Florida State Tapped as Cross Country Men’s Scholar Team of the Year in Division I

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

February 17, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – The Seminoles of Florida State University are the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Men’s Scholar Team of the Year for the 2010 cross country season as announced Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Florida State finished as men’s runner-up at the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships.
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.

Cross Country Men’s Scholar Team of the Year – Florida State University

Florida State, coached by Bob Braman, finished as the nation’s runner-up this fall and has amassed a 3.11 cumulative GPA through the last semester. The Seminoles, who entered the NCAA championships as the 11th-ranked team, placed second in the men’s team race to Oklahoma State.

In 2010, the Seminoles were the NCAA South Region’s runner-up and ACC Champions.

Announced earlier this week, individual All-Academic honors went to Florida State’s Ciaran O’Lionaird and Michael Fout.

Past Winners

2010: Florida State

2009: Oklahoma State

2008: Iona

2007: Iona

2006: Iona


152 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 I All-Academic Cross Country status.

A total of 152 institutions represent 31 conferences that compose the group. The Big 12 led all conferences with 10 members earning All-Academic honors and was followed by the Big East which had nine listed.

Mississippi Valley State reported the highest cumulative GPA among All-Academic honorees with a 3.62. Southern Illinois followed with a 3.60.

Seven of the top ten finishing teams at the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships earned All-Academic status. Of the 31 teams that participated in the national final, 20 of those earned All-Academic status.

To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have had a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have started at least five regional at their respective NCAA regional championship.

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

Appalachian State University Southern Conference 3.00
Arizona State University Pacific-10 Conference 3.44
Baylor University Big 12 Conference 3.26
Belmont University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.20
Binghamton University America East Conference 3.33
Boston College Atlantic Coast Conference 3.11
Bowling Green State University Mid-American Conference 3.10
Bradley University Missouri Valley Conference 3.28
Brigham Young University Mountain West Conference 3.31
Brown University Ivy Group 3.30
Bucknell University Patriot League 3.11
Butler University Horizon League 3.11
California State University, Fresno Western Athletic Conference 3.53
Central Connecticut State University Northeast Conference 3.32
Central Michigan University Mid-American Conference 3.28
Charleston Southern University Big South Conference 3.29
Colgate University Patriot League 3.37
College of Charleston (South Carolina) Southern Conference 3.28
College of William and Mary Colonial Athletic Association 3.08
Colorado State University Mountain West Conference 3.05
Columbia University Ivy Group 3.11
Cornell University Ivy Group 3.31
Creighton University Missouri Valley Conference 3.40
Dartmouth College Ivy Group 3.51
Davidson College Southern Conference 3.31
DePaul University Big East Conference 3.41
Drake University Missouri Valley Conference 3.14
Duke University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.31
Eastern Illinois University Ohio Valley Conference 3.27
Eastern Michigan University Mid-American Conference 3.40
Elon University Southern Conference 3.13
Fairfield University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.45
Florida State University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.11
Fordham University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.37
Furman University Southern Conference 3.14
George Mason University Colonial Athletic Association 3.15
Georgetown University Big East Conference 3.24
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlantic Coast Conference 3.01
Harvard University Ivy Group 3.49
Idaho State University Big Sky Conference 3.17
Illinois State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.05
Indiana State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.33
Indiana University, Bloomington Big Ten Conference 3.01
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis The Summit League 3.41
Iona College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.01
Iowa State University Big 12 Conference 3.24
Kansas State University Big 12 Conference 3.17
Kennesaw State University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.21
La Salle University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.09
Lafayette College Patriot League 3.35
Lehigh University Patriot League 3.27
Lipscomb University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.37
Loyola Marymount University West Coast Conference 3.28
Loyola University Chicago Horizon League 3.30
Loyola University Maryland Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.27
Manhattan College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.24
Marist College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.24
Marquette University Big East Conference 3.47
Marshall University Conference USA 3.24
McNeese State University Southland Conference 3.05
Mercer University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.43
Miami University (Ohio) Mid-American Conference 3.20
Mississippi State University Southeastern Conference 3.48
Mississippi Valley State University Southwestern Athletic Conference 3.62
Monmouth University Northeast Conference 3.13
Montana State University – Bozeman Big Sky Conference 3.52
New Jersey Institute of Technology Great West Conference 3.07
New Mexico State University Western Athletic Conference 3.41
North Carolina State University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.18
Northeastern University Colonial Athletic Association 3.18
Northern Arizona University Big Sky Conference 3.16
Ohio University Mid-American Conference 3.20
Princeton University Ivy Group 3.13
Purdue University Big Ten Conference 3.38
Quinnipiac University Northeast Conference 3.08
Rice University Conference USA 3.32
Rider University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.27
Rutgers University, New Brunswick Big East Conference 3.10
Sacred Heart University Northeast Conference 3.20
Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania) Northeast Conference 3.33
Santa Clara University West Coast Conference 3.36
Siena College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.23
South Dakota State University The Summit League 3.17
Southeast Missouri State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.54
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Missouri Valley Conference 3.60
Stanford University Pacific-10 Conference 3.33
Stephen F. Austin State University Southland Conference 3.07
Stony Brook University America East Conference 3.06
Syracuse University Big East Conference 3.19
Temple University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.29
Texas A&M University, College Station Big 12 Conference 3.01
Texas Tech University Big 12 Conference 3.12
The Ohio State University Big Ten Conference 3.13
U.S. Military Academy Patriot League 3.05
U.S. Naval Academy Patriot League 3.00
University at Albany America East Conference 3.17
University at Buffalo Mid-American Conference 3.07
University of Akron Mid-American Conference 3.09
University of Arizona Pacific-10 Conference 3.23
University of Arkansas, Little Rock Sun Belt Conference 3.06
University of California, Berkeley Pacific-10 Conference 3.06
University of California, Riverside Big West Conference 3.17
University of Cincinnati Big East Conference 3.40
University of Colorado, Boulder Big 12 Conference 3.01
University of Dayton Atlantic 10 Conference 3.52
University of Delaware Colonial Athletic Association 3.01
University of Detroit Mercy Horizon League 3.41
University of Evansville Missouri Valley Conference 3.38
University of Georgia Southeastern Conference 3.35
University of Idaho Western Athletic Conference 3.36
University of Illinois at Chicago Horizon League 3.17
University of Illinois, Champaign Big Ten Conference 3.39
University of Iowa Big Ten Conference 3.05
University of Kansas Big 12 Conference 3.30
University of Kentucky Southeastern Conference 3.08
University of Louisville Big East Conference 3.36
University of Maine, Orono America East Conference 3.21
University of Miami (Florida) Atlantic Coast Conference 3.57
University of Michigan Big Ten Conference 3.15
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Big Ten Conference 3.19
University of Mississippi Southeastern Conference 3.12
University of Missouri, Columbia Big 12 Conference 3.09
University of Montana Big Sky Conference 3.00
University of Nebraska, Lincoln Big 12 Conference 3.31
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Atlantic Coast Conference 3.01
University of North Carolina, Charlotte Atlantic 10 Conference 3.13
University of North Carolina, Greensboro Southern Conference 3.36
University of North Carolina, Wilmington Colonial Athletic Association 3.42
University of Notre Dame Big East Conference 3.19
University of Oklahoma Big 12 Conference 3.16
University of Pennsylvania Ivy Group 3.33
University of Portland West Coast Conference 3.19
University of Richmond Atlantic 10 Conference 3.34
University of San Francisco West Coast Conference 3.30
University of South Alabama Sun Belt Conference 3.27
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern Conference 3.46
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Southeastern Conference 3.05
University of Texas at El Paso Conference USA 3.10
University of Vermont America East Conference 3.14
University of Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference 3.00
University of Wisconsin, Madison Big Ten Conference 3.01
University of Wyoming Mountain West Conference 3.18
Utah State University Western Athletic Conference 3.20
Utah Valley University Great West Conference 3.15
Vanderbilt University Southeastern Conference 3.37
Villanova University Big East Conference 3.49
Wagner College Northeast Conference 3.49
Weber State University Big Sky Conference 3.26
Western Carolina University Southern Conference 3.26
Western Kentucky University Sun Belt Conference 3.48
Winthrop University Big South Conference 3.16
Yale University Ivy Group 3.46