By: Sam Knehans, Communications & Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The thirty-two team field and individual qualifiers for the NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championships were announced by the national office Monday.
Defending national champion British Columbia, which has been ranked No. 1 throughout the 2013 season, headlines the 32-team women’s field made up of 21 conference, independent and unaffiliated grouping champions; two conference, independent, and unaffiliated grouping runners-up and nine at-large selections.
Cal State San Marcos, Carroll (Mont.), Indiana Tech, The Master’s (Calif.), Northwest Christian (Ore.), Oklahoma City, St. Francis (Ill.), Texas Wesleyan and Westmont (Calif.) were the at-large selections. Each of the at-large selections was ranked in the final regular-season poll, which can be found here.
For information about the conference, independent and unaffiliated grouping champions that received automatic berths to the national championships, click here.
Beyond the 32-team field, 103 individuals—representing 63 institutions—will also compete at the NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championships on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kan. The women’s 5-kilometer race will begin at 11:45 a.m. CST, following the men’s 8-kilometer race at 10:30 a.m. CST.
For all other information regarding the Women’s Cross Country National Championships, click here.
2013 NAIA Women's Cross Country National Championships
|Baker (Kan.)||Heart of America Athletic Conference Champion|
|Biola (Calif.)||Golden State Athletic Conference Champion|
|Blue Mountain (Miss.)||Southern States Athletic Conference Runner-Up|
|Brenau (Ga.)||Southern States Athletic Conference Champion|
|Brescia (Ky.)||Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Champion|
|British Columbia||Association of Independent Institutions Champion|
|Cal State San Marcos||At-Large|
|College of Idaho||Cascade Collegiate Conference Champion|
|Cornerstone (Mich.)||Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Champion|
|Dordt (Iowa)||Great Plains Athletic Conference Champion|
|Kansas Wesleyan||Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Champion|
|Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||Frontier Conference Champion|
|Milligan (Tenn.)||Appalachian Athletic Conference Champion|
|Northwest Christian (Ore.)||At-Large|
|Oklahoma Baptist||Sooner Athletic Conference Champion|
|Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Champion|
|Ottawa (Kan.)||Host (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Runner-Up)|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)||Red River Athletic Conference Champion|
|SCAD Savannah (Ga.)||The Sun Conference Champion|
|Shawnee State (Ohio)||Mid-South Conference Champion|
|Simpson (Calif.)||California Pacific Conference Champion|
|St. Ambrose (Iowa)||Midwest Collegiate Conference Champion|
|St. Francis (Ill.)||At-Large|
|St. Mary (Neb.)||Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Champion|
|Taylor (Ind.)||Crossroads League Champion|
|The Master's (Calif.)||At-Large|
|William Woods (Mo.)||American Midwest Conference Champion|