Jarvis, Gordon and Slaven Lead Way at UT Sweeps Women's Cross Country Awards

Jarvis, Gordon and Slaven Lead Way at UT Sweeps Women's Cross Country Awards

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Fourteen student-athletes were named to the All-SSC Women's Cross Country Teams following the 2019 conference championship. The University of Tampa is awarded seven All-SSC honors after capturing its 15th league title, including Runner, Freshman, and Coach of the Year.

Runner, Freshman, and Coach of the Year awards are voted upon by league coaches, while runners who finish Top-14 at the 2019 SSC Women's Cross Country Championship earn All-SSC status. Lynn University hosted this year's championship on October 26th at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton. 

SSC Championship / All-SSC History | Runners / Coaches of the Year

Zoe Jarvis of Tampa is named SSC Runner of the Year following her win at the SSC Championship. The Tampa, Florida native claimed the 2019 title with a time of 22:18.20, besting her teammate, and SSC Freshman of the Year, Aspen Gordon by 10 seconds. Jarvis is the eighth Spartan to be named SSC Runner of the Year and the first since 2011. Gordon, a product of Morton, Illinois, is the third Tampa runner to be named Freshman of the Year and the first since 2012. Jarvis and Gordon are the first teammates to win Runner and Freshman of the Year in the same season.

Tampa's Jarrett Slaven is honored as SSC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year for the 15th time after leading his team to back-to-back league titles. The Spartans bested Saint Leo University, 34 to 45, for the conference championship with four runners finishing Top-10. Tampa has now amassed 15 league titles in women's cross country, which equals the total number of SSC championships among the other eight active programs. This year's Spartans squad is just the second conference team to win Runner, Freshman, and Coach of the Year honors in the same season.

Along with Jarvis, Sarah Edens of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is awarded First Team honors for the third consecutive season. Saint Leo's Ashley Lindeman repeats as a First Team member from 2018. Tampa's Sydney Rhodes and Saint Leo's Paige Patterson move up to the First Team after Second Team accolades a year ago. Monika Brill made it four Spartans on the all-SSC team as the junior was named to the second tea,

Runner of the Year: Zoe Jarvis, Tampa

Coach of the Year: Jarrett Slaven, Tampa

Freshman of the Year: Aspen Gordon, Tampa 

SSC Finish

First Team

School

Yr.

Hometown

1

Zoe Jarvis^~

Tampa

Jr.

Tampa, Fla.

2

Aspen Gordon

Tampa

Fr.

Morton, Ill.

3

Sarah Zamot

Florida Southern

So.

Apopka, Fla.

4

Sarah Edens^~#

Embry-Riddle

Sr.

Gainesville, Fla.

5

Ashley Lindeman^

Saint Leo

Sr.

Manistee, Mich.

6

Sydney Rhodes*

Tampa

Jr.

Gilbert, Ariz.

7

Paige Patterson*

Saint Leo

So.

Edmonton, Alberta

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SSC Finish

Second Team

School

Yr.

Hometown

8

Tania Jarreau

Saint Leo

Jr.

Meudon, France

9

Monika Brill%

Tampa

Jr.

Perkaise, Pa.

10

Sintayehu Vissa

Saint Leo

Fr.

Bertiolo, Italy

11

Hannah Flemming^

Florida Southern

Jr.

Titusville, Fla.

12

Anna Miller

Embry-Riddle

Fr.

Hoffman Estates, Ill.

13

Hannah Nelson

Florida Southern

Sr.

Frankfort, Ill.

14

Ysabella Guerra

Florida Southern

Sr.

Naples, Fla.

^ = 2018 First Team All-SSC Selection
*  = 2018 Second Team All-SSC Selection
#  = 2018 Runner of the Year
~ = 2017 First Team All-SSC Selection
% = 2017 Second Team All-SSC Selection

1 Past SSC Runner of the Year winners from UT: Jessica Butler (2011), Heather Nicolosi (2010), Jessica Forrester (2008), Laura Woznicki (2007), Allison Macsas (2003-05), Dee Dee Haefling (2002), Tracey Buxton (2001)

2 Past SSC Freshman of the Year winners from UT: Laura Yarrow (2012), Kaia Hampton (2009)

3 Collett Rampf (2014) and Tereza Novotna (2011) of Saint Leo won both the Runner and Freshman of the Year awards in the same season.

4 in 2014, Saint Leo's Colette Rampf swept Runner and Freshman of the Year, while Melissa Mangen was named Coach of the Year.