NCAA Cross Country Championships
Women’s Historical Overview

(updated through 2013 meet)

Year Date Edition Host Distance Course Weather/Notes # Teams # Finishers
1981 23-Nov 1 Wichita State 5K Echo Hills Golf Course 55°, 15mph wind 13 113
1982 22-Nov 2 Indiana 5K Indiana U. Cross Country Course 50°, 5mph wind 15 132
1983 21-Nov 3 Lehigh 5K Murray Goodman XC Course 50°, 10mph wind 16 133
1984 19-Nov 4 Penn State 5K Penn State Blue Golf Course 34°, damp 16 109
1985 25-Nov 5 Marquette 5K Dretzka Park 33°, 15mph wind 16 129
1986 24-Nov 6 Arizona 5K Canada Hills Country Club 55°, light breeze 15 129
1987 23-Nov 7 Virginia 5K Foxfield Course 45°, sunny 16 134
1988 21-Nov 8 Iowa State 5K Jester Park Golf Course 28°, 9mph wind, clear 16 135
1989 20-Nov 9 Navy 5K Naval Academy course 48°, 15mph wind 22 183
1990 19-Nov 10 Tennessee 5K Pine Lakes Golf Course 50°, breeze 22 179
1991 25-Nov 11 Arizona 5K El Conquistador Country Club 65°, dry 22 179
1992 23-Nov 12 Indiana 5K Indiana U. Cross Country Course 41°, 12mph wind 22 180
1993 22-Nov 13 Lehigh 5K Murray Goodman XC Course 50°, no wind 22 183
1994 21-Nov 14 Arkansas 5K Prairie Grove Battlefield Park 47°, light breeze 22 181
1995 20-Nov 15 Iowa State 5K campus course 40°, 25mph wind 22 183
1996 25-Nov 16 Arizona 5K Dell Urich Golf Course 64°, light wind 22 176
1997 24-Nov 17 Furman 5K Furman Univ. Golf Course 48°, 10mph wind, clear 22 181
1998 23-Nov 18 Kansas 5K Rim Rock Farm 60°, sunny 31 254
1999 22-Nov 19 Indiana 5K Indiana U. Cross Country Course 60°, humid 31 250
2000 20-Nov 20 Iowa State 6K Iowa State campus 18°, 20mph wind, wind chill 19-below 31 252
2001 19-Nov 21 Furman 6K Furman Univ. Golf Course 50°, heavily-soaked course 31 249
2002 25-Nov 22 Indiana State 6K LaVern Gibson Course 34°, sunny, light wind 31 254
2003 24-Nov 23 Northern Iowa 6K Irv Warren Golf Course 21°, windy, dusting of snow 31 252
2004 23-Nov 24 Indiana State 6K LaVern Gibson Course 48°, light breeze 31 248
2005 21-Nov 25 Indiana State 6K LaVern Gibson Course 37°, 15mph wind 31 253
2006 20-Nov 26 Indiana State 6K LaVern Gibson Course 50°, muddy, soaked course 31 253
2007 19-Nov 27 Indiana State 6K LaVern Gibson Course 46°, light wind 31 253
2008 24-Nov 28 Indiana State 6K LaVern Gibson Course 40°, windy, rainy 31 252
2009 23-Nov 29 Indiana State 6K LaVern Gibson Course 45°, light breeze 31 254
2010 22-Nov 30 Indiana State 6K LaVern Gibson Course 63°, wind steady 20mph 31 254
2011 21-Nov 31 Indiana State 6K LaVern Gibson Course 45°, light wind, light rain 31 254
2012 17-Nov 32 Louisville 6K E.P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park 50°, 5mph wind, clear 31 253
2013 23-Nov 33 Indiana State 6K * LaVern Gibson Course 30°, 20-30mph wind 31 253

                                             * 115m short (start line moved due to standing water)

NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country All-America Criteria Over the Years
1981-1997 Top 25 finishers at the NCAA Championships, to include the top 25 Division I U.S.-born finishers
1998-2004 Top 30 finishers at the NCAA Championships, to include the top 30 U.S.-born finishers
2005-2007 Top 30 finishers at the NCAA Championships, to include the top 30 U.S.-born finishers; must be from USTFCCCA member programs
2008-present Top 40 finishers at the NCAA Championships; must be from USTFCCCA member programs