NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship

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NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2013 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships
NCAA logo.svg
Sport Cross country
Founded 1981
Most recent champion(s) Providence (2)
Abbey D'Agostino, Dartmouth
TV partner(s) ESPNU
Official website NCAA.com

The NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship is the cross country championship held by the National Collegiate Athletic Association each autumn for individual runners and cross country teams from universities in Division I. Teams and individual runners qualify for the championship at regional competitions approximately a week before the national championships. The championship has been held annually since 1981.

History[edit]

The Division I national championship race included 13 teams in 1981, 16 teams from 1982 to 1988 and 22 teams from 1989 to 1997. Beginning in 1998, the national championship race has included 31 teams. Teams compete in one of nine regional championships to qualify. In addition to the 31 teams, 38 individual runners qualify for the national championship.[1]

The race distance from 1981 to 1999 was 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Since 2000 the race distance has been 6,000 meters (3.7 miles).[2]

Cross country was one of twelve women's sports added to the NCAA championship program for the 1981–82 school year, as the NCAA engaged in battle with the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women for sole governance of women's collegiate sports. The AIAW continued to conduct its established championship program in the same twelve (and other) sports; however, after a year of dual women's championships, the NCAA conquered the AIAW and usurped its authority and membership.

Villanova University has won more NCAA Division I women's titles (9) than any other school, followed by Stanford University with 5. Brigham Young University and North Carolina State University have competed in the most NCAA Division I women's championships (25). Villanova has had the most individual NCAA Division I women's cross country champions (9).[2]

Past champions[edit]

NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship
Year Host City
(University)
Team Championship Individual Championship
Winner Score Runner-up Score Winner
(University)
Time
1981
Details
Wichita, KS
(Wichita State)
Virginia 36 Oregon 81 Betty Jo Springs
(NC State)
16:19.0
1982
Details
Bloomington, IN
(Indiana)
Virginia 48 Stanford 91 Lesley Welch
(Virginia)
16:39.7
1983
Details
Bethlehem, PA
(Lehigh)
Oregon 95 Stanford 98 Betty Jo Springs
(NC State)
16:30.7
1984
Details
State College, PA
(Penn State)
Wisconsin 63 Stanford 89 Cathy Branta
(Wisconsin)
16:15.6
1985
Details
Milwaukee, WI
(Marquette)
Wisconsin 58 Iowa State 98 Suzie Tuffey
(NC State)
16:22.53
1986
Details
Tucson, AZ
(Arizona)
Texas 62 Wisconsin 64 Angela Chalmers
(Northern Arizona)
16:55.49
1987
Details
Charlottesville, VA
(Virginia)
Oregon 97 NC State 99 Kimberly Betz
(Indiana)
16:10.85
1988
Details
Ames, IA
(Iowa State)
Kentucky 75 Oregon 128 Michelle Dekkers
(Indiana)
16:30.00
1989
Details
Annapolis, MD
(Navy)
Villanova 99 Kentucky 168 Vicki Huber
(Villanova)
15:59.86
1990
Details
Knoxville, TN
(Tennessee)
Villanova 82 Providence 172 Sonia O'Sullivan
(Villanova)
16:06.00
1991
Details
Tucson, AZ
(Arizona)
Villanova 85 Arkansas 168 Sonia O'Sullivan
(Villanova)
16:30.3
1992
Details
Bloomington, IN
(Indiana)
Villanova 123 Arkansas 130 Carole Zajac
(Villanova)
17:01.9
1993
Details
Bethlehem, PA
(Lehigh)
Villanova 66 Arkansas 71 Carole Zajac
(Villanova)
16:40.3
1994
Details
Fayetteville, AR
(Arkansas)
Villanova 75 Michigan 108 Jennifer Rhines
(Villanova)
16:31.2
1995
Details
Ames, IA
(Iowa State)
Providence 88 Colorado 123 Kathy Butler
{Wisconsin)
16:51
1996
Details
Tucson, AZ
(Arizona)
Stanford 101 Villanova 106 Amy Skieresz
(Arizona)
17:04
1997
Details
Greenville, SC
(Furman)
BYU 100 Stanford 102 Carrie Tollefson
(Villanova)
16:29
1998
Details
Lawrence, KS
(Kansas)
Villanova 106 BYU 110 Katie McGregor
(Michigan)
16:47.21
1999
Details
Bloomington, IN
(Indiana)
BYU 72 Arkansas 125 Erica Palmer
(Wisconsin)
16:39.5
2000
Details
Ames, IA
(Iowa State)
Colorado 117 BYU 167 Kara Grgas-Wheeler
(Colorado)
20:30.5
2001
Details
Greenville, SC
(Furman)
BYU 62 NC State 148 Tara Chaplin
(Arizona)
20:24
2002
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
BYU 85 Stanford 113 Shalane Flanagan
(North Carolina)
19:36.0
2003
Details
Cedar Falls, IA
(Northern Iowa)
Stanford 120 BYU 128 Shalane Flanagan
(North Carolina)
19:30.4
2004
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Colorado 63 Duke 144 Kim Smith
(Providence)
20:08.5
2005
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Stanford 146 Colorado 181 Johanna Nilsson
(Northern Arizona)
19:33.9
2006
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Stanford 195 Colorado 223 Sally Kipyego
(Texas Tech)
20:11.1
2007
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Stanford 145 Oregon 177 Sally Kipyego
(Texas Tech)
19:30.9
2008
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Washington 79 Oregon 131 Sally Kipyego
(Texas Tech)
19:28.1
2009
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Villanova 86 Florida State 133 Angela Bizzarri
(Illinois)
19:46.8
2010
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Villanova 120 Florida State 154 Sheila Reid
(Villanova)
20:06.9
2011
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Georgetown 162 Washington 170 Sheila Reid
(Villanova)
19:41.2
2012
Details
Louisville, KY
(Louisville)
Oregon 114 Providence 183 Betsy Saina
(Iowa State)
19:27.9
2013
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Providence 141 Arizona 197 Abbey D'Agostino
(Dartmouth)
20:00.3

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