The NCAA Association of Division III Independents recently released it's listing of post-season awards selections for men's and women's cross country. Four UMPI runners were chosen for the second team, three men and one woman.
Philip Boody (New Sweden) and Corey Hebert (Baldwin, ME) made the list again as a result of their consistency all season and their strong showings at the USCAA national meet held in Syracuse, NY on November 8. Jesse Sandstrom (New Swede, ME), in his first year as a collegiate runner, was the third UMPI men's harrier to be selected.
Kayla Legassie (Presque Isle, ME) made her second AD3I team on the strength of her fifth place and First Team All-American finish at nationals.
The awards cap a strong season by both teams as they move into winter training in preparation for the upcoming road racing and track and field seasons.
The NCAA AD3I comprehensive press release:
The Association of Division III Independents consists of seven 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.