Women’s Scholar Team of the Year Nods Handed to Texas, Oklahoma in Division I

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

August 11, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – The women’s track & field teams at the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma were named Thursday 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 164 teams as All-Academic teams for the track & field seasons.

Indoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year – Texas

Texas finished as the nation’s runner-up at the NCAA Indoor Championships back in March. The Longhorns scored 38 led by performances by Mia Behm in the 5000 meters, Shanay Briscoe in the high jump, and Chantel Malone in both the long and triple jump. Behm, Briscoe, and Malone are among 12 from Texas who earned individual All-Academic honors last week.

Texas has a cumulative team GPA of 3.28 through the 2011 spring semester.

Outdoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year – Oklahoma

The Sooners claimed a fourth-place showing at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in June, scoring 42 points, just seven behind three-peat champion Texas A&M. Eight from Oklahoma, including NCAA javelin champion Brittany Borman, earned All-Academic honors for the track & field seasons last week.

Oklahoma has a 3.03 cumulative team GPA.

Past Scholar-Team of the Year Winners

Indoor Track & Field
2011: Texas
2010: Tennessee
2009: Tennessee
2008: Arizona State
2007: Arizona State

Outdoor Track & Field
2011: Oklahoma
2010: Penn State
2009: Arizona State
2008: Arizona State
2007: Arizona State

All-Academic Status Earned by 164 Teams

In addition to the Scholar Teams of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced the women’s 2011 Division I All-Academic Track & Field Teams. A total of 164 institutions earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better.

Princeton reported a cumulative team GPA of 3.68 through the spring 2011 semester, representing the best GPA in the nation among all divisions of NCAA track & field teams. Iona and Santa Clara followed with team GPAs of 3.57 and 3.56, respectively.

The Big East had 12 of its institutions reach All-Academic status to lead all conferences across the country. Eleven from the Big 12 were also named to the All-Academic list, followed by the Big Ten and Ivy League which claimed eight apiece.

 

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

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE GPA
Arizona State University Pacific-10 Conference 3.33
Baylor University Big 12 Conference 3.28
Boise State University Western Athletic Conference 3.07
Bowling Green State University Mid-American Conference 3.21
Bradley University Missouri Valley Conference 3.45
Brigham Young University Mountain West Conference 3.30
Brown University Ivy Group 3.42
Bucknell University Patriot League 3.40
Butler University Horizon League 3.28
California Polytechnic State University Big West Conference 3.17
California State University, Fresno Western Athletic Conference 3.17
Central Connecticut State University Northeast Conference 3.19
Central Michigan University Mid-American Conference 3.21
Clemson University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.01
Coastal Carolina University Big South Conference 3.02
College of Charleston (South Carolina) Southern Conference 3.29
College of William and Mary Colonial Athletic Association 3.30
Colorado State University Mountain West Conference 3.18
Columbia University Ivy Group 3.22
Cornell University Ivy Group 3.33
Dartmouth College Ivy Group 3.34
DePaul University Big East Conference 3.40
Duke University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.46
East Carolina University Conference USA 3.15
East Tennessee State University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.27
Eastern Illinois University Ohio Valley Conference 3.25
Eastern Washington University Big Sky Conference 3.26
Elon University Southern Conference 3.28
Florida State University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.18
Gardner-Webb University Big South Conference 3.32
Georgetown University Big East Conference 3.33
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlantic Coast Conference 3.17
Harvard University Ivy Group 3.41
High Point University Big South Conference 3.31
Idaho State University Big Sky Conference 3.46
Illinois State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.10
Indiana State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.32
Indiana University, Bloomington Big Ten Conference 3.22
Iona College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.57
Iowa State University Big 12 Conference 3.35
Jacksonville State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.16
Jacksonville University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.26
Kansas State University Big 12 Conference 3.25
Kennesaw State University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.18
La Salle University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.07
Lafayette College Patriot League 3.40
Lehigh University Patriot League 3.22
Liberty University Big South Conference 3.18
Lipscomb University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.51
Long Beach State University Big West Conference 3.02
Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus Northeast Conference 3.02
Loyola Marymount University West Coast Conference 3.48
Loyola University Chicago Horizon League 3.40
Loyola University Maryland Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.51
Manhattan College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.38
Marquette University Big East Conference 3.31
McNeese State University Southland Conference 3.11
Miami University (Ohio) Mid-American Conference 3.22
Michigan State University Big Ten Conference 3.00
Monmouth University Northeast Conference 3.18
Montana State University-Bozeman Big Sky Conference 3.32
Morehead State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.45
New Jersey Institute of Technology Great West Conference 3.28
New Mexico State University Western Athletic Conference 3.08
North Dakota State University The Summit League 3.30
Northeastern University Colonial Athletic Association 3.28
Northern Arizona University Big Sky Conference 3.01
Ohio University Mid-American Conference 3.36
Oklahoma State University Big 12 Conference 3.32
Oregon State University Pacific-10 Conference 3.46
Pennsylvania State University Big Ten Conference 3.07
Princeton University Ivy Group 3.68
Purdue University Big Ten Conference 3.12
Rice University Conference USA 3.35
Rider University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.40
Robert Morris University Northeast Conference 3.42
Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania) Northeast Conference 3.32
Saint Louis University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.28
Samford University Southern Conference 3.39
Santa Clara University West Coast Conference 3.56
Seattle University Great West Conference 3.36
South Dakota State University The Summit League 3.44
Southeast Missouri State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.16
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Missouri Valley Conference 3.25
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Ohio Valley Conference 3.03
Southern Methodist University Conference USA 3.24
St. John’s University (New York) Big East Conference 3.52
Stanford University Pacific-10 Conference 3.44
Stephen F. Austin State University Southland Conference 3.21
Syracuse University Big East Conference 3.40
Temple University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.01
Texas Christian University Mountain West Conference 3.05
Texas Tech University Big 12 Conference 3.31
The Ohio State University Big Ten Conference 3.02
Towson University Colonial Athletic Association 3.38
Troy University Sun Belt Conference 3.08
University at Albany America East Conference 3.07
University at Buffalo Mid-American Conference 3.01
University of Akron Mid-American Conference 3.39
University of Alabama Southeastern Conference 3.27
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Southeastern Conference 3.20
University of Arkansas, Little Rock Sun Belt Conference 3.39
University of California, Berkeley Pacific-10 Conference 3.14
University of California, Irvine Big West Conference 3.13
University of Cincinnati Big East Conference 3.21
University of Colorado, Boulder Big 12 Conference 3.23
University of Connecticut Big East Conference 3.03
University of Dayton Atlantic 10 Conference 3.38
University of Delaware Colonial Athletic Association 3.18
University of Detroit Mercy Horizon League 3.32
University of Florida Southeastern Conference 3.14
University of Georgia Southeastern Conference 3.03
University of Hawaii, Manoa Western Athletic Conference 3.09
University of Idaho Western Athletic Conference 3.35
University of Illinois, Champaign Big Ten Conference 3.18
University of Iowa Big Ten Conference 3.19
University of Kansas Big 12 Conference 3.01
University of Louisville Big East Conference 3.14
University of Maine, Orono America East Conference 3.42
University of Miami (Florida) Atlantic Coast Conference 3.15
University of Missouri, Columbia Big 12 Conference 3.32
University of Montana Big Sky Conference 3.33
University of Nebraska, Lincoln Big 12 Conference 3.43
University of Nevada Western Athletic Conference 3.12
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Mountain West Conference 3.02
University of New Hampshire America East Conference 3.42
University of North Carolina, Asheville Big South Conference 3.24
University of North Carolina, Charlotte Atlantic 10 Conference 3.10
University of North Carolina, Greensboro Southern Conference 3.27
University of North Carolina, Wilmington Colonial Athletic Association 3.13
University of North Dakota Great West Conference 3.25
University of Northern Iowa Missouri Valley Conference 3.42
University of Notre Dame Big East Conference 3.31
University of Oklahoma Big 12 Conference 3.03
University of Pennsylvania Ivy Group 3.29
University of Portland West Coast Conference 3.45
University of Richmond Atlantic 10 Conference 3.17
University of San Francisco West Coast Conference 3.39
University of South Carolina, Columbia Southeastern Conference 3.24
University of South Dakota Great West Conference 3.39
University of South Florida Big East Conference 3.26
University of Southern Mississippi Conference USA 3.04
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern Conference 3.37
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Southeastern Conference 3.22
University of Texas at Austin Big 12 Conference 3.28
University of Utah Mountain West Conference 3.29
University of Vermont America East Conference 3.34
University of Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference 3.01
University of Washington Pacific-10 Conference 3.11
University of Wisconsin, Madison Big Ten Conference 3.14
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Horizon League 3.40
University of Wyoming Mountain West Conference 3.21
Utah State University Western Athletic Conference 3.40
Utah Valley University Great West Conference 3.25
Villanova University Big East Conference 3.22
Virginia Tech Atlantic Coast Conference 3.19
Washington State University Pacific-10 Conference 3.17
Weber State University Big Sky Conference 3.48
West Virginia University Big East Conference 3.39
Western Carolina University Southern Conference 3.24
Western Illinois University The Summit League 3.32
Wichita State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.21
Wofford College Southern Conference 3.51
Yale University Ivy Group 3.46