Haverford Tapped as Scholar Team of the Year for Second-Straight Year

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

February 16, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – The Fords of Haverford are the USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Men’s Scholar Team of the Year for the 2011 cross country season as announced Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Haverford was the national runner-up in the sport this past fall.

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 III
Cross Country Men’s Scholar Team of the Year – Haverford

Haverford has tallied a cumulative team GPA of 3.48 through the fall 2011 semester. The team finished second at the NCAA Cross Country Championships this fall.

Squad members Eric Arnold, Peter Kissin, Ivo Milic-Strkalj, Tim Schoch, and Andrew Sturner earned individual All-Academic honors last week.

The Fords this past fall also won the Mideast region by 77 points over Dickinson, 52-129. Haverford also won the Centennial Conference title for the second-straight year.

Past Winners

2011: Haverford
2010: Haverford
2009: Williams
2008: Williams
2007: Haverford
2006: Calvin

131 Teams Earn All-Academic Status

In addition to the Scholar Team of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced those men’s teams who earned 2011 Division III All-Academic Cross Country status.

A total of 131 institutions represent 34 conferences that compose the group. The NESCAC led all conferences with ten institutions on the All-Academic list. The MIAC followed with nine.

Centre College leads the nation with a 3.71 cumulative team GPA through the 2011 fall semester. Cal Tech follows at 3.65.

Seven of the top ten finishing teams at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships earned All-Academic status. Of the 32 teams that participated in the national final, 21 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 3.10 or better.

USTFCCCA 2011 Division III Cross Country All-Academic Teams, MEN

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE
GPA
Adrian College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.40
Albion College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.29
Amherst College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.50
Augsburg College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.28
Babson College New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.31
Bates College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.37
Benedictine University (Illinois) Northern Athletics Conference 3.26
Bluffton University Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.22
Bridgewater College (Virginia) Old Dominion Athletic Conference 3.20
California Institute of Technology Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.65
Calvin College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.45
Carleton College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.49
Carnegie Mellon University University Athletic Association 3.42
Carroll University (Wisconsin) Midwest Conference 3.15
Centre College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.71
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.40
Coe College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.26
Colby College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.37
Colby College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.34
College of Wooster North Coast Athletic Conference 3.33
Colorado College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.41
Concordia College, Moorhead Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.27
Concordia University Chicago Northern Athletics Conference 3.31
Connecticut College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.48
Cornell College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.13
DePauw University North Coast Athletic Conference 3.16
Dickinson College Centennial Conference 3.28
Earlham College Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.48
Eastern Mennonite University Old Dominion Athletic Conference 3.55
Elizabethtown College Middle Atlantic Conference 3.26
Emory University University Athletic Association 3.45
Franciscan University of Steubenville Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference 3.34
Franklin & Marshall College Centennial Conference 3.26
Geneva College Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.28
Gettysburg College Centennial Conference 3.11
Goucher College Landmark Conference 3.10
Greenville College St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.15
Grinnell College Midwest Conference 3.42
Grove City College Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.14
Gustavus Adolphus College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.26
Hamilton College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.32
Hanover College Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.14
Haverford College Centennial Conference 3.48
Hope College Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3.34
Illinois Wesleyan University College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.39
Ithaca College Empire 8 3.35
John Carroll University Ohio Athletic Conference 3.16
Kenyon College North Coast Athletic Conference 3.47
King’s College Middle Atlantic Conference 3.12
Lawrence University Midwest Conference 3.38
Lewis & Clark College Northwest Conference 3.20
Linfield College Northwest Conference 3.28
Luther College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.25
Lyndon State College North Atlantic Conference 3.18
Macalester College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.42
Manhattanville College Middle Atlantic Conference 3.56
Massachusetts Institute of Technology New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.47
McDaniel College Centennial Conference 3.33
Messiah College Middle Atlantic Conference 3.28
Middlebury College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.28
Milwaukee School of Engineering Northern Athletics Conference 3.17
Misericordia University Middle Atlantic Conference 3.18
Moravian College Landmark Conference 3.14
Muhlenberg College Centennial Conference 3.42
Nebraska Wesleyan University Independent 3.40
New York University University Athletic Association 3.37
Northwestern College (Minnesota) Upper Midwest Athletic Conference 3.39
Oberlin College North Coast Athletic Conference 3.23
Occidental College Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.26
Ohio Northern University Ohio Athletic Conference 3.19
Ohio Wesleyan University North Coast Athletic Conference 3.34
Pacific University (Oregon) Northwest Conference 3.20
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.56
Principia College St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.44
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Liberty League 3.54
Rhodes College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.34
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey New Jersey Athletic Conference 3.20
Rochester Institute of Technology Liberty League 3.22
Roger Williams University Commonwealth Coast Conference 3.19
Rowan University New Jersey Athletic Conference 3.14
Saint John’s University (Minnesota) Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.32
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.59
Saint Vincent College Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.34
Salisbury University Capital Athletic Conference Inc. 3.38
Southwestern University (Texas) Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.11
St. Lawrence University Liberty League 3.32
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Capital Athletic Conference Inc. 3.27
St. Norbert College Midwest Conference 3.37
St. Olaf College Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.38
State University College at Oneonta State University of New York Athletic Conference 3.16
Stevens Institute of Technology Empire 8 3.48
Susquehanna University Landmark Conference 3.20
Swarthmore College Centennial Conference 3.35
The College of New Jersey New Jersey Athletic Conference 3.34
The College of St. Scholastica Upper Midwest Athletic Conference 3.31
Trinity University (Texas) Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.16
Tufts University New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.30
University of Chicago University Athletic Association 3.47
University of La Verne Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.20
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Little East Conference 3.28
University of Minnesota, Morris Upper Midwest Athletic Conference 3.25
University of Mount Union Ohio Athletic Conference 3.13
University of Puget Sound Northwest Conference 3.24
University of Redlands Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.16
University of Rochester University Athletic Association 3.48
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.31
University of the Ozarks (Arkansas) American Southwest Conference 3.36
University of the South Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 3.44
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.11
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.26
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.28
University of Wisconsin, Stout Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.16
Ursinus College Centennial Conference 3.34
Vassar College Liberty League 3.36
Wabash College North Coast Athletic Conference 3.35
Wartburg College Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 3.25
Washington and Jefferson College Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.35
Washington and Lee University Old Dominion Athletic Conference 3.18
Washington University (Missouri) University Athletic Association 3.52
Waynesburg University Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.24
Wesleyan University (Connecticut) New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.35
Westminster College (Pennsylvania) Presidents’ Athletic Conference 3.18
Wheaton College (Illinois) College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 3.45
Whitman College Northwest Conference 3.26
Whitworth University Northwest Conference 3.37
Wilkes University Middle Atlantic Conference 3.17
Willamette University Northwest Conference 3.22
Williams College New England Small College Athletic Conference 3.48
Wittenberg University North Coast Athletic Conference 3.17
Worcester Polytechnic Institute New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference 3.40
York College (Pennsylvania) Capital Athletic Conference Inc. 3.36