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

By Keith Nunez, USTFCCCA

March 4, 2009   

NEW ORLEANS – Just like their male counterparts, the Adams State women have been named the 2008 NCAA Division II USTFCCCA Women’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced on Wednesday.

The Grizzlies, the 2008 NCAA Division II Cross Country National Champions, were also the 2007 NCAA Division II USTFCCCA Women’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year.  The ASC women maintain a 3.410 cumulative team grade point average.

In addition to the NCAA Division II National Championship, the Grizzlies won their second straight Central Regional title, and their seventh straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) title.

Adams State is joined by 98 other Division II women’s cross country programs on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team list.  Seattle Pacific University had the highest overall team grade point average; 3.737.  Nine of the top ten teams, and 15 of the top 20 teams at the national meet made the All-Academic team list.

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference each had 11 conference schools on the USTFCCCA All-Academic team list.  The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference was close behind with ten conference schools on the All-Academic team list.

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

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

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE GPA
Abilene Christian University Lone Star Conference 3.420
Adams State College Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.410
Adelphi University East Coast Conference 3.339
Alderson-Broaddus College West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.460
Anderson University (South Carolina) Conference Carolinas 3.340
Arkansas Tech University Gulf South Conference 3.100
Ashland University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.734
Augustana College (South Dakota) Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.230
Bellarmine University Great Lakes Valley Conference 3.350
Bemidji State University Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.180
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.220
Brigham Young University, Hawaii Pacific West Conference 3.520
California State University, San Bernardino California Collegiate Athletic Association 3.290
Carson-Newman College South Atlantic Conference 3.320
Central Washington University Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.203
Christian Brothers University Gulf South Conference 3.296
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.541
College of Saint Rose Northeast-10 Conference 3.100
Colorado School of Mines Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.013
Concordia University, St. Paul Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.060
Converse College Conference Carolinas 3.060
Drury University Great Lakes Valley Conference 3.348
East Central University Lone Star Conference 3.310
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.360
Emporia State University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.084
Ferris State University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.136
Flagler College Independent 3.380
Florida Institute of Technology Sunshine State Conference 3.230
Florida Southern College Sunshine State Conference 3.178
Fort Hays State University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.480
Fort Lewis College Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.090
Gannon University Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.610
Georgia College & State University Peach Belt Conference 3.410
Georgian Court University Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference 3.153
Grand Valley State University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.400
Harding University Gulf South Conference 3.710
Hawaii Pacific University Pacific West Conference 3.370
Hillsdale College Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.314
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.380
Le Moyne College Northeast-10 Conference 3.200
Lees-McRae College Conference Carolinas 3.320
Lenoir-Rhyne College Independent 3.285
Limestone College Conference Carolinas 3.056
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.266
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.670
Mars Hill College South Atlantic Conference 3.140
Merrimack College Northeast-10 Conference 3.410
Michigan Technological University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.610
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.298
Minnesota State University Moorhead Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.732
Missouri Southern State University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.610
Montana State University-Billings Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.340
Northern Kentucky University Great Lakes Valley Conference 3.510
Northern Michigan University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.410
Northern State University Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.634
Northwest Nazarene University Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.600
Northwood University (Michigan) Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.380
Nova Southeastern University Sunshine State Conference 3.154
Saginaw Valley State University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.590
San Francisco State University California Collegiate Athletic Association 3.062
Seattle Pacific University Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.737
Seton Hill University West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.340
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.440
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.601
Southern Arkansas University Gulf South Conference 3.023
Southwest Baptist University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.363
St. Andrews Presbyterian College Conference Carolinas 3.168
St. Cloud State University Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.162
St. Martin’s University Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.220
Stonehill College Northeast-10 Conference 3.150
Tiffin University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.090
Truman State University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.630
University of Alabama in Huntsville Gulf South Conference 3.001
University of Alaska Anchorage Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.235
University of California, San Diego California Collegiate Athletic Association 3.310
University of Central Missouri Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.410
University of Charleston (West Virginia) West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.587
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.004
University of Findlay Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.450
University of Mary Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.487
University of Massachusetts at Lowell Northeast-10 Conference 3.266
University of Minnesota Duluth Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.295
University of Nebraska at Kearney Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.298
University of South Carolina Aiken Peach Belt Conference 3.350
University of Southern Indiana Great Lakes Valley Conference 3.340
University of Tampa Sunshine State Conference 3.410
University of the Incarnate Word Heartland Conference 3.653
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference 3.330
University of Wisconsin, Parkside Great Lakes Valley Conference 3.362
Wayne State College (Nebraska) Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.571
Wayne State University (Michigan) Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.320
West Chester University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.371
West Texas A&M University Lone Star Conference 3.310
West Virginia Wesleyan College West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.570
Western State College of Colorado Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.440
Western Washington University Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.110
Wheeling Jesuit University West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.410
Wingate University South Atlantic Conference 3.510
Winona State University Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.240