Both the Valparaiso men's and women's cross country teams have been awarded U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team honors for the 2008 season, as announced today by the USTFCCCA.
Lindsey Gilman (South Bend, Ind./Marian), Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) and Caitlin Sauerhage (Rising Sun, Ind./Rising Sun [Indiana]) were all named to the 11-athlete Horizon League Academic All-League squad for women's cross country, while Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) received the same recognition on the men's side.
For the second straight year, Valpo senior Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) has been named the Horizon League Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year. Rolf is the first runner in Crusader cross country history to earn multiple League Athlete of the Year honors.
Crusader senior Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) earned All-Region honors for the fourth time in as many years as the Valparaiso women's cross country team closed out its 2008 campaign with a 28th place finish Saturday at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in West Lafayette, Ind.
Senior Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) made her first victory of the season a big one Saturday, taking the Horizon League individual championship in Green Bay, Wis. while helping the Valparaiso women's squad to a fourth-place team finish.
Crusader senior Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) was named the Horizon League Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week today after her second-place finish at the Evansville Invitational on Saturday.
Led by Laura Rolf's (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) season-best second-place finish, the Crusader women's cross country team ran to a sixth-place finish Saturday morning at the Evansville Invitational.
The Valparaiso men's and women's cross country teams, which were originally scheduled to compete next Saturday, October 18 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind., will run at the Evansville Invitational on the 18th instead.
The Valparaiso women's cross country team made an immediate impact on the Horizon League in its first season running in the new league, as Laura Rolf captured the individual championship and the Crusaders ran to a fourth-place team finish at the league championships.
The Valparaiso men's and women's cross country teams will compete four times, including once over their home course at Sunset Hills Farm Park, before heading to the Horizon League Championships as head coach Mike Straubel released the teams' schedules today.