July 30, 2012
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced that Luther College juniors Christina Storlie (Decorah, Iowa) and Addy Rickels (Vinton, Iowa) have been named to the 2012 Division III All-Academic Track & Field team.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have met either of the following athletic standards: a student-athlete must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 25 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org.
Storlie, a 2009 graduate of Decorah High School, was Luther’s lone national qualifier at the NCAA III National Outdoor Championships, qualifying for a second consecutive year in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Prior to qualifying for the national meet, Storlie earned her second all-conference performance in this event finishing as the runner-up at the IIAC Outdoor Championships. In 2011 she was crowned the IIAC champion.
Rickels, a 2009 graduate of Vinton-Shellsburg High School, was named Luther’s Most Valuable Performer for field events/multi-events. She was an outdoor all-conference performer in the heptathlon placing second with a personal best of 4,172 points that ranks seventh all-time.