University of Washington Named USTFCCCA Division I Women’s XC Scholar Team of the Year

Courtesy: Shannon Wright, USTFCCCA

March 5, 2009   

NEW ORLEANS – The University of Washington Huskies are the 2008 NCAA Division I USTFCCCA Women’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced on Wednesday. Washington won their first NCAA Division I Cross Country team championship at the 2008 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.

Washington also won the Pacific-10 Conference title and the NCAA Division I West Region title in the weeks leading up to their national championship. The Huskies earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors in both 2005 and 2006. This year’s squad sports a 3.28 team GPA.

University of South Carolina had the highest overall team grade point average (3.767). A record total of 162 Division I women’s programs received the USTFCCCA’s All-Academic Team honors this year compared to 158 schools from last season.

Over forty-five percent of all Division I institutions (394) who sponsor women’s cross country received the honor.  In addition, seven of the top 10 teams and 14 of the top 20 teams at this year’s NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships were named USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams.

The Big East Conference and Big Ten Conference tied for the most conference members represented on the list with 11 teams each, followed by the Southeastern Conference and the Big 12 Conference with nine teams each and the Atlantic Coast Conference with eight teams on the list. 

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 3.00 team cumulative grade point average.

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

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE GPA
Appalachian State University Southern Conference 3.423
Arizona State University Pacific-10 Conference 3.450
Austin Peay State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.594
Baylor University Big 12 Conference 3.510
Belmont University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.510
Bowling Green State University Mid-American Conference 3.618
Bradley University Missouri Valley Conference 3.404
Brigham Young University Mountain West Conference 3.410
Brown University Ivy Group 3.360
Bucknell University Patriot League 3.480
Butler University Horizon League 3.486
Central Connecticut State University Northeast Conference 3.322
Central Michigan University Mid-American Conference 3.595
Clemson University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.530
Cleveland State University Horizon League 3.526
Coastal Carolina University Big South Conference 3.632
Colgate University Patriot League 3.330
College of Charleston (South Carolina) Southern Conference 3.047
College of William and Mary Colonial Athletic Association 3.210
Colorado State University Mountain West Conference 3.419
Columbia University Ivy Group 3.242
Cornell University Ivy Group 3.290
Creighton University Missouri Valley Conference 3.500
Davidson College Southern Conference 3.230
DePaul University Big East Conference 3.637
Drake University Missouri Valley Conference 3.425
Duke University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.165
East Carolina University Conference USA 3.360
Eastern Illinois University Ohio Valley Conference 3.120
Fairfield University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.218
Furman University Southern Conference 3.030
Gardner-Webb University Big South Conference 3.400
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlantic Coast Conference 3.390
Georgia State University Colonial Athletic Association 3.430
Harvard University Ivy Group 3.430
High Point University Big South Conference 3.560
Idaho State University Big Sky Conference 3.350
Illinois State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.560
Indiana State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.270
Indiana University, Bloomington Big Ten Conference 3.550
Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne The Summit League 3.249
Iona College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.380
Iowa State University Big 12 Conference 3.420
Jacksonville University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.323
Kansas State University Big 12 Conference 3.470
Kent State University Mid-American Conference 3.290
La Salle University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.170
Lafayette College Patriot League 3.480
Lehigh University Patriot League 3.355
Liberty University Big South Conference 3.189
Lipscomb University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.680
Long Beach State University Big West Conference 3.260
Loyola College (Maryland) Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.272
Loyola Marymount University West Coast Conference 3.240
Marquette University Big East Conference 3.453
Marshall University Conference USA 3.074
Miami University (Ohio) Mid-American Conference 3.330
Michigan State University Big Ten Conference 3.312
Mississippi State University Southeastern Conference 3.520
Missouri State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.548
Monmouth University Northeast Conference 3.230
Montana State University – Bozeman Big Sky Conference 3.360
North Carolina State University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.293
North Dakota State University The Summit League 3.390
Northeastern University Colonial Athletic Association 3.467
Northern Arizona University Big Sky Conference 3.160
Northwestern University Big Ten Conference 3.330
Oakland University The Summit League 3.380
Ohio University Mid-American Conference 3.564
Oklahoma State University Big 12 Conference 3.184
Oregon State University Pacific-10 Conference 3.460
Pennsylvania State University Big Ten Conference 3.320
Princeton University Ivy Group 3.450
Providence College Big East Conference 3.063
Purdue University Big Ten Conference 3.310
Quinnipiac University Northeast Conference 3.640
Rice University Conference USA 3.433
Rider University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.228
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Big East Conference 3.063
Sacred Heart University Northeast Conference 3.342
Saint Joseph’s University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.540
Samford University Southern Conference 3.301
San Diego State University Mountain West Conference 3.170
Santa Clara University West Coast Conference 3.300
Siena College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.400
South Dakota State University The Summit League 3.680
Southeast Missouri State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.426
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Missouri Valley Conference 3.400
Southern Methodist University Conference USA 3.290
St. John’s University (New York) Big East Conference 3.540
Stanford University Pacific-10 Conference 3.505
State University of New York at Binghamton America East Conference 3.520
Stephen F. Austin State University Southland Conference 3.323
Stony Brook University America East Conference 3.360
Texas A&M University, College Station Big 12 Conference 3.104
Texas Christian University Mountain West Conference 3.310
Texas Tech University Big 12 Conference 3.080
The Ohio State University Big Ten Conference 3.220
Towson University Colonial Athletic Association 3.501
Troy University Sun Belt Conference 3.330
University at Buffalo, the State University of New York Mid-American Conference 3.386
University of Akron Mid-American Conference 3.230
University of Alabama at Birmingham Conference USA 3.330
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Southeastern Conference 3.751
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Southeastern Conference 3.110
University of Arkansas, Little Rock Sun Belt Conference 3.440
University of California, Davis Big West Conference 3.180
University of California, Irvine Big West Conference 3.391
University of California, Santa Barbara Big West Conference 3.100
University of Cincinnati Big East Conference 3.474
University of Colorado, Boulder Big 12 Conference 3.389
University of Dayton Atlantic 10 Conference 3.584
University of Delaware Colonial Athletic Association 3.411
University of Detroit Mercy Horizon League 3.155
University of Evansville Missouri Valley Conference 3.602
University of Florida Southeastern Conference 3.510
University of Georgia Southeastern Conference 3.360
University of Hawaii, Manoa Western Athletic Conference 3.340
University of Idaho Western Athletic Conference 3.730
University of Illinois, Champaign Big Ten Conference 3.400
University of Iowa Big Ten Conference 3.328
University of Kentucky Southeastern Conference 3.380
University of Louisville Big East Conference 3.627
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Big Ten Conference 3.510
University of Missouri, Columbia Big 12 Conference 3.268
University of Nebraska, Lincoln Big 12 Conference 3.664
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Mountain West Conference 3.150
University of New Hampshire America East Conference 3.190
University of New Mexico Mountain West Conference 3.320
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Atlantic Coast Conference 3.130
University of North Carolina, Charlotte Atlantic 10 Conference 3.240
University of North Carolina, Wilmington Colonial Athletic Association 3.290
University of Notre Dame Big East Conference 3.476
University of Oregon Pacific-10 Conference 3.480
University of Pennsylvania Ivy Group 3.450
University of Portland West Coast Conference 3.491
University of Richmond Atlantic 10 Conference 3.330
University of San Francisco West Coast Conference 3.190
University of South Carolina, Columbia Southeastern Conference 3.767
University of South Florida Big East Conference 3.470
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern Conference 3.416
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Southeastern Conference 3.430
University of Utah Mountain West Conference 3.656
University of Vermont America East Conference 3.349
University of Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference 3.400
University of Washington Pacific-10 Conference 3.280
University of Wisconsin, Madison Big Ten Conference 3.350
University of Wyoming Mountain West Conference 3.367
Utah State University Western Athletic Conference 3.640
Valparaiso University Horizon League 3.536
Vanderbilt University Southeastern Conference 3.327
Villanova University Big East Conference 3.587
Virginia Tech Atlantic Coast Conference 3.310
Wake Forest University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.272
Washington State University Pacific-10 Conference 3.535
Weber State University Big Sky Conference 3.450
West Virginia University Big East Conference 3.650
Western Carolina University Southern Conference 3.318
Western Kentucky University Sun Belt Conference 3.230
Western Michigan University Mid-American Conference 3.231
Wichita State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.340
Yale University Ivy Group 3.560