BYU, Florida State are Scholar Teams of the Year in Men’s Track & Field

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

August 10, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – The men’s track & field teams at Brigham Young University and Florida State University were named Wednesday as Scholar Teams of the Year in Division I for the 2011 seasons by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The squads earned the distinction as a result of being the highest-placing teams with at least a 3.00-cumulative GPA at the most recent NCAA indoor and outdoor championship, respectively. In addition, the USTFCCCA announced 90 squads as All-Academic teams for the track & field seasons.

Indoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year – BYU

The Cougars of BYU finished as the third-place team at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Track &Field Championships, scoring 34 points with the help of three event titles. BYU has compiled a 3.22 cumulative team GPA through the spring 2011 semester.

National Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year Miles Batty won the mile and anchored the distance medley relay to a national title. Batty is one of ten Cougars that were named last week as All-Academic individuals for the 2011 track & field seasons. Batty was joined on the list by teammates Alden Bahr, Colby Barber, Tanner Emrich, Trevor Heiner, Cade Lindahl, Nate Ogden, Jared Rohatinsky, and Rex Shields.

Outdoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year – Florida State

Florida State was the nation’s runner-up (54 points) during the outdoor season as they came within a point of three-peat NCAA team champion Texas A&M (55 points). The Seminoles have a 3.04 cumulative team GPA through the spring 2011 semester.

Squad members Brian Chibudu, Michael Fout, and Ciaran O’Lionaird earned individual All-Academic honors last week.

Past Scholar-Team of the Year Winners

Indoor Track & Field
2011: BYU
2010: Indiana
2009: Nebraska
2008: Stanford
2007: Stanford

Outdoor Track & Field
2011: Florida State
2010: Arizona State
2009: South Carolina
2008: Washington
2007: Stanford

All-Academic Status Earned by 90 Teams

In addition to the Scholar Teams of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced the men’s 2011 Division I All-Academic Track & Field Teams. A total of 90 institutions earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better.

The University of Richmond reported the highest cumulative team GPA (3.51) through the spring 2011 semester. Harvard and Duke finished second on the GPA list at 3.48.

Eight Big 12 squads were named to the All-Academic list to lead the nation’s leagues. The Big East and Ivy followed with seven. The ACC had the fourth most with five.

The list of women’s squads to reach All-Academic status in Division I will be announced on Thursday.

USTFCCCA 2011 Division I Track & Field All-Academic Teams, MEN

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE GPA
Arizona State University Pacific-10 Conference 3.12
Auburn University Southeastern Conference 3.01
Baylor University Big 12 Conference 3.17
Boston College Atlantic Coast Conference 3.18
Brigham Young University Mountain West Conference 3.22
Brown University Ivy Group 3.23
Bucknell University Patriot League 3.17
Butler University Horizon League 3.24
California State University, Fresno Western Athletic Conference 3.04
Central Connecticut State University Northeast Conference 3.13
Colgate University Patriot League 3.35
College of William and Mary Colonial Athletic Association 3.07
Colorado State University Mountain West Conference 3.06
Columbia University Ivy Group 3.20
Coppin State University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 3.00
Cornell University Ivy Group 3.09
Dartmouth College Ivy Group 3.32
Davidson College Southern Conference 3.31
DePaul University Big East Conference 3.17
Duke University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.48
East Tennessee State University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.07
Eastern Illinois University Ohio Valley Conference 3.01
Eastern Washington University Big Sky Conference 3.05
Florida State University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.04
Georgetown University Big East Conference 3.17
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlantic Coast Conference 3.16
Harvard University Ivy Group 3.48
Idaho State University Big Sky Conference 3.13
Indiana State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.04
Iowa State University Big 12 Conference 3.06
Kansas State University Big 12 Conference 3.09
La Salle University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.08
Lafayette College Patriot League 3.20
Liberty University Big South Conference 3.08
Lipscomb University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.37
Loyola Marymount University West Coast Conference 3.28
Loyola University Chicago Horizon League 3.28
Manhattan College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.14
Miami University (Ohio) Mid-American Conference 3.08
Monmouth University Northeast Conference 3.02
Montana State University-Bozeman Big Sky Conference 3.26
North Dakota State University The Summit League 3.16
Oklahoma State University Big 12 Conference 3.07
Pennsylvania State University Big Ten Conference 3.00
Princeton University Ivy Group 3.06
Rice University Conference USA 3.37
Robert Morris University Northeast Conference 3.04
Rutgers University, New Brunswick Big East Conference 3.11
Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania) Northeast Conference 3.24
Santa Clara University West Coast Conference 3.37
Seattle University Great West Conference 3.13
South Dakota State University The Summit League 3.13
Southeast Missouri State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.12
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Missouri Valley Conference 3.16
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Ohio Valley Conference 3.11
Stanford University Pacific-10 Conference 3.45
Syracuse University Big East Conference 3.07
Temple University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.07
U.S. Military Academy Patriot League 3.03
University of Cincinnati Big East Conference 3.00
University of Delaware Colonial Athletic Association 3.03
University of Detroit Mercy Horizon League 3.17
University of Idaho Western Athletic Conference 3.02
University of Illinois, Champaign Big Ten Conference 3.06
University of Kansas Big 12 Conference 3.02
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Atlantic 10 Conference 3.23
University of Miami (Florida) Atlantic Coast Conference 3.25
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Big Ten Conference 3.22
University of Missouri, Columbia Big 12 Conference 3.15
University of Nebraska, Lincoln Big 12 Conference 3.18
University of North Carolina, Greensboro Southern Conference 3.30
University of North Dakota Great West Conference 3.00
University of Northern Iowa Missouri Valley Conference 3.06
University of Notre Dame Big East Conference 3.30
University of Oklahoma Big 12 Conference 3.00
University of Portland West Coast Conference 3.25
University of Richmond Atlantic 10 Conference 3.51
University of San Francisco West Coast Conference 3.38
University of South Carolina, Columbia Southeastern Conference 3.07
University of South Dakota Great West Conference 3.13
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern Conference 3.43
University of Vermont America East Conference 3.11
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Horizon League 3.02
Utah State University Western Athletic Conference 3.12
Utah Valley University Great West Conference 3.01
Villanova University Big East Conference 3.19
Weber State University Big Sky Conference 3.08
Wichita State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.11
Wofford College Southern Conference 3.08
Yale University Ivy Group 3.40