UW-La Crosse Sweeps DIII Men’s Scholar Track & Field Team of the Year Honors

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

August 9, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – The men’s track & field team at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse was honored Tuesday 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). UW-La Crosse earned the distinctions 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, respectively. In addition, the USTFCCCA announced 64 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-La Crosse

UW-La Crosse reported a 3.14 team cumulative GPA through the spring 2011 semester, and, on the track, La Crosse was the third-place team at the NCAA indoor meet and second at the NCAA outdoor meet in 2011. In both championships, La Crosse finished just two points behind team champion North Central (Ill.).

Last week, seven team members – Jeremiah Burish, Matthew Gordy, Sean Harrington, Kellen McCrary, Andrew Novak, Robert Rohe, and Paul Yerhot – earned individual All-Academic status and each hold cumulative GPAs of 3.30 or greater. Yerhot led off La Crosse’s NCAA indoor champion 4×400-meter relay team. McCrary placed second and fourth in the nation in the long jump and triple jump, respectively, during the outdoor season and fifth indoors in the long jump. Novak was the NCAA outdoor runner-up in the shot put.

Past Men’s Scholar-Team of the Year Winners, Division III

Indoor Track & Field
2011: UW-La Crosse
2010: UW-La Crosse
2009: Whitworth
2008: UW-La Crosse
2007: Tufts

Outdoor Track & Field
2011: UW-La Crosse
2010: Salisbury
2009: Whitworth
2008: Whitworth
2007: UW-Platteville

All-Academic Status Earned by 64 Teams

In addition to the Scholar Teams of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced the men’s 2011 Division III All-Academic Track & Field Teams. A total of 64 institutions earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.10 or better.

Middlebury reported the nation’s highest cumulative team GPA of 3.60 – a standard that is the best amongst all NCAA divisions for men’s track & field teams. Haverford followed at 3.47 while Washington (Mo.) has the third-highest team cumulative GPA at 3.44.

The MIAC and NESCAC each had six of its institutions earn men’s All-Academic team status. The Northwest Conference and Centennial Conference followed with five apiece.

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

 

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

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE GPA
Albion College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.14
Amherst College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.37
Calvin College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.20
Carleton College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.43
Carnegie Mellon University University Athletic Association 3.26
Carroll University (Wisconsin) Midwest Conference 3.19
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.32
College of St. Scholastica Upper Midwest Athletic Conference 3.28
College of Wooster North Coast Athletic Conference 3.13
Colorado College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.37
Concordia College, Moorhead Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.28
Connecticut College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.36
Dickinson College Centennial Conference 3.19
George Fox University Northwest Conference 3.16
Grinnell College Midwest Conference 3.30
Gwynedd-Mercy College Colonial States Athletic Conference 3.14
Haverford College Centennial Conference 3.47
Hendrix College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.23
Hope College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.17
Illinois Wesleyan University College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.22
Ithaca College Empire 8 3.15
Johns Hopkins University Centennial Conference 3.12
Kenyon College North Coast Athletic Conference 3.43
Lawrence University Midwest Conference 3.40
Linfield College Northwest Conference 3.26
Luther College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.14
Macalester College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.40
Messiah College Middle Atlantic Conference 3.18
Middlebury College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.60
Muhlenberg College Centennial Conference 3.28
Nebraska Wesleyan University Independent 3.28
Oberlin College North Coast Athletic Conference 3.22
Ohio Northern University Ohio Athletic Conference 3.18
Ohio Wesleyan University North Coast Athletic Conference 3.15
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Liberty League 3.25
Rhodes College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.23
Rochester Institute of Technology Empire 8 3.20
Saint John’s University (Minnesota) Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.21
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.20
Saint Vincent College Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.35
Salisbury University Capital Athletic Conference Inc. 3.18
Simpson College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.27
Springfield College New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.21
St. Joseph’s College (Long Island) Skyline Conference 3.41
St. Lawrence University Liberty League 3.26
St. Olaf College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.23
Stevens Institute of Technology Empire 8 3.34
The College of New Jersey New Jersey Athletic Conference 3.26
Trinity College (Connecticut) New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.10
Trinity University (Texas) Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.16
Tufts University New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.26
University of Chicago University Athletic Association 3.42
University of Puget Sound Northwest Conference 3.27
University of Redlands Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.20
University of Rochester University Athletic Association 3.33
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.18
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.14
Ursinus College Centennial Conference 3.37
Washington and Lee University Old Dominion Athletic Conference 3.25
Washington University (Missouri) University Athletic Association 3.44
Wesleyan University (Connecticut) New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.39
Whitworth University Northwest Conference 3.18
Willamette University Northwest Conference 3.27
Worcester Polytechnic Institute New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.38