Williams College Named USTFCCCA Division III Men’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year

By Keith Nunez, USTFCCCA

March 3, 2009   

NEW ORLEANS – Williams College has been named the 2008 NCAA Division III USTFCCCA Men’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced on Tuesday.  Williams receives the 2008 USTFCCCA All-Academic honor after finishing third overall at the 2008 NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championships.  The Ephs also won the New England Championships and its third straight New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship prior to nationals.

In the classroom, the Ephs maintained a 3.360 cumulative team grade point average.  While this is the first Scholar Team of the Year honor for Williams, the institution has made the USTFCCCA All-Academic team list every year since 2005.

Grinnell College had the highest overall team grade point average; 3.650.  103 Division III men’s cross country programs received the 2008 USTFCCCA All-Academic team award.  Five of the 103 schools finished in the top ten at the national meet, while 14 of the top 20 teams at the national meet were represented on the USTFCCCA All-Academic team list.

Williams’ conference affiliate, the NESCAC, qualified eight men’s programs on the list as did the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), and the University Athletic Association (UAA).  The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) and the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) each had seven conference programs on the men’s USTFCCCA All-Academic team 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 3.10 team cumulative grade point average.

The 2008 NCAA Division III USTFCCCA Men’s All-Academic Team

INSTITUTION GPA
Albion College 3.275
Allegheny College 3.110
Amherst College 3.500
Babson College 3.230
Baldwin-Wallace College 3.118
Beloit College 3.338
Brandeis University 3.212
Calvin College 3.381
Carleton College 3.460
Carnegie Mellon University 3.480
Case Western Reserve University 3.373
Centre College 3.160
Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps Colleges 3.320
College of St. Scholastica 3.300
College of Wooster 3.144
Colorado College 3.509
Concordia College, Moorhead 3.210
Concordia University (Wisconsin) 3.290
Connecticut College 3.354
DePauw University 3.310
Dickinson College 3.120
Earlham College 3.530
Elizabethtown College 3.350
Emory University 3.550
Gettysburg College 3.398
Goucher College 3.270
Grinnell College 3.650
Gustavus Adolphus College 3.220
Gwynedd-Mercy College 3.180
Hamilton College 3.560
Hanover College 3.150
Haverford College 3.508
Hendrix College 3.150
Hope College 3.230
Illinois Wesleyan University 3.369
Ithaca College 3.302
Johns Hopkins University 3.480
Kenyon College 3.350
Linfield College 3.100
Luther College 3.376
Macalester College 3.530
Martin Luther College 3.403
Maryville University of Saint Louis 3.496
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3.440
McMurry University 3.190
Messiah College 3.261
Middlebury College 3.445
Misericordia University 3.250
Mount Union College 3.160
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3.450
New York University 3.390
North Park University 3.170
Oberlin College 3.440
Occidental College 3.180
Ohio Northern University 3.380
Otterbein College 3.170
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 3.516
Principia College 3.175
Ramapo College 3.148
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 3.520
Rhodes College 3.515
Ripon College 3.140
Rochester Institute of Technology 3.220
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 3.470
Rowan University 3.330
Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey, Camden 3.260
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota 3.205
Salisbury University 3.302
Simpson College 3.342
Southwestern University (Texas) 3.107
St. John’s University (Minnesota) 3.342
St. Lawrence University 3.207
St. Olaf College 3.280
State University College at New Paltz 3.170
State University College at Oneonta 3.210
Stevens Institute of Technology 3.331
Susquehanna University 3.120
Swarthmore College 3.570
The College of New Jersey 3.194
Trinity College (Connecticut) 3.212
Trinity University (Texas) 3.305
Tufts University 3.200
University of Chicago 3.561
University of Puget Sound 3.160
University of Redlands 3.132
University of Rochester 3.450
University of the South 3.143
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire 3.101
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse 3.120
University of Wisconsin, Platteville 3.370
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point 3.275
Vassar College 3.460
Wabash College 3.403
Wartburg College 3.220
Washington University (Missouri) 3.480
Wesleyan University (Connecticut) 3.430
Westminster College (Pennsylvania) 3.293
Wheaton College (Massachusetts) 3.190
Whitman College 3.314
Whitworth University 3.322
Willamette University 3.450
Williams College 3.360
Wittenberg University 3.300