UW-Oshkosh junior Cheyenne Moore was named the 2018 NCAA Division III Midwest Region Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Moore becomes UW-Oshkosh's third Midwest Region Track Athlete of the Year award winner, following former Titans Liz Woodwoth (2002 & 2004) and Christy Cazzola (2012 & 2013) who won a pair of awards.
Moore enters this weekend's NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship in Birmingham, Ala., seeded fifth in the 3,000-meter run with a qualifying time of 9:43.12 and 10th at 5,000-meters with a top performance of 17:04.13. Both times are the best in their respective events in the Midwest Region this season. Moore, who finished 14th in the 5,000-meter run at last year's national meet, is in this year's 3,000-meter national field for the first time.
Moore also teamed with Emily Reichenberger to combine for four of UW-Oshkosh's six selections to the USTFCCCA's 2018 NCAA Division III All-Midwest Region Women's Indoor Track & Field Team.
Moore collected all-region status in both the 3- and 5,000-meter runs while Reichenberger received all-region honors in both the 60- and 200-meter dashes.
Reichenberger, a senior, is seeded ninth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.01 seconds and 12th in the 60-meter dash at 7.72 for this weekend's national championship. Reichenberger claimed All-America honors with a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter dash at the 2017 national meet and an eighth-place effort at 200 meters in 2016. She also placed 10th in the 200-meter dash at the 2015 national championship and 12th in the event a year ago.
A total of 781 all-region citations were distributed among the nation's eight NCAA Division III regions. The top five individuals and the top three relay squads in each event from each region earned all-region distinction.
Volz and Wrensch will be competing at the NCAA Championship for the first time. Volz is the 14th seed in the triple jump with a top distance of 38-4 3/4 while Wrensch is seeded 15th in the long jump with a qualifying measurement of 18-5 1/4.
There were four women's programs with 20 or more all-region selections – George Fox University (Ore.) in the West with 24, State University of New York at Geneseo in the Atlantic with 22 and both Emory University (Ga.) in the South/Southeast and Johns Hopkins University in the Mideast with 20.
UW-Oshkosh and its seven other WIAC associates combined for 52 All-Midwest Region selections, including multiple award winners Ashleigh Buergi (400-Meter Run & 1,600-Meter Relay) and Sarah Glidden (400-Meter Run, 60-Meter Hurdles, 1,600-Meter Relay & Pentathlon) from UW-Eau Claire; Libby Brugger (Mile Run & Distance Medley Relay) and Sadie Kroll (Mile Run, 3,000-Meter Run & Distance Medley Relay), Maddie Nelson (Long Jump & Triple Jump) and Savannah Rygiewicz (60-Meter Dash & 200-Meter Dash) from UW-La Crosse; Moore (3,000-Meter Run & 5,000-Meter Run) and Reichenberger (60-Meter Dash & 200-Meter Dash) from UW-Oshkosh; Kaitlin Mallek (60-Meter Dash & Long Jump) from UW-Stout; and Abbie Felton (200-Meter Dash, 400-Meter Run & 1,600-Meter Relay) from UW-Whitewater.
Carthage College's Mia Bennett and Wheaton College's (Ill.) Scott Bradley were named the Midwest Region's Field Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively.