National Champion Oregon Named 2012 DI Cross Country Women’s Scholar Team of the Year

Courtesy: Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

February 25, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS – The Ducks of the University of Oregon are the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar Team of the Year for the 2012 cross country season as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Oregon won the NCAA Cross Country Championship title this 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 – University of Oregon

The Ducks, coached by Peter Tegen National Women’s Coach of the Year award winner Robert Johnson – in his first season as the head coach – have earned a 3.66 cumulative grade point average through the 2012 fall semester. At 3.66 the Ducks posted the 10th-best team GPA in the nation, and the second-best among NCAA Championship qualifiers.

With a team score of 114 and a winning margin of 69 over runner-up Providence, Oregon claimed its first NCAA cross country championship since 1987 after winning its first-ever West Regional crown and its first Pac-12 title since 1995. Senior Jordan Hasay led the way for the Ducks with a third-place finish, and was one of three Oregon senior runners to earn USTFCCCA All-America honors with Alexi Pappas (eighth) and Katie Conlon (39th).

Past Winners

2012: Oregon
2011: Georgetown
2010: Villanova
2009: Villanova
2008: Washington
2007: Stanford
2006: Stanford

200 Teams Earn All-Academic Status

In addition to the Scholar Team of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced those Women’s teams who earned 2012 Division I All-Academic Cross Country status.

A total of 200 institutions represent 30 conferences that compose the group.  Among conferences, the Big East had the most squads make the list with 12. The Big Ten and Conference USA followed with 11.

Southern Miss reported the highest cumulative team GPA in the country through the fall 2012 semester at 3.79. South Carolina followed at 3.743.

Seven of the top ten finishing teams at the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships earned All-Academic status. Of the 31 teams that participated in the national meet, 27 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 2012 Division I Cross Country Women’s All-Academic Teams

Institution Conference GPA
Appalachian State University Southern 3.375
Arizona State University Pac-12 3.54
Arkansas State University Sun Belt 3.623
Baylor University Big 12 3.47
Binghamton University America East 3.05
Boston College ACC 3.215
Bowling Green State University Mid-American 3.4917
Bradley University Missouri Valley 3.35
Bryant University Northeast 3.27
Bucknell University Patriot 3.41
Butler University Atlantic 10 3.612
California Polytechnic State University Big West 3.265
Central Connecticut State University Northeast 3.08
Central Michigan University Mid-American 3.3488
Charleston Southern University Big South 3.239
Clemson University ACC 3.45
Cleveland State University Horizon 3.35
Coastal Carolina University Big South 3.558
Colgate University Patriot 3.41
College of William and Mary Colonial 3.32
Colorado State University Mountain West 3.387
Columbia University Ivy 3.31
Cornell University Ivy 3.513
Dartmouth College Ivy 3.49
DePaul University Big East 3.446
Drake University Missouri Valley 3.519
Duke University ACC 3.49
East Carolina University Conference USA 3.52
East Tennessee State University Atlantic Sun 3.58
Eastern Illinois University Ohio Valley 3.5
Eastern Kentucky University Ohio Valley 3.52
Eastern Michigan University Mid-American 3.662
Elon University Southern 3.44
Fairfield University Metro Atlantic 3.3
Florida Atlantic University Sun Belt 3.0815
Florida State University ACC 3.339
Fordham University Atlantic 10 3.297
Furman University Southern 3.382
George Mason University Colonial 3.241
George Washington University Atlantic 10 3.46
Georgetown University Big East 3.23
Georgia Institute of Technology ACC 3.16
Georgia State University Sun Belt 3.6
Harvard University Ivy 3.507
High Point University Big South 3.359
Houston Baptist University Great West 3.62
Idaho State University Big Sky 3.74
Illinois State University Missouri Valley 3.49
Indiana State University Missouri Valley 3.47
Indiana University, Bloomington Big Ten 3.42
Iona College Metro Atlantic 3.49
Iowa State University Big 12 3.498
IUPUI Summit League 3.24
Jacksonville University Atlantic Sun 3.595
James Madison University Colonial 3.523
Kansas State University Big 12 3.623
Kennesaw State University Atlantic Sun 3.01
Kent State University Mid-American 3.109
La Salle University Atlantic 10 3.33
Lafayette College Patriot 3.23
Lamar University Southland 3.54
Lehigh University Patriot 3.272
Lipscomb University Atlantic Sun 3.44
Long Beach State University Big West 3.15
Loyola Marymount University West Coast 3.29
Loyola University Chicago Horizon 3.303
Loyola University Maryland Metro Atlantic 3.319
Manhattan College Metro Atlantic 3.3
Marist College Metro Atlantic 3.5
Marquette University Big East 3.56
Marshall University Conference USA 3.52
McNeese State University Southland 3.44
Mercer University Atlantic Sun 3.653
Miami University (Ohio) Mid-American 3.57
Michigan State University Big Ten 3.199
Mississippi State University SEC 3.54
Monmouth University Northeast 3.318
Montana State University-Bozeman Big Sky 3.09
Morehead State University Ohio Valley 3.29
Murray State University Ohio Valley 3.15
New Jersey Institute of Technology Great West 3.411
New Mexico State University WAC 3.357
North Carolina State University ACC 3.118
North Dakota State University Summit League 3.49
Northeastern University Colonial 3.295
Northern Arizona University Big Sky 3.21
Northern Illinois University Mid-American 3.65
Northwestern University Big Ten 3.4
Oakland University Summit League 3.39
Ohio University Mid-American 3.438
Oklahoma State University Big 12 3.424
Oregon State University Pac-12 3.5
Pennsylvania State University Big Ten 3.4
Princeton University Ivy 3.377
Providence College Big East 3.38
Purdue University Big Ten 3.41
Quinnipiac University Northeast 3.58
Rice University Conference USA 3.561
Richmond University Atlantic 10 3.15
Rider University Metro Atlantic 3.62
Robert Morris University Northeast 3.6558
Rutgers University, New Brunswick Big East 3.279
Sacred Heart University Northeast 3.266
Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania) Northeast 3.42
Saint Joseph’s University Atlantic 10 3.23
Seattle University WAC 3.585
South Dakota State University Summit League 3.556
Southeast Missouri State University Ohio Valley 3.72
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Missouri Valley 3.485
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Ohio Valley 3.24
Southern Methodist University Conference USA 3.44
Southern Utah University Big Sky 3.725
St. John’s University (New York) Big East 3.37
Stephen F. Austin State University Southland 3.52
Stony Brook University America East 3.31
Syracuse University Big East 3.188
Temple University Atlantic 10 3.25
Texas A&M University, College Station SEC 3.112
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Southland 3.229
Texas Christian University Big 12 3.484
The Ohio State University Big Ten 3.31
The University of Pennsylvania Ivy 3.13
Towson University Colonial 3.394
Troy University Sun Belt 3.35
Tulane University Conference USA 3.368
U.S. Military Academy Patriot 3.35
U.S. Naval Academy Patriot 3.2
UNCG Southern 3.69
University at Albany America East 3.23
University at Buffalo Mid-American 3.309
University of Akron Mid-American 3.36
University of Alabama at Birmingham Conference USA 3.405
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville SEC 3.458
University of California, Davis Big West 3.16
University of California, Los Angeles Pac-12 3.006
University of California, Riverside Big West 3.034
University of Central Arkansas Southland 3.355
University of Central Florida Conference USA 3.138
University of Colorado, Boulder Pac-12 3.235
University of Connecticut Big East 3.267
University of Dayton Atlantic 10 3.59
University of Delaware Colonial 3.31
University of Detroit Mercy Horizon 3.44
University of Evansville Missouri Valley 3.525
University of Florida SEC 3.22
University of Georgia SEC 3.21
University of Hartford America East 3.21
University of Idaho WAC 3.53
University of Illinois, Champaign Big Ten 3.492
University of Iowa Big Ten 3.364
University of Kansas Big 12 3.22
University of Kentucky SEC 3.623
University of Louisville Big East 3.204
University of Maryland, College Park ACC 3.475
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Atlantic 10 3.352
University of Memphis Conference USA 3.37
University of Michigan Big Ten 3.36
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Big Ten 3.471
University of Mississippi SEC 3.34
University of Missouri, Columbia SEC 3.51
University of Nevada Mountain West 3.568
University of North Carolina, Asheville Big South 3.19
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill ACC 3.384
University of North Carolina, Charlotte Atlantic 10 3.49
University of North Carolina, Wilmington Colonial 3.35
University of North Dakota Big Sky 3.421
University of North Texas Sun Belt 3.35
University of Notre Dame Big East 3.433
University of Oregon Pac-12 3.66
University of Portland West Coast 3.514
University of San Francisco West Coast 3.43
University of South Carolina Upstate Atlantic Sun 3.465
University of South Carolina, Columbia SEC 3.743
University of South Dakota Summit League 3.71
University of South Florida Big East 3.14
University of Southern Mississippi Conference USA 3.79
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern 3.589
University of Texas at Austin Big 12 3.469
University of Texas at El Paso Conference USA 3.25
University of Tulsa Conference USA 3.4
University of Vermont America East 3.49
University of Virginia ACC 3.179
University of Washington Pac-12 3.39
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay Horizon 3.5741
University of Wisconsin, Madison Big Ten 3.34
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Horizon 3.486
University of Wyoming Mountain West 3.292
Utah Valley University Great West 3.42
Vanderbilt University SEC 3.412
Villanova University Big East 3.322
Virginia Military Institute Big South 3.2538
Washington State University Pac-12 3.52
Weber State University Big Sky 3.7
West Virginia University Big 12 3.54
Western Carolina University Southern 3.452
Western Kentucky University Sun Belt 3.564
Western Michigan University Mid-American 3.527
Winthrop University Big South 3.44
Wofford College Southern 3.27
Yale University Ivy 3.58