Wahlund Honored as All-Region by USTFCCCA
Release: November 13, 2012
North Dakota State redshirt freshman Brecca Wahlund was among the 225 women's cross country athletes recognized as All-Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in Division I following the Nov. 9 NCAA Regional Championships.
Wahlund becomes the first Bison to earn USTFCCCA All-Region honors in Division I cross country.
Athletes of member schools that finished in the top 25 individually at one of the nine regional sites earned the honor. Wahlund placed 14th out of 211 competitors in the Midwest Region, completing the 6k course in a personal-best 21:06.60.
She led the Bison to a seventh-place team finish - the highest of NDSU's Division I era at the regional meet.
The Florida State women placed all seven runners in the South region's top 25 and were the only team in the country to do so. Arkansas gained six All-Region plaudits while Michigan State, Weber State, Connecticut, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, Washington, Georgetown, and Michigan followed with five.
The Big Ten had 29 women with All-Region honors, the most among the country's conferences. The Pac-12 (23), SEC (23), Big East (23), ACC (22), and Big 12 (18) followed.