Noland, Miller Receive CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has voted Loras College’s women’s track and field senior Gabrielle Noland (’20) and women’s cross country senior Audrey Miller (’20) to the 2019-20 Division III Academic All-America Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team.

Gabrielle Noland (’20)

Noland, a recent graduate with degrees in neuroscience, psychology and criminal justice, received second team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. A four-time national champion, 11-time All-American and two-time USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Year, she holds the indoor records in the in the 55, 60, 200, 300 and 400-meter dashes and outdoor records in the 100 and 200-meter dashes. She is a 13-time All-Conference performer, won ten A-R-C Athlete of the Week awards and was twice named the USTFCCCA Central Region Athlete of the Year. In 2019, Noland was voted a Collegiate Women Sports Award Athlete of the Year Finalist.

Noland was a member of the Black Student Union during her years at Loras and was an intern at Juvenile Court Services and Fountain of Youth. As a senior, the Rockford, Ill. native conducted research on racial bias on campus.

Audrey Miller (’20)

Miller, received third team CoSIDA Academic All-American honors after graduating with a degree in chemistry this spring. She was a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American as well as a two-time NCAA Division III All-American and USTFCCCA Scholar All-American. She was the 2016 runner-up at the NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championship and placed 25th as a senior. She holds the program record in 6,000-meter races and is the highest finisher in program history. She has earned four Academic All-Conference honors over the course of her cross country career. In track and field, she is a four-time All-American and holds the 3,000 and 5,000-meter records indoors as well as the 5,000 and 10,000-meter records outdoors.

Outside of athletics, Miller was a student astronomy presenter, a part of the Athletic Directors Council and has presented her research at multiple national conferences. She was the Freshman and Senior Chemistry Award winner and McElroy Graduate Fellowship recipient. The Appleton, Wis. native will attend the University of California-Davis for her Ph. D in Geochemistry/Planetary Sciences.

Taking a look at the American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) Nebraska Wesleyan University and Wartburg College each had two athletes represented on the 19-20 CoSIDA Academic All-America Team.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2019, Loras was the second-highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 10th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).