Schultz Sisters Earn All-Region Honors From USTFCCCA; Courtney Schultz Qualifies Individually For NCAA Championships

New Mexico State women's cross country seniors Courtney and Camille Schultz earned All-Region accolades after placing 6th (20:26.6) and 21st (21:10.4) respectively at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships last weekend in Fort Collins, Colo., it was announced Monday by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Athletes of member schools that finished in the top 25 individually at one of the nine regional sites earned the honor.

The Schultz sisters was two of the three women to represent the Western Athletic Conference on the list, joining Alex Litzsinger from Utah State who finished 19th (21:08.4). Overall, a total of 450 men and women athletes earned All-Region honors.

This is the first All-Region honor for Camille Schultz and the fourth consecutive All-Regional honor for Courtney after earning All-Region in her previous three Mountain Regional meets.

On Sunday night the NCAA unveiled their team and individual qualifiers for the 2012 Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships.

Thirty-eight individuals were selected to participate in each championship through an automatic qualifier and at-large selection process. All individual qualifiers finished in the top 25 in their region.

Courtney Schultz was one of four individuals to qualify from the Mountain Regional joining UTEP's Risper Kimaiyo, Northern Arizona's Rochelle Kanuho and Utah's Amanda Mergaert.

Louisville will host the Championships on Saturday, Nov. 17, at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. The women’s race will begin at noon ET, followed by the men’s race at 1:15 p.m. ET.