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Farber & Women's XC Named All-Academics
Release: 02/26/2013

NEW ORLEANS – The USTFCCCA announced the 2012 Division I All-Academic Cross Country women's honorees on Monday, listing UNC's Lianne Farber among those recognized.

"As a new coach, one of the first things you do is identify your team leaders. For women's cross country, that leader is Lianne Farber. Not only did Lianne excel on the cross country course but she achieved in the classroom as well and, in doing so, led our women's team to reach one of our most important goals this year, All Academic recognition," said head cross country coach Mark VanAlstyne, "As I said in our first team meeting, these kind of honors say as much about who we, at Carolina, are as does our athletic performance."

A total of 115 student-athletes represent the 69 institutions that compose the group. Florida State led all schools in the country with five named to the All-Academic list followed by six schools (Kentucky, Duke, Michigan, Notre Dame, Georgetown, and Arkansas) that tallied four on the list.

Eight of the top 10 finishers from the NCAA Cross Country Championships in the fall earned All-Academic honors. In addition, six of the nine first-place finishers from the fall's NCAA Regional Championships are All-Academic honorees. Twelve reported cumulative GPAs of 4.0 through the fall 2012 semester.

"I am delighted that the women's cross country program has earned this recognition from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The rest of the coaching staff and I take great pride in the academic accomplishments of all of our student athletes," said track and field head coach Harlis Meaders, "Our focus continues to be on the complete development of our student-athletes and we encourage our student athletes to be the best in all they do. Lianne Farber and others continue to demonstrate that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the perfect place for both academic and athletic excellence."

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have either earned USTFCCCA All-America status or finished in the NCAA region's top 15 (or top 10 percent) in 2012.


In addition to All-Academic honorees, the USTFCCCA also announced those women's teams who earned 2012 Division I All-Academic Cross Country status. The Carolina women's cross country team was among the honored teams.

A total of 200 institutions represent 30 conferences that compose the group. To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have started at least five runners at their respective NCAA regional championship.


USTFCCCA 2012 Division I Women's Cross Country All-Academic Honorees

Student-Athlete Institution
Shelby Houlihan Arizona State University
Kristina Aubert Arkansas State University
Jillian King Boston College
Liv Westphal Boston College
Natalie Shields Brigham Young University
Katie Clark Butler University
Laura Hollander California Polytechnic State University
Erin Barker Clemson University
Emily Stites College of William and Mary
Erin Gllingham Columbia University
Katie Kellner Cornell University
Emily Shearer Cornell University
Abbey D'Agostino Dartmouth College
Suejin Ahn Duke University
Carolyn Baskir Duke University
Juliet Bottorff Duke University
Kelsey Lakowske Duke University
Bjork Olsen East Carolina University
Jennifer Dunn Florida State University
Jessica Parry Florida State University
Colleen Quiglely Florida State University
Kayleigh  Tyerman Florida State University
Amanda Winslow Florida State University
Madeline Chambers Georgetown University
Katrina Coogan Georgetown University
Emily Jones Georgetown University
Kirsten Kasper Georgetown University
Katharine Showalter Georgia State University
Rachael Brewer Illinois State University
Kelsey Duerksen Indiana University, Bloomington
Meaghan Nelson Iowa State University
Kaitlin Harman James Madison University
Stephanie Bearish La Salle University
Wendy  Hutchinson La Salle University
Meghan McGlinchey La Salle University
Jennifer Klugh Liberty University
Danielle Walker Lipscomb University
Sheree Shea Loyola Marymount University
Gina Valgoi Loyola University Chicago
Lindsay Clark Michigan State University
Julia Otwell Michigan State University
Courtney Schultz New Mexico State University
Joanna Thompson North Carolina State University
Brecca Wahlund North Dakota State University
Juli Accurso Ohio University
Monika Juodeskaite Oklahoma State University
Leigha Anderson Pennsylvania State University
Giannotti Emily Pennsylvania State University
Victoria Perri Pennsylvania State University
Emily de La Bruyere Princeton University
Sarah Collins Providence College
Laura Nagel Providence College
Emily Sisson Providence College
Mary Alenbratt Southern Methodist University
Kirsten Bradford Southern Utah University
Jamie Smith Southern Utah University
Olivia Burne Stony Brook University
Sarah  Pagano Syracuse University
Annie-Norah Beveridge U.S. Naval Academy
Chelsea Sumney UNCG
Sarah Hudak University of Alabama at Birmingham
Elinor Kirk University of Alabama at Birmingham
Grace Heymsfield University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Paige Johnston University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Jessica Kamilos University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Diane Robison University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Sarah Sumpter University of California, Davis
Allison Lasnicki University of Connecticut
Lauren  Sara University of Connecticut
Alyssa  Schneider University of Illinois, Champaign
Megan Ranegar University of Iowa
Mareike Schrulle University of Iowa
Anna Bostrom University of Kentucky
Cally Macumber University of Kentucky
Chelsea Oswald University of Kentucky
Allison Peare University of Kentucky
Rebecca  Addison University of Michigan
Brook  Handler University of Michigan
Lindsey Hilton University of Michigan
Jillian Smith University of Michigan
Ashlie Decker University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Laura Docherty University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Molly Kayfes University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Katie Breathitt University of Mississippi
Lianne Farber University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Kelly Curran University of Notre Dame
Hannah Eckstein University of Notre Dame
Molly Seidel University of Notre Dame
Rebecca Tracy University of Notre Dame
Jessica Engel University of Oklahoma
Jordan Hasay University of Oregon
Alexi Pappas University of Oregon
Allie Woodward University of Oregon
Jill Prentice University of Richmond
Kayla Lampe University of South Carolina, Columbia
Stephanie Ledgerwood University of Southern Mississippi
Marielle Hall University of Texas at Austin
Laleh Mojtabaeezamani University of Texas at Austin
Megan Siebert University of Texas at Austin
Risper Kimaiyo University of Texas at El Paso
Judith Chumba University of Texas, Pan American
Giselle  Slotbom University of Utah
Barbara Strehler University of Virginia
Catherine White University of Virginia
Justine Johnson University of Washington
Gabi Anzalone University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ashley Beutler University of Wisconsin, Madison
Elizabeth Anderson Vanderbilt University
Summer Cook Villanova University
Sarah Callister Weber State University
Amber Henry Weber State University
Taylor Thornley Weber State University
Sarah-Anne Brault West Virginia University
Kelly Williams West Virginia University
Liana Epstein Yale University


USTFCCCA 2012 Division I Cross Country Women's All-Academic Teams

Institution Conference GPA
Appalachian State University Southern 3.375
Arizona State University Pac-12 3.54
Arkansas State University Sun Belt 3.623
Baylor University Big 12 3.47
Binghamton University America East 3.05
Boston College ACC 3.215
Bowling Green State University Mid-American 3.4917
Bradley University Missouri Valley 3.35
Bryant University Northeast 3.27
Bucknell University Patriot 3.41
Butler University Atlantic 10 3.612
California Polytechnic State University Big West 3.265
Central Connecticut State University Northeast 3.08
Central Michigan University Mid-American 3.3488
Charleston Southern University Big South 3.239
Clemson University ACC 3.45
Cleveland State University Horizon 3.35
Coastal Carolina University Big South 3.558
Colgate University Patriot 3.41
College of William and Mary Colonial 3.32
Colorado State University Mountain West 3.387
Columbia University Ivy 3.31
Cornell University Ivy 3.513
Dartmouth College Ivy 3.49
DePaul University Big East 3.446
Drake University Missouri Valley 3.519
Duke University ACC 3.49
East Carolina University Conference USA 3.52
East Tennessee State University Atlantic Sun 3.58
Eastern Illinois University Ohio Valley 3.5
Eastern Kentucky University Ohio Valley 3.52
Eastern Michigan University Mid-American 3.662
Elon University Southern 3.44
Fairfield University Metro Atlantic 3.3
Florida Atlantic University Sun Belt 3.0815
Florida State University ACC 3.339
Fordham University Atlantic 10 3.297
Furman University Southern 3.382
George Mason University Colonial 3.241
George Washington University Atlantic 10 3.46
Georgetown University Big East 3.23
Georgia Institute of Technology ACC 3.16
Georgia State University Sun Belt 3.6
Harvard University Ivy 3.507
High Point University Big South 3.359
Houston Baptist University Great West 3.62
Idaho State University Big Sky 3.74
Illinois State University Missouri Valley 3.49
Indiana State University Missouri Valley 3.47
Indiana University, Bloomington Big Ten 3.42
Iona College Metro Atlantic 3.49
Iowa State University Big 12 3.498
IUPUI Summit League 3.24
Jacksonville University Atlantic Sun 3.595
James Madison University Colonial 3.523
Kansas State University Big 12 3.623
Kennesaw State University Atlantic Sun 3.01
Kent State University Mid-American 3.109
La Salle University Atlantic 10 3.33
Lafayette College Patriot 3.23
Lamar University Southland 3.54
Lehigh University Patriot 3.272
Lipscomb University Atlantic Sun 3.44
Long Beach State University Big West 3.15
Loyola Marymount University West Coast 3.29
Loyola University Chicago Horizon 3.303
Loyola University Maryland Metro Atlantic 3.319
Manhattan College Metro Atlantic 3.3
Marist College Metro Atlantic 3.5
Marquette University Big East 3.56
Marshall University Conference USA 3.52
McNeese State University Southland 3.44
Mercer University Atlantic Sun 3.653
Miami University (Ohio) Mid-American 3.57
Michigan State University Big Ten 3.199
Mississippi State University SEC 3.54
Monmouth University Northeast 3.318
Montana State University-Bozeman Big Sky 3.09
Morehead State University Ohio Valley 3.29
Murray State University Ohio Valley 3.15
New Jersey Institute of Technology Great West 3.411
New Mexico State University WAC 3.357
North Carolina State University ACC 3.118
North Dakota State University Summit League 3.49
Northeastern University Colonial 3.295
Northern Arizona University Big Sky 3.21
Northern Illinois University Mid-American 3.65
Northwestern University Big Ten 3.4
Oakland University Summit League 3.39
Ohio University Mid-American 3.438
Oklahoma State University Big 12 3.424
Oregon State University Pac-12 3.5
Pennsylvania State University Big Ten 3.4
Princeton University Ivy 3.377
Providence College Big East 3.38
Purdue University Big Ten 3.41
Quinnipiac University Northeast 3.58
Rice University Conference USA 3.561
Richmond University Atlantic 10 3.15
Rider University Metro Atlantic 3.62
Robert Morris University Northeast 3.6558
Rutgers University, New Brunswick Big East 3.279
Sacred Heart University Northeast 3.266
Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania) Northeast 3.42
Saint Joseph's University Atlantic 10 3.23
Seattle University WAC 3.585
South Dakota State University Summit League 3.556
Southeast Missouri State University Ohio Valley 3.72
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Missouri Valley 3.485
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Ohio Valley 3.24
Southern Methodist University Conference USA 3.44
Southern Utah University Big Sky 3.725
St. John's University (New York) Big East 3.37
Stephen F. Austin State University Southland 3.52
Stony Brook University America East 3.31
Syracuse University Big East 3.188
Temple University Atlantic 10 3.25
Texas A&M University, College Station SEC 3.112
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Southland 3.229
Texas Christian University Big 12 3.484
The Ohio State University Big Ten 3.31
The University of Pennsylvania Ivy 3.13
Towson University Colonial 3.394
Troy University Sun Belt 3.35
Tulane University Conference USA 3.368
U.S. Military Academy Patriot 3.35
U.S. Naval Academy Patriot 3.2
UNCG Southern 3.69
University at Albany America East 3.23
University at Buffalo Mid-American 3.309
University of Akron Mid-American 3.36
University of Alabama at Birmingham Conference USA 3.405
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville SEC 3.458
University of California, Davis Big West 3.16
University of California, Los Angeles Pac-12 3.006
University of California, Riverside Big West 3.034
University of Central Arkansas Southland 3.355
University of Central Florida Conference USA 3.138
University of Colorado, Boulder Pac-12 3.235
University of Connecticut Big East 3.267
University of Dayton Atlantic 10 3.59
University of Delaware Colonial 3.31
University of Detroit Mercy Horizon 3.44
University of Evansville Missouri Valley 3.525
University of Florida SEC 3.22
University of Georgia SEC 3.21
University of Hartford America East 3.21
University of Idaho WAC 3.53
University of Illinois, Champaign Big Ten 3.492
University of Iowa Big Ten 3.364
University of Kansas Big 12 3.22
University of Kentucky SEC 3.623
University of Louisville Big East 3.204
University of Maryland, College Park ACC 3.475
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Atlantic 10 3.352
University of Memphis Conference USA 3.37
University of Michigan Big Ten 3.36
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Big Ten 3.471
University of Mississippi SEC 3.34
University of Missouri, Columbia SEC 3.51
University of Nevada Mountain West 3.568
University of North Carolina, Asheville Big South 3.19
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill ACC 3.384
University of North Carolina, Charlotte Atlantic 10 3.49
University of North Carolina, Wilmington Colonial 3.35
University of North Dakota Big Sky 3.421
University of North Texas Sun Belt 3.35
University of Notre Dame Big East 3.433
University of Oregon Pac-12 3.66
University of Portland West Coast 3.514
University of San Francisco West Coast 3.43
University of South Carolina Upstate Atlantic Sun 3.465
University of South Carolina, Columbia SEC 3.743
University of South Dakota Summit League 3.71
University of South Florida Big East 3.14
University of Southern Mississippi Conference USA 3.79
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern 3.589
University of Texas at Austin Big 12 3.469
University of Texas at El Paso Conference USA 3.25
University of Tulsa Conference USA 3.4
University of Vermont America East 3.49
University of Virginia ACC 3.179
University of Washington Pac-12 3.39
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay Horizon 3.5741
University of Wisconsin, Madison Big Ten 3.34
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Horizon 3.486
University of Wyoming Mountain West 3.292
Utah Valley University Great West 3.42
Vanderbilt University SEC 3.412
Villanova University Big East 3.322
Virginia Military Institute Big South 3.2538
Washington State University Pac-12 3.52
Weber State University Big Sky 3.7
West Virginia University Big 12 3.54
Western Carolina University Southern 3.452
Western Kentucky University Sun Belt 3.564
Western Michigan University Mid-American 3.527
Winthrop University Big South 3.44
Wofford College Southern 3.27
Yale University Ivy 3.58

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