SEWARD, Neb. – The honors just keep pouring in for Concordia star senior runner Sarah Kortze. An All-American performer in both cross country and track and field, the Rockford, Ill., collected Capital One College Division Academic All-America® Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field First Team recognition on Monday, as announced by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The latest accolade comes on the heels of Kortze being named Lincoln Journal Star State College Female Athlete of the Year on June 13. Kortze went up for Academic All-America honors after originally being selected to the academic all-district 6 team of the college division.
The biology and physical science major is well-known for her excellence in the classroom in addition to her success as a runner. She has been named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete in each of the past two seasons for both cross country and track and field.
Kortze earned GPAC Cross Country Runner of the Year honors in 2012 and won 2013 conference outdoor track titles in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs. She broke her own school record with a 10,000 meter time of 36:33.47 at the Drake Relays on April 25. On Sept. 19, 2012, she grabbed NAIA National Runner of the Week honors.
In cross country, Kortze is a two-time All-American and a three-time all-conference performer.
Junior Benjamin Hinckfoot and Colin Morrissey joined Kortze as Capital One Academic All-District honorees. All-district selections were announced on May 30.