Middlebury College Named USTFCCCA Division III Women’s XC Scholar Team of the Year

By Keith Nunez, USTFCCCA

March 3, 2009   

NEW ORLEANS –The Middlebury College Panthers are the 2008 NCAA Division III USTFCCCA Women’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced on Monday.  Middlebury finished 15th at the 2007 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships before winning the 2008 NCAA Division III Cross Country title.

Middlebury won the 2008 New England Regional Championship and was the co-champion of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).  Middlebury, which maintains a cumulative 3.480 grade point average, was also on the USTFCCCA All-Academic team list in 2007, and in 2006. 

Bluffton University had the highest overall team grade point average (3.859).  A record total of 156 Division III women’s programs received the USTFCCCA’s All-Academic Team honors this year compared to 141 schools from last season.

Forty-percent of all Division III institutions (394) who sponsor women’s cross country received the honor.  In addition, 30 of the 32 teams in the championship field at this year’s NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships were named USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams, including every team who finished in the top ten.

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) had the most conference members represented on the list with 11 teams, followed by the NESCAC with nine schools. Five conferences were tied with eight each; the Centennial Conference, the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, the University Athletic Association, and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

For a team to be considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, they must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Meet.  The team must also have a minimum 3.10 team cumulative grade point average.

The 2008 NCAA Division III USTFCCCA Women’s All-Academic Teams

Albion College 3.589
Allegheny College 3.100
Amherst College 3.500
Augsburg College 3.620
Augustana College (Illinois) 3.270
Babson College 3.360
Baldwin-Wallace College 3.646
Beloit College 3.410
Bethany College (West Virginia) 3.376
Bethel University (Minnesota) 3.550
Bluffton University 3.859
Brandeis University 3.437
Bryn Mawr College 3.313
Calvin College 3.568
Capital University 3.640
Carleton College 3.630
Carnegie Mellon University 3.530
Carthage College 3.491
Case Western Reserve University 3.586
Centre College 3.190
Christopher Newport University 3.410
Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps Colleges 3.345
Coe College 3.225
Colby College 3.500
College of St. Benedict 3.440
College of St. Catherine 3.471
College of St. Scholastica 3.530
College of Wooster 3.334
Colorado College 3.239
Concordia College, Moorhead 3.390
Concordia University (Wisconsin) 3.190
Connecticut College 3.501
Cornell College 3.472
Defiance College 3.109
Denison University 3.370
DePauw University 3.450
Dickinson College 3.150
Earlham College 3.660
Elizabethtown College 3.300
Elmhurst College 3.500
Emory University 3.550
Franklin College 3.400
Frostburg State University 3.314
Gettysburg College 3.376
Greenville College 3.272
Grinnell College 3.550
Grove City College 3.260
Gustavus Adolphus College 3.400
Gwynedd-Mercy College 3.431
Hamilton College 3.630
Hamline University 3.634
Hanover College 3.100
Haverford College 3.600
Hendrix College 3.460
Hood College 3.438
Hope College 3.300
Illinois Wesleyan University 3.559
Ithaca College 3.423
John Carroll University 3.300
Johns Hopkins University 3.380
Kenyon College 3.440
Lewis & Clark College 3.469
Linfield College 3.400
Loras College 3.300
Luther College 3.535
Lynchburg College 3.390
Macalester College 3.510
Marietta College 3.170
Martin Luther College 3.288
Maryville University of Saint Louis 3.729
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3.440
Messiah College 3.562
Middlebury College 3.480
Milwaukee School of Engineering 3.260
Misericordia University 3.490
Mount Union College 3.814
Muhlenberg College 3.403
Nazareth College 3.404
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3.620
New York University 3.270
North Central College 3.406
North Park University 3.430
Oberlin College 3.410
Occidental College 3.350
Ohio Northern University 3.360
Ohio Wesleyan University 3.383
Otterbein College 3.700
Penn State Univ. Erie, the Behrend College 3.218
Plattsburgh State University of New York 3.240
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 3.375
Principia College 3.446
Ramapo College 3.267
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 3.377
Rhodes College 3.353
Ripon College 3.750
Roanoke College 3.317
Rochester Institute of Technology 3.440
Roger Williams University 3.480
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota 3.352
Salisbury University 3.128
Shenandoah University 3.432
Simpson College 3.557
Smith College 3.373
Southwestern University (Texas) 3.492
Springfield College 3.581
St. Joseph College – Connecticut 3.160
St. Lawrence University 3.328
St. Norbert College 3.440
St. Olaf College 3.460
State University College at Brockport 3.532
State University College at Cortland 3.270
State University College at New Paltz 3.360
State University College at Oneonta 3.260
State University of New York at Geneseo 3.374
Stevens Institute of Technology 3.506
Susquehanna University 3.280
Swarthmore College 3.430
The College of New Jersey 3.293
Trinity College (Connecticut) 3.218
Trinity University (Texas) 3.376
Tufts University 3.542
University of California, Santa Cruz 3.380
University of Chicago 3.485
University of Dubuque 3.300
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth 3.340
University of Puget Sound 3.550
University of Redlands 3.189
University of Rochester 3.300
University of Texas at Tyler 3.140
University of the South 3.183
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire 3.420
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse 3.310
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh 3.312
University of Wisconsin, Platteville 3.130
University of Wisconsin, River Falls 3.210
University of Wisconsin, Stout 3.304
University of Wisconsin, Superior 3.400
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater 3.351
Ursinus College 3.290
Vassar College 3.510
Wartburg College 3.400
Washington and Lee University 3.488
Washington University (Missouri) 3.550
Webster University 3.540
Wellesley College 3.360
Wesleyan University (Connecticut) 3.500
Westminster College (Pennsylvania) 3.335
Wheaton College (Massachusetts) 3.330
Whitman College 3.454
Whittier College 3.210
Whitworth University 3.742
Willamette University 3.530
William Smith College 3.526
Williams College 3.500
Wisconsin Lutheran College 3.510
Wittenberg University 3.340