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NAIA XC All-America

2020 NAIA Cross Country All-America

NEW ORLEANS – All-America honors for the 2020 NAIA 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 accolades by finishing among the top-40 athletes in their gender’s respective races this past Friday at the 2020 NAIA Cross Country Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Team titles went to Taylor (Ind.)’s men and St. Francis (Ill.)’s women. Both the Trojans and the Saints earned their program’s first sport-centric national title.

Taylor (Ind.)’s men snagged five All-America honors thanks to their efforts over the 8K tract at the Seminole Valley Cross Country Course. The Trojans put five runners in the top-40 (Actually, five runners in the top-25): Alex Helmuth finished fifth; Josh Roth finished 13th; Daniel Gerber finished 16th; Luke Rovenstine finished 17th; Derek Van Prooyen finished 24th.

St. Francis (Ill.)’s women captured four All-America nods following their performances on the 5K tract. The Saints were led by a strong 1-2-3 punch by Daly Galloway (13th), Katherine Bakken (15th) and Sabrina Baftiri (17th), while Laisha Corona placed 30th overall.

There were 20 different men’s programs that had at least one All-American. None had more than Taylor (Ind.), but Huntington (Ind.) and Milligan (Tenn.) were close behind with four, while three other programs ended up with three.

A grand total of 30 different women’s programs saw at least one athlete finish in the top-40. While none had more than St. Francis (Ill.), the College of Idaho hauled in three and five other programs reeled in two each.

See below for a full list of athletes honored by the USTFCCCA.

2020 NAIA Cross Country
Men’s & Women’s USTFCCCA All-America Honorees

GenderStudent-AthleteYearInstitutionRegionConference
MENLuke Pohl Cornerstone (Mich.)Great LakesWHAC 
MENTravis Running Eastern OregonWestCascade 
MENNicholas Hernandez Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)WestCal Pac 
MENDemetris Love, Jr. Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)WestCal Pac 
MENShane Burns Evangel (Mo.)South CentralThe Heart 
MENNelson Kemboi Goshen (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads 
MENElijah Chesterman Huntington (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads 
MENAdrien Gentie Huntington (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads 
MENHaile Stutzman Huntington (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads 
MENKent Yoder Huntington (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads 
MENChris Maxon Indiana WesleyanGreat LakesCrossroads 
MENLandon Miller Indiana WesleyanGreat LakesCrossroads 
MENChase Barrow Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)WestFrontier 
MENCole Olsen Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)WestFrontier 
MENNathan Baker Milligan (Tenn.)SouthAAC 
MENEli Cramer Milligan (Tenn.)SouthAAC 
MENAaron Jones Milligan (Tenn.)SouthAAC 
MENTim Thacker Milligan (Tenn.)SouthAAC 
MENDylan Hendricks Northwestern (Iowa)MidwestGPAC 
MENShimales Abebe Oklahoma CitySouth CentralSAC 
MENSair Salgado Oklahoma CitySouth CentralSAC 
MENZouhair Talbi Oklahoma CitySouth CentralSAC 
MENTaylor Vallangeon Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)MidwestChicagoland 
MENMark French Oregon TechWestCascade 
MENJonas Hartline Oregon TechWestCascade 
MENNick McMillen Oregon TechWestCascade 
MENJackson Wilson Rocky Mountain (Mont.)WestFrontier 
MENJohnathan Bowen Saint Mary (Kan.)South CentralKCAC 
MENBrendan Erwin Saint Mary (Kan.)South CentralKCAC 
MENTyler Soliz Saint Mary (Kan.)South CentralKCAC 
MENHunter Hoover Shawnee State (Ohio)Great LakesMid-South 
MENJonah Phillips Shawnee State (Ohio)Great LakesMid-South 
MENOmar Paramo St. Francis (Ill.)MidwestChicagoland 
MENDaniel Gerber Taylor (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads 
MENAlex Helmuth Taylor (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads 
MENJosh Roth Taylor (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads 
MENLuke Rovenstine Taylor (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads 
MENDerek Van Prooyen Taylor (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads 
MENWesley Methum The Master's (Calif.)WestGSAC 
MENDennis Kiptoo Wayland Baptist (Texas)South CentralSAC 
WOMENHannah Adler Aquinas (Mich.)Great LakesWHAC 
WOMENCaroline Cobo Benedictine (Kan.)South CentralThe Heart 
WOMENEmma Mott Bethel (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads 
WOMENReghan Worley Carroll (Mont.)WestFrontier 
WOMENLarissa Mauer College of IdahoWestCascade 
WOMENErin Moyer College of IdahoWestCascade 
WOMENEllyse Tingelstad College of IdahoWestCascade 
WOMENHaley Nieuwkoop Cornerstone (Mich.)Great LakesWHAC 
WOMENLisa Voyles Cumberlands (Ky.)Great LakesMid-South 
WOMENKathryn Vradenburgh Dalton State (Ga.)SouthSSAC 
WOMENJessica Kampman Dordt (Iowa)MidwestGPAC 
WOMENAriana Anderson Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)WestCal Pac 
WOMENMeah Wilson Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)WestCal Pac 
WOMENEmma Wilson Huntington (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads 
WOMENAllika Pearson John Brown (Ark.)South CentralSAC 
WOMENSierra Poppell Kentucky ChristianGreat LakesAAC 
WOMENKateri Mills Madonna (Mich.)Great LakesWHAC 
WOMENAvery DeWolf Milligan (Tenn.)SouthAAC 
WOMENBekah Owen Milligan (Tenn.)SouthAAC 
WOMENBecca Richtman Montana TechWestFrontier 
WOMENErica Morin Montreat (N.C.)SouthAAC 
WOMENHannah Oliver Montreat (N.C.)SouthAAC 
WOMENMorgan Forney Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio)Great LakesCrossroads 
WOMENSharon Koima Oklahoma CitySouth CentralSAC 
WOMENJacinda Kwambai Oklahoma CitySouth CentralSAC 
WOMENFaith Widman Oregon TechWestCascade 
WOMENAshley Walker Point (Ga.)SouthAAC 
WOMENSydney Little Light Rocky Mountain (Mont.)WestFrontier 
WOMENAlex Ebetino Saint Francis (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads 
WOMENJulia Rohm Southeastern (Fla.)SouthSun Conference 
WOMENMichaela Pieroni St. Ambrose (Iowa)MidwestChicagoland 
WOMENSabrina Baftiri St. Francis (Ill.)MidwestChicagoland 
WOMENKatherine Bakken St. Francis (Ill.)MidwestChicagoland 
WOMENLaisha Corona St. Francis (Ill.)MidwestChicagoland 
WOMENDaly Galloway St. Francis (Ill.)MidwestChicagoland 
WOMENSarah Harden Taylor (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads 
WOMENOlivia Schroder Taylor (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads 
WOMENArianna Ghiorso The Master's (Calif.)WestGSAC 
WOMENMarissa Thompson Vanguard (Calif.)WestGSAC 
WOMENMadden Hundley Westmont (Calif.)WestGSAC