FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2017
USTFCCCA Recognizes NE10 XC Student-Athletes
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Stonehill's Nicole Borofski and American International's Leakey Kipkosgei picked up All-America honors this fall as cross country student-athletes from the Northeast-10 Conference were recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) with postseason accolades.
It is the second straight season in which Borofski and Kipkosgei have represented the NE10 as USTFCCCA All-Americans in cross country. Both were named the NE10 Cross Country Athletes of the Year back in October.
Kipkosgei finished 14th in the 10K race at the NCAA Championships on Nov. 19 with a time of 30:43.4, helping AIC finish 22nd in the men's standings. The sophomore also picked up USTFCCCA East Region Men's Athlete of the Year laurels after winning the individual title and guiding AIC to the team title at the NCAA East Regionals on Nov. 5.
Borofski capped off her cross country career as the first two-time All-American in Stonehill program history, finishing the 6K NCAA Championship race in 19th place at 21:08.1 to help the Skyhawks place 22nd in the women's standings. The senior was named USTFCCCA East Region Women's Athlete of the Year after taking home her second straight individual title at the NCAA East Regionals while leading Stonehill to the team crown.
The NE10 also had 39 student-athletes land all-region accolades for their performances at the East Regionals. Stonehill led the way on the women's side with seven honorees, while AIC and Stonehill led on the men's side with five apiece. Additionally, the USTFCCCA tabbed AIC's Leo Mayo as the East Region Men's Coach of the Year and Stonehill's Karen Boen the East Region Women's Coach of the Year.
ABOUT THE NE10
The NE10 is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.