Cross Country

This is Sun Devil Cross Country

  • Sun Devil Cross Country is built on the belief that we can accomplish what others say cannot be done
  • Developing elite distance runners in the heart of the desert with groups of gritty overachievers - The Sun Devils take pride in producing exceptional distance running with young men and women that may not have been the most highly touted recruits out of high school
  • Elite distance runners can be on a NCAA Championship cross country and track & field team - The Sun Devils have produced numerous NCAA top-four trophies in cross country (twice in the last 10 years) and are always in the hunt for a bid the the NCAA Championships. In track, the Sun Devils have earned three NCAA titles and numerous top-four finishes in the past decade.
  • Elite distance runners can have their Olympic dreams come true at Arizona State - There were three Sun Devil distance alumni that advanced the 2012 Olympics in London: Amy Hastings (10k), Desiree Davila (Marathon) and Kyle Alcorn (3,000m Steeple).
  • One of the most prominent athletic programs on the west coast.

Champions Wear Gold

By the numbers:

  • 4 NCAA National Champions
  • 19 NCAA Division I All-Americans in cross country.
  • 31 Pac-12 Conference Track & Field Champions in distance events.
  • 96 All-Pac 12 Conference Cross Country Honorees.
  • 94 All-Academic Pac-12 Conference Cross Country Honorees.
  • 4 Pac-12 Conference Cross Country Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
  • 7 NCAA Division I Academic All-Americans.

Developing Sun Devils into Professionals

Distance Pros

Non-Distance Pros

ASU Olympic Champions

Keeping Up with the Sun Devils


  • Three ASU distance alums represented Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics (Kyle Alcorn – Steeplechase, Amy Hastings – 10k, Desiree Davila – marathon). That was more than any other school in the NCAA and all were mentored by men’s coach Louie Quintana while at ASU
  • Shelby Houlihan became the first athlete in conference history to win Newcomer of the Year for both Cross Country and Track & Field in 2012-13. As a sophomore she went on to become an All-American during the cross country season - ASU's first since 2008. She also won the Pac-12 outdoor title at 1,500 meters - ASU first victory in the event since 1994
  • Nick Happe swept the Pac-12 Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for both Cross Country and Track and Field. As if that weren't good enough, he also won the Pac-12 individual title at 5,000 meters
  • The ASU men's distance team scored 25 points toward the team's total of 94 at the 2013 Pac-12 Championships, helping the team to a fourth-place finish. Only Colorado's distance team scored more team points at the competition
  • Eight new freshman on the 2011-12 women’s team (and 13 of 18 on current roster in 1st or 2nd year). It was a young team that still battled it out with top teams in the conference and one of the 31 teams in the NCAA to qualify for the national championships. Six of those individuals also qualified for the first round of the NCAA Championships outdoors



Ten members of the Arizona State University cross country team earned Pac-12 Conference All-Academic honors. The Arizona State men posted four First-Team All-Academic selections, making up 40 percent of the Pac-12 First Team – two more than Stanford, who had the second-highest tally with two. Senior Nick Happe paced the way with his third consecutive Pac-12 First-Team selection. The 2012 Pac-12 Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the year was also the team’s top runner down the stretch, earning All-Conference and All-Region accolades in his final season as a Sun Devil Harrier. Happe posted the highest GPA of any student-athlete on the list with a 4.09 in finance as part of Barrett, The Honors College.

Coaching Staff

Sun Devils Serve


  • Sun Devil student-athletes are part of the New American University, a model of combining institutional access with academic excellence, addressing modern global issues at the community level through non-traditional approaches to academic pursuits.
  • Alums of ASU are part of the strongest emerging alumni network as Arizona State continues to become the largest public university in the United States.
  • As the central hub of Phoenix, Arizona, Arizona State University is at the epicenter of one of the most dynamic and rapidly evolving metropolitan areas in the country