Adams State Named 2008 USTFCCCA Men’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year

By Keith Nunez, USTFCCCA

March 4, 2009   

NEW ORLEANS – The Adams State Grizzlies have been named the 2008 NCAA Division II USTFCCCA Men’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced on Wednesday.

“This award is a really great testament to the quality of student-athletes we have in our program,” said Adams State Head Coach Damon Martin. “Coupled with Aaron Braun’s individual award, it is easy to see that these are very remarkable accomplishments for our program that I and our administration are very proud of,” Martin added.

The Grizzlies, who won this year’s NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championship, maintain a 3.050 team cumulative grade point average.  The men’s cross country title was the first for the men’s program since 2003.  Adams State won the Central Regional title, and its fourth straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) title.

Joining the Grizzlies on the USTFCCCA Team All-Academic list are 57 other men’s Division II programs.  The University of Findlay had the highest overall team grade point average; 3.590.

The All-Academic team list comprised of six of the top ten teams at the national meet, and 10 of the top 20 team finishers.  The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference each had eight conference schools on the USTFCCCA All-Academic team list.  The RMAC was close behind with seven conference schools on the All-Academic team list.

Adams State was named the NCAA Division II USTFCCCA Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Team of the Year. 

The 2008 NCAA Division II USTFCCCA Men’s Cross Country All-Academic Teams

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE GPA
Adams State College Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.050
Adelphi University East Coast Conference 3.006
Ashland University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.148
Augustana College (South Dakota) Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.518
Brigham Young University, Hawaii Pacific West Conference 3.310
California University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.255
Carson-Newman College South Atlantic Conference 3.100
Christian Brothers University Gulf South Conference 3.465
Clayton State University Peach Belt Conference 3.020
College of Saint Rose Northeast-10 Conference 3.273
Colorado School of Mines Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.355
Drury University Great Lakes Valley Conference 3.302
East Central University Lone Star Conference 3.340
Eastern New Mexico University Lone Star Conference 3.015
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.300
Flagler College Independent 3.310
Fort Hays State University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.070
Fort Lewis College Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.030
Gannon University Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.040
Georgia College & State University Peach Belt Conference 3.210
Harding University Gulf South Conference 3.080
Hawaii Pacific University Pacific West Conference 3.180
Hillsdale College Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.006
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.100
Lees-McRae College Conference Carolinas 3.030
Limestone College Conference Carolinas 3.360
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.086
Merrimack College Northeast-10 Conference 3.310
Michigan Technological University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.230
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.336
Minnesota State University, Mankato Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.100
Missouri University of Science & Technology Great Lakes Valley Conference 3.106
New Mexico Highlands University Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.215
Northern State University Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.122
Northwest Nazarene University Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.330
Northwood University (Michigan) Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.040
Saginaw Valley State University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.000
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.474
Southwest Baptist University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.184
St. Martin’s University Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.130
Texas A&M University-Commerce Lone Star Conference 3.459
Tiffin University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.010
Truman State University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.160
University of Alaska Anchorage Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.233
University of California, San Diego California Collegiate Athletic Association 3.153
University of Charleston (West Virginia) West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.290
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.131
University of Findlay Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.590
University of Minnesota Duluth Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.158
University of Nebraska at Kearney Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.243
University of Tampa Sunshine State Conference 3.080
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference 3.254
University of Wisconsin, Parkside Great Lakes Valley Conference 3.157
Wayne State University (Michigan) Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.180
West Chester University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.071
Western State College of Colorado Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.310
Western Washington University Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.120
Wingate University South Atlantic Conference 3.130