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Herberg Leads All-Pac-12 Honorees

Mar 17, 2021

SEATTLE - Junior Haley Herberg was named 2020-21 Pac-12 Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year today, as she and four other Huskies earned spots on the All-Pac-12 Cross Country Team. Herberg won the individual Pac-12 title, becoming the fifth Husky to win the conference meet and first since 2016.

The All-Pac-12 Teams and athletes of the year are based on the results from the Pac-12 Championships, held back on Mar. 5. A top-seven finish equates to First Team status and a finish in the 8-14 range earned Second Team honors.

Herberg's dramatic wire-to-wire win was the big story of the championship, and she gets First Team honors for the first time with the win. Herberg went from 25th at the 2019 meet to first this year.

All five of UW's All-Pac-12 honorees are being recognized for the first time, including three redshirt or true freshmen.

Freshman Naomi Smith earned Second Team honors for the women with a 14th-place finish.

Junior Isaac Green got his first All-Pac-12 honor, a First Team distinction, as he led the men in seventh-place. Redshirt freshman Luke Houser was 10th for a Second Team honor, and freshman Leo Daschbach, who ran his first collegiate race at Pac-12s, was 12th for Second Team status.

UW cross country finished the season on Monday at the NCAA Championships, one of just three Pac-12 teams to send both squads to nationals. The women finished 13th and the men placed 25th.

2020 PAC-12 CROSS COUNTRY HONORS*

MEN'S ALL-PAC-12 WOMEN'S ALL-PAC-12
First Team First Team
Isaac Green, Jr., Washington Ella Donaghu, Sr., Stanford
Eduardo Herrera, Sr., Colorado Zofia Dudek, Fr., Stanford
Charles Hicks, Fr., Stanford Haley Herberg, Jr., Washington
Jackson Mestler, R-Sr., Oregon Julia Heymach, Sr., Stanford
Victor Ortiz-Rivera, R-Jr., Arizona Rachel McArthur, Sr., Colorado
Alek Parsons, Sr., Stanford Kaylee Mitchell, So., Oregon State
Cole Sprout, Fr., Stanford Poppy Tank, Sr., Utah
   
Second Team Second Team
Callum Bolger, Sr., Stanford Christina Aragon, Sr., Stanford
Leo Daschbach, Fr., Washington Madison Boreman, Sr., Colorado
Devin Hart, Fr., Stanford Micaela Degenero, Gr., Colorado
Alec Hornecker, Sr., Colorado Jessica Lawson, Sr., Stanford
Luke Houser, R-Fr., Washington Erin Mullins, R-Jr., Washington State
Ky Robinson, Fr., Stanford Abby Nichols, Gr., Colorado
Austin Vancil, So., Colorado Naomi Smith, Fr., Washington
   
Men's Athlete of the Year Women's Athlete of the Year
Eduardo Herrera, Sr., Colorado Haley Herberg, Jr., Washington
   
Men's Freshman of the Year Women's Freshman of the Year
Charles Hicks, Fr., Stanford Zofia Dudek, Fr., Stanford
   
Men's Coach of the Year Women's Coach of the Year
Ricardo Santos, Stanford J.J. Clark, Stanford