Division II Scholar Team of the Year in Women’s Cross Country is Also Adams State

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

March 8, 2010   

NEW ORLEANSAdams State College was named the 2009 NCAA Division II USTFCCCA Women’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday. The Scholar Team of the Year distinction goes to the program that earned All-Academic Team honors and placed the highest among the field at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

In November, Adams State swept NCAA Cross Country titles, capturing both men’s and women’s national crowns for the second-consecutive year. In addition, The Grizzlies won their third-straight NCAA Central Regional title in the fall. Adams State placed three runners in the top five en route to a 52-point win for their seventh regional title in the last eight years. The Grizzlies also won this year’s RMAC Conference cross country title, extending their RMAC record of eight-straight conference titles. The women of Adams State have a collective team GPA of 3.38 after the fall semester.

Truman State surpassed all Division II teams with a 3.78 cumulative GPA. Seattle Pacific finished last year with a 3.72 GPA.

All five of the top five and seven of the top 10 team finishers from the NCAA Cross Country Championships earned the honor. In addition, regional champions from all eight NCAA regions claimed All-Academic honors.

The PSAC led all conferences with 13 teams placed on the All-Academic roll. Three conferences claimed eight teams in the mix.

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 Championship and also have a minimum 3.00 team cumulative GPA.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Teams, 2009

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE
GPA
Abilene Christian University Lone Star Conference 3.41
Adams State College Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.38
Adelphi University Northeast-10 Conference 3.53
Anderson University (South Carolina) Conference Carolinas 3.24
Angelo State University Lone Star Conference 3.02
Arkansas Tech University Gulf South Conference 3.35
Ashland University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.60
Augusta State University Peach Belt Conference 3.00
Augustana College (South Dakota) Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.19
Bellarmine University Great Lakes Valley Conference 3.40
Bemidji State University Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.52
Bentley University Northeast-10 Conference 3.34
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.18
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona California Collegiate Athletic Association 3.30
California State University, Stanislaus California Collegiate Athletic Association 3.11
California University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.53
Carson-Newman College South Atlantic Conference 3.40
Central Washington University Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.33
Christian Brothers University Gulf South Conference 3.26
College of Saint Rose Northeast-10 Conference 3.30
Colorado School of Mines Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.22
Columbus State University Peach Belt Conference 3.04
Drury University Great Lakes Valley Conference 3.57
East Central University Lone Star Conference 3.22
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.27
Eastern New Mexico University Lone Star Conference 3.05
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.39
Emporia State University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.24
Ferris State University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.41
Flagler College Peach Belt Conference 3.21
Florida Institute of Technology Sunshine State Conference 3.44
Florida Southern College Sunshine State Conference 3.23
Fort Hays State University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.39
Fort Lewis College Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.15
Francis Marion University Peach Belt Conference 3.17
Gannon University Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.65
Georgia College & State University Peach Belt Conference 3.48
Georgian Court University Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference 3.08
Grand Valley State University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.40
Harding University Gulf South Conference 3.50
Hawaii Pacific University Pacific West Conference 3.30
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.33
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.40
Lake Erie College Independent 3.38
Le Moyne College Northeast-10 Conference 3.16
Lees-McRae College Conference Carolinas 3.24
Lenoir-Rhyne University South Atlantic Conference 3.17
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.05
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.52
Mars Hill College South Atlantic Conference 3.11
Merrimack College Northeast-10 Conference 3.35
Michigan Technological University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.59
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.38
Minnesota State University Moorhead Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.49
Minnesota State University, Mankato Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.23
Missouri Southern State University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.62
Montana State University-Billings Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.47
New Mexico Highlands University Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.32
Newman University Heartland Conference 3.36
Northern Kentucky University Great Lakes Valley Conference 3.49
Northern Michigan University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.39
Northern State University Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.43
Northwest Missouri State University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.18
Northwest Nazarene University Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.46
Philadelphia University Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference 3.27
Pittsburg State University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.69
Saint Leo University Sunshine State Conference 3.24
San Francisco State University California Collegiate Athletic Association 3.29
Seattle Pacific University Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.72
Seton Hill University West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.55
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.56
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.57
Southwest Baptist University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.34
St. Andrews Presbyterian College Conference Carolinas 3.33
St. Martin’s University Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.38
Stonehill College Northeast-10 Conference 3.23
The University of Findlay Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.58
Tiffin University Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.33
Truman State University Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.78
University of Alaska Anchorage Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.19
University of Alaska Fairbanks Great Northwest Athletic Conference 3.61
University of California, San Diego California Collegiate Athletic Association 3.39
University of Central Missouri Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 3.45
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.46
University of Mary Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.34
University of Massachusetts at Lowell Northeast-10 Conference 3.07
University of Montevallo Peach Belt Conference 3.30
University of Nebraska at Kearney Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.64
University of Southern Indiana Great Lakes Valley Conference 3.40
University of Tampa Sunshine State Conference 3.69
University of the Incarnate Word Heartland Conference 3.59
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference 3.32
Wayne State College (Nebraska) Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.55
Wayne State University (Michigan) Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.56
West Chester University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 3.64
West Texas A&M University Lone Star Conference 3.23
West Virginia Wesleyan College West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.53
Western State College of Colorado Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 3.29
Wheeling Jesuit University West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.36
Wilmington University (Delaware) Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference 3.48
Winona State University Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 3.35