USTFCCCA Recognizes Team, Individual Academic Success for Cross Country

USTFCCCA Recognizes Team, Individual Academic Success for Cross Country

On Thursday, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced all-academic honorees for NCAA Division III student-athletes and teams. Members of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association were well represented on the listing, with seven men's teams, seven' women's teams, and 28 MIAA cross country runners earning honors from the national organization.

In order to be named USTFCCA All-Academic, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and finish in the top 25 percent at their respective regional. For a team to be considered for this distinction, it must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Meet. The team must also have a minimum team GPA of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale.

A complete release from the USTFCCCA for the individuals honored can be found here; for a complete listing of team honorees, click here.


2016 NCAA Division III Cross Country All-Academic, Team


Adrian College, Brian Thill, 3.25 GPA

Albion College, Derick Lawrence, 3.32 GPA

Alma College, Matthew Chovanec, 3.60 GPA

Calvin College, Brian Diemer, 3.47 GPA

Hope College, Mark Northuis, 3.31 GPA

Olivet College, Karen Lutzke, 3.40 GPA

Trine University, Zach Raber, 3.17 GPA


Albion College, Derick Lawrence, 3.43 GPA

Alma College, Matthew Chovanec, 3.67 GPA

Calvin College, Brian Diemer, 3.37 GPA

Hope College, Mark Northuis, 3.57 GPA

Olivet College, Karen Lutzke, 3.57 GPA

Saint Mary’s College, Jacqueline Bauters, 3.40 GPA

Trine University, Zach Raber, 3.56 GPA

2016 NCAA Division III Cross Country All-Academic, Individuals


Conner Stevons, Adrian

Kurt Swaton, Albion

Andrew Wittland, Albion

Mark De Jong, Calvin

Nathanael Dick, Calvin

Jamison Koeman, Calvin 

Jordan Kramer, Calvin 

Andrew Philipose, Calvin

Benjamin Pederson, Hope

Bruce Baker, Olivet 

Adam Schaaf, Trine 


Jessica Shaw, Albion

Allison Snyder, Albion

Kaitlyn Arnold, Alma

Johanna Admiraal, Calvin

Katie Diekema, Calvin

Kristen Lundberg, Calvin

Marissa McGahan, Calvin

Lauren Strohbehn, Calvin

Alissa Frazee, Hope

Jessica Gaines, Hope

Emily Hamilton, Hope

Erin Herrmann, Hope

Emily Joosse, Hope 

Avery Lowe, Hope

Brittany Beeler, Saint Mary’s 

Kyla Binfet, Trine

Kelsey Ortiz, Trine