AD3I Names 2011 All-Independent Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams


 

Association of Division III Independents

Names 2011 All-Independent Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams  

 

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
Nebraska Wesleyan’s Hannah Kinberg, a senior from Lincoln, Neb., was named the female runner of the year. Kinberg ran a 22:25 (6K) to place 10th overall at the Central Region Cross Country Championships. She won two meets and was the top NWU runner in every meet.

Male Runner of the Year
Nebraska Wesleyan’s Mike Rathje, a senior from Lincoln, Neb., was named the male runner of the year. Rathje, the Prairie Wolves top finisher all season, ran a 25:43 (8K) to place 12th at the Central Region Cross Country Championships.

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
Haley Sutter, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Ali Tewes, Sophomore, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Malaina Huebert, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Catherine Mead, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Women’s Second Team 

Mimi Petersen, Sophomore, University of California, Santa Cruz
Lauren Carlton, Junior, University of California, Santa Cruz
Katie Nelson, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Erin Kautz, Freshman, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Leah Kanost, Senior, Finlandia University

Women’s Honorable Mention

Lauren Olsen, Freshman, Mills College
Kati Christoffel, Junior, University of Maine-Presque Isle
Lizzy Hoyt, Freshman, Mills College
Teresa Mangan, Junior, St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn)
Emily Wright, Freshman, University of Maine-Presque Isle
Carly Langley, Sophomore, University of Maine-Presque Isle

Men’s First Team

Mike Rathje, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Ben Paben, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Jordan Rector, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Parker Schoen, Freshman, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Cole Marolf, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Men’s Second Team

Tyler Hoyt, Junior, University of California, Santa Cruz
Jeff Winkleman, Senior, North Central University
James Ruiz, Freshman, University of California, Santa Cruz
Owen Hein, Senior, North Central University
Justin Fereshetian, Senior, University of Maine-Presque Isle

Men’s Honorable Mention

Philip Boody, Sophomore, University of Maine-Presque Isle
Daniel Dermody, Freshman, University of Maine-Presque Isle
Andrew Nesbitt, Freshman, University of Maine-Presque Isle
Joe Mendez, Sophomore, St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn)

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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