Emily Daum Named SCAC Cross Country Coach of the Year

Emily Daum Named SCAC Cross Country Coach of the Year

San Antonio - Trinity's Emily Daum has been elected as the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year for the second consecutive time.

In her fifth season at the helm, Coach Daum guided the Tigers to the SCAC Championships October 27 in Kerrville, Texas, for the second year in a row. Trinity's men's team won the 8k title with 35 points, beating out Colorado College by six points. The Tiger women took the 6k crown with 20 points, 16 ahead of Colorado College.

The conference head coaches have bestowed the high honor on Coach Daum five times during her tenure. She has been elected SCAC Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year on three occasions (2015, 2017, and 2018), and the Women's Coach of the Year two times (2017 and 2018).

At the 2018 championships, Elliot Blake became the SCAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Year. Blake won the 8k race in 25:34.82, the second-fastest SCAC Championship time in Trinity history, and the 18th overall mark in the meet's record books. Blake and three other Trinity runners earned All-SCAC honors.

Molly McCullough garnered SCAC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Year accolades, winning the 6k event in 21:51.98. McCullough's time was Trinity's fourth fastest in meet history, and the ninth overall at the SCAC Championship. The Tigers led the list of All-SCAC honorees with seven on the roll.

Trinity will compete Saturday at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Region Championship at Mount Berry, Georgia. The Tiger women won last year's Regional title, while the men's team finished fifth. Coach Daum was elected the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Women's South/Southeast Region Coach of the Year.

Qualifiers from the Regionals will advance to the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships November 17 at Winneconne, Wisconsin.