LAS CRUCES, N.M.-Senior
Courtney Schultz will represent New Mexico State University in Louisville, Ky.,
where she will compete in the NCAA National Championships in cross country on
Saturday, Nov. 17.
Schultz qualified for the NCAA National Championships after
he sixth-place finish at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships in Fort
Collins, Colo., on Nov. 9. Schultz ran
the women's 6K in a time of 20:26.6.
This is the second-straight year Schultz qualified for the
NCAA National Championships. In 2011, Schultz
placed 88th overall in the women's 6K with a time of 20:55.1. Schultz completed the first 3,000m under 10
minutes, which placed her in the top 30 at that point in the race.
Schultz is coming off one of the best seasons of any cross
country runner in NM State history, and will finish her career at NM State as
one of the most decorated athletes ever to run in the cross country program.
Schultz was named Western Athletic Conference Athlete of the
Week on three different occasions during the 2012 season. Her first time winning the award came the
week of Aug. 27-Sept. 2, when she placed first overall at the Lobo Invitational
in Albuquerque, N.M., to open up the cross country season. Schultz later won the award for the week of
Sept. 24-30, when she placed second overall at the Rim Rock Collegiate
Invitational in Lawrence, Kan., and finished the particular course design as
second all-time for the event. Schultz
won the award for a third time for the week of Oct. 8-14, when she placed first
overall at the Bronco Invitational in Sunnyvale, Calif.
At the WAC Championships in Ruston, La., Schultz finished
second overall and earning a spot on the first team all-WAC with a time of
17:25.81. Schultz has finished first for
NM State in every event she has competed in this season.
Schultz has earned many awards and will likely find a spot
in the NM State record books as one of the most decorated runners during the
history of the school's cross country program.
Schultz has been named to the first team all-WAC all four years of her
career at NM State. Schultz was named
WAC Freshman of the Year in 2009.
Schultz was also named WAC Athlete of the Year for three straight years,
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