154 NCAA Division I Cross Country and Track & Field Teams Honored for Academic Success

Courtesy: NCAA Public Relations

April 30, 2008   

NEW ORLEANS – The NCAA announced the 2008 list of 712 Division I sports teams receiving public recognition awards for their multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores, including 154 men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams.

Designed to provide a real-time look at academic success at NCAA Division I institutions, APR scores track the academic progress of each student-athlete on every Division I team. The scores take into account eligibility, retention, and graduation, providing a clear picture of a team’s current academic status.

Division I teams selected for public recognition earned a multi-year APR of at least 965 on a 1000 point scale. Teams also had to score a multi-year APR in the top 10% of all teams in their sport to achieve recognition.

This year, men’s cross country tied with men’s basketball for the highest number of men’s teams recognized in a sport (33). These 33 teams include two teams that finished in the top 25 at the 2007 Division I Cross Country Championships, led by University of Wisconsin-Madison’s fifth place finish.

In addition, 24 men’s indoor track and field teams and 27 men’s outdoor track and field teams received NCAA recognition, led by 2008 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field fifth place finisher Stanford University.

On the women’s side, women’s outdoor track and field also earned a large number of public recognitions, with a total of 35 teams receiving the honor. Women’s cross country (33 teams) and women’s indoor track and field (32 teams) were equally impressive.

The 33 women’s cross country teams recognized include four teams that finished in the top 25 at the 2007 Division I Cross Country Championships, led by ninth place finisher West Virginia University. The women’s indoor track and field honorees include two top 25 teams, led by 2008 15th place finisher University of Minnesota.

2007-2008 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field Recipients of Public Recognition for Multi-Year APR Scores

Men’s Cross Country (33)

Women’s Cross Country (33)

Bucknell University

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

College of Charleston (South Carolina)

Appalachian State University

Davidson College

Bucknell University

University of Dayton

Cleveland State University

University of Delaware

College of the Holy Cross

Duke University

Cornell University

Eastern Washington University

Creighton University

Fairfield University

Dartmouth College

Gonzaga University

Davidson College

Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne

Elon University

University of Iowa

Harvard University

Jacksonville University

University of Kansas

University of Kansas

Kent State University

Lafayette College

Lafayette College

Lehigh University

Lehigh University

Loyola College (Maryland)

Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus

Loyola Marymount University

University of Maine, Orono

Loyola University (Illinois)

Marist College

University of Miami (Florida)

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

University of New Hampshire

University of Missouri, Columbia

University of Notre Dame

University of New Hampshire

Radford University

University of North Florida

Rider University

Ohio State University

Rutgers, State Univ. of New Jersey, New Brunswick

Oregon State University

Saint Louis University

Princeton University

St. Bonaventure University

Rice University

University of South Alabama

Samford University

Syracuse University

University of Southern California

Valparaiso University

Stony Brook University

Vanderbilt University

Syracuse University

University of Wisconsin, Madison

West Virginia University

Wright State University

Xavier University

Yale University

Yale University

Men’s Indoor Track and Field (24)

Women’s Indoor Track and Field (32)

Boston College

Boston College

Brown University

Brown University

Colgate University

Bucknell University

Dartmouth College

Colgate University

Davidson College

College of the Holy Cross

Duke University

College of William and Mary

Georgetown University

Cornell University

University of Hartford

Dartmouth College

Harvard University

Davidson College

Lafayette College

Fordham University

Loyola University (Illinois)

Furman University

Marquette University

Georgetown University

U.S. Naval Academy

Harvard University

University of New Hampshire

James Madison University

University of Notre Dame

Lehigh University

University of Pennsylvania

Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus

University of Portland

Loyola College (Maryland)

Princeton University

Marist College

Rice University

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Richmond

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Stanford University

University of Missouri, Columbia

Valparaiso University

University of New Hampshire

Wake Forest University

University of North Florida

Yale University

University of Northern Iowa

Oklahoma State University

University of Pennsylvania

Princeton University

Rice University

Samford University

Washington State University

Xavier University

Yale University

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field (27)

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field (35)

U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. Air Force Academy

Boston College

Brown University

Brown University

Bucknell University

Columbia University-Barnard College

Colgate University

Dartmouth College

College of the Holy Cross

Davidson College

College of William and Mary

Duke University

Cornell University

Furman University

Dartmouth College

Georgetown University

Fordham University

Gonzaga University

Furman University

University of Hartford

Georgetown University

Harvard University

Harvard University

Lafayette College

James Madison University

Loyola Marymount University

La Salle University

Loyola University (Illinois)

Lehigh University

Marquette University

Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus

University of Miami (Florida)

Loyola College (Maryland)

U.S. Naval Academy

Loyola Marymount University

University of New Hampshire

University of Maine, Orono

University of Notre Dame

Marist College

University of Pennsylvania

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Princeton University

University of Missouri, Columbia

Rice University

University of New Hampshire

Saint Louis University

University of North Florida

Valparaiso University

University of Northern Iowa

Wake Forest University

Oklahoma State University

Yale University

Oregon State University

University of Pennsylvania

Princeton University

Rice University

Saint Louis University

Samford University

Stony Brook University

Xavier University

Yale University