SLC Announces All-Time Cross Country Honor Roll
Oct. 29, 2013
FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference, as part of its year-long 50th Anniversary commemoration, has announced its All-Time Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Honor Roll. The announcement comes prior to the Southland’s 50th Men’s and 29th Women’s Cross Country Championships, to be held Friday, Nov. 1, in Lake Charles, La.
The honor roll includes 65 elite student-athletes, 45 men and 20 women, that have impacted the sport since the league began sponsorship of the sports in 1964 (men) and 1985 (women). All Southland meet champions are recognized on the honor roll. Additionally, eight men’s and women’s coaches were recognized for their historic contributions to the sport.
“The Southland Conference has a rich tradition in cross country throughout our history, and we’re pleased to recognize such an illustrious honor roll of great student-athletes and coaches,” league commissioner Tom Burnett said.
Each of the SLC men’s and women’s meet champions is included on the Honor Roll. In all, SFA had seven athletes and one coach recognized on the all-time list. The Women’s champions included Renee Rowell (1990) Ana Rodriguez (2002, 2003), Ashley Monteau (2004, 2005) and Lauren Smith (2011, 2012). Men’s champions included Cody Clark (2005) Michael Thompson (2003), and Nathan Flores (2002). Clark now coaches Cross Country at SFA.
Other outstanding SLC coaches have included Stephen F. Austin’s Lou Snelling led his men’s (2003, 2004, 2005) and women’s (2003, 2009, 2010) teams to six crowns.
Southland Conference 50th Anniversary
Men’s Team (45)
Cody Clark, Stephen F. Austin
Michael Thompson, Stephen F. Austin
Nathan Flores, Stephen F. Austin
Women’s Team (20)
Ashley Monteau, Stephen F. Austin
Ana Rodriguez, Stephen F. Austin
Renee Rowell, Stephen F. Austin
Lauren Smith, Stephen F. Austin
ALL-TIME CROSS COUNTRY COACHES
Lou Snelling, Stephen F. Austin