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Stephanie Cotter - NCAA Div II Woman Athlete of the Year 2019

Stephanie Cotter Named NCAA Div II National Cross-Country Athlete of the Year 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Tuesday November 26th 2019


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Following on from her record breaking winning run in the NCAA Division II Cross-Country Championships, in Sacramento, California, last Saturday, Stephanie Cotter, Adams State University and West Muskerry AC, has, today, been nominated as the NCAA Division II Women's Cross-Country National Athlete of the Year. 

Stephanie has had a fabulous season, turning out in three NCAA cross-country events, and won all three, and led Adams State Women's team - 'The Grizzlies' - to Div II team Gold. Among the Grizzlies team, finishing in second and third places last Saturday, were sisters Roisin and Eilish Flanagan, from Co. Tyrone club, Carmen Runners AC. To crown a great weekend for the trio, they were also named on the Irish Junior Women's team for the European Cross Country Championships, in Lisbon, on December 8th next.


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NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday Nov 26th– National Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2019 NCAA Division II Cross Country season were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) following the conclusion of the National Championship meet.


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The awards were voted on by member coaches based on results from both the postseason and during the regular season.

Women’s National Athlete of the Year

Stephanie Cotter, Adams State

Cotter, a sophomore from Cork, Ireland, only raced three times this season, but made each of them count, none more so than at the NCAA DII Cross Country Championships this past weekend.

It was in Sacramento, California, where Cotter covered the 6K track in 19:15.5, and became the first woman in NCAA DII history to break the 20-minute barrier at the National meet. Cotter also won individual titles at the South Central Region Championships, as well as at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships.



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