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.