NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) recently announced the All-Region honorees for the 2016-17 NCAA Division II indoor track & field season.
The top-five individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the regions' top-3 relay teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast and West – match those used during the cross country season.
On the women's side 493 women captured the honor from 120 different institutions.
Grand Valley State led the women's pack with 26 total team honorees. Lee (Tenn.) posted 25 and Adams State owned 23. Shorter, Southern Connecticut and Alabama-Huntsville had 20 apiece.
West Virginia Wesleyan's Lauren Cvechko was honored twice, for the high jump and pentathlon.
A whopping 572 men captured the award from 119 different institutions.
Leading the way individually was Josiah Brooks of Lee (Tenn.).
The sophomore from Athens, Georgia, was the lone 6-time honoree in all of Division II, picking up the honors for the 60 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 4 x 400 relay, long jump and triple jump.
As a team, the men's program at Lee (Tenn.) hauled in 26 total honorees, while American International (24), Alabama-Huntsville (23), Southern Connecticut (22) and Mount Olive (22) were right behind.
Wesleyan's Tavaris Anderson was the lone Bobcat honored as he earned the distinction in the long jump.
"I am very proud of Tavaris and Lauren for this honor," remarked head coach Jesse Skiles. "They both materialized some amazing indoor seasons to complement the league MVP seasons they posted last spring."
For a full listing of regional honorees, please click here.