Two-Time Consecutive National Champ Villanova Again Named Scholar Team of the Year

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

February 16, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – The Wildcats of Villanova University are the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar Team of the Year for the 2010 cross country season as announced Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Wildcats, two-time consecutive national champions, earned the award for the second-straight year.

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 I
Cross Country Women’s Scholar Team of the Year – Villanova University

Villanova’s squad, coached by Gina Procaccio, accumulated a cumulative GPA of 3.38 through the fall 2010 semester. The Wildcats won their second-consecutive and record-breaking ninth overall national title in the fall. The back-to-back titles were Villanova’s first since winning six-straight from 1989 to 1994. No other team in Division I women’s cross country has won as many titles as Villanova.

In the 2010 championships, Villanova scored two runners in the race’s top ten and were able to score a 120-154 victory over national runner-up Florida State. Villanova also won the NCAA Mid-Atlantic crown for the second-straight year, needing a hard-fought 29-40 victory over Georgetown to take the title. The Wildcats finished the season undefeated and also won team top honors at the Penn State National and Notre Dame Invitational.

Past Winners

2010: Villanova
2009: Villanova
2008: Washington
2007: Stanford
2006: Stanford

192 Teams Earn All-Academic Status

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

A total of 192 institutions represent 30 conferences that compose the group. The Big East led all conferences with 12 members earning All-Academic honors and was followed by the Big 12 and Big Ten who each placed 11 on the list.

Alabama reported the highest cumulative GPA among All-Academic honorees with a 3.88. Arkansas State and Missouri State were next in the category at 3.70.

Nine 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, 25 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 runners at their respective NCAA regional championship.

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

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE GPA
Appalachian State University Southern Conference 3.44
Arizona State University Pacific-10 Conference 3.47
Arkansas State University Sun Belt Conference 3.70
Baylor University Big 12 Conference 3.41
Belmont University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.54
Binghamton University America East Conference 3.49
Boston College Atlantic Coast Conference 3.42
Bowling Green State University Mid-American Conference 3.64
Bradley University Missouri Valley Conference 3.52
Brown University Ivy Group 3.51
Bucknell University Patriot League 3.39
Butler University Horizon League 3.34
California State University, Fresno Western Athletic Conference 3.24
Central Connecticut State University Northeast Conference 3.52
Central Michigan University Mid-American Conference 3.62
Clemson University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.62
Cleveland State University Horizon League 3.63
Coastal Carolina University Big South Conference 3.21
Colgate University Patriot League 3.30
College of Charleston (South Carolina) Southern Conference 3.42
College of William and Mary Colonial Athletic Association 3.22
Colorado State University Mountain West Conference 3.30
Columbia University Ivy Group 3.21
Cornell University Ivy Group 3.42
Creighton University Missouri Valley Conference 3.66
Dartmouth College Ivy Group 3.36
DePaul University Big East Conference 3.64
Drake University Missouri Valley Conference 3.52
Duke University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.37
East Carolina University Conference USA 3.36
Eastern Illinois University Ohio Valley Conference 3.55
Eastern Kentucky University Ohio Valley Conference 3.29
Elon University Southern Conference 3.60
Fairfield University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.56
Florida State University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.19
Fordham University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.32
Furman University Southern Conference 3.33
Gardner-Webb University Big South Conference 3.38
George Mason University Colonial Athletic Association 3.38
Georgetown University Big East Conference 3.45
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlantic Coast Conference 3.39
Georgia State University Colonial Athletic Association 3.40
Harvard University Ivy Group 3.43
High Point University Big South Conference 3.54
Idaho State University Big Sky Conference 3.50
Illinois State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.24
Indiana State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.58
Indiana University, Bloomington Big Ten Conference 3.52
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis The Summit League 3.37
Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne The Summit League 3.25
Iona College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.45
Iowa State University Big 12 Conference 3.51
Jacksonville State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.43
James Madison University Colonial Athletic Association 3.18
Kansas State University Big 12 Conference 3.52
Kent State University Mid-American Conference 3.36
La Salle University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.17
Lafayette College Patriot League 3.45
Lamar University Southland Conference 3.45
Lipscomb University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.49
Long Beach State University Big West Conference 3.08
Loyola Marymount University West Coast Conference 3.41
Loyola University Chicago Horizon League 3.44
Loyola University Maryland Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.30
Manhattan College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.24
Marist College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.46
Marquette University Big East Conference 3.51
Marshall University Conference USA 3.32
McNeese State University Southland Conference 3.46
Mercer University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.57
Miami University (Ohio) Mid-American Conference 3.47
Michigan State University Big Ten Conference 3.25
Mississippi State University Southeastern Conference 3.56
Missouri State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.70
Monmouth University Northeast Conference 3.24
Montana State University – Bozeman Big Sky Conference 3.42
Morehead State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.66
New Jersey Institute of Technology Great West Conference 3.28
New Mexico State University Western Athletic Conference 3.19
North Carolina State University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.30
Northeastern University Colonial Athletic Association 3.48
Northern Arizona University Big Sky Conference 3.35
Northwestern University Big Ten Conference 3.41
Oakland University The Summit League 3.38
Ohio University Mid-American Conference 3.52
Oklahoma State University Big 12 Conference 3.30
Oral Roberts University The Summit League 3.39
Oregon State University Pacific-10 Conference 3.41
Pennsylvania State University Big Ten Conference 3.33
Princeton University Ivy Group 3.26
Providence College Big East Conference 3.25
Purdue University Big Ten Conference 3.31
Quinnipiac University Northeast Conference 3.49
Rice University Conference USA 3.60
Rider University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.56
Robert Morris University Northeast Conference 3.55
Sacred Heart University Northeast Conference 3.35
Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania) Northeast Conference 3.40
Samford University Southern Conference 3.50
Santa Clara University West Coast Conference 3.30
Siena College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.39
South Dakota State University The Summit League 3.56
Southeast Missouri State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.30
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Missouri Valley Conference 3.28
Southern Methodist University Conference USA 3.34
Southern Utah University The Summit League 3.70
St. John’s University (New York) Big East Conference 3.41
Stanford University Pacific-10 Conference 3.58
Stephen F. Austin State University Southland Conference 3.60
Stony Brook University America East Conference 3.29
Syracuse University Big East Conference 3.50
Temple University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.56
Texas A&M University, College Station Big 12 Conference 3.18
Texas Tech University Big 12 Conference 3.43
The Ohio State University Big Ten Conference 3.27
Towson University Colonial Athletic Association 3.47
U.S. Military Academy Patriot League 3.17
U.S. Naval Academy Patriot League 3.14
University at Buffalo Mid-American Conference 3.36
University of Akron Mid-American Conference 3.50
University of Alabama at Birmingham Conference USA 3.54
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Southeastern Conference 3.88
University of Arizona Pacific-10 Conference 3.07
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Southeastern Conference 3.17
University of California, Berkeley Pacific-10 Conference 3.27
University of California, Davis Big West Conference 3.06
University of California, Irvine Big West Conference 3.25
University of California, Riverside Big West Conference 3.18
University of Cincinnati Big East Conference 3.08
University of Colorado, Boulder Big 12 Conference 3.28
University of Delaware Colonial Athletic Association 3.31
University of Detroit Mercy Horizon League 3.39
University of Evansville Missouri Valley Conference 3.56
University of Florida Southeastern Conference 3.40
University of Georgia Southeastern Conference 3.21
University of Hawaii, Manoa Western Athletic Conference 3.22
University of Idaho Western Athletic Conference 3.63
University of Illinois, Champaign Big Ten Conference 3.27
University of Iowa Big Ten Conference 3.34
University of Kansas Big 12 Conference 3.22
University of Kentucky Southeastern Conference 3.57
University of Louisville Big East Conference 3.00
University of Maine, Orono America East Conference 3.60
University of Miami (Florida) Atlantic Coast Conference 3.44
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Big Ten Conference 3.51
University of Mississippi Southeastern Conference 3.47
University of Missouri, Columbia Big 12 Conference 3.22
University of Montana Big Sky Conference 3.42
University of Nebraska, Lincoln Big 12 Conference 3.65
University of Nevada Western Athletic Conference 3.43
University of New Hampshire America East Conference 3.38
University of North Carolina, Asheville Big South Conference 3.05
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Atlantic Coast Conference 3.04
University of North Carolina, Charlotte Atlantic 10 Conference 3.35
University of North Carolina, Greensboro Southern Conference 3.31
University of North Carolina, Wilmington Colonial Athletic Association 3.18
University of North Florida Atlantic Sun Conference 3.18
University of Notre Dame Big East Conference 3.45
University of Pennsylvania Ivy Group 3.32
University of Portland West Coast Conference 3.47
University of Richmond Atlantic 10 Conference 3.32
University of San Francisco West Coast Conference 3.46
University of South Alabama Sun Belt Conference 3.14
University of South Carolina, Columbia Southeastern Conference 3.62
University of South Florida Big East Conference 3.51
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern Conference 3.59
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Southeastern Conference 3.39
University of Texas at Austin Big 12 Conference 3.65
University of Texas at El Paso Conference USA 3.13
University of Utah Mountain West Conference 3.06
University of Vermont America East Conference 3.43
University of Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference 3.28
University of Washington Pacific-10 Conference 3.03
University of Wisconsin, Madison Big Ten Conference 3.29
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Horizon League 3.34
University of Wyoming Mountain West Conference 3.00
Utah State University Western Athletic Conference 3.25
Utah Valley University Great West Conference 3.27
Vanderbilt University Southeastern Conference 3.44
Villanova University Big East Conference 3.38
Virginia Military Institute Big South Conference 3.38
Virginia Tech Atlantic Coast Conference 3.19
Washington State University Pacific-10 Conference 3.15
Weber State University Big Sky Conference 3.55
West Virginia University Big East Conference 3.61
Western Carolina University Southern Conference 3.45
Western Kentucky University Sun Belt Conference 3.48
Western Michigan University Mid-American Conference 3.23
Wichita State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.68
Wofford College Southern Conference 3.54