Six Triathletes Named All-American
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The College Triathlon Coaches Association (CTCA) released its list of collegiate triathlon All-Americans, recognizing women's varsity student-athletes and teams that excelled on the race course during the 2021 season. Six Sun Devil triathletes were recognized with honors.
Hannah Henry, Amber Schlebusch and Kyla Roy were named to the First Team All-American list while Kira Stanley and Alexe Coursol earned Second Team All-American honors. Audrey Ernst was an honorable mention for the Sun Devils.
"I'm incredibly proud of this team for their extremely high level of performances in competition and in the classroom," head coach Cliff English said. "Generation after generation, Sun Devil Triathlon student-athletes continue to keep the bar raised at the highest level for future triathletes to come."
Seven athletes were chosen across three All-American teams for each division – first team, second team and honorable mention.
The 2021 women's varsity collegiate season saw athletes compete in three qualifying races beginning in September, before lining up for the National Championship event that took place Nov. 11 in Tempe, Arizona. To date, 37 schools offer triathlon at the varsity level for women, including nine at the NCAA Division I level, 15 in Division II and 13 in Division III. Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania (DII), was the latest school to earn its varsity status in June.
Deemed an NCAA Emerging Sport for Women in 2014, triathlon has a 10-year window to demonstrate sustainability as an NCAA Championship sport by recruiting at least 40 varsity programs by 2024.
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First Team All-American
Kira Gupta Baltazar (University of San Francisco)
Hannah Henry (Arizona State University)
Gillian Cridge (University of San Francisco)
Molly Elliot (University of San Francisco)
Madisen Lavin (University of South Dakota)
Amber Schlebusch (Arizona State University)
Kyla Roy (Arizona State University)
Second Team All-American
Alexandrine Coursol (Arizona State University)
Freya McKinley (University of Denver)
Micah Poellet (University of South Dakota)
Izi Belogay (East Tennessee State University)
Kira Stanley (Arizona State University)
Olivia Ebenstein (University of Denver)
Ella Kubas (University of South Dakota)
Audrey Ernst (Arizona State University)
Yasmin Rieger (Wagner College)
Leah Drengenberg (University of South Dakota)
Sarah Plant (East Tennessee State University)
Avarie Faulkner (University of Denver)
Katherine Badham (University of San Francisco)
Clara Normand (Wagner College)