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2011 All-Americans Announced

November 21, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2011 Women’s Cross Country All-Americans on Monday. The top-30 individual finishers at the 32nd Annual NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championships held Nov. 19 at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Wash., were bestowed with the accolade.

National champion Obsie Birru of Grand View (Iowa) headlines the honorees as the only four-time All-American. The Des Moines, Iowa, native, posted finishes of 18th, eighth and third before winning it all as a senior.

A trio of individuals earned their third nod: senior Lauren Jimison of Azusa Pacific (Calif.), Eastern Oregon junior Karlee Coffey and Caitlin Villarreal, a senior at Cal State San Marcos.

Nine runners became two-time All-Americans, while 17 others posted their first top-30 finish.

NAME YR. SCHOOL
Obsie Birru Sr. Grand View (Iowa)
Lauren Jimison Sr. Azusa Pacific (Calif.)
Karlee Coffey Jr. Eastern Oregon
Maria Bernard Fr. British Columbia
Poppy Lawman Jr. Azusa Pacific (Calif.)
Suzanne Cornwell Sr. Cal State San Marcos
Kelly Thompson Jr. Cal State San Marcos
Sharon Ronoh Jr. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Jordan Arnold Sr. Friends (Kan.)
Sora Klopfenstein So. College of Idaho
Sarah Massey Sr. Shorter (Ga.)
Aleona Reyes So. Jamestown (N.D.)
Sarah Kortze Jr. Concordia (Neb.)
Kate Stuart Sr. Westmont (Calif.)
Danielle Brenon Sr. Houghton (N.Y.)
Brittany Petersen Sr. Northwest Christian (Ore.)
Gina Paletta Fr. Concordia (Ore.)
Hillary Holt So. College of Idaho
Gillian Giffen Sr. Milligan (Tenn.)
Stephanie Hescock Sr. Northwest Christian (Ore.)
Maggie Opelt Sr. Lee (Tenn.)
Chelsey Cortez So. Cal State San Marcos
Junia Limage Sr. Concordia (Ore.)
Sara Armstong Sr. Shawnee State (Ohio)
Rachael Dean Sr. Saint Xavier (Ill.)
Melissa Telon So. Azusa Pacific (Calif.)
Bea Foley Sr. Viterbo (Wis.)
Holly Kopp So. The Master’s (Calif.)
Kortney Ellingboe Jr. Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Caitlin Villarreal Sr. Cal State San Marcos