OVERLAND PARK, KAN .--- For the sixth year in a row, harriers from Nebraska Wesleyan University earned most of the major honors as the Association of Division III Independents announced the All-Independent Cross Country teams today.
Female Runner of the Year
Male Runner of the Year
Nebraska Wesleyan also swept the rookie awards as Erin Kautz, a freshman from Gering, Neb., was named the women’s rookie runner of the year, while Parker Schoen, a freshman from Lincoln, Neb., was voted as the men’s rookie runner of the year.
Nebraska Wesleyan’s Ted Bulling and assistant coach Ann Ringlein were named both the men’s and women’s coaches of the year.
The All-Independent Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams were selected by the men’s and women’s cross country coaches from the Association of Division III Independents member schools.
Women’s First Team
Hannah Kinberg, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Women’s Second Team
Mimi Petersen, Sophomore, University of California, Santa Cruz
Women’s Honorable Mention
Lauren Olsen, Freshman, Mills College
Men’s First Team
Mike Rathje, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Men’s Second Team
Tyler Hoyt, Junior, University of California, Santa Cruz
Men’s Honorable Mention
Philip Boody, Sophomore, University of Maine-Presque Isle
The Association of Division III Independents consists of 11 Division III independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions, and to provide exempted postseason championship competition. The Association recognizes outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. The Association provides statistical services for its members in seven sports. In addition, it will announce All-Independent teams at the conclusion of eight other sports this year.
More information about the Association of Division III Independents is available at http://www.d3independents.org.
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