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NCAA DII XC All-America

2021 NCAA Division II Cross Country All-America

All-America honors for the 2021 NCAA Division II 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 recognition by finishing among the top-40 athletes in their gender’s respective races this past weekend at the 2021 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships in Saint Leo, Florida.

Team titles went to Grand Valley State’s men and Adams State’s women. It was the Lakers’ second title in program history, while the Grizzlies’ won its second-straight crown and 19th overall.

Adams State snagged a meet-high six All-America honors this past weekend. The Grizzlies placed four athletes in the top-15 – Brianna Robles (6th), Franziska Althaus (10th), Precious Robinson (11th) and Morgan Hykes (15th). Remaining All-America athletes for the Grizzlies are Nicole Lawwrence (21st) and Fiona Hawkins (34th).

Grand Valley State earned the most All-America honors for its gender. The Lakers won the NCAA title by 41 points and saw top-15 efforts from Isaac Harding (1st), Tanner Chada (2nd), Andrew Hylen (12th) and Enael Woldemichael (14th) and a top-25 effort from  Jacob Lee (21st).

Grand Valley State’s women matched their counterparts with five All-America honors for the second-most honors for their gender. Hannah Becker (1st), Klaudia O’Malley (2nd) and Taryn Chapko (14th) finished in the top-15, followed by Natalie Graber (35th) and Kayce Rypma (36th) in the top-40.

Three programs earned a total of four All-America honors: second-place Adams State and third-place Colorado School of Mines on the men’s side; third-place Augustana (S.D.) on the women’s side. 

Twenty-three different men’s programs had at least one All-America athlete, compared to 21 women’s programs.

NCAA Division II Cross Country
2021 USTFCCCA All-Americans

MENCarson Bix Adams StateSouth CentralRMAC 
MENMikah Paiz Adams StateSouth CentralRMAC 
MENIsaiah Rodarte Adams StateSouth CentralRMAC 
MENAhmed Sado Adams StateSouth CentralRMAC 
MENCole Nash  Alaska AnchorageWestGNAC 
MENCallum Elson American InternationalEastNortheast-10 
MENEzra Mutai American InternationalEastNortheast-10 
MENRyan Hartman Augustana (S.D.)CentralNSIC 
MENHenry Klitzke Augustana (S.D.)CentralNSIC 
MENJoao Pereira Charleston (W.Va.)AtlanticMountain East 
MENJack Emanuel Chico StateWestCCAA 
MENBrayden McLaughlin Chico StateWestCCAA 
MENDylan White Chico StateWestCCAA 
MENLuke Julian  Colo. School of MinesSouth CentralRMAC 
MENDylan Ko Colo. School of MinesSouth CentralRMAC 
MENJake Mitchem  Colo. School of MinesSouth CentralRMAC 
MENKyle Moran Colo. School of MinesSouth CentralRMAC 
MENJosh Pierantoni Colorado ChristianSouth CentralRMAC 
MENRyder Searle Colorado ChristianSouth CentralRMAC 
MENIsaac Prather ConcordAtlanticMountain East 
MENBryan Banuelos Fresno PacificWestPacWest 
MENTanner Chada Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIAC 
MENIsaac Harding Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIAC 
MENAndrew Hylen Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIAC 
MENJacob Lee Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIAC 
MENEnael Woldemichael Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIAC 
MENRyan Riddle Missouri SouthernCentralMIAA 
MENJP Rutledge Missouri SouthernCentralMIAA 
MENAndrew Amor New Mexico HighlandsSouth CentralRMAC 
MENJan Lukas Becker Queens (N.C.)SoutheastSAC 
MENCarLee Stimpfel Saginaw Valley StateMidwestGLIAC 
MENShane Bracken Saint LeoSouthSunshine 
MENNoah Hufnagel Southern IndianaMidwestGLVC 
MENAfewerki Zeru UC-Colorado SpringsSouth CentralRMAC 
MENJoshua Chepkesir UNC PembrokeSoutheastConference Carolinas 
MENRansom Allen Wayne State (Mich.)MidwestGLIAC 
MENZac Truman Wayne State (Mich.)MidwestGLIAC 
MENInnocent Murwanashyaka West Texas A&MSouth CentralLone Star 
MENMichael Grabowski Western ColoradoSouth CentralRMAC 
MENCade Michael Western ColoradoSouth CentralRMAC 
WOMENNatalia Novak Academy of ArtWestPacWest 
WOMENFranziska Althaus Adams StateSouth CentralRMAC 
WOMENFiona Hawkins Adams StateSouth CentralRMAC 
WOMENMorgan Hykes Adams StateSouth CentralRMAC 
WOMENNicole Lawrence Adams StateSouth CentralRMAC 
WOMENPrecious Robinson Adams StateSouth CentralRMAC 
WOMENBrianna Robles Adams StateSouth CentralRMAC 
WOMENMercyline Kimaiyo American InternationalEastNortheast-10 
WOMENPJ English Augustana (S.D.)CentralNSIC 
WOMENMegan Means Augustana (S.D.)CentralNSIC 
WOMENMia Salas Augustana (S.D.)CentralNSIC 
WOMENNicolette Schmidt Augustana (S.D.)CentralNSIC 
WOMENXiomara Robinson Black Hills StateSouth CentralRMAC 
WOMENJohanna Wistokat Christian BrothersSouthGSC 
WOMENZoe Baker Colo. School of MinesSouth CentralRMAC 
WOMENMolly Maksin Colo. School of MinesSouth CentralRMAC 
WOMENPaige Tack  Colorado ChristianSouth CentralRMAC 
WOMENClaire McCune DruryMidwestGLVC 
WOMENHannah Becker Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIAC 
WOMENTaryn Chapko Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIAC 
WOMENNatalie Graber Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIAC 
WOMENKlaudia O'Malley Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIAC 
WOMENKayce Rypma Grand Valley StateMidwestGLIAC 
WOMENToni Moore Lee (Tenn.)SouthGSC 
WOMENCeline Ritter Lee (Tenn.)SouthGSC 
WOMENJanet Kwambai Lenoir-RhyneSoutheastSAC 
WOMENFatima Alanis Queens (N.C.)SoutheastSAC 
WOMENMadison Synowiec Queens (N.C.)SoutheastSAC 
WOMENCameron Hough Southern IndianaMidwestGLVC 
WOMENAlyssa Becker U-MaryCentralNSIC 
WOMENLayla Almasri UC-Colorado SpringsSouth CentralRMAC 
WOMENRiley McGrath UC-Colorado SpringsSouth CentralRMAC 
WOMENAlexa Leppelmeier WalshMidwestG-MAC 
WOMENEleonora Curtabbi West Texas A&MSouth CentralLone Star 
WOMENFlorance Uwajeneza West Texas A&MSouth CentralLone Star 
WOMENAllison Beasley Western ColoradoSouth CentralRMAC 
WOMENKatie Doucette Western ColoradoSouth CentralRMAC 
WOMENLara Orrock WingateSoutheastSAC 
WOMENFinja Schierl WingateSoutheastSAC 
WOMENLindsay Cunningham Winona StateCentralNSIC