All-Americans Today

Earning all-American status takes hard work, talent, and skilled coaching. Cornell College’s all-Americans excelled at the highest level in their sports, earning national recognition, all while getting an education and competing in the sport they love.

These disciplined student-athletes often continue their winning ways long after graduation. 

Meet six all-Americans today, and learn how they benefited from their experience as a Cornell Ram.

Wrestling Coach Chris Heilman '08 stands on the mat  at the U.S. Air Force AcademyChris Heilman ’08

Three-time All-American in wrestling

Assistant wrestling coach, United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado



Headshot of Lynn Schneider Stoller '05

Lynn Schneider Stoller ’05

Two-time All-American in indoor and outdoor women’s track & field shot put

Senior creative strategist at Emspace + Lovgren, Omaha, Nebraska



John "Jake" Remes '80 headshot in suitcoatJohn “Jake” Remes ’80

All-American in football (wide receiver)

President and general manager for 24 of his 36 years at KARE 11 TV, NBC affiliate in Minneapolis, Minnesota; retired in 2021



Sanjuanita "Sam" Martinez '16 in dress holding an award plaqueSanjuanita “Sam” Martinez ’16

Six-time All-American in women’s cross country (2), women’s indoor track & field (2), and women’s outdoor track & field (2)

Defense attorney, high school cross country and track & field coach, in Mason City, Iowa



Headshot of Jeff Maples '89 wearing Cornell running gearJeff Maples ’89

All-American in men’s cross country

Manufacturers’ representative in the plumbing industry, Phoenix, Arizona; participates in USA Track & Field



Headshot of Kathleen O'ConnorKathleen O’Connor ’13

Two-time All-American in volleyball

Elementary art teacher and high school volleyball coach in Round Lake, Illinois