Oklahoma State Declared as Division I Men’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

March 8, 2010   

NEW ORLEANSThe Cowboys of Oklahoma State University are the 2009 NCAA Division I USTFCCCA Men’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, Oklahoma State won their first NCAA Cross Country national title since 1954 with a 127-143 victory over runner-up Oregon. The Cowboys also won the NCAA Midwest Region title in the fall, the fifth-straight for the program. OSU also earned top honors at the Big 12 Cross Country Championships for the second-consecutive season. In addition, the squad members carried a 3.06 cumulative grade point average after the fall 2009 semester.

Vanderbilt and Creighton led the full slate of All-Academic Team honorees with a cumulative team GPA of 3.67. A record total of 135 Division I men’s programs received USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors, up from 2008’s total of 110.

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

The ACC and SEC topped all other conferences with eight intuitions earning the academic plaudit. Six other conferences had seven members mentioned.

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 I Men’s Cross Country All-Academic Teams, 2009

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE
GPA
Appalachian State University Southern Conference
3.46
Arizona State University Pacific-10 Conference
3.44
Auburn University Southeastern Conference
3.24
Austin Peay State University Ohio Valley Conference
3.40
Belmont University Atlantic Sun Conference
3.37
Binghamton University America East Conference
3.34
Bradley University Missouri Valley Conference
3.16
Brigham Young University Mountain West Conference
3.30
Brown University Ivy Group
3.30
Bucknell University Patriot League
3.07
Butler University Horizon League
3.31
California State University, Fresno Western Athletic Conference
3.39
California State University, Sacramento Big Sky Conference
3.02
Central Michigan University Mid-American Conference
3.12
Charleston Southern University Big South Conference
3.56
Clemson University Atlantic Coast Conference
3.25
Coastal Carolina University Big South Conference
3.01
Colgate University Patriot League
3.44
College of Charleston (South Carolina) Southern Conference
3.22
College of William and Mary Colonial Athletic Association
3.05
Colorado State University Mountain West Conference
3.18
Columbia University Ivy Group
3.21
Cornell University Ivy Group
3.28
Creighton University Missouri Valley Conference
3.67
Dartmouth College Ivy Group
3.27
Davidson College Southern Conference
3.36
DePaul University Big East Conference
3.56
Drake University Missouri Valley Conference
3.30
Duke University Atlantic Coast Conference
3.37
Eastern Kentucky University Ohio Valley Conference
3.04
Eastern Washington University Big Sky Conference
3.27
Elon University Southern Conference
3.16
Fairfield University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
3.25
Fordham University Atlantic 10 Conference
3.39
George Mason University Colonial Athletic Association
3.19
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlantic Coast Conference
3.20
Georgia State University Colonial Athletic Association
3.06
Harvard University Ivy Group
3.40
Idaho State University Big Sky Conference
3.25
Indiana State University Missouri Valley Conference
3.44
Indiana University, Bloomington Big Ten Conference
3.28
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis The Summit League
3.29
Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne The Summit League
3.13
Iona College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
3.02
Iowa State University Big 12 Conference
3.31
Kent State University Mid-American Conference
3.09
Lafayette College Patriot League
3.31
Lehigh University Patriot League
3.41
Lipscomb University Atlantic Sun Conference
3.49
Louisiana State University Southeastern Conference
3.29
Loyola College (Maryland) Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
3.29
Loyola University Chicago Horizon League
3.33
Marist College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
3.22
Marshall University Conference USA
3.10
Miami University (Ohio) Mid-American Conference
3.41
Mississippi State University Southeastern Conference
3.43
Monmouth University Northeast Conference
3.06
Montana State University – Bozeman Big Sky Conference
3.25
New Mexico State University Western Athletic Conference
3.50
North Carolina State University Atlantic Coast Conference
3.24
Northeastern University Colonial Athletic Association
3.28
Northern Arizona University Big Sky Conference
3.19
Oakland University The Summit League
3.07
Ohio University Mid-American Conference
3.14
Oklahoma State University Big 12 Conference
3.06
Pennsylvania State University Big Ten Conference
3.01
Princeton University Ivy Group
3.13
Purdue University Big Ten Conference
3.25
Quinnipiac University Northeast Conference
3.18
Rice University Conference USA
3.32
Rider University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
3.07
Rutgers University, New Brunswick Big East Conference
3.40
Sacred Heart University Northeast Conference
3.27
Sam Houston State University Southland Conference
3.25
Samford University Southern Conference
3.21
Santa Clara University West Coast Conference
3.24
South Dakota State University The Summit League
3.14
Southeast Missouri State University Ohio Valley Conference
3.48
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Missouri Valley Conference
3.54
Stanford University Pacific-10 Conference
3.38
Stephen F. Austin State University Southland Conference
3.17
Stony Brook University America East Conference
3.24
Syracuse University Big East Conference
3.22
Texas A&M University, College Station Big 12 Conference
3.04
Texas Tech University Big 12 Conference
3.04
The Ohio State University Big Ten Conference
3.15
Troy University Sun Belt Conference
3.04
U.S. Military Academy Patriot League
3.07
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Southeastern Conference
3.08
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Southeastern Conference
3.12
University of Arkansas, Little Rock Sun Belt Conference
3.14
University of California, Berkeley Pacific-10 Conference
3.15
University of California, Riverside Big West Conference
3.03
University of Cincinnati Big East Conference
3.48
University of Dayton Atlantic 10 Conference
3.56
University of Delaware Colonial Athletic Association
3.04
University of Detroit Mercy Horizon League
3.42
University of Evansville Missouri Valley Conference
3.36
University of Georgia Southeastern Conference
3.09
University of Illinois, Champaign Big Ten Conference
3.23
University of Iowa Big Ten Conference
3.09
University of Louisville Big East Conference
3.35
University of Maine, Orono America East Conference
3.24
University of Miami (Florida) Atlantic Coast Conference
3.54
University of Missouri, Columbia Big 12 Conference
3.19
University of Montana Big Sky Conference
3.27
University of Nebraska, Lincoln Big 12 Conference
3.43
University of New Mexico Mountain West Conference
3.08
University of North Carolina, Charlotte Atlantic 10 Conference
3.06
University of North Carolina, Greensboro Southern Conference
3.24
University of Oklahoma Big 12 Conference
3.19
University of Portland West Coast Conference
3.30
University of Richmond Atlantic 10 Conference
3.34
University of San Francisco West Coast Conference
3.45
University of South Alabama Sun Belt Conference
3.28
University of South Florida Big East Conference
3.10
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern Conference
3.52
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Southeastern Conference
3.03
University of Tulsa Conference USA
3.45
University of Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference
3.08
University of Washington Pacific-10 Conference
3.08
University of Wisconsin, Madison Big Ten Conference
3.09
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Horizon League
3.16
Utah State University Western Athletic Conference
3.43
Utah Valley University Great West Conference
3.55
Vanderbilt University Southeastern Conference
3.67
Virginia Tech Atlantic Coast Conference
3.10
Wagner College Northeast Conference
3.60
Wake Forest University Atlantic Coast Conference
3.14
Weber State University Big Sky Conference
3.43
Western Kentucky University Sun Belt Conference
3.44
Wichita State University Missouri Valley Conference
3.32
Winthrop University Big South Conference
3.26
Xavier University (Ohio) Atlantic 10 Conference
3.20
Yale University Ivy Group
3.52