Nine members of the Luther College women's cross country team have been named to the American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) 2018 Fall Sports All-Academic Team.
To qualify for all-academic team honors, a student-athlete must be in their sophomore, junior or senior year of eligibility, have maintained a grade point average of 3.50 or greater on a 4.0 scale, have attended the school for at least a year, and be a member of the varsity team.
All-academic teams are sponsored three times a year, fall, winter and spring. The fall sports all-academic team is comprised of student-athletes from the sports of men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, football, volleyball, women’s tennis, and women’s golf.
Earning all-academic team recognition were seniors Ananda Easley (Dubuque, Iowa/Senior), Payton Knutson (Owatonna, Minn.), Madeline Miller (Iowa City, Iowa/West) and Ally Peters (Mankato, Minn./West); juniors Emmy Buntrock (Rochester, Minn./Dover-Eyota) and Vera Lindhorst (St. Cloud, Minn./Tech); sophomores Gretchen Blain (Spearfish, S.D.), Laura Duffield (Rochester, Minn./Century) and Amelia Hornseth (St. Paul, Minn./Nova Classical Academy).
Easley and Knutson are being recognized for the third time, while Buntrock, Lindhorst, Miller and Peters are making their second appearance on the team.