NEW ORLEANS – All-Americans for the 2017 NCAA Division II Cross Country season were announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). A total of 10 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) student-athletes earned All-America honors by finishing among the top-40 at the 2017 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships this past weekend in the men's and women's races.
Tiffin's James Ngandu capped off a storied cross country career by winning the 2017 NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country National Championship completing the Angel Mounds course in 30:18.8.
The men's runner-up Grand Valley State notched five All-Americans after all five of its scorers finished in the top-34. Runner-up Zach Panning led the way for GVSU, followed by Enael Woldemichael, Wuoi Mach, Brady Selner and Abe Visser.
The GVSU women posted a sixth place finish with three individuals earning All-America honors, including Allie Ludge, 2017 GLIAC Champion Gina Patterson and Kelly Haubert. Northern Michigan senior Kameron Burmeister also earned the high distinction thanks to a 26th place finish as the Wildcats took 13th as a team.
Only athletes that compete for USTFCCCA member institutions are eligible to earn All-America status.