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Monday, November 14, 2011 | Cross Country
Four Named As USTFCCCA All-Region Honorees
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) recognized 450 athletes that earned All-Region awards for cross country in Division I following this weekend’s NCAA Regional Championships. Athletes of member schools that finished in the top 25 individually at one of the nine regional sites earned the honor.
The Missouri Valley Conference is represented by Illinois State's Aisha Praught and Elise Sigg, Indiana State's Craig Padgett and Wichita State's Aliphine Tuliamuk. Tuliamuk won the NCAA Midwest Regional and advanced to the Championship at Indiana State.
Oklahoma led all men’s teams as each person on their full regional squad of seven finished among their respective region’s top 25. Texas, Texas A&M, and Wisconsin each placed six in the region’s top 25 for All-Region honors. Twelve more teams followed with their top five scorers earning the All-Region distinction.
Among conferences, The Big 12 and Big Ten each had 26 men make the All-Region list. The Big East (23), Pac-12 (21), ACC (19), SEC (18), and Ivy (12) followed with more than ten listed.
The women’s teams at Georgetown and Florida State each had their full seven earn All-Region nods. Arkansas followed with six and Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Washington, Florida, Texas, and New Mexico all placed five on the list.
The Big Ten led all leagues with 29 women named to the list, followed by the Big East (26), Big 12 (24), Pac-12 (23), ACC (23), SEC (20), and Ivy (12).
Indiana State will host the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Monday, November 21, at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course located at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Ind.
The men’s race will begin at approximately 12:08 p.m. ET, followed by the women’s race at approximately 12:58 p.m. A live webcast of the championships will be broadcast from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET on NCAA.com. In addition, highlights from the championships will be included as part of the CBS NCAA Fall Seasonal Show scheduled to air on Saturday, December 18, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET on CBS HD.
For a complete list of All-Region honorees, visit the USTFCCCA's release.
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