Redfield Receives J.H. Booth Award as Top Senior Male Athlete

Earns All-America Honors in Cross Country, will Compete at NCAA Track Championships

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- Senior cross country and track and field athlete Stefan Redfield (Sisters, OR/Sisters HS), who earned All-America honors in cross country this past fall and will compete at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships later this week, has received the J.H. Booth Award for 2010-11.

The Booth Award is presented annually by the Willamette University Athletics Department to a graduating senior male student-athlete who has developed and demonstrated strong leadership skills and outstanding athleticism, while maintaining a high rank of scholarship during his collegiate career.

Redfield placed 17th at the 2010 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships to achieve his All-America status. His time for the 8-kilometer course was 24:41.4. He helped WU place 23rd in the team standings.

In addition, Redfield took second place at the Northwest Conference Championships last fall and was second at the NCAA West Regional, helping Willamette win the West Region men's team title. He was First Team All-NWC twice and All-Region for three years. His career-best time for 8 kilometers was 24:31.69 at the 2010 Willamette Invitational.

This spring, he achieved NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 1,500-meter run and the 5,000-meter run. His top time in the 1,500 was a personal record of 3:50.07 at the Oregon Twilight on May 6. It was the sixth fastest time in NCAA Division III this season. He was selected to compete at the NCAA Championships in the 1,500. His best time in the 5,000-meter run was 14:42.72 at the West Coast Invitational on May 14.

At the 2011 NWC Track and Field Championships, Redfield earned first place in the 1,500-meter run and was third in the 5,000-meter run. He finished second at the NWC meet in the 1,500 in 2010 and was in the top eight all four seasons. He also scored for Willamette at the NWC meet in the 5,000 during each of his final three seasons.

In the classroom, Redfield attained a 3.666 cumulative grade point average. He majored in Rhetoric and Media Studies.

Redfield earned All-Academic Honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in 2008, 2009, and 2010 in cross country. He received All-Academic recognition from the USTFCCCA in track and field in 2010 and has met the requirements to receive the honor again in 2011.

In order to be named All-Academic by the USTFCCCA, student-athletes must achieve at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average while placing in the top 35 at an NCAA cross country regional meet or earning an NCAA national qualifying mark during the track and field season.

Redfield has shown leadership as a team captain in both cross country and track and field. He served as a student representative during a new faculty selection in the Rhetoric and Media Studies Department. He has designed a marketing campaign for a biodiesel company.

Stefan Redfield was chosen to receive the J.H. Booth Award for 2010-11.

Stefan Redfield was chosen to receive the J.H. Booth Award for 2010-11.