Hannah Becker, Grand Valley State: 2021 NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country National Athlete of the Year (The Doris Brown Heritage Award)

Hannah Becker ended a breakout season at the top of the podium by capturing the women’s individual title at the 2021 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships. Becker completed the Abbey Golf Course’s 6k circuit in 20:22.0, topping the field by nearly five seconds. Earlier this year, Becker won the GLIAC Championships in 22:04.4 before placing third at the Midwest Region Championships (20:47.6).