South Florida
Meghan Lloyd University of Texas
Sandie Raines University of Texas
Lilian Koech University of Texas at El Paso
Clara Langley University of Tulsa
Grayson Murphy University of Utah
Poppy Tank University of Utah
Emily Mulhern University of Virginia
Katie Knight University of Washington
Amy-Eloise Neale University of Washington
Alicia Monson University of Wisconsin, Madison
Kashley Carter Utah State University
Sara Tsai Vanderbilt University
Isabella Burda Villanova University
Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Villanova University
Katherine Fisher Villanova University
Angel Piccirillo Villanova University
Katie Kennedy Virginia Tech
Ellie Child Weber State University
Hailey Whetton Weber State University
Amy Cashin West Virginia University
Maggie Drazba West Virginia University
Jillian Forsey West Virginia University
Rebekah Topham Wichita State University
Andrea Masterson Yale University
Frances Schmiede Yale University