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NCAA DI wXC All-Academic Athletes

2020 NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Athletes

The Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year and All-Academic Individuals for the 2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country season were announced on Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Mercy Chelangat of Alabama was named the Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year for the 2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country season. Chlelangat, a junior from Kericho, Kenya, with a 3.686 GPA in Public Health, won the individual title last month at the 2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She is the first athlete in program history to earn this honor and is just the second in history from the Southeastern Conference.

Overall, there were 269 women who were named All-Academic Individuals in NCAA Division I.

In order to qualify for All-Academic distinction, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and have either qualified for the national championship meet or finished top-5 at their respective conference championship.

2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country
USTFCCCA Women’s All-Academic Athletes

Student-AthleteInstitutionMajor
Irene RonoAbilene ChristianNursing 
Lindsey ScartonAkronPhysical Therapy 
Mercy ChelangatAlabamaPublic Health 
Esther GitahiAlabamaPublic Health 
Megan PattonAlabamaChemistry 
Jami ReedAlabamaGeneral Business 
Riley SchelpAlabamaDBL Major: Spanish & International Studies 
Sophie SpadaAlabamaKinesiology/Exercise Science 
Amaris TyynismaaAlabamaPsychology 
Izzy EvelyAppalachian StateBusiness 
Lisha Van OnselenAppalachian StateExercise Science 
Krissy GearArkansasSociology 
Abby GrayArkansasJournalism Advertising-Public Relations 
Lauren GregoryArkansasBiological Engineering 
Gracie HydeArkansasExercise Science 
Logan MorrisArkansasMS in Operations Management 
Meghan UnderwoodArkansasKinesiology/Exercise Science 
Sophie LeathersArkansas StateMarketing 
Pauline MeyerArkansas StatePsychology 
Georgia JonesArmy West PointEconomics and International Affairs 
Sophia SandyArmy West PointLife Science 
Elka MachanBall StatePre-optometry and Biology 
Grace LitzingerBelmontGlobal Leadership Studies & English 
Aziza ChigatayevaBinghamtonElectrical Engineering 
Emily MackayBinghamtonPsychology 
Ines BorbaBoise Stateundeclared 
Grace BrockBoise StatePolitical Science 
Christina GeislerBoise StateKinesiology 
Sailor HuttonBoise StateHealth Studies 
Olivia JohnsonBoise StateKinesiology 
Yukino ParleBoise StateKinesiology 
Lauren WhiteBoston CollegeInternational Studies 
Andrea ClaesonBoston UniversityPublic Relations 
Sophia Jacobs-TownsleyBoston UniversityBusiness Administration and Management 
Kailee PerryBowling GreenPre-Exercise Science 
Aubrey FrenthewayBYUMath Education 
Lexy HalladayBYUUndecided 
Haley JohnstonBYUWildlife and Wildlands Conservation 
McKenna Lee HansenBYUStrategic Management 
Greta KarinauskaiteCalifornia BaptistInternational Business 
Anna MateCalifornia BaptistAccounting 
Ashley DanaCentral Connecticut StatePsychology 
Angelia RafterCentral Connecticut StateEnglish 
Taylor BarnesCharleston SouthernHealth Science 
Ellie LeatherCincinnatiInterdisciplinary Studies 
Madison BoremanColoradoPsychology and Women & Gender Studies 
Elizabeth ConstienColoradoCreative Writing and Cinema Studies 
Micaela DegeneroColoradoTechnology, Cybersecurity & Policy 
Camille JacksonColoradoExploratory Studies 
Rachel McArthurColoradoSpeech, Language & Hearing Sciences 
Abby NicholsColoradoOrganizational Leadership 
Sarah CarterColorado StateEcosystem Science and Sustainability 
Emily ChastonColorado StateBiomedical Sciences 
Ivy GonzalesColorado StateHuman Development and Family Studies 
Ashlyn HillyardColorado StateComputer Science 
Lauren OffermanColorado StateBusiness Administration 
Devon PetersonColorado StateBusiness Administration 
Lily Tomasula-MartinColorado StateHuman Development and Family Studies 
Randi BurrConnecticut  
Emily SreenanDaytonSecondary Catholic Religious Education 
Tina CapparellDelawarePre-Veterinary and Animal Bioscience 
Caroline HowleyDukeEconomics 
Victoria PattersonDukeundeclared 
Victoria PattersonDukeUndeclared 
Sara PlatekDukePublic Policy 
Sara PlatekDukePublic Policy 
Michaela ReinhartDukeIDM: Chemistry/Public Policy 
Michaela ReinhartDukeIDM: Public Policy & Chemistry 
Sam SchadlerDukePublic Policy 
Samantha SchadlerDukePublic Policy 
Charlotte TomkinsonDukeundeclared 
Charlotte TomkinsonDukeUndeclared 
Kate BushueEastern IllinoisKinesiology Teacher Certification 
Laura TabordaEastern KentuckyArt 
Lou TroisEastern KentuckyMathematics 
Maria AhmElonUndecided 
Maggie SpringerElonUndecided 
Lindsey StallworthETSU  
Anna LowryEvansvilleAthletic Training 
Yasmine AbbesFlorida StateExercise Physiology 
Alyson ChurchillFlorida StatePsychology 
Rebecca ClarkFlorida StateExercise Physiology 
Addison CogginsFlorida StateMarketing 
Kayla EasterlyFlorida StateExercise Physiology 
Jodie JuddFlorida StateEditing, Writing and Media 
Jen LimaFlorida StateExercise Physiology/Family Child Sciences 
Maudie SkyringFlorida StateExercise Physiology 
Madelynne CadeauFurmanUndecided 
Beth DonnellyFurmanUndecided 
Bethany GrahamFurmanUndecided 
Emily LittleFurmanUndecided 
Megan MarvinFurmanUndecided 
Abigail RobertsonFurmanUndecided 
Jonna StrangeFurmanUndecided 
Annabelle EastmanGeorge MasonKinesiology 
Margaret CooganGeorge WashingtonExersize Science 
Alyssa AldridgeGeorgetownOperations & Information Management 
Sami CormanGeorgetownBiology 
Katie DammerGeorgetownBiology of Global Health 
Maggie DonahueGeorgetownNeurobiology 
Mary HennellyGeorgetownUndeclared 
Baylee JonesGeorgetownMarketing 
Katy EarwoodGeorgia TechBiochemistry 
Liz GalarzaGeorgia TechBiomedical Engineering 
Kenzie WallsGeorgia TechPsychology 
Kristen GarciaGonzagaPolitical Science 
Famke HeinstHigh PointExercise Science 
Lindsey IckesHigh PointExercise Science 
Ayah AldadahIllinoisAdvertising 
Rebecca CraddockIllinoisIntegrative Biology 
Katie HoheIllinoisPsychology 
Mikaela LuckiIllinoisAccountancy 
Allison McGrathIllinoisIntegrative Biology 
Emma MilburnIllinoisPsychology 
Jenna BarkerIndianaMedia/Journalism 
Ana BarrottIndianaFinance 
Maddie DaltonIndianaHealthcare Management and Policy 
Bailey HertensteinIndianaExercise Science 
Sarah SchmittIndianaMarketing 
Hannah StoffelIndianaExercise Science 
Gemma NuttallIonaBusiness Administration 
Kaitlyn OhrtmanIonaPsychology 
Holly SmithIonaUndeclared 
Brenna CohoonIowa StateJournalism and Mass Communication 
Grace DickelIowa StateMicrobiology 
Dana FeyenIowa StateKinesiology and Health 
Madelynn HillIowa StateLinguistics 
Cailie LogueIowa StateKinesiology and Health 
Janette SchraftIowa StatePolitical Science 
Miranda StanhopeJames MadisonBiology 
Jaybe ShufelbergerKansas StateBusiness Administration and Natural Resource and Environmental Science 
Jenna GearingKentuckyGraduate Certificate 
Eleanor ManciniLa SalleComputer Science 
Adelyn AckleyLibertyZoo and Wildlife Biology 
Emma BowerLibertyChristian Leadership and Church Ministries 
Calli DoanLibertyExercise Science 
Grace DwyerLibertyM.A., Strategic Communications 
Marie HostetlerLibertySpecial Education 
Noel PalmerLibertyBiology with Teacher Licensure 
Courtney BrennerLipscombMasters of Professional Studies in Organizational Leadership 
Lydia MillerLipscombBSN in Nursing 
Ralitsa MihaylovaLIUMasters in Business Administration 
Claire HengesbaughLoyola-ChicagoConservation & Restoration Ecology 
Anneka MurrinLoyola-ChicagoExercise Science 
Mimi ReimersLoyola-ChicagoBiology and Neuroscience 
Kathleen SimmsLoyola-ChicagoFilm & Digital Media Production 
Gianna TedeschiMaristBiology 
Julia DempseyMerrimackEnvironmental Science 
Katelynne HartMichiganUndeclared 
Alice HillMichiganNeuroscience / Ecology, Evolution & Biodiversity 
Samantha TranMichiganMovement Science 
Ericka VanderLendeMichiganApplied Exercise Science 
Kayla WindemullerMichiganApplied Exercise Science 
Lynsie GramMichigan StateHuman Nutrition 
Jenna MagnessMichigan StateChemical Engineering 
Katie OsikaMichigan StateCommunication 
Makayla PerezMichigan StateEducation 
Aimee PiercyMichigan StateMarketing Research 
Mercy ChepkuruiMiddle TennesseeAthletic Training 
Faith RonoMiddle TennesseeInformation Systems 
Mikayla FoxMilwaukeeCommunication Science and Disorders 
Meg SwietlikMilwaukeeKinesiology 
Bethany HaszMinnesotaSport/Exercise Science M Ed 
Megan HaszMinnesotaSport/Exercise Science M Ed 
Bit KleckerMinnesotaGraphic Design 
Abby Kohut-JacksonMinnesotaNeuroscience and Spanish 
Anastasia KorzenowskiMinnesotaRetail Merchandising 
Tate SweeneyMinnesotaElementary Education 
Jaycie ThomsenMinnesotaEnvironmental Sciences, Policy and Management 
Sarah ChapmanMissouriMaster's in Business Administration 
Theresa LongMount St. Mary'sCommunications 
Kelsey ChmielNC StateAnimal Science 
Mariah HowlettNC StateBusiness 
Savannah ShawNC StateBusiness 
Hannah SteelmanNC StatePsychology 
Katelyn TuohyNC StateEngineering First Year 
Julia ZachgoNC StateBusiness 
Erika FreyhofNebraskaNutrition & Health Sciences 
Adva CohenNew MexicoBusiness Administration 
Annamaria KostarellisNew MexicoLiberal Arts 
Gracelyn LarkinNew MexicoExercise Science 
Amelia Mazza-DownieNew MexicoPsychology 
Corinne HansonNew Mexico StateBiology 
Arina KleshchukovaNew OrleansHotel, Restaurant & Tourism Administration 
Mady ClahaneNorth CarolinaHuman Development and Family Studies 
Ava DobsonNorth CarolinaBiology 
Kelsey HarringtonNorth CarolinaNutrition 
Paige HofstadNorth CarolinaPeace, War, and Defense 
Sasha NegliaNorth CarolinaStatistics and Analytics 
Taryn ParksNorth CarolinaUndecided 
Ellyssa PetersonNorth DakotaKinesiology 
Jesselyn BriesNorthern ArizonaSpecial & Elementary Education 
Pipi EitelNorthern ArizonaBiology 
Jessa HansonNorthern ArizonaBiology 
Bryn MorleyNorthern ArizonaEnvironmental & Sustainability Studies 
Delaney RasmussenNorthern ArizonaHuman Relations 
Annika ReissNorthern ArizonaElementary Education 
Ashley TuttNorthern IllinoisEducation 
Rachel KempfOaklandAccounting 
Allie GuagentiOhio StateArt Education 
Sivan AuerbachOklahoma StateUndeclared 
Molly BornOklahoma StateHorticulture 
Heidi DemeoOklahoma StateUndeclared 
Gabby HentemannOklahoma StateManagement 
Lilly LavierOklahoma StateUndeclared 
Taylor RoeOklahoma StateStatistics 
Skylar BoogerdOle MissExercise Science 
Anna ElkinOle MissMaster of Social Work 
Ryann HelmersOle MissMulti-Disciplinary Studies 
Madeleine KingOle MissAccountancy 
Victoria SimmonsOle MissBiology 
Loral WinnOle MissJournalism 
Batya BeardOregon StateKinesiology 
Grace FetherstonhaughOregon StateSociology 
Alyssa FooteOregon StateNutrition 
Audrey LooknerOregon StateBio Health Sciences 
Meagen LoweOregon StatePsychology 
Kaylee MitchellOregon StateNutrition 
Greta Van CalcarOregon StateRenewable Materials 
Veerle BakkerPortlandEngineering Master's 
Sofia CastiglioniPortlandBiology 
Stella GillmanPortlandBiology 
Emma JenkinsPortlandElementary Ed 
Anna PatakiPortlandMarketing 
Victoria WeirPortlandMBA Nonprofit Mgmt 
Maria CoffinProvidenceBusiness Management 
Rachel MillironsRadfordCommunications Sciences 
Rachel WerkingRadfordOccupational Therapy 
Lotte BlackRhode IslandExercise Science 
Grace ForbesRiceNA 
McKenzie HogueSamfordpsychology 
Baneet BainsSan FranciscoCommunications 
Kalii CaldwellSan FranciscoChemistry 
Eve JensenSan FranciscoKinesiology 
Abigail PradereSan FranciscoEnvironmental Science 
Anna TaitSan FranciscoGrad- Nonprofit Admin 
Zoe WassellSan FranciscoGrad- Sports Management 
MacKenzie YanekSan FranciscoPsychology 
Carolien MillenaarSouth AlabamaBiology 
Anna DonnaySouth Dakota StateDairy Production/Manufacturing 
Ellie FriesenSouth Dakota StateSport and Rec Mgmt 
Leah HansenSouth Dakota StateHistory Education 
Cailee PetersonSouth Dakota StateWildlife and Fisheries 
Christina AragonStanfordHuman biology 
Grace ConnollyStanfordundeclared 
Ella DonaghuStanfordHuman biology 
Julia HeymachStanfordPublic policy 
Jessica LawsonStanfordHuman biology 
Kelsey RamirezStephen F. AustinKinesiology 
Fiona McLoughlinStony BrookEco systems & Human Impact 
Amanda VestriSyracuseHealth and exercise science 
Sydney SeymourTennesseeMarketing w/ Entrepreneurship collateral 
Caitlin KlopferTulsaChemical Engineering 
Caroline MillerTulsaNursing 
Jenny O'BryanTulsaMaster's in Accounting 
Katharina PesendorferTulsaManagement 
Abbey YuhaszTulsaExercise & Sports Science 
Valerie LastraUCFComputer Engineering 
Kaley RichardsUMass LowellPublic Health 
Poppy TankUtahKinesiology 
Katie StruthersUtah StateResidential landscape design and construction 
Maddie Bench EmpeyUtah ValleyCommunity Health Education 
Lydia OlivereVillanovaPsychology 
Camila David-SmithWashingtonBiology 
Madison HeistermanWashingtonCommunications 
Haley HerbergWashingtonCivil Engineering 
Andrea MarkezichWashingtonPre-Major 
Allie SchadlerWashingtonCivil Engineering 
Naomi SmithWashingtonPre-Major 
Erin MullinsWashington StateJournalism 
Summer AllenWeber StateExercise and Sport Science 
Marianne AbdalahWest VirginiaBiology 
Antigone ArcherWest VirginiaDigital and Social Media 
Katherine DowieWest VirginiaExercise Physiology 
Ceili McCabeWest VirginiaSport Media 
Petal PalmerWest VirginiaExercise Physiology 
Mikenna VanderheydenWest VirginiaPsychology and Neuroscience 
Winny KoskeiWichita StateHealth Science 
Yazmine WrightWichita StateBiological Sciences 
Kyra HollandWilliam & MaryUndeclared 
Abigail HalseyWright StateExercise Science 
Morgan ColeYoungstown StateNursing