2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field All-America
NEW ORLEANS – All-America honors for the 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field season were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Student-athletes earned First-Team USTFCCCA All-American honors by virtue of finishing among the top-eight in their respective events – including as a member of a relay team – at this past weekend’s outdoor championship meet.
Second-team selections were given to those athletes who finished in spots Nos. 9-12 in individual events. Ninth and tenth-place relay teams also earned the distinction.
Pittsburg State’s men and West Texas A&M’s women walked away with national titles following the conclusion of the 2022 NCAA DII Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Allendale, Michigan. It was the Gorillas’ first outdoor national title in program history, while the Lady Buffaloes brought home their second outdoor national title (first since 2017).
Both Pittsburg State and West Texas A&M finished among the top-honored programs. The Gorillas captured the third-most plaudits on the men’s side with 19, compared to the Lady Buffs, who nabbed the fourth-most laurels on the women’s side with 14. That goes to show that it’s not always about quantity, as it is the quality of those performances that lead to team titles.
Overall, there were 17 different programs that earned double-digit honors, including ten women’s teams: Grand Valley State (22), West Texas A&M (20), Pittsburg State (19), Lincoln (Mo.) (14), Southern Connecticut (14), Ashland (13) and Texas A&M-Commerce (13) had the most on the men’s side; Azusa Pacific (24), Minnesota State (17), Pittsburg State (16), Lincoln (Mo.) (14), West Texas A&M (14), Grand Valley State (13), Fresno Pacific (12), Academy of Art (11), Angelo State (10) and Central Missouri (10) held it down for the women.
Twenty-eight different athletes earned three or more All-America honors, but only five of those standouts netted four each: Denisha Cartwright and Makayla Jackson of Minnesota State, Nigel Green of Southern Connecticut, Marie-Jeanne Ourega of Academy of Art and Jaylah Walker of Azusa Pacific.
See below for a full list of USTFCCCA All-America athletes.