Nikki Rietz and Katelyn Stringfellow named to All-Academic Second-Team.
Mergaert ends cross country career in perfect fashion.
Mergaert and Slotboom's performances boost Utah to second-best finish in school history.
Amanda Mergaert will compete in national meet for third consecutive year.
Amanda Mergaert qualifies for third consecutive NCAA Championships.
Amanda Mergaert is entering her first year as a student coach, helping with the cross country team and distance athletes.
Mergaert, a native of Shelby Township, Mich., competed for the Utes from 2009-13 in cross country and track. During her time at Utah, Mergaert broke four school records, earned five All-American honors, won two conference championships (Mountain West Conference, and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation), and was named all-conference six times. Mergaert also became the first Utah cross country athlete to break the 20:00 six-kilometer mark, posting a career best 19:57.7 at the 2012 NCAA Championships.
Mergaert is pursuing a degree in physiology with a minor in chemistry