Women's Triathlon Receives Academic Honors

ANGOLA, IND.  --  Members of the Trine University triathlon team were recognized for their achievements in the classroom by being selected Scholar All-American by the College Triathlon Coaches Association (CTCA).

As a team, the Thunder had a 3.70 combined grade point average during the 2017 fall semester with junior Hannah Blystone (Carmel, Ind./Carmel), sophomores Kirsten Godfrey (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead), Natalie Landel (Edgerton, Ohio/Edgerton) and freshman Melissa Wirtz (Huron, Ohio/Huron) garnering individual accolades.  In addition, senior Stephanie Hostutler-Eiden (Angola, Ind./Culver) was selected honorable mention.

The Scholar All-American Awards were given to those who competed in the College Varsity Triathlon National Championship and had a fall GPA of 3.5 or greater; while the honorable mention was given to those who achieved a 3.5 or greater for the fall semester and competed in at least one regional championship.

In its first season as a varsity sport at Trine, the Thunder finished as national runners-up at the Collegiate Triathlon National Championship in early November.  Blystone was an All-Region Award winner finishing as the top Division III competitor in the first regional event of the season and was also tabbed All-American following her performance at the national meet as the third fastest finisher amongst Division III athletes.

2017-18 CTCA Scholar All-Americans

School (Team GPA) Scholar
Arizona State University (3.66) Charlotte Ahrens
Delaney Bucker
Hannah Henry
Rebecca Naughton
Kyla Roy
Catherine Giuseffi
Katie Gorczyca
Lillie Robinson
Black Hills State (S.D.) University (3.497) Mathilde Bernard
Katie Christy
Kaylee Lamb
Cayley Schmitt
Centenary (La.) College (3.875) Caitlyn Faulhaber
Jessica Jordan
Colorado Mesa University (2.998) Hannah Brockie
Abi Young
Daeman (N.Y.) College (3.61) Amber Custodi Nichole Geiger
East Tennesee State University (3.367) Morgan James
Annika Cotner
Sarah Zimmer
Marie Titpon
North Central (Ill.) College (3.2) Naomi Hill  
Southern Wesleyan (S.C.) University (3.007) Anne-Marie Martin Caroline Therrell
Trine University (3.70) Kirsten Godfrey
Hannah Blystone
Natalee Landel
Melissa Wirtz
Stephanie Hostutler-Eiden
West Alabama University (3.24) Chloe Bennett
Hannah Martin
Caitlyn Muncher
Lara Riegger