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An interview with Rachael Lanzel

An interview with Rachael Lanzel

Cara Hawkins

September 25, 2007, 12:00am

Rachael Lanzel was like any normal seventh grader when she started running track. She was just looking to fit in with a group. “It was for fun and was something to do after school” she said. “It was in eleventh grade that I really started to have a passion for running.” This passion led Rachael to become a two-time All-American in cross country and to finish fourth a year ago at the NCAA Division II National Championships. Rachael will be the highest returning finisher from the NCAA Division II Nation...

A View From Division Two

A View From Division Two

Cara Hawkins

September 18, 2007, 12:00am

"I choose Division II" is the recent motto for NCAA Division II sports. The question is why would one choose Division II running? It is not for scholarship money; there are only one and half scholarships, or the free swag; my sweats have been in college longer than the seniors on the team, or for the chance to turn pro; though some still do. I did not intentionally choose Division II, Carson Newman College was a good fit for me. The honors program is excellent, the class sizes are small and campus is beautiful. Running was not a secondary thoug...