Division III T&F Women’s Scholar Team of the Year Plaudits Won by Double NCAA Champ UW-Oshkosh

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

August 10, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – The women’s track & field teams at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh was named Wednesday as the  Scholar Team of the Year in Division III for both the indoor and outdoor 2011 seasons by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The squad earned the distinction as a result of being the highest-placing team with at least a 3.10-cumulative GPA at the most recent NCAA indoor and outdoor championship. In addition, the USTFCCCA announced 111 teams as All-Academic teams for the track & field seasons.

Indoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year /
Outdoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year – UW Oshkosh

UW Oshkosh claimed both indoor and outdoor women’s NCAA Division III track & field crowns in the same year for the third time in the school’s history in 2011. The Titans squeaked out a 1½-point margin over Wartburg at the indoor championships this March. In May, Oshkosh came back to win four individual titles and claimed the outdoor crown, again from Wartburg, by 21 points, 80-59.

As a team, Oshkosh cards a 3.12 cumulative GPA through the spring 2011 semester. Ten Titans – Chelsea Benitz, Alexia Child, Camille Davis, McKenzie Kelly, Samantha Loew, Kayla Oberstadt, Cassie Petersen, Claire Pohlman, Breanna Strupp, and Sue Trzebiatowski – last week earned individual All-Academic nods. Strupp won the NCAA outdoor discus title in 2011 while Trzebiatowski was the nation’s runner-up in the hammer throw.

Past Scholar-Team of the Year Winners

Indoor Track & Field
2011: UW-Oshkosh
2010: Wartburg
2009: Wartburg
2008: Illinois Wesleyan
2007: UW-La Crosse

Outdoor Track & Field
2011: UW-Oshkosh
2010: Illinois Wesleyan
2009: Wartburg
2008: Illinois Wesleyan
2007: UW-Oshkosh

All-Academic Status Earned by 111 Teams

In addition to the Scholar Teams of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced the women’s 2011 Division III All-Academic Track & Field Teams. A total of 111 institutions earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.1 or better.

Bridgewater (Va.) reported the highest cumulative team GPA among Division III women’s track & field teams with a post-spring 2011 semester tally of 3.63. Colorado College and Saint Mary’s (Minn.) followed with GPAs of 3.60 and 3.57, respectively.

The MIAC led all of the nation’s leagues with eight of its institutions reaching All-Academic status. The SCAC and WIAC followed with seven apiece.

 

USTFCCCA 2011 Division III Track & Field All-Academic Teams, WOMEN

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE GPA
Adrian College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.10
Albion College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.35
Alvernia University Middle Atlantic Conference 3.18
Amherst College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.43
Augustana College (Illinois) College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.19
Babson College New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.36
Baldwin-Wallace College Ohio Athletic Conference 3.36
Bridgewater College (Virginia) Old Dominion Athletic Conference 3.63
Calvin College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.45
Capital University Ohio Athletic Conference 3.26
Carleton College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.54
Carnegie Mellon University University Athletic Association 3.24
Carroll University (Wisconsin) Midwest Conference 3.21
Central College (Iowa) Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.33
Centre College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.26
Christopher Newport University USA South Athletic Conference 3.10
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.43
College of St. Benedict Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.37
College of St. Scholastica Upper Midwest Athletic Conference 3.54
College of Wooster North Coast Athletic Conference 3.43
Colorado College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.60
Concordia College, Moorhead Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.48
Concordia University Wisconsin Northern Athletics Conference 3.33
Connecticut College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.49
Cornell College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.26
Defiance College Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.34
DePauw University Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.13
Dickinson College Centennial Conference 3.41
Elizabethtown College Middle Atlantic Conference 3.30
Franklin College Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.14
Frostburg State University Capital Athletic Conference Inc. 3.20
George Fox University Northwest Conference 3.39
Goucher College Landmark Conference 3.51
Grinnell College Midwest Conference 3.32
Gwynedd-Mercy College Colonial States Athletic Conference 3.25
Hendrix College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.40
Hood College Capital Athletic Conference Inc. 3.27
Hope College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.42
Illinois Wesleyan University College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.26
Ithaca College Empire 8 3.45
Johns Hopkins University Centennial Conference 3.19
Kenyon College North Coast Athletic Conference 3.46
Lawrence University Midwest Conference 3.42
Linfield College Northwest Conference 3.47
Loras College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.33
Luther College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.46
Macalester College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.50
Marietta College Ohio Athletic Conference 3.12
Messiah College Middle Atlantic Conference 3.26
Middlebury College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.52
Muhlenberg College Centennial Conference 3.30
Nebraska Wesleyan University Independent 3.55
North Central College College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.37
Oberlin College North Coast Athletic Conference 3.38
Ohio Northern University Ohio Athletic Conference 3.20
Ohio Wesleyan University North Coast Athletic Conference 3.15
Olivet College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.31
Pacific University (Oregon) Northwest Conference 3.22
Penn State Erie, the Behrend College Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference 3.10
Plattsburgh State University of New York State University of New York Athletic Conference 3.29
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.56
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Liberty League 3.44
Rhodes College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.32
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey New Jersey Athletic Conference 3.43
Rochester Institute of Technology Empire 8 3.30
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.57
Salisbury University Capital Athletic Conference Inc. 3.23
Shenandoah University USA South Athletic Conference 3.22
Simpson College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.44
Springfield College New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.41
St. Catherine University Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.47
St. Joseph’s College (Long Island) Skyline Conference 3.33
St. Lawrence University Liberty League 3.39
St. Norbert College Midwest Conference 3.10
St. Olaf College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.25
State University College at Geneseo State University of New York Athletic Conference 3.33
State University College at Oneonta State University of New York Athletic Conference 3.36
Stevens Institute of Technology Empire 8 3.39
Susquehanna University Landmark Conference 3.34
The College of New Jersey New Jersey Athletic Conference 3.24
Thiel College Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.25
Trine University Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.35
Trinity College (Connecticut) New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.37
Trinity University (Texas) Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.37
Tufts University New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.39
U.S. Coast Guard Academy New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.11
University of Chicago University Athletic Association 3.40
University of Minnesota, Morris Upper Midwest Athletic Conference 3.40
University of Puget Sound Northwest Conference 3.38
University of Redlands Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.43
University of Rochester University Athletic Association 3.37
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.36
University of the South Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.15
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.46
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.34
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.12
University of Wisconsin, Platteville Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.23
University of Wisconsin, River Falls Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.33
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.26
University of Wisconsin, Stout Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.33
Ursinus College Centennial Conference 3.53
Wartburg College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.12
Washington and  Lee University Old Dominion Athletic Conference 3.37
Washington University (Missouri) University Athletic Association 3.55
Waynesburg University Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.14
Wellesley College New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.26
Wesleyan University (Connecticut) New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.52
Whitworth University Northwest Conference 3.54
Willamette University Northwest Conference 3.38
Wilmington College (Ohio) Ohio Athletic Conference 3.41
Worcester Polytechnic Institute New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.35