Villanova Named Division I Women’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

March 5, 2010   

NEW ORLEANS – Villanova University’s women’s cross country team is the 2009 NCAA Division I USTFCCCA Women’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Friday. 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.

Villanova won their eighth NCAA Women’s Cross Country title in November, defeating runner-up Florida State 86-133. Head Coach Gina Procaccio’s Wildcats also claimed the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region title and Big East crown in 2009. In addition, the squad members carried a 3.38 cumulative grade point average after the fall 2009 semester.

Alabama leads All-Academic Team honorees with a cumulative team GPA of 3.86. Missouri State is next on the list at a 3.81 GPA. A record total of 176 Division I women’s programs received USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors, up from 2008’s total of 162.

Nine of the top 10 and 18 of the top 20 teams at the NCAA Cross Country Championships earned the honor. In addition, regional champions from all nine NCAA regions claimed All-Academic honors.

The Big East led all conferences with 13 squads mentioned as All-Academic recipients. The SEC and Big Ten each scored 10 teams on the honor roll.

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 Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Teams, 2009

Arizona State University Pacific-10 Conference 3.32
Auburn University Southeastern Conference 3.28
Austin Peay State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.64
Baylor University Big 12 Conference 3.51
Belmont University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.40
Binghamton University America East Conference 3.42
Bowling Green State University Mid-American Conference 3.54
Bradley University Missouri Valley Conference 3.52
Brown University Ivy Group 3.50
Bucknell University Patriot League 3.44
Butler University Horizon League 3.39
Central Connecticut State University Northeast Conference 3.45
Central Michigan University Mid-American Conference 3.48
Clemson University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.45
Cleveland State University Horizon League 3.64
Coastal Carolina University Big South Conference 3.51
Colgate University Patriot League 3.21
College of William and Mary Colonial Athletic Association 3.13
Colorado State University Mountain West Conference 3.62
Columbia University Ivy Group 3.19
Cornell University Ivy Group 3.35
Creighton University Missouri Valley Conference 3.64
Dartmouth College Ivy Group 3.31
Davidson College Southern Conference 3.13
DePaul University Big East Conference 3.76
Drake University Missouri Valley Conference 3.46
Duke University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.52
East Carolina University Conference USA 3.08
Eastern Kentucky University Ohio Valley Conference 3.30
Elon University Southern Conference 3.40
Fairfield University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.49
Fordham University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.21
Georgetown Big East Conference 3.31
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlantic Coast Conference 3.29
Georgia State University Colonial Athletic Association 3.42
Harvard University Ivy Group 3.45
Idaho State University Big Sky Conference 3.32
Illinois State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.53
Indiana State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.58
Indiana University, Bloomington Big Ten Conference 3.73
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis The Summit League 3.40
Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne The Summit League 3.31
Iona College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.31
Iowa State University Big 12 Conference 3.48
Jacksonville State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.23
Jacksonville University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.38
James Madison University Colonial Athletic Association 3.20
Kent State University Mid-American Conference 3.09
La Salle University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.32
Lafayette College Patriot League 3.36
Lehigh University Patriot League 3.54
Lipscomb University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.51
Long Beach State University Big West Conference 3.11
Louisiana State University Southeastern Conference 3.34
Loyola College (Maryland) Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.34
Loyola Marymount University West Coast Conference 3.28
Loyola University Chicago Horizon League 3.19
McNeese State University Southland Conference 3.21
Miami University (Ohio) Mid-American Conference 3.28
Michigan State University Big Ten Conference 3.28
Mississippi State University Southeastern Conference 3.69
Missouri State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.81
Monmouth University Northeast Conference 3.39
Montana State University – Bozeman Big Sky Conference 3.50
Morehead State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.51
New Jersey Institute of Technology Great West Conference 3.06
New Mexico State University Western Athletic Conference 3.31
North Carolina State University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.22
Northeastern University Colonial Athletic Association 3.42
Northern Arizona University Big Sky Conference 3.35
Northwestern University Big Ten Conference 3.45
Oakland University The Summit League 3.35
Ohio University Mid-American Conference 3.47
Oklahoma State University Big 12 Conference 3.28
Oral Roberts University The Summit League 3.76
Oregon State University Pacific-10 Conference 3.38
Pennsylvania State University Big Ten Conference 3.14
Princeton University Ivy Group 3.32
Providence College Big East Conference 3.06
Purdue University Big Ten Conference 3.39
Quinnipiac University Northeast Conference 3.40
Rice University Conference USA 3.53
Rider University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.29
Rutgers University, New Brunswick Big East Conference 3.14
Sacred Heart University Northeast Conference 3.45
Samford University Southern Conference 3.20
Santa Clara University West Coast Conference 3.04
South Dakota State University The Summit League 3.62
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Missouri Valley Conference 3.73
Southern Methodist University Conference USA 3.41
St. John’s University (New York) Big East Conference 3.50
Stanford University Pacific-10 Conference 3.59
Stephen F. Austin State University Southland Conference 3.64
Stony Brook University America East Conference 3.28
Syracuse University Big East Conference 3.54
Texas A&M University, College Station Big 12 Conference 3.06
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Southland Conference 3.28
Texas Tech University Big 12 Conference 3.31
The Ohio State University Big Ten Conference 3.47
Towson University Colonial Athletic Association 3.54
Troy University Sun Belt Conference 3.08
U.S. Military Academy Patriot League 3.07
U.S. Naval Academy Patriot League 3.32
University at Buffalo Mid-American Conference 3.46
University of Akron Mid-American Conference 3.28
University of Alabama at Birmingham Conference USA 3.29
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Southeastern Conference 3.86
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Southeastern Conference 3.17
University of Arkansas, Little Rock Sun Belt Conference 3.17
University of California, Berkeley Pacific-10 Conference 3.29
University of California, Davis Big West Conference 3.06
University of California, Irvine Big West Conference 3.15
University of California, Los Angeles Pacific-10 Conference 3.12
University of California, Riverside Big West Conference 3.11
University of California, Santa Barbara Big West Conference 3.12
University of Central Arkansas Southland Conference 3.33
University of Cincinnati Big East Conference 3.62
University of Colorado, Boulder Big 12 Conference 3.46
University of Connecticut Big East Conference 3.06
University of Dayton Atlantic 10 Conference 3.57
University of Delaware Colonial Athletic Association 3.32
University of Detroit Mercy Horizon League 3.44
University of Evansville Missouri Valley Conference 3.50
University of Florida Southeastern Conference 3.56
University of Georgia Southeastern Conference 3.22
University of Illinois, Champaign Big Ten Conference 3.32
University of Iowa Big Ten Conference 3.50
University of Kansas Big 12 Conference 3.43
University of Louisville Big East Conference 3.38
University of Maine, Orono America East Conference 3.35
University of Miami (Florida) Atlantic Coast Conference 3.65
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Big Ten Conference 3.60
University of Missouri, Columbia Big 12 Conference 3.49
University of Montana Big Sky Conference 3.25
University of Nebraska, Lincoln Big 12 Conference 3.68
University of Nevada Western Athletic Conference 3.34
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Mountain West Conference 3.37
University of New Mexico Mountain West Conference 3.41
University of North Carolina, Charlotte Atlantic 10 Conference 3.32
University of North Carolina, Greensboro Southern Conference 3.09
University of North Carolina, Wilmington Colonial Athletic Association 3.26
University of North Florida Atlantic Sun Conference 3.16
University of Notre Dame Big East Conference 3.38
University of Oregon Pacific-10 Conference 3.53
University of Portland West Coast Conference 3.51
University of Richmond Atlantic 10 Conference 3.27
University of San Francisco West Coast Conference 3.44
University of South Carolina, Columbia Southeastern Conference 3.64
University of South Florida Big East Conference 3.31
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern Conference 3.53
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Southeastern Conference 3.39
University of Toledo Mid-American Conference 3.49
University of Tulsa Conference USA 3.51
University of Utah Mountain West Conference 3.10
University of Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference 3.39
University of Washington Pacific-10 Conference 3.15
University of Wisconsin, Madison Big Ten Conference 3.22
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Horizon League 3.53
University of Wyoming Mountain West Conference 3.27
Utah State University Western Athletic Conference 3.30
Utah Valley University Great West Conference 3.34
Vanderbilt University Southeastern Conference 3.36
Villanova University Big East Conference 3.38
Virginia Military Institute Big South Conference 3.30
Virginia Tech Atlantic Coast Conference 3.14
Wake Forest University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.35
Washington State University Pacific-10 Conference 3.52
Weber State University Big Sky Conference 3.51
West Virginia University Big East Conference 3.67
Western Kentucky University Sun Belt Conference 3.34
Western Michigan University Mid-American Conference 3.32
Wichita State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.47
Winthrop University Big South Conference 3.36
Wofford College Southern Conference 3.51
Xavier University (Ohio) Atlantic 10 Conference 3.39
Yale University Ivy Group 3.47