TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – All-America honors for the 2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country season were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Three members of the Florida State cross country teams captured those accolades.
Athletes from member institutions earned All-America recognition by finishing among the top-40 athletes in their gender’s respective races on Monday at the 2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
The women’s team finished the cross country season ranked 15th after heading into the NCAA Championships 18th. The Seminoles made their debut in the week one poll at No. 21 on Oct. 27.
FSU crowed two All-America runners in the women’s 6k for the first time since 2012. Junior Maudie Skyring and sophomore Rebecca Clark brought home FSU’s 25th and 26th All-American honor in school history.
“I couldn’t be more ecstatic with these two getting All-American,” FSU head coach Kelly Phillips said. “They both ran indoors and earned All-American honors there and for them to come back and do it again a few days later in cross country was amazing,
“A few weeks ago, Maudie wasn’t even going to do cross country,” Phillips added. “She was going to focus on track and Rebecca being so young, they just shocked me. They were incredible this weekend and I’m so proud of them.”
Junior Adriaan Wildschutt was the national runner-up in the 10k, becoming FSU’s first All-American since 2012.
“Adriaan’s journey to NCAA runner-up is an improbable one,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “Injuries and inexperience resulted in him finishing 198th in 2019. This All-American honor was hard-earned and just an incredible performance.”
Maudie Skyring • JR • Wollongong, Australia
Rebecca Clark • SO • Mount Dora, Fla.
Adriaan Wildschutt • JR • Ceres, South Africa
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