Adams State Takes Home Inaugural Division II Men’s Program of the Year Award
By Keith Nunez, USTFCCCA
May 26, 2009
NEW ORLEANS – With a third place showing at the Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, the Adams State men have claimed the inaugural Division II Men’s Program of the Year Award.
Adams State, national champions in cross country and the runner-up at the Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships finished the 2008-09 season with six points towards the program of the year standings.
Finishing second overall to Adams State in the program of the year standings was Abilene Christian which finished with nine points overall. ACU finished fourth in cross country, third at the indoor championships and second at the outdoor championships. Western State finished third in the program of the year standings with 20.5 points.
The NCAA Division II Program of the Year Award is awarded annually to the most outstanding NCAA Division II men’s cross country/track & field program. The award honors the institution that has achieved the most success in each academic year (spanning the cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field seasons) based on the institution’s finish at the NCAA Division II Championships.
In order to be eligible for the award, teams must qualify for the NCAA Championships. Scoring is based on the team’s finish at each NCAA Division II Championship in cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field (i.e. 1st = 1 point, 2nd = 2 points, 31st = 31 points) with the lowest total score for all three championships combined determining the award recipient.
|4||Grand Valley State||29|
|9||Colorado School of Mines||44.5|
|10||Queens University of Charlotte||47.5|
|12||Missouri Southern State||89.5|