Division III Champ Johns Hopkins Named DIII Cross Country Women’s Scholar Team of the Year

Courtesy: Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

February 22, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS – The Blue Jays of Johns Hopkins University are the USTFCCCA NCAA Division III 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). Johns Hopkins University 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 III
Cross Country Women’s Scholar Team of the Year – Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins, coached by DIII National Women’s Coach of the Year Bobby Van Allen, have earned a cumulative team grade point average of 3.32 through the fall semester of 2012.

The Blue Jays soared to their first NCAA Championship in women’s cross country with a team score of 153, 63 poitns better than runner-up Wartburg. Not only was the championship the first in program history, but it was also the first by a women’s team in school history, and its first DIII title regardless of gender since men’s swimming last won in 1979.

With three USTFCCCA All-America honorees, the Blue Jays stood alone with the most selections. Freshman Hannah Oneda (10th), junior Holly Clarke (25th) and senior Annie Monagle (32nd) each earned the honor for the national champions.

Past Winners

2012: Johns Hopkins
2011: Washington (Mo.)
2010: Middlebury
2009: UW-Eau Claire
2008: Middlebury
2007: Amherst
2006: Middlebury

197 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 III All-Academic Cross Country status.

A total of 197 institutions represent 39 conferences that compose the group. The MIAC had the most squads on the list with 11, followed by the NESCAC, Centennial Conference, and Middle Atlantic Conference which followed with 10.

Eastern Mennonite reported the highest cumulative team GPA in the country through the fall 2012 semester at 3.76. Pomona-Pitzer followed at 3.71.

All ten of the top ten finishing teams at the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships earned All-Academic status. Of the 32 teams that participated in the national meet, 28 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 2012 Division III Cross Country Women’s All-Academic Teams

Institution Conference GPA
Albion College Michigan Intercollegiate 3.56
Allegheny College NCAC 3.35
Alvernia University Middle Atlantic 3.38
Amherst College NESCAC 3.49
Anderson University (Indiana) HCAC 3.46
Augsburg College MIAC 3.57
Augustana College (Illinois) CCIW 3.35
Babson College NEWMAC 3.25
Bates College NESCAC 3.22
Beloit College Midwest Conference 3.641
Benedictine University (Illinois) NorthernAC 3.36
Bethany College (West Virginia) PAC 3.13
Bethel University (Minnesota) MIAC 3.315
Bluffton University HCAC 3.377
Bridgewater College (Virginia) ODAC 3.438
Bryn Mawr College Centennial 3.418
California Institute of Technology SCIAC 3.46
California Lutheran University SCIAC 3.294
Calvin College Michigan Intercollegiate 3.52
Carleton College MIAC 3.56
Carnegie Mellon University UAA 3.43
Case Western Reserve University UAA 3.631
Catholic University of America Landmark 3.3
Centenary College (New Jersey) Colonial States 3.4
Central College (Iowa) IIAC 3.356
Centre College SAA 3.449
Christopher Newport University USA South 3.481
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges SCIAC 3.476
Clark University (Massachusetts) NEWMAC 3.41
Colby College NESCAC 3.49
College of St. Benedict MIAC 3.366
College of Wooster NCAC 3.489
Colorado College SCAC 3.671
Concordia College, Moorhead MIAC 3.66
Concordia University Chicago NorthernAC 3.456
Concordia University Wisconsin NorthernAC 3.36
Connecticut College NESCAC 3.543
Cornell College Midwest Conference 3.18
Defiance College HCAC 3.17
Denison University NCAC 3.5
DePauw University NCAC 3.31
Dickinson College Centennial 3.17
Earlham College HCAC 3.59
Eastern Mennonite University ODAC 3.76
Edgewood College NorthernAC 3.541
Elizabethtown College Middle Atlantic 3.42
Elmhurst College CCIW 3.55
Emmanuel College (Massachusetts) Great Northeast 3.35
Emory University UAA 3.61
Franklin & Marshall College Centennial 3.28
Franklin College HCAC 3.19
Fredonia State University SUNYAC 3.22
Geneva College PAC 3.578
George Fox University Northwest Conference 3.58
Gettysburg College Centennial 3.33
Goucher College Landmark 3.37
Greenville College SLIAC 3.244
Grinnell College Midwest Conference 3.44
Grove City College PAC 3.53
Guilford College ODAC 3.485
Gustavus Adolphus College MIAC 3.56
Gwynedd-Mercy College Colonial States 3.214
Hamilton College NESCAC 3.31
Hanover College HCAC 3.206
Haverford College Centennial 3.548
Heidelberg University OAC 3.318
Hendrix College SAA 3.39
Hiram College NCAC 3.58
Hood College Middle Atlantic 3.23
Hope College Michigan Intercollegiate 3.49
Husson University North Atlantic 3.55
Illinois Wesleyan University CCIW 3.49
Immaculata University Colonial States 3.51
Ithaca College Empire 8 3.49
John Carroll University OAC 3.349
Johns Hopkins University Centennial 3.32
Keene State College Little East 3.37
Kenyon College NCAC 3.48
King’s College Middle Atlantic 3.47
Lawrence University Midwest Conference 3.366
Lebanon Valley College Middle Atlantic 3.52
Lesley University  NECC 3.48
Lewis & Clark College Northwest Conference 3.526
Linfield College Northwest Conference 3.54
Loras College IIAC 3.38
Luther College IIAC 3.494
Macalester College MIAC 3.51
Manchester University HCAC 3.28
Marietta College OAC 3.472
Mary Baldwin College USA South 3.547
Marywood University Colonial States 3.56
Massachusetts Institute of Technology NEWMAC 3.69
McDaniel College Centennial 3.445
Meredith College USA South 3.249
Messiah College Middle Atlantic 3.352
Messiah College Middle Atlantic 3.352
Millikin University CCIW 3.298
Monmouth College (Illinois) Midwest Conference 3.33
Muhlenberg College Centennial 3.279
Nazareth College Empire 8 3.276
Nazareth College Empire 8 3.267
Nebraska Wesleyan University Great Plains 3.43
North Central College CCIW 3.419
North Park University CCIW 3.106
Norwich University Great Northeast 3.13
Oberlin College NCAC 3.49
Occidental College SCIAC 3.44
Oglethorpe University SAA 3.19
Ohio Northern University OAC 3.38
Ohio Wesleyan University NCAC 3.295
Olivet College Michigan Intercollegiate 3.25
Pacific University (Oregon) Northwest Conference 3.577
Piedmont College USA South 3.34
Plattsburgh State University of New York SUNYAC 3.26
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges SCIAC 3.71
Principia College SLIAC 3.44
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Liberty League 3.543
Rhodes College SAA 3.16
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey NJAC 3.58
Ripon College Midwest Conference 3.29
Roanoke College ODAC 3.398
Roger Williams University Commonwealth Coast 3.37
Rowan University NJAC 3.326
Rutgers University, Camden NJAC 3.175
Saint Mary’s College (Indiana) Michigan Intercollegiate 3.24
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota MIAC 3.474
Saint Vincent College PAC 3.443
Salisbury University CAC 3.439
Salve Regina University Commonwealth Coast 3.31
Shenandoah University ODAC 3.59
Simpson College IIAC 3.1
Smith College NEWMAC 3.644
Southwestern University (Texas) SCAC 3.255
Springfield College NEWMAC 3.335
St. Catherine University MIAC 3.524
St. John Fisher College Empire 8 3.336
St. Lawrence University Liberty League 3.22
St. Mary’s College of Maryland CAC 3
St. Norbert College Midwest Conference 3.32
St. Olaf College MIAC 3.5
State University College at New Paltz SUNYAC 3.28
State University College at Oneonta SUNYAC 3.44
State University of New York at Geneseo SUNYAC 3.49
State University of New York at Oswego SUNYAC 3.36
Stevens Institute of Technology Empire 8 3.417
Susquehanna University Landmark 3.38
Swarthmore College Centennial 3.61
The College of New Jersey NJAC 3.55
The College of St. Scholastica UMAC 3.48
The Sage Colleges Skyline 3.42
Thiel College PAC 3.52
Trinity College (Connecticut) NESCAC 3.387
Trinity University (Texas) SCAC 3.392
Tufts University NESCAC 3.54
University of Chicago UAA 3.497
University of Dubuque IIAC 3.38
University of La Verne SCIAC 3.1
University of Minnesota, Morris UMAC 3.1
University of Mount Union OAC 3.348
University of Puget Sound Northwest Conference 3.36
University of Redlands SCIAC 3.207
University of Rochester UAA 3.283
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) MIAC 3.512
University of the South SAA 3.196
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire WIAC 3.53
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse WIAC 3.32
University of Wisconsin, River Falls WIAC 3.42
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point WIAC 3.28
University of Wisconsin, Stout WIAC 3.402
University of Wisconsin, Superior WIAC 3.17
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater WIAC 3.13
Utica College Empire 8 3.24
Utica College Empire 8 3.2
Vassar College Liberty League 3.395
Virginia Wesleyan College ODAC 3.28
Wartburg College IIAC 3.456
Washington and Jefferson College PAC 3.2
Washington and Lee University ODAC 3.536
Washington University (Missouri) UAA 3.68
Waynesburg University PAC 3.331
Wellesley College NEWMAC 3.42
Wells College NEAC 3.378
Wesleyan University (Connecticut) NESCAC 3.589
Wheaton College (Illinois) CCIW 3.55
Wheaton College (Massachusetts) NEWMAC 3.48
Whitman College Northwest Conference 3.512
Whittier College SCIAC 3.321
Whitworth University Northwest Conference 3.54
Widener University Middle Atlantic 3.58
Wilkes University Middle Atlantic 3.3
Willamette University Northwest Conference 3.607
William Smith College Liberty League 3.47
Williams College NESCAC 3.61
Wilmington College (Ohio) OAC 3.45
Wisconsin Lutheran College NorthernAC 3.38
WPI NEWMAC 3.49
York College (Pennsylvania) CAC 3.43