Isaac Harding, Grand Valley State: 2021 NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country National Athlete of the Year (The Doug Watts Award)

Isaac Harding capped a superb season by winning the men’s individual title at the 2021 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships. He covered the 10k course in 29:58.3 to win by more than eight seconds in Saint Leo, Florida. Harding also captured two other victories this season, winning the GLIAC Cross Country Championships in 24:35.7 and Live in Lou Gold Race in 23:16.7. He also placed third at the MSU Spartan Invitational in 24:23.0.