AMES, Iowa – Kane High School graduate and two-time Olympian Amy Rudolph has been promoted to head women’s cross country coach at Iowa State.
“Coach Rudolph and our women’s Cross country team had an incredible Fall 2021 due to their brilliance in progressing through the whole season and saving their best two performances for the Big 12 and NCAA Championships,” Iowa State Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Jeremy Sudbury said. “The past three years, I have seen Amy continue to put her brand on the women’s cross country team, which has had an incredible tradition and I am looking forward to see her continue to build on that success for many more years to come.”
Finishing up her fourth cross country season with the Cyclones last month, Rudolph and the Cyclones had an incredible season, going from a pre-season ranking of No. 30 to an eventual ninth-place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, the Cyclone women’s team’s highest finish since 2014.
In total under Rudolph, the ISU women’s cross country has qualified for the NCAA Championships as a team three times, won two Big 12 titles (and came within one point of a third this season), and has picked up 17 All-Big 12 XC honors.