Cymerman, Martin, Howard Sweep Liberty League Awards
Nov. 27: St. Lawrence University's women's cross country team swept the major awards in the Liberty League for the 2012 season in voting by the league's coaches.
The Saints, who had six earn All Liberty League first team honors and a seventh earn second team with seven in the top eight at the league championship race, had the unanimous choice as Runner of the Year in junior Amy Cymerman, the unanimous selection for Rookie of the Year in Ella Martin and Coach of the Year in Mike Howard.
Cymerman was league champion, NCAA Atlantic Regional Champion and the Atlantic Region Runner of the Year. She is the 10th straight St. Lawrence runner to earn Runner of the Year honors in the Liberty League. She was a three-time Liberty League Runner of the Week.
Martin, who had the best finish in SLU program history for a rookie runner in the NCAA Championships and finished third in the Liberty League Championship, is the eighth Saint runner to earn Rookie of the Year honors in the last ten years while Howard and his staff earned their fifth straight award and the tenth in a row for the Saint coaching staff.
Martin was a six-time Liberty League Rookie of the Week and Runner of the Week once in her first season of intercollegiate competition.
SLU has won the Liberty League title in each of the last 12 years. Cymerman, Martin, Margaret MacDonald, Anne Martino, Jackie Lemme and Lizzy Edwards earned first-team All Liberty League honors by virtue of top seven finishes in the league meet while Caroline Raue earned second team all league honors with an eighth place finish.