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Division III Cross Country Coaches Association Awards: 
All-Academic Individuals 
Stephanie Collins, Lori Lotthammer

All-Academic Teams 
Concordia - 97th, Team GPA  3.138 

11/21 Concordian Wrap-Up Story

Women's Cross Country Improves

Second year head coach Sharon Espeland saw her Cobbers move from 12th to 10th in the MIAC. The Cobbers showed consistent improvement at each meet this year over last year. The Barbara BreidenbachCobber women were led most of the year by Barbara Breidenbach (99 Buxton, ND) and Heidi Brenden  ('01, Minot, N.D.). 

Three Cobber women runners earned Academic All-MIAC honors:  Kristen Bollingberg ('98, Bremen, ND), Mollee Ludtke ('98, Albert Lea), Kelly Shannon ('00, Elk River). 

12/1 Cobbers Earn Fall Academic All-MIAC Honors

11/15/97 Complete results from today's Central Regional Meet at St. Olaf  Cobbers finish 13th out of 25 teams. 

11/1 Women's Cross Country  takes 10th at MIAC Meet 
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10/17 Heidi Brenden Leads Cobbers to 23-38 Win at Bemidji State Heidi Brenden

10/11 Central Regional Preview Results

10/3 Cobbers 3rd at Valley City Invite

10/3 Concordian Team Profile 

9/27 Cobber Results from U of Minn Invitational Today

9/20 Cobbers 3rd at St. John's Invite

9/6 Concordia drops Dual at Jamestown 37-19. Breidenbach Leads Cobs. 

'97 Preview:
Cross Country Team Works on Building

The Cobber 1996 women's cross country team, under first-year coach Sharon Espeland, made steady progress throughout the year, fell to 12th at the MIAC Championship Meet and then recovered to finish 15th at the NCAA Regional Meet. 

The Cobbers were led at the MIAC and the NCAA Regional by freshman Joanne Maki ('00, Beaverton, Oregon).

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1997 Women's CC Roster

Name Yr Hometown/High School
Linsey Barnett       Sr Redmond, WA
Nicki Camp           Sr Bismarck, ND, Century HS
Kristen Bollingberg  Sr Bremen, ND
Mollee Ludtke        Sr Albert Lea, MN
Barbara Breidenbach  Jr Buxton, ND, Central Valley HS
Joanne Maki          So Bearverton, OR, Aloha HS
Crystal Annette      So Moorhead
Cindy Carstens       So Alexandria, Jefferson HS
Michelle Rupp        So Side Lake
Kelly Shannon        So Elk River
Stephanie Collins    So Prior Lake,
Susan Barrett        Fr New London,
Shelby Blixt         Fr Belgrade
Heidi Brenden        Fr Minot
Shana Letnes         Fr Fort Collins, CO
Lori Lotthammer      Fr Alexandria / Jefferson HS
Jenny Sauer          Fr Minneapolis
Melissa Melville     Fr Monticello
Amy Wick             Fr Elk River

Head Coach: Sharon Espeland 2nd Year

1997 Women's Cross Country
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1997 Concordia Women's Cross Country Schedule

September  6    at Jamestown           L 19-37 
September 20    St. John's Inv.        3rd of 6 
September 27    U. of Minn. Invite (U. Golf Course) 
October 3       Valley City (Homecoming Weekend)
October 11      Central Region Preview Meet at St. Olaf
October 17      Bemidji State Cobbers win 23-38 

November 1      MIAC, St. Olaf
November 8      Open
November 15     Regionals at St. Olaf

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