For the second consecutive year, Calvin College senior Lauren Strohbehn has been named a CoSIDA Academic All-American. Strohbehn has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America first team in the women's track and field/cross country division. A year ago, she was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America second team.
2016-17 Division III CoSIDA Academic All-America Teams for Track and Field/Cross Country
Strohbehn hails from Stillwater, Minnesota. She is a graduate of St. Croix Preparatory High School. Strohbehn has put together a standout career of distance running on both the Calvin cross country and track and field teams.
During the cross country season this fall, she was named to the All-MIAA first team and to the Great Lakes All-Region team. She placed 80th at the NCAA III Cross Country Championships, helping the Knights place ninth in the final team standings.
In 2015, Strohbehn was the MIAA's Most Valuable Runner for cross country and the Great Lakes Regional Athlete of the Year after taking first at the MIAA Championships and at the Great Lakes Regionals. She also took first place at the Calvin Knight Invite in mid-September and was subsequently named the Division III National Runner of the Week by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. At the NCAA III Championships, she just missed NCAA III All-America honors, placing 40th individually.
She has also had a decorated track and field career, earning NCAA III All-America honors last year in the 10,000 meters with a third place finish in the national meet. Strohbehn qualified again for the national meet in the 10K this spring and placed 17th in the event.
Earlier this spring, Strohbehn was an All-MIAA track and field honoree for the third straight year after winning the 5,000 meters at the MIAA Championships. She was later named to the USTFCCCA Division III Great Lakes All-Region Outdoor Track and Field Team.
Academically, Strohbehn majored in biology with a minor in kinesiology. She is a seven-time member of the Calvin Dean's List and a three-time member of the MIAA Academic Honor Roll last year.
Calvin student-athletes have now received CoSIDA Academic All-America honors 122 times.