USTFCCCA honors eight women's teams, 26 runners from the MIAC

St. Kate's accumulated the fourth-highest team GPA in Division III last semester.
St. Kate's accumulated the fourth-highest team GPA in Division III last semester.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) women's cross country teams and runners were honored late last week when the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its annual academic awards.

Eight women's cross country teams from the MIAC received Team Academic Awards, while 26 individual women's runners from the conference were named All-Academic. For a team to be considered for the Team Academic award, it must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional meet and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale. Overall, there were 393 men's and women's teams honored by the USTFCCCA. On the women's side, Carleton (3.66), Gustavus (3.52), Hamline (3.48), Macalester (3.54), Saint Benedict (3.67), St. Catherine (3.81), St. Olaf (3.49), and St. Thomas (3.62) were all honored from the MIAC. St. Kate's 3.81 team GPA was also the fourth-highest in all of Division III this season.

There were also 682 student-athletes who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, 26 of which were women's cross country runners from the MIAC. In order to qualify for this honor, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and finish in the top 25 percent of their respective regional championship meet. The complete list of MIAC honorees is below.


2018 USTFCCCA Women's All-Academic
Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School Major  Previous Selections
Fiona Casey Carleton So. Chicago, Ill. | Northside Prep Undeclared --
Marietta Geist Carleton Jr. Crookston, Minn. Studio Art | Mathematics --
Emma Greenlee Carleton So. Aurora, Minn. | Mesabi East Undeclared 2017
Amanda Mosborg Carleton So. Edina, Minn. Undeclared 2017
Sarah Nazarino Carleton Sr. Seattle, Wash. | Garfield Cinema and Media Studies 2016
Samantha Schnirring Carleton Sr. Eden Prairie, Minn. Political Science | International Relations 2015
Helen Schuda Carleton Jr. Seattle, Wash. | Roosevelt Economics --
Kara Andersen Concordia Jr. Plymouth, Minn. | Armstrong Mathematical Finance --
Iliana Ramon Gustavus Fy. Fairmont, Minn. Undeclared --
Helen Dolan Hamline So. Holliston, Mass. Studio Arts --
Madeline Dopp Hamline Sr. Oglivie, Minn. | Mora Legal Studies 2016 | 2017
Bernadette Hayden Hamline Jr. Onalaska, Wash. Legal Studies | Women's Studies | Criminal Justice --
Alia Benedict Macalester Sr. Manchester, Mich. Biology --
Marlee Yost-Wolff Macalester Sr. Lawrence, Kan. | Lawrence Free State International Studies 2017
Abby Goff Saint Benedict Fy. Spokane, Wash. | Lewis & Clark Political Science | French --
Morgan Pierce Saint Benedict Sr. Mandan, N.D. | Saint Mary's Central Biochemistry 2017
Lisa Fisher St. Olaf Jr. St. Paul, Minn. | Henry Sibley Biology 2017
Bryony Hawgood St. Olaf Jr. Harare, Zimbabwe | Arundel Biology | Exercise Science 2016
Lauren Herland St. Olaf Sr. Apple Valley, Minn. | Eastview Exercise Science | Psychology --
Ellen Mickelson St. Olaf Fy. Minneapolis, Minn. | Blaine Undeclared --
Meredith Moore St. Olaf Jr. Worthington, Minn. Psychology 2016
Katie Breuckman St. Thomas Jr. Andover, Minn. Chemistry --
Amber Matzoll St. Thomas Sr. St. Anthony, Minn. | Totino-Grace Biology 2017
Olivia Moll St. Thomas Fy. Hammond, Wis. | St. Croix Central Financial Management --
Carly Scheuerman St. Thomas So. St. Mary's Point, Minn. | St. Croix Academy Marketing Management --
Becca Wilkin St. Thomas Jr. Eagan, Minn. | Trinity Actuarial Science 2017

| USTFCCCA Team Academic Award | USTFCCCA All-Academic Individuals |