Pierce, Salois and Wagner Named to the 2006 DII National All-Academic Team

(women’s cross country)–Three Florida Tech female cross country student-athletes were named to the 2006 USTFCCAA NCAA Division II All Academic Women’s
Cross Country Team. Junior Carolyn Salois
(Palm Bay, Fla.) is a three time All-Academic member while senior Jamie Wagner (Arlington Heights, Ill.) is a two
time member. Freshman Megan Pierce
(Seely, Wis.) is a first time honoree.

Salois has also been named a Sunshine State Conference Runner of the Week for 2004, 2005 & 2006. She is also a two time Florida Tech Scholar Athlete
and three time SSC Commissioner’s List of Outstanding Achievement. She is a Chemistry Education Major who predominately heal the number one spot on the
team this season finishing with a .807 winning percentage. Salois grabbed five top 20 finishes including a runner up finish with a career best 19:43 5K and
23:26 6K.

Wagner is four time SSC Commissioners List of Outstanding Achievement member and three time Florida Tech Scholar Athlete. She was highlighted early last
year in the National Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s magazine after organizing Florida Tech’s FCA chapter. She is a Marine Biology major who finished off
her senior year with her highest winning percentage at .644 for the 2006 season. Wagner garnered three top twenty finished with a career best 21:01 5K and
24:56 6K.

Newcomer Pierce is a 2006 Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll member and completed her freshman campaign in the number two position with a .658 winning
percentage. She had three top twenty finishes with a career best 20:45 5K and 24:35 6K. The 5’2” first year runner is majoring in Environmental Science at

Along with the three individual honors the team was also honored as a 2006 DII National All-Academic Team by the Coaches Association.

Esther Komen showed last fall that she’s the top Division II women’s cross country performer in the country. The Western State star won the NCAA Division
II women’s cross country title in November, finishing six seconds in front of the field.

Komen is hardly one-dimensional, however. With a 3.507 grade-point average, she’s also the NCAA Division II All-Academic Women’s Cross Country Athlete of
the Year.

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today that Komen is one of 170 female student-athletes to earn Division
II Cross Country All-Academic Women’s Individual Awards.

Komen, a sophomore from Iten, Kenya, was named the NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year following a season in which she placed first
in her three biggest meets – the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships, North Central Regionals, and the NCAA Championships. Komen finished
second in each of those races in 2005 as a Western State freshman.

To qualify for Division II All-Academic honors, student-athletes must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 (on 4.0 scale) and finish in
the top 30 at the regional cross country championships.

Adams State, the 2006 NCAA Division II women’s cross country champions, had four athletes earn All-Academic individual honors. Tanya Gaurmer, Lavenna
Mullenbach, Brittany Somers and Heather Wood helped the Grizzles earn recognition last week as the Division II All-Academic Women’s Cross Country Team of
the Year.

Fourteen All-Academic women’s honorees had 4.0 GPAs.

Kim Hogarth of Western State is the Division II All-Academic Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year.

For more information, see www.ustfccca.org.

2006 NCAA Division II All-Academic Women’s Cross Country
Individual Honors

Hayley Garner Abilene Christian University
Tanya Gaurmer Adams State College
Lavenna Mullenbach Adams State College
Brittany Somers Adams State College
Heather Wood Adams State College
Emily Harden Alabama Huntsville, University of
Andrea Kruszka Alabama Huntsville, University of
Erin Zellers Alabama Huntsville, University of
Trista McIntyre Angelo State University
Becky Yoder Ashland University
Traci Lyn Gimbel Barton College
Brooke Richardson Barton College
Irine Chepkoech Benedict College
Meg Bouchard Bentley College
Melissa Nash Bentley College
Samantha Robbins Bentley College
Caroline Sheedy Bentley College
Sarah Bounds Bloomsburg University
Amber Hackenberg Bloomsburg University
Karen Hause Bloomsburg University
Bethany Schwing Bloomsburg University
Tonia Zangari Bloomsburg University
Kerri Drennan C.W. Post Campus at Long Island University
Natalie Johnston C.W. Post Campus at Long Island University
Karla Alburez California State University, Los Angeles
Rebecca Southworth Cal State University San Bernardino
Erin Frier California State University Stanislaus
Rori Godsey Catawba College
Laura Adams Central Missouri, University of
Sandy Davidson Central Missouri, University of
Alison Kelly Central Missouri, University of
Gina Kennison Central Missouri, University of
Danielle Nagel Central Missouri, University of
Dani Wagaman Central Missouri, University of
Rachel Bleakney Bailey Central Washington University
Katie Hummel Central Washington University
Kate Ehrensberger Clarion University
Erin Richard Clarion University
Autumn Shaffer Clarion University
Tasha Wheatley Clarion University
Shannon Townley Coker College
Veronica Bible Drury University
Elizabeth Hurford Drury University
Jessica Zephyrs Drury University
Beatriz Hernandez East Central University
Amanda Bradbury East Stroudsburg University
Jess Chong East Stroudsburg University
Cari Ann Gerbino East Stroudsburg University
Tiff Sauber East Stroudsburg University
Rachael Lanzel Edinboro University
Robyn Lee Emporia State University
Mikinzie Stuart Ferris State University
Emily Gauger Findlay, University of
Samantha Herdrich Findlay, University of
Jessica Latham Findlay, University of
Alana Margraf Findlay, University of
Brittany Zellner Findlay, University of
Cadie Sly Florida Gulf Coast University
Katy Steffan Florida Gulf Coast University
Megan Pierce Florida Tech University
Carolyn Salois Florida Tech University
Jamie Wagner Florida Tech University

Bridget Brown Fort Hays State University
Ashlee Orr Fort Hays State University
Monica Bishop Fort Lewis College
Jessica Quigley Fort Lewis College
Emily Roser Fort Lewis College
Laura Aderman Grand Valley State University
Lauren Bader Grand Valley State University
Kelly Gibbons Grand Valley State University
Sarah Jaquith Grand Valley State University
Stacey Kandas Grand Valley State University
Suzie Rivard Grand Valley State University
Ashley Wharton Grand Valley State University
Mary Brown Harding University
Gosia Drazkowska Harding University
Jess Fisher Harding University
Laura Devine Hillsdale College
Jennifer Gunderson Hillsdale College
Alissa Hall Hillsdale College
Kathleen Smith Hillsdale College
Nicole Blaesser Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Maureen Newell Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Cheryl Dingman Kutztown University
Joanna Horstmann Kutztown University
Stephanie Williams Kutztown University
Katie Scott Lake Superior State University
Kelsey R. Ryan Le Moyne College
Genna Eisenmann Lenoir-Rhyne College
Terran Wertz Lewis University
Alyssa Douma Lock Haven University
Shala Simms Lock Haven University
Rachel Hall Mansfield University
Tricia Learn Mansfield University
Elizabeth Head Mars Hill College
Keely Hollahan Mars Hill College
Ashley McCauley Mars Hill College
Katherine Prichard Mars Hill College
Sarah Brassard Massachusetts Lowell, University of
Sarah Merullo Massachusetts Lowell, University of
Amanda Sousa Massachusetts Lowell, University of
Jacquelyn Chase Merrimack College
Alison O’Brien Merrimack College
Kristina Owen Michigan Tech University
Jessica Pontius Michigan Tech University
Priscilla Jennings Millersville University
Lauren Pettis Millersville University
Kristin Zinsmaster Minnesota Duluth, University of
Abbey Adams Missouri Southern State University
Jacquelyn Dibbern Nebraska Kearney, University of
Alissa Von Schmidt New Haven, University of
Rachelle Duerre North Dakota, University of
Amanda Gefroh North Dakota, University of
Kristy Keithley North Dakota, University of
Margaret Landberg North Dakota, University of
Callie Malone North Dakota, University of
Julianne Hoekzema Northern Kentucky University
Kelly Ahern Northern Michigan University
Laura Dewitt Northern Michigan University
Stephanie Mishica Northern Michigan University
Brooke Rediger Northern Michigan University
Karah Spencer Northwest Missouri State University
Ashley Puga Northwest Nazarene University
Stefi Cevallos Nova Southeastern University
Courtney Clearwaters Nova Southeastern University
Bridget Haley Nova Southeastern University
Julie Jones Pittsburg State University
Venessa Lee Pittsburg State University
Rachel Sneddon Pittsburg State University
Amy VanGundy Pittsburg State University
Katherine Carmen Queens University of Charlotte
Amber McClain Queens University of Charlotte
Jena McClure Queens University of Charlotte
Rebecca Rudey Saginaw Valley State University
Oghogho Aifuwa Sciences in Philadelphia, University of the
Karin Rohde Seattle Pacific University
Suzanne Strickler Seattle Pacific University
Megan Wrightman Seattle Pacific University
Rebecca Fowler Shippensburg University
Allison Rineer Shippensburg University
Kim Smith Slippery Rock University
Raissa Weiss Slippery Rock University
Melissa Burgin Southern Indiana, University of
Kathy Goebel Southern Indiana, University of
Allison Shafer Southern Indiana, University of
Courtney Ayers Southwest Baptist University
Amy Broadhurst Southwest Baptist University
Alyssa Maggart Southwest Baptist University
Tessa Franz St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College
Veronica Gobeyn St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College
Leah Nicolson St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College
Alyson Trovato St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College
Jill Allen Stonehill College
Dana DeIngenis Stonehill College
Jennifer Gardynsla Stonehill College
Jacquie Faust Truman State University
Sarah Alston Tusculum College
Megan Hallinan West Chester University
Kristie Kershaw West Chester University
Rebecca MacNeill West Chester University
Lauren Brooks West Florida, University of
Jisel Bailon West Texas A&M University
Esther Komen Western State College
Agnes Kroneraff Western State College
Amber Hines Wingate University
Ashley Hubbard Wingate University
Naomi Fulton Wisconsin Parkside, University of
Valerie Kelly Wisconsin Parkside, University of
Jessica Lamp Wisconsin Parkside, University of
Jill Winkler Wisconsin Parkside, University of

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