NCAA DI Champ Georgetown Picks Up Scholar-Team of the Year Honor

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

February 13, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – The Hoyas of Georgetown University are the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar Team of the Year for the 2011 cross country season as announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Georgetown captured their first NCAA title in women’s cross country 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 I
Cross Country Women’s Scholar Team of the Year – Georgetown University

Georgetown’s squad, coached by Chris Miltenberg, has a cumulative GPA of 3.28 through the fall 2011 semester.

Georgetown won the NCAA crown for the first time in school history, tallying 162 points to hold off a tightly-packed bunch that included runner-up Washington (170), third-place and two-time defending champion Villanova (181), and No. 1-ranked Florida State (189). Georgetown’s eight-point margin of victory is the lowest since 2003 when Stanford’s 120 points edged out BYU with 128.

Earlier in the season, Georgetown tied with Villanova for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional crown and finished third in the Big East Championships.

Squad members Claire Richardson, Emily Jones, and Katrina Coogan were named as individual All-Academic honorees last week. Richardson and Jones were Georgetown’s second and third scorers at the NCAA Championships, respectively.

Past Winners

2011: Georgetown
2010: Villanova
2009: Villanova
2008: Washington
2007: Stanford
2006: Stanford

205 Teams Earn All-Academic Status

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

A total of 205 institutions represent 30 conferences that compose the group. To lead all conferences, 14 teams from the Big East Conference earned All-Academic nods. The Pac-12 followed with 11.

Alabama reported the nation’s highest cumulative team GPA (3.83), followed by Southern Miss (3.80).

Nine of the top ten finishing teams at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships earned All-Academic status. Of the 31 teams that participated in the national final, 26 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 3.00 or better and have started at least five runners at their respective NCAA regional championship.

USTFCCCA 2011 Division I Cross Country All-Academic Teams, WOMEN

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE
GPA
Appalachian State University Southern Conference 3.48
Arizona State University Pacific-12 Conference 3.40
Auburn University Southeastern Conference 3.41
Baylor University Big 12 Conference 3.51
Belmont University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.60
Binghamton University America East Conference 3.39
Boise State University Mountain West Conference 3.10
Boston College Atlantic Coast Conference 3.43
Bowling Green State University Mid-American Conference 3.39
Bradley University Missouri Valley Conference 3.44
Brigham Young University West Coast Conference 3.53
Brown University Ivy Group 3.43
Butler University Horizon League 3.52
California Polytechnic State University Big West Conference 3.16
California State University, Fresno Western Athletic Conference 3.34
California State University, Sacramento Big Sky Conference 3.09
Central Connecticut State University Northeast Conference 3.45
Central Michigan University Mid-American Conference 3.56
Clemson University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.33
Cleveland State University Horizon League 3.55
Coastal Carolina University Big South Conference 3.42
Colgate University Patriot League 3.54
College of Charleston (South Carolina) Southern Conference 3.29
College of William and Mary Colonial Athletic Association 3.18
Colorado State University Mountain West Conference 3.27
Columbia University Ivy Group 3.15
Cornell University Ivy Group 3.33
Dartmouth College Ivy Group 3.48
DePaul University Big East Conference 3.58
Duke University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.53
East Carolina University Conference USA 3.32
Eastern Illinois University Ohio Valley Conference 3.39
Eastern Kentucky University Ohio Valley Conference 3.31
Eastern Michigan University Mid-American Conference 3.46
Elon University Southern Conference 3.54
Fairfield University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.44
Florida State University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.33
Fordham University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.40
Furman University Southern Conference 3.35
Gardner-Webb University Big South Conference 3.09
Georgetown University Big East Conference 3.28
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlantic Coast Conference 3.38
Georgia State University Colonial Athletic Association 3.50
Gonzaga University West Coast Conference 3.48
Harvard University Ivy Group 3.40
High Point University Big South Conference 3.25
Hofstra University Colonial Athletic Association 4.29
Houston Baptist University Great West Conference 3.39
Idaho State University Big Sky Conference 3.53
Illinois State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.46
Indiana State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.39
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis The Summit League 3.58
Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne The Summit League 3.38
Iona College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.48
Iowa State University Big 12 Conference 3.23
Jacksonville State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.58
James Madison University Colonial Athletic Association 3.33
Kansas State University Big 12 Conference 3.49
Kennesaw State University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.27
Kent State University Mid-American Conference 3.14
La Salle University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.31
Lafayette College Patriot League 3.49
Lamar University Southland Conference 3.45
Lehigh University Patriot League 3.41
Liberty University Big South Conference 3.16
Lipscomb University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.48
Long Beach State University Big West Conference 3.00
Loyola Marymount University West Coast Conference 3.25
Loyola University Chicago Horizon League 3.34
Loyola University Maryland Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.33
Manhattan College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.19
Marist College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.45
Marquette University Big East Conference 3.54
Marshall University Conference USA 3.38
McNeese State University Southland Conference 3.53
Mercer University Atlantic Sun Conference 3.57
Miami University (Ohio) Mid-American Conference 3.56
Michigan State University Big Ten Conference 3.26
Mississippi State University Southeastern Conference 3.61
Missouri State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.75
Monmouth University Northeast Conference 3.31
Montana State University-Bozeman Big Sky Conference 3.19
Morehead State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.48
New Jersey Institute of Technology Great West Conference 3.09
New Mexico State University Western Athletic Conference 3.30
North Carolina State University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.29
Northern Arizona University Big Sky Conference 3.56
Northern Illinois University Mid-American Conference 3.23
Northwestern University Big Ten Conference 3.35
Oakland University The Summit League 3.31
University of Iowa Big Ten Conference 3.45
Ohio University Mid-American Conference 3.37
Oklahoma State University Big 12 Conference 3.36
Oral Roberts University The Summit League 3.53
Oregon State University Pacific-12 Conference 3.55
Pennsylvania State University Big Ten Conference 3.30
Providence College Big East Conference 3.28
Purdue University Big Ten Conference 3.46
Quinnipiac University Northeast Conference 3.43
Rice University Conference USA 3.64
Rider University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.59
Robert Morris University Northeast Conference 3.75
Rutgers University, New Brunswick Big East Conference 3.07
Sacred Heart University Northeast Conference 3.23
Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania) Northeast Conference 3.47
Saint Joseph’s University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.25
Samford University Southern Conference 3.37
Santa Clara University West Coast Conference 3.39
Siena College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 3.45
Southeast Missouri State University Ohio Valley Conference 3.65
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Missouri Valley Conference 3.49
Southern Methodist University Conference USA 3.56
Southern Utah University The Summit League 3.64
St. John’s University (New York) Big East Conference 3.40
St. Mary’s College of California West Coast Conference 3.15
Stanford University Pacific-12 Conference 3.59
Stephen F. Austin State University Southland Conference 3.60
Stony Brook University America East Conference 3.24
Syracuse University Big East Conference 3.47
Temple University Atlantic 10 Conference 3.41
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Southland Conference 3.06
Texas Christian University Mountain West Conference 3.54
Texas Tech University Big 12 Conference 3.22
The Ohio State University Big Ten Conference 3.22
Towson University Colonial Athletic Association 3.39
Tulane University Conference USA 3.59
U.S. Military Academy Patriot League 3.34
U.S. Naval Academy Patriot League 3.16
University at Albany America East Conference 3.11
University at Buffalo Mid-American Conference 3.13
University of Akron Mid-American Conference 3.23
University of Alabama at Birmingham Conference USA 3.45
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Southeastern Conference 3.83
University of Arizona Pacific-12 Conference 3.41
University of Arkansas, Little Rock Sun Belt Conference 3.65
University of California, Berkeley Pacific-12 Conference 3.29
University of California, Davis Big West Conference 3.11
University of California, Irvine Big West Conference 3.01
University of California, Los Angeles Pacific-12 Conference 3.14
University of California, Riverside Big West Conference 3.19
University of Cincinnati Big East Conference 3.23
University of Colorado, Boulder Pacific-12 Conference 3.36
University of Connecticut Big East Conference 3.21
University of Dayton Atlantic 10 Conference 3.56
University of Delaware Colonial Athletic Association 3.35
University of Detroit Mercy Horizon League 3.52
University of Evansville Missouri Valley Conference 3.65
University of Georgia Southeastern Conference 3.21
University of Idaho Western Athletic Conference 3.60
University of Illinois, Champaign Big Ten Conference 3.26
University of Kansas Big 12 Conference 3.12
University of Kentucky Southeastern Conference 3.47
University of Louisville Big East Conference 3.10
University of Maryland, College Park Atlantic Coast Conference 3.18
University of Memphis Conference USA 3.34
University of Michigan Big Ten Conference 3.43
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Big Ten Conference 3.39
University of Mississippi Southeastern Conference 3.28
University of Missouri, Columbia Big 12 Conference 3.43
University of Missouri, Kansas City The Summit League 3.66
University of Montana Big Sky Conference 3.68
University of Nebraska, Lincoln Big Ten Conference 3.58
University of Nevada Western Athletic Conference 3.53
University of North Carolina, Charlotte Atlantic 10 Conference 3.36
University of North Carolina, Greensboro Southern Conference 3.48
University of North Carolina, Wilmington Colonial Athletic Association 3.21
University of North Florida Atlantic Sun Conference 3.41
University of Notre Dame Big East Conference 3.42
University of Oklahoma Big 12 Conference 3.33
University of Oregon Pacific-12 Conference 3.34
University of Pennsylvania Ivy Group 3.18
University of Portland West Coast Conference 3.42
University of Richmond Atlantic 10 Conference 3.25
University of San Francisco West Coast Conference 3.40
University of South Alabama Sun Belt Conference 3.57
University of South Carolina Upstate Atlantic Sun Conference 3.30
University of South Carolina, Columbia Southeastern Conference 3.55
University of South Florida Big East Conference 3.33
University of Southern Mississippi Conference USA 3.80
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern Conference 3.73
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Southeastern Conference 3.24
University of Texas at El Paso Conference USA 3.25
University of Tulsa Conference USA 3.57
University of Utah Pacific-12 Conference 3.22
University of Vermont America East Conference 3.39
University of Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference 3.21
University of Washington Pacific-12 Conference 3.34
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay Horizon League 3.30
University of Wisconsin, Madison Big Ten Conference 3.25
University of Wyoming Mountain West Conference 3.17
Utah State University Western Athletic Conference 3.33
Utah Valley University Great West Conference 3.40
UTSA Southland Conference 3.50
Vanderbilt University Southeastern Conference 3.55
Villanova University Big East Conference 3.40
Virginia Tech Atlantic Coast Conference 3.41
Wake Forest University Atlantic Coast Conference 3.09
Washington State University Pacific-12 Conference 3.41
Weber State University Big Sky Conference 3.72
West Virginia University Big East Conference 3.65
Western Carolina University Southern Conference 3.38
Western Kentucky University Sun Belt Conference 3.43
Western Michigan University Mid-American Conference 3.30
Wichita State University Missouri Valley Conference 3.50
Winthrop University Big South Conference 3.25
Yale University Ivy Group 3.51