D-III Men’s Scholar Team of the Year Honor Goes to National Champ Haverford

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

February 18, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – Haverford College’s men’s cross country team is the USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Men’s Scholar Team of the Year for the 2010 cross country season as announced Friday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Haverford won their first NCAA title in their school’s athletics history with the men’s cross country team’s triumph in the fall.
                                                                                                                                          
Scholar Teams of the year are determined from among those who earned All-Academic status and placed highest as a team at the most recent NCAA Championships.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III
Cross Country Men’s Scholar Team of the Year – Haverford College

Haverford, coached in the fall by Tom Donnelly in his 36th year, tallied a 3.55 cumulative team GPA through the most recent semester to go with their first NCAA title in men’s cross country.

The Fords were led by Anders Hulleberg, named earlier this week as the Scholar Athlete of the Year, who became the first since 1998 to win the individual championship en route to a national team title. Haverford then placed two more runners, Chris Southwick and Lucas Fuentes inside the scoring top 20 and the full five, including Jordan Schilit and Eric Arnold, inside the overall top 35.

Hulleberg, Southwick, Fuentes, Arnold, Joseph Carpenter, and Tim Schoch were named to the nation’s All-Academic team earlier this week.

Also during the 2010 cross country season, the Fords won the NCAA Mideast Region with just 23 points, placing five scorers in the top seven and the full squad in the top 15. Haverford also won the Centennial Conference Championships with the scoring five finishing in the top seven.

Haverford won this same award in 2007.

Past Winners

2010: Haverford

2009: Williams

2008: Williams

2007: Haverford

2006: Calvin

125 Teams Earn All-Academic Status

In addition to the Scholar Team of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced those men’s teams who earned 2010 Division III All-Academic Cross Country status.

A total of 125 institutions represent 32 conferences that compose the group. The MIAC and NESCAC led all conferences with nine members earning All-Academic honors and was followed by the SCAC which had eight listed.

Earlham reported the highest cumulative GPA among All-Academic honorees with a 3.58. Stevens followed with a 3.56.

Seven of the top ten finishing teams at the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships earned All-Academic status. Of the 32 teams that participated in the national final, 23 of those earned All-Academic status. In addition, six of eight NCAA regional championship teams earned All-Academic honors.

To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.10 or better and have compiled a score (finished at least five runners) at their respective NCAA regional championship.

USTFCCCA 2010 Division III Cross Country All-Academic Teams, MEN

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE
GPA
Adrian College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.49
Albion College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.39
Amherst College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.40
Augsburg College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.28
Augustana College (Illinois) College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.13
Babson College New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.22
Beloit College Midwest Conference 3.36
Benedictine University (Illinois) Northern Athletics Conference 3.28
Bethel University (Minnesota) Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.16
Calvin College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.35
Carleton College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.54
Carnegie Mellon University University Athletic Association 3.25
Case Western Reserve University University Athletic Association 3.34
Centre College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.36
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.28
Colby College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.33
College of St. Scholastica Upper Midwest Athletic Conference 3.42
College of Wooster North Coast Athletic Conference 3.29
Colorado College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.21
Concordia University Chicago Northern Athletics Conference 3.17
Concordia University Wisconsin Northern Athletics Conference 3.39
Connecticut College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.42
Cornell College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.16
Denison University North Coast Athletic Conference 3.18
DePauw University Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.26
Dickinson College Centennial Conference 3.28
Earlham College Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.58
Edgewood College Northern Athletics Conference 3.51
Elizabethtown College Middle Atlantic Conference 3.25
Elmhurst College College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.25
Emory University University Athletic Association 3.54
Franklin College Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.13
Gettysburg College Centennial Conference 3.13
Goucher College Landmark Conference 3.12
Greenville College St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.26
Grinnell College Midwest Conference 3.47
Grove City College Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.26
Gustavus Adolphus College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.24
Gwynedd-Mercy College Colonial States Athletic Conference 3.32
Hamilton College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.18
Haverford College Centennial Conference 3.55
Hendrix College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.13
Hood College Capital Athletic Conference Inc. 3.10
Hope College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.25
Illinois Wesleyan University College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.40
Ithaca College Empire 8 3.44
John Carroll University Ohio Athletic Conference 3.11
Johns Hopkins University Centennial Conference 3.25
Kenyon College North Coast Athletic Conference 3.49
King’s College Middle Atlantic Conference 3.19
Lawrence University Midwest Conference 3.28
Lewis & Clark College Northwest Conference 3.29
Linfield College Northwest Conference 3.29
Luther College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.33
Macalester College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.46
Manhattanville College Middle Atlantic Conference 3.14
Marietta College Ohio Athletic Conference 3.24
Massachusetts Institute of Technology New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.52
Messiah College Middle Atlantic Conference 3.43
Middlebury College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.44
Misericordia University Middle Atlantic Conference 3.32
Moravian College Landmark Conference 3.15
Muhlenberg College Centennial Conference 3.45
Nebraska Wesleyan University Independent 3.19
North Central College College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.13
Oberlin College North Coast Athletic Conference 3.29
Occidental College Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.31
Ohio Northern University Ohio Athletic Conference 3.23
Ohio Wesleyan University North Coast Athletic Conference 3.32
Penn State Erie, the Behrend College Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference 3.16
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.49
Principia College St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.45
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Liberty League 3.36
Rhodes College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.37
Ripon College Midwest Conference 3.18
Rochester Institute of Technology Empire 8 3.15
Roger Williams University Commonwealth Coast Conference 3.15
Rowan University New Jersey Athletic Conference 3.15
Saint John’s University (Minnesota) Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.40
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.51
Saint Vincent College Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.38
Salisbury University Capital Athletic Conference Inc. 3.53
Southwestern University (Texas) Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.24
St. Lawrence University Liberty League 3.44
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Capital Athletic Conference Inc. 3.25
St. Olaf College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.33
State University College at Oneonta State University of New York Athletic Conference 3.11
Stevens Institute of Technology Empire 8 3.56
Susquehanna University Landmark Conference 3.11
Swarthmore College Centennial Conference 3.46
The College of New Jersey New Jersey Athletic Conference 3.36
The Sage Colleges Skyline Conference 3.33
Thiel College Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.53
Trinity College (Connecticut) New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.14
Trinity University (Texas) Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.23
Tufts University New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.33
University of Chicago University Athletic Association 3.49
University of La Verne Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.21
University of Minnesota, Morris Upper Midwest Athletic Conference 3.17
University of Puget Sound Northwest Conference 3.11
University of Redlands Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.22
University of Rochester University Athletic Association 3.46
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.17
University of the South Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.27
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.20
University of Wisconsin, Platteville Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.20
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.20
University of Wisconsin, Stout Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.11
Ursinus College Centennial Conference 3.32
Vassar College Liberty League 3.29
Wabash College North Coast Athletic Conference 3.46
Wartburg College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.16
Washington and Lee University Old Dominion Athletic Conference 3.39
Washington University (Missouri) University Athletic Association 3.51
Waynesburg University Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.30
Wesleyan University (Connecticut) New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.53
Westminster College (Pennsylvania) Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.17
Wheaton College (Illinois) College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.36
Whittier College Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.18
Whitworth University Northwest Conference 3.27
Willamette University Northwest Conference 3.37
Williams College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.42
Wittenberg University North Coast Athletic Conference 3.19
Worcester Polytechnic Institute New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.47
York College (Pennsylvania) Capital Athletic Conference Inc. 3.16