NEW ORLEANS, La. – The honors continue to roll in for senior Kristina Kronauer as she was recently named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Women's Cross Country All-Academic team.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or greater through the most-recent semester and placed in the top 35 at the NCAA Regional Championships. A total of 201 student-athletes represent 104 institutions on the list.
Kronauer, a 2012 All-Centennial Conference and NCAA Mid-East Region honoree led the Owls to one of the programs most successful seasons in team history. At the Centennial Conference Championships, she took home 6th place with a time of 21:39.1 earning her 1st Team Honors. A week later, Kronauer earned a bid in the NCAA Division III Championships following a 4th place finish at the Mid-East Regionals with a time of 22:09.9.
Kronauer became the Owls' second runner to compete at the NCAA Nation Championships, where she finished the 6K race with a time of 22:09.9, good for 145th place. She joins current sophomore Claudia Keep as the only two runners to don the Yellow and White at the national race.
On the season, Kronauer won three races – the LVC Dutchmen Invite, Dickinson's Long and Short Invite – Long Race, and the Seven Sisters Championship. With the win at the annual Seven Sisters Championship, Kronauer became the first Bryn Mawr runner to win the event that was first ran in 1982. At the 2012 Main Line Invite, Kronauer was the top-finishing DIII runner by place 13th in a race that was comprised mostly of DI and DIII teams.