DI Men’s Scholar Team of the Year Awards Swept by Florida

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

July 26, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – The men’s track & field team at the University of Florida was named as Scholar Team of the Year in Division I for the 2012 indoor and outdoor 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 85 teams as All-Academic teams for the track & field seasons.

Indoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year – Florida
Outdoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year – Florida

Florida swept NCAA Division I men’s track & field titles for the first time in school history in 2012. The indoor national title was the Gators’ third-straight while the outdoor crown was the squad’s first ever. Florida is the first to sweep Scholar Team of the Year honors since Stanford in 2007. UF has a cumulative team GPA of 3.06.

At the indoor championships, the Gators scored 52 points and had three event champions to top the field, besting SEC rival Arkansas’ 47 for the team crown. At the NCAA Outdoor Championships, UF managed 50 points for the team title and beat out LSU in the final event, the 4×400 relay, for the two-point victory over the Tigers.

Squad members Tyler Cardillo, Hugh Graham, Mark Parrish, and David Triassi claimed All-Academic honors earlier in the week .Graham was the second leg of the Gators’ 4×400 that won the national crown and pushed the squad to the top of the team podium.

Past Scholar-Team of the Year Winners

Indoor Track & Field
2012: Florida
2011: BYU
2010: Indiana
2009: Nebraska
2008: Stanford
2007: Stanford

Outdoor Track & Field
2012: Florida
2011: Florida State
2010: Arizona State
2009: South Carolina
2008: Washington
2007: Stanford

All-Academic Status Earned by 85 Teams

In addition to the Scholar Teams of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced the men’s 2011 Division I All-Academic Track & Field Teams. A total of 85 institutions earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better.

Stanford reported a cumulative team GPA of 3.49 through the spring 2012 semester to lead all men’s Division I programs. Duke at 3.46 and Tulsa and Chattanooga at 3.45 followed.

The Big East and Ivy League tied as the conference leaders with seven teams each earning All-Academic honors. The ACC followed with six.

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

INSTITUTION CONFERENCE
GPA
Auburn University Southeastern Conference
3.09
Baylor University Big 12 Conference
3.08
Binghamton University America East Conference
3.11
Boston College Atlantic Coast Conference
3.25
Bradley University Missouri Valley Conference
3.37
Brigham Young University West Coast Conference
3.29
Brown University Ivy Group
3.33
Bucknell University Patriot League
3.16
Butler University Horizon League
3.18
California State University, Fresno Western Athletic Conference
3.03
Central Connecticut State University Northeast Conference
3.07
College of William and Mary Colonial Athletic Association
3.15
Colorado State University Mountain West Conference
3.02
Columbia University Ivy Group
3.23
Cornell University Ivy Group
3.03
Dartmouth College Ivy Group
3.31
Davidson College Southern Conference
3.25
DePaul University Big East Conference
3.17
Drake University Missouri Valley Conference
3.28
Duke University Atlantic Coast Conference
3.46
Eastern Illinois University Ohio Valley Conference
3.08
Eastern Kentucky University Ohio Valley Conference
3.09
Eastern Washington University Big Sky Conference
3.12
Florida State University Atlantic Coast Conference
3.00
George Mason University Colonial Athletic Association
3.06
Georgetown University Big East Conference
3.14
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlantic Coast Conference
3.04
Harvard University Ivy Group
3.35
Idaho State University Big Sky Conference
3.30
Iona College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
3.20
La Salle University Atlantic 10 Conference
3.04
Lafayette College Patriot League
3.28
Lamar University Southland Conference
3.07
Lipscomb University Atlantic Sun Conference
3.31
Loyola Marymount University West Coast Conference
3.18
Manhattan College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
3.05
Miami University (Ohio) Mid-American Conference
3.05
Monmouth University Northeast Conference
3.04
Montana State University-Bozeman Big Sky Conference
3.10
North Dakota State University The Summit League
3.28
Northern Arizona University Big Sky Conference
3.10
Oklahoma State University Big 12 Conference
3.32
Princeton University Ivy Group
3.15
Quinnipiac University Northeast Conference
3.38
Rider University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
3.08
Rutgers University, New Brunswick Big East Conference
3.06
Sacred Heart University Northeast Conference
3.04
South Dakota State University The Summit League
3.07
Southeast Missouri State University Ohio Valley Conference
3.19
Stanford University Pac-12 Conference
3.49
Troy University Sun Belt Conference
3.05
Tulane University Conference USA
3.25
U.S. Military Academy Patriot League
3.06
University of Akron Mid-American Conference
3.11
University of Cincinnati Big East Conference
3.09
University of Detroit Mercy Horizon League
3.15
University of Florida Southeastern Conference
3.06
University of Idaho Western Athletic Conference
3.22
University of Illinois, Champaign Big Ten Conference
3.05
University of Louisville Big East Conference
3.04
University of Maine, Orono America East Conference
3.11
University of Memphis Conference USA
3.14
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Big Ten Conference
3.14
University of Missouri, Columbia Big 12 Conference
3.21
University of Nebraska, Lincoln Big Ten Conference
3.05
University of North Dakota Great West Conference
3.19
University of Notre Dame Big East Conference
3.30
University of Richmond Atlantic 10 Conference
3.21
University of South Carolina, Columbia Southeastern Conference
3.27
University of South Dakota The Summit League
3.13
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern Conference
3.45
University of Tulsa Conference USA
3.45
University of Vermont America East Conference
3.20
University of Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference
3.04
University of Wyoming Mountain West Conference
3.23
Utah State University Western Athletic Conference
3.15
Utah Valley University Great West Conference
3.12
Villanova University Big East Conference
3.33
Wake Forest University Atlantic Coast Conference
3.10
Weber State University Big Sky Conference
3.10
Western Kentucky University Sun Belt Conference
3.06
Wichita State University Missouri Valley Conference
3.14
Winthrop University Big South Conference
3.02
Wofford College Southern Conference
3.05
Yale University Ivy Group
3.39