Arkansas, Stanford Named DI Women’s Track & Field Scholar Teams of the Year

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

July 26, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – The women’s track & field teams at the University of Arkansas and Stanford University were named as Scholar Teams of the Year in Division I for the 2012 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 171 teams as All-Academic teams for the track & field seasons.

Indoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year – Arkansas

Arkansas tied for fifth place at the NCAA Indoor Championships and holds a cumulative team GPA of 3.18. Tina Sutej won the NCA crown in the pole vault and Region George placed second in the 400 meters.

Sutej was among the 12 Razorbacks that earned All-Academic honors earlier in the week, joining Martine Borge, Tara Diebold, Kaitlin Flattman, Kristen Gillespie, Kristen Hesseltine, Grace Heymsfield, Shannon Klenke, Danielle Nowell, Dominique Scott, Rachel Werner, and Keri Wood.

Outdoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year – Stanford

The Cardinal placed sixth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships as a team with 25 points. The squad carded a cumulative team GPA of 3.26 through the 2012 spring semester.

Stanford boasted 11 individuals on the All-Academic list: Emilie Amaro, Mary Kate Anselmini, Aisling Cuffe, Justine Fedronic, Arantxa King, Kathy Kroeger, Jordan Merback, Joy O’Hare, Kellie Schueler, Katerina Stefanidi, and Alyssa Wisdom.

At the outdoor championships, Stefanidi won the NCAA title in the pole vault, tying a meet record 4.45/14-7¼. Kroeger placed seventh in the 5000 meters.

Past Scholar-Team of the Year Winners

Indoor Track & Field
2012: Arkansas
2011: Texas
2010: Tennessee
2009: Tennessee
2008: Arizona State
2007: Arizona State

Outdoor Track & Field
2012: Stanford
2011: Oklahoma
2010: Penn State
2009: Arizona State
2008: Arizona State
2007: Arizona State

All-Academic Status Earned by 171 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 171 institutions earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better.

Duke reported the top cumulative team GPA among Division I women’s programs through the spring 2012 semester with a 3.58 tally. Wofford (3.53) and Weber State (3.52) followed at top-three programs.

Among all conferences, the Big East led them all with 12 teams named as All-Academic. The MAC and Big Ten follow with nine.

USTFCCCA 2012 Division I Track & Field All-Academic Teams, WOMEN

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE
GPA
Appalachian State University Southern Conference
3.06
Arizona State University Pac-12 Conference
3.22
Baylor University Big 12 Conference
3.40
Binghamton University America East Conference
3.28
Boise State University Mountain West Conference
3.15
Bowling Green State University Mid-American Conference
3.24
Bradley University Missouri Valley Conference
3.49
Brigham Young University West Coast Conference
3.27
Brown University Ivy Group
3.35
Bucknell University Patriot League
3.39
Butler University Horizon League
3.43
California Polytechnic State University Big West Conference
3.07
California State University, Fresno Western Athletic Conference
3.25
Central Connecticut State University Northeast Conference
3.21
Coastal Carolina University Big South Conference
3.02
Colgate University Patriot League
3.40
College of Charleston (South Carolina) Southern Conference
3.04
College of William and Mary Colonial Athletic Association
3.22
Colorado State University Mountain West Conference
3.14
Columbia University Ivy Group
3.19
Cornell University Ivy Group
3.25
Dartmouth College Ivy Group
3.37
DePaul University Big East Conference
3.34
Drake University Missouri Valley Conference
3.50
Duke University Atlantic Coast Conference
3.58
East Tennessee State University Atlantic Sun Conference
3.23
Eastern Illinois University Ohio Valley Conference
3.26
Eastern Kentucky University Ohio Valley Conference
3.24
Eastern Michigan University Mid-American Conference
3.34
Eastern Washington University Big Sky Conference
3.22
Elon University Southern Conference
3.30
Florida State University Atlantic Coast Conference
3.27
Gardner-Webb University Big South Conference
3.21
George Mason University Colonial Athletic Association
3.17
Georgetown University Big East Conference
3.18
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlantic Coast Conference
3.18
Harvard University Ivy Group
3.35
High Point University Big South Conference
3.25
Houston Baptist University Great West Conference
3.14
Idaho State University Big Sky Conference
3.32
Illinois State University Missouri Valley Conference
3.11
Indiana State University Missouri Valley Conference
3.37
Indiana University, Bloomington Big Ten Conference
3.08
Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne The Summit League
3.06
Iona College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
3.46
Iowa State University Big 12 Conference
3.20
Jacksonville State University Ohio Valley Conference
3.07
Jacksonville University Atlantic Sun Conference
3.31
James Madison University Colonial Athletic Association
3.09
Kansas State University Big 12 Conference
3.25
Kent State University Mid-American Conference
3.23
La Salle University Atlantic 10 Conference
3.25
Lafayette College Patriot League
3.39
Lamar University Southland Conference
3.11
Lehigh University Patriot League
3.14
Liberty University Big South Conference
3.23
Lipscomb University Atlantic Sun Conference
3.50
Long Beach State University Big West Conference
3.05
Loyola Marymount University West Coast Conference
3.35
Loyola University Maryland Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
3.32
Manhattan College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
3.21
Marquette University Big East Conference
3.28
Marshall University Conference USA
3.02
McNeese State University Southland Conference
3.07
Miami University (Ohio) Mid-American Conference
3.28
Monmouth University Northeast Conference
3.22
Montana State University-Bozeman Big Sky Conference
3.21
Morehead State University Ohio Valley Conference
3.49
New Jersey Institute of Technology Great West Conference
3.12
New Mexico State University Western Athletic Conference
3.11
North Carolina State University Atlantic Coast Conference
3.03
North Dakota State University The Summit League
3.36
Northern Arizona University Big Sky Conference
3.23
Northern Illinois University Mid-American Conference
3.23
Oakland University The Summit League
3.19
Ohio University Mid-American Conference
3.37
Oklahoma State University Big 12 Conference
3.42
Oregon State University Pac-12 Conference
3.42
Pennsylvania State University Big Ten Conference
3.16
Princeton University Ivy Group
3.20
Quinnipiac University Northeast Conference
3.45
Radford University Big South Conference
3.01
Rice University Conference USA
3.38
Rider University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
3.46
Rutgers University, New Brunswick Big East Conference
3.15
Sacred Heart University Northeast Conference
3.20
Saint Joseph’s University Atlantic 10 Conference
3.19
Samford University Southern Conference
3.40
South Dakota State University The Summit League
3.44
Southeast Missouri State University Ohio Valley Conference
3.27
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Ohio Valley Conference
3.25
Southern Methodist University Conference USA
3.37
St. John’s University (New York) Big East Conference
3.12
St. Mary’s College of California West Coast Conference
3.27
Stanford University Pac-12 Conference
3.26
Temple University Atlantic 10 Conference
3.25
Texas Christian University Mountain West Conference
3.14
The Ohio State University Big Ten Conference
3.03
Towson University Colonial Athletic Association
3.30
Troy University Sun Belt Conference
3.27
Tulane University Conference USA
3.30
University at Albany America East Conference
3.04
University at Buffalo Mid-American Conference
3.21
University of Akron Mid-American Conference
3.26
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Southeastern Conference
3.15
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Southeastern Conference
3.18
University of Arkansas, Little Rock Sun Belt Conference
3.34
University of California, Berkeley Pac-12 Conference
3.09
University of California, Irvine Big West Conference
3.02
University of Cincinnati Big East Conference
3.19
University of Colorado, Boulder Pac-12 Conference
3.04
University of Connecticut Big East Conference
3.14
University of Dayton Atlantic 10 Conference
3.41
University of Delaware Colonial Athletic Association
3.09
University of Detroit Mercy Horizon League
3.28
University of Florida Southeastern Conference
3.16
University of Georgia Southeastern Conference
3.14
University of Hawaii, Manoa Western Athletic Conference
3.19
University of Idaho Western Athletic Conference
3.30
University of Illinois, Champaign Big Ten Conference
3.20
University of Iowa Big Ten Conference
3.18
University of Kentucky Southeastern Conference
3.13
University of Louisville Big East Conference
3.12
University of Maine, Orono America East Conference
3.19
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Atlantic 10 Conference
3.34
University of Memphis Conference USA
3.28
University of Michigan Big Ten Conference
3.21
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Big Ten Conference
3.42
University of Missouri, Columbia Big 12 Conference
3.46
University of Nebraska Omaha Independent
3.39
University of Nebraska, Lincoln Big Ten Conference
3.32
University of Nevada Western Athletic Conference
3.28
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Mountain West Conference
3.05
University of New Hampshire America East Conference
3.43
University of North Carolina, Charlotte Atlantic 10 Conference
3.13
University of North Carolina, Wilmington Colonial Athletic Association
3.19
University of North Dakota Great West Conference
3.45
University of Notre Dame Big East Conference
3.32
University of Oklahoma Big 12 Conference
3.30
University of Portland West Coast Conference
3.47
University of Rhode Island Atlantic 10 Conference
3.05
University of Richmond Atlantic 10 Conference
3.08
University of South Alabama Sun Belt Conference
3.35
University of South Carolina, Columbia Southeastern Conference
3.39
University of South Dakota The Summit League
3.39
University of South Florida Big East Conference
3.22
University of Southern Mississippi Conference USA
3.14
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern Conference
3.40
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Southeastern Conference
3.28
University of Tulsa Conference USA
3.43
University of Vermont America East Conference
3.33
University of Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference
3.01
University of Washington Pac-12 Conference
3.15
University of Wisconsin, Madison Big Ten Conference
3.20
University of Wyoming Mountain West Conference
3.25
Utah State University Western Athletic Conference
3.43
Utah Valley University Great West Conference
3.45
Vanderbilt University Southeastern Conference
3.35
Villanova University Big East Conference
3.28
Virginia Tech Atlantic Coast Conference
3.16
Wake Forest University Atlantic Coast Conference
3.15
Washington State University Pac-12 Conference
3.05
Weber State University Big Sky Conference
3.52
West Virginia University Big East Conference
3.28
Western Carolina University Southern Conference
3.19
Western Kentucky University Sun Belt Conference
3.10
Western Michigan University Mid-American Conference
3.17
Wichita State University Missouri Valley Conference
3.35
Winthrop University Big South Conference
3.11
Wofford College Southern Conference
3.53
Yale University Ivy Group
3.50