2010 Big Ten Women's Cross Country Season in Review
Dec. 8, 2010
Big Ten women's cross country was well-represented at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, with four teams and six at-large individuals competing in the final event of the 2010 season. Wisconsin's Emily Sisson finished in 14th place to lead all Big Ten runners. Minnesota's Stephanie Price took 31st, followed by Michigan State's Emily MacLeod in 37th. With their top-40 finishes, each runner earned All-America status.
Michigan put together the best team finish among Big Ten squads, finishing 22nd. Michigan State followed closely behind, taking 23rd. Penn State finished 26th with Minnesota rounding out the Big Ten contingent in 27th.
The three Big Ten All-Americans also added conference and regional individual awards to their collection. MacLeod took home Big Ten and Great Lakes Region Women's Athlete of the Year, while Price earned Midwest Region Athlete of the Year honors. Sisson reeled in the Big Ten Freshman of the Year award.
Michigan State head coach Walt Drenth collected Big Ten and Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year laurels after guiding the Spartans to their third conference title and first regional title since 2007.