Rivard's an All-American, 'Dogs Finish 10th

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Rivard's an All-American, 'Dogs Finish 10th

November 24, 2013 Updated Nov 24, 2013 at 2:08 AM CDT

Spokane, WA (NNCNOW.com) --- The University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) women's cross country team used an All-American performance from freshman Samantha Rivard on their way to placing 10th as a team as the NCAA DII Championships.

Rivard led the Bulldogs and finished in 8th place overall with a time of 21:17.8 in the 6K race to earn All-American honors. She's the program's first All-American since 2009.

UMD finished with a team score of 277 points, five points behind ninth-place Mansfield University.

Sophomore Hannah Olson was second for the Bulldogs and finished 67th overall followed by Allie Rudin in 80th and freshman Breanna Colbenson in 90th.

Posted by Sarah Wheeler
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