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USTFCCCA Announces All-Americas
Release: 11/19/2012

NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday the 80 student-athletes that received All-America honors for the 2012 NCAA Division I Cross Country season. Overall finish at the NCAA Championships is the determining factor as the top 40 individuals from both men's and women's races earn All-America plaudits from the USTFCCCA.

Lianne Farber, who placed 40th at the NCAA Championship on Saturday, won her first All-America honor in cross country.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys captured their third NCAA men's cross country team title in a four-year period as Dave Smith's squad won the day with a 63-point victory. The 72 points by OSU was the best team score to win the national title since Wisconsin in 2005 (37). Led by senior Girma Mecheso who finished fifth overall, the Cowboys picked up a national-high four All-America honors. Junior Tom Farrell (ninth), junior Shadrack Kipchirchir (18th), and junior Joseph Manilafasha (24th) also captured honors from the USTFCCCA.

Wisconsin and Colorado each placed three runners in the top 40 to follow Oklahoma State in the All-America tally.

In the conference race, the Pac-12 and Big 12 each had six male honorees, followed by the ACC (5) and Big Ten (4). If the NCAA Championships were scored by conference, the Big 12 would score 47 points as the top league - Texas Tech's Kennedy Kithuka was the individual national champion and were followed by the Oklahoma State trio of All-Americans, and Texas' Ryan Dohner placed 19th. The Big Ten would follow as the conference runner-up with 74 points. The Pac-12 would be third (85), the ACC fourth (102), SEC fifth (129), West Coast Conference sixth (171), Conference USA seventh (183), Big Sky eighth (190), Big East ninth (240), Ivy League tenth (242), and the Ohio Valley Conference 11th (284).

In the women's championship, Oregon came away with their third overall cross country crown and their first since 1987. Senior Jordan Hasay was the top Duck with a third-place individual finish. She was joined in gaining All-America honors by senior Alexi Pappas (eighth) and senior transfer Katie Conlon (39th).

Stanford, Providence, and Florida State also claimed three women's All-America honors.

The Pac-12 had 11 women gain All-America status - the most among the nation's conferences. The ACC fell next with seven, followed by the Big East (4). Scoring the NCAA meet by conference, the Pac-12 would have the edge in scoring 51 points with Oregon's Hasay and Pappas leading the way. Utah's Amanda Mergaert placed 14th as the league's third, Colorado's Shalaya Kipp was 18th, and Arizona's Elvin Kibet was 19th. The ACC would finish second in the fantasized meet with 72, and the Big 12 would be third (104), Big East fourth (105), SEC and Big Ten would tie for fifth (174), the Ivy League seventh (177), Big Sky eighth (243), CAA ninth (250), Mountain West tenth (251), Mid-American Conference 11th (271), and the Atlantic 10 12th (295).

The USTFCCCA will announce Division I National Athletes and Coaches of the Year on Tuesday.

2012 USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country All-Americans

MEN

Name

Year

Institution

Stephen Sambu

SR

Arizona

Lawi Lalang

SO

Arizona

Kemoy Campbell

JR

Arkansas

Jared Ward

JR

BYU

Tylor Thatcher

JR

BYU

Jake Hurysz

JR

Colorado

Aric VanHalen

SR

Colorado

Blake Theroux

SO

Colorado

Wade Meddles

JR

Eastern Kentucky

Soufiane Bouchikhi

JR

Eastern Kentucky

Jakub Zivec

JR

Florida State

Breandan O'Neill

SR

Florida State

Zachary Mayhew

SR

Indiana

Mitch Goose

SR

Iona

Matt Johnsen

JR

Lamar

David Rooney

SR

McNeese State

Brian Shrader

JR

Northern Arizona

Futsum Zienasellassie

FR

Northern Arizona

Andrew Colley

JR

NC State

Luke Caldwell

JR

New Mexico

Girma Mecheso

SR

Oklahoma State

Tom Farrell

JR

Oklahoma State

Shadrack Kipchirchir

JR

Oklahoma State

Joseph Manilafasha

JR

Oklahoma State

Scott Fauble

SO

Portland

Travis Mahoney

SR

Temple

Peter Okwera

SO

Tennessee

Ryan Dohner

JR

Texas

Henry Lelei

SR

Texas A&M

Kennedy Kithuka

JR

Texas Tech

Chris O'Hare

JR

Tulsa

Lane Werley

SO

UCLA

Paul Chelimo

JR

UNCG

Anthony Rotich

FR

UTEP

William Mulherin

SR

Virginia Tech

Zach Gates

SR

Virginia

Joseph Chebet

SR

Western Kentucky

Mohammed Ahmed

SR

Wisconsin

Maverick Darling

SR

Wisconsin

Reed Connor

SR

Wisconsin

WOMEN

Name

Year

Institution

Elvin Kibet

JR

Arizona

Jennifer Bergman

SR

Arizona

Shelby Houlihan

SO

Arizona State

Katie Clark

JR

Butler

Laura Hollander

FR

Cal Poly

Shalaya Kipp

SR

Colorado

Rachel Sorna

JR

Cornell

Katie Kellner

SR

Cornell

Abbey D'Agostino

JR

Dartmouth

Kelsey Lakowske

FR

Duke

Juliet Bottorff

JR

Duke

Violah Lagat

SR

Florida State

Colleen Quigley

SO

Florida State

Amanda Winslow

SR

Florida State

Mareike Schrulle

SR

Iowa

Betsy Saina

SR

Iowa State

Meaghan Nelson

SR

Iowa State

Cally Macumber

JR

Kentucky

Chelsea Oswald

SR

Kentucky

Lianne Farber

SO

North Carolina

Josephine Moultrie

SR

New Mexico

Julie Accurso

JR

Ohio

Jordan Hasay

SR

Oregon

Alexi Pappas

SR

Oregon

Katie Conlon

SR

Oregon

Sarah Collins

FR

Providence

Emily Sisson

JR

Providence

Laura Nagel

JR

Providence

Aisling Cuffe

SO

Stanford

Kathy Kroeger

SR

Stanford

Cayla Hatton

FR

Stanford

Marielle Hall

JR

Texas

Amanda Mergaert

SR

Utah

Risper Kimaiyo

SR

UTEP

Emily Lipari

JR

Villanova

Catherine White

SR

Virginia

Amber Henry

JR

Weber State

Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton

SR

Wichita State

Elaina Balouris

JR

William and Mary

Emily Stites

FR

William and Mary


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