University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Named USTFCCCA Division III Women’s XC Scholar Team of the Year

Courtesy: Shannon Wright, USTFCCCA

March 5, 2010   

NEW ORLEANSThe University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Blugolds are the 2009 NCAA Division III USTFCCCA Women’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced on Friday. The Blugolds won their first-ever NCAA Division III Cross Country team championship at the 2009 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.

UW Eau Claire also won the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title and the NCAA Division III Midwest Region title in the weeks leading up to their national championship. The Blugolds earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors every year since 2005. This year’s squad sports a 3.49 team GPA.

Whitworth University had the highest overall team grade point average (3.73). A total of 153 Division III women’s programs received the USTFCCCA’s All-Academic Team honors this year.

Incredibly, all ten of the top ten teams and 23 of the top 25 teams at this year’s NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships were named USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams.

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference led all conferences with a total of ten schools on the All-Academic team list. The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and New England Small College Athletic Conference followed closely behind, each with nine schools earning All-Academic honors.

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.

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

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE GPA
Adrian College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.10
Albion College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.58
Allegheny College North Coast Athletic Conference 3.10
Amherst College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.60
Anderson University (Indiana) Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.38
Augsburg College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.45
Augustana College (Illinois) College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.21
Babson College New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.38
Baldwin-Wallace College Ohio Athletic Conference 3.59
Benedictine University (Illinois) Northern Athletics Conference 3.24
Bethel University (Minnesota) Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.65
Bluffton University Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.67
Brandeis University University Athletic Association 3.55
Bryn Mawr College Centennial Conference 3.37
Calvin College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.54
Capital University Ohio Athletic Conference 3.19
Carleton College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.49
Carnegie Mellon University University Athletic Association 3.41
Carroll University (Wisconsin) Midwest Conference 3.17
Case Western Reserve University University Athletic Association 3.68
Catholic University of America Landmark Conference 3.59
Cedar Crest College Colonial States Athletic Conference 3.40
Centre College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.30
Christopher Newport University USA South Athletic Conference 3.32
Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps Colleges Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.45
Coe College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.15
College of St. Benedict Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.25
College of St. Scholastica Upper Midwest Athletic Conference 3.50
College of Wooster North Coast Athletic Conference 3.44
Colorado College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.39
Concordia College, Moorhead Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.42
Concordia University Chicago Northern Athletics Conference 3.33
Concordia University Wisconsin Northern Athletics Conference 3.18
Connecticut College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.68
Cornell College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.54
Denison University North Coast Athletic Conference 3.35
DePauw University Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.45
Dickinson College Centennial Conference 3.23
Earlham College North Coast Athletic Conference 3.54
Edgewood College Northern Athletics Conference 3.64
Elizabethtown College Middle Atlantic Conference 3.26
Elmhurst College College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.58
Emmanuel College (Massachusetts) Great Northeast Athletic Conference 3.25
Emory University University Athletic Association 3.62
Franklin College Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.22
Frostburg State University Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference 3.44
Gettysburg College Centennial Conference 3.44
Goucher College Landmark Conference 3.54
Greenville College St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.32
Grinnell College Midwest Conference 3.53
Grove City College Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.37
Gustavus Adolphus College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.47
Hamilton College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.37
Hamline University Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.53
Haverford College Centennial Conference 3.53
Hendrix College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.52
Hood College Capital Athletic Conference Inc. 3.20
Hope College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.40
Illinois Wesleyan University College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.64
Ithaca College Empire 8 3.44
John Carroll University Ohio Athletic Conference 3.31
Johns Hopkins University Centennial Conference 3.34
Kenyon College North Coast Athletic Conference 3.42
Lawrence University Midwest Conference 3.50
Lewis & Clark College Northwest Conference 3.34
Linfield College Northwest Conference 3.42
Loras College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.41
Luther College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.58
Lynchburg College Old Dominion Athletic Conference 3.55
Marietta College Ohio Athletic Conference 3.24
Massachusetts Institute of Technology New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.52
McMurry University American Southwest Conference 3.35
Messiah College Middle Atlantic Conference 3.48
Middlebury College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.47
Muhlenberg College Centennial Conference 3.23
Nazareth College Empire 8 3.43
Nebraska Wesleyan University Independent 3.61
North Central College College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.44
North Park University College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.37
Oberlin College North Coast Athletic Conference 3.42
Occidental College Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.28
Oglethorpe University Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.18
Ohio Northern University Ohio Athletic Conference 3.38
Ohio Wesleyan University North Coast Athletic Conference 3.44
Otterbein College Ohio Athletic Conference 3.44
Otterbein College Ohio Athletic Conference 3.40
Pacific University (Oregon) Northwest Conference 3.32
Penn State Erie, the Behrend College Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference 3.32
Plattsburgh State University of New York State University of New York Athletic Conference 3.15
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.58
Principia College St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.49
Rhodes College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.50
Ripon College Midwest Conference 3.50
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Liberty League 3.68
Rochester Institute of Technology Empire 8 3.50
Roger Williams University Commonwealth Coast Conference 3.48
Rowan University New Jersey Athletic Conference 3.21
Rutgers University, Camden New Jersey Athletic Conference 3.22
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.35
Salem College Great South Athletic Conference 3.62
Shenandoah University USA South Athletic Conference 3.48
Simpson College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.45
Smith College New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.53
Southwestern University (Texas) Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.59
Springfield College New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.48
St. Lawrence University Liberty League 3.20
St. Norbert College Midwest Conference 3.35
St. Olaf College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.60
State University College at Cortland State University of New York Athletic Conference 3.16
State University College at Geneseo State University of New York Athletic Conference 3.21
State University College at New Paltz State University of New York Athletic Conference 3.37
State University College at Oneonta State University of New York Athletic Conference 3.38
Stevens Institute of Technology Empire 8 3.27
Susquehanna University Landmark Conference 3.47
Swarthmore College Centennial Conference 3.46
The College of New Jersey New Jersey Athletic Conference 3.31
Trinity College (Connecticut) New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.37
Trinity University (Texas) Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.33
Tufts University New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.47
University of California, Santa Cruz Independent 3.40
University of Chicago University Athletic Association 3.52
University of Dubuque Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.32
University of Minnesota, Morris Upper Midwest Athletic Conference 3.29
University of Redlands Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.54
University of Rochester University Athletic Association 3.32
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.52
University of the South Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.27
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.49
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.37
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.33
University of Wisconsin, Platteville Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.10
University of Wisconsin, River Falls Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.40
University of Wisconsin, Stout Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.54
University of Wisconsin, Superior Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.38
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.29
Vassar College Liberty League 3.53
Wartburg College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.40
Washington and Lee University Old Dominion Athletic Conference 3.34
Washington University (Missouri) University Athletic Association 3.56
Wellesley College New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.22
Wesleyan University (Connecticut) New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.40
Westminster College (Pennsylvania) Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.27
Wheaton College (Illinois) College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.44
Whitman College Northwest Conference 3.35
Whittier College Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.20
Whitworth University Northwest Conference 3.73
Wilkes University Middle Atlantic Conference 3.41
Willamette University Northwest Conference 3.56
William Smith College Liberty League 3.44
Williams College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.51
Wilmington College (Ohio) Ohio Athletic Conference 3.13
Wisconsin Lutheran College Northern Athletics Conference 3.32
Wittenberg University North Coast Athletic Conference 3.27
York College (Pennsylvania) Capital Athletic Conference Inc. 3.30