Arkansas, UCF Women Earn Scholar Team of the Year Honors Among All-Academic Teams

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

July 24, 2013   

Women’s Scholar Team
AWARD HISTORY

Indoor Track & Field
2013: Arkansas
2012: Arkansas
2011: Texas
2010: Tennessee
2009: Tennessee
2008: Arizona State
2007: Arizona State
 
Outdoor Track & Field
2013: UCF
2012: Stanford
2011: Oklahoma
2010: Penn State
2009: Arizona State
2008: Arizona State
2007: Arizona State
 

Top 10 Teams (Cumulative GPA)

Wofford College 3.61
University of North Dakota 3.599
North Dakota State University 3.58
Oregon State University 3.58
Santa Clara University 3.566
Yale University 3.54
University of South Dakota 3.53
Duke University 3.525
Butler University 3.52
Seattle University 3.51

NEW ORLEANS – The Arkansas and UCF women’s track & field teams have earned Scholar Team of the Year honors for the 2013 Division I indoor and outdoor track & field seasons, respectively, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Wednesday.

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Among 187 women’s programs that demonstrated excellence both academically and athletically to earn All-Academic Team honors, Arkansas and UCF stood out as the top-finishing teams at the indoor and outdoor NCAA Division I Championships, respectively, to post at least a 3.00 cumulative team grade point average. The full list of All-Academic Teams can be found below.

For the second consecutive indoor season, the Arkansas women have claimed indoor track & field Scholar Team of the Year honors with a 3.278 cumulative team GPA. The Razorbacks finished fourth at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships with 42.5 team points — just 1.5 shy of a tie for runners-up — behind two second-place event finishes in the 400 meters and 4×400 relay and eight overall scoring performances.

The Razorbacks’ two-in-a-row is the first time that feat has been accomplished indoors since the Tennessee women earned the award in both 2009 and 2010.

UCF claimed the outdoor track & field Scholar Team of the Year award with a cumulative 3.166 team GPA, marking the fifth different team to earn the honor in the past five seasons. This is the first such award in UCF’s program history.

The Knights were fifth overall at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships with 35 team points. A pair of runner-up finishes at 100 meters and in the 4×100 relay accented six total scoring performances for UCF.

Wofford Posts Top Team GPA Among 187 All-Academic Teams

The USTFCCCA also announced Tuesday the 2013 Division I All-Academic Track & Field teams. A total of 187 institutions earned the distinction as a result of earning a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher.

Wofford was the top team in Division I with a cumulative team mark of 3.61. North Dakota finished runner-up at 3.599, followed closely by in-state rival North Dakota State and Oregon State at 3.58.

The Atlantic 10 was the best-represented conference with 12 women’s teams earning All-Academic Team accolades. The Big East was right behind with 11 teams on the list.

School
Cumulative
Team GPA
Conference
Appalachian State University
3.09
Southern
Arizona State University
3.17
Pac-12
Arkansas State University
3.16
Sun Belt
Auburn University
3.06
SEC
Baylor University
3.31
Big 12
Belmont University
3.50
Ohio Valley
Boise State University
3.15
Mountain West
Boston College
3.23
ACC
Boston University
3.12
America East
Bowling Green State University
3.02
Mid-American
Bradley University
3.37
Missouri Valley
Butler University
3.52
Atlantic 10
California Polytechnic State University
3.04
Big West
Central Connecticut State University
3.15
Northeast
College of William and Mary
3.36
Colonial
Colorado State University
3.31
Mountain West
Columbia University
3.29
Ivy
Cornell University
3.26
Ivy
Dartmouth College
3.41
Ivy
DePaul University
3.38
Big East
Drake University
3.20
Missouri Valley
Duke University
3.53
ACC
East Tennessee State University
3.37
Atlantic Sun
Eastern Illinois University
3.33
Ohio Valley
Eastern Kentucky University
3.29
Ohio Valley
Eastern Michigan University
3.08
Mid-American
Eastern Washington University
3.28
Big Sky
Elon University
3.38
Southern
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan
3.28
Northeast
Florida State University
3.32
ACC
Fordham University
3.31
Atlantic 10
Gardner-Webb University
3.14
Big South
George Mason University
3.06
Colonial
Georgetown University
3.14
Big East
Georgia Institute of Technology
3.15
ACC
Gonzaga University
3.43
West Coast
Harvard University
3.39
Ivy
High Point University
3.17
Big South
Houston Baptist University
3.17
Great West
Idaho State University
3.50
Big Sky
Indiana State University
3.30
Missouri Valley
Indiana University, Bloomington
3.25
Big Ten
Iona College
3.44
Metro Atlantic
Iowa State University
3.17
Big 12
IUPUI
3.47
Summit League
Jacksonville University
3.38
Atlantic Sun
James Madison University
3.13
Colonial
Kansas State University
3.12
Big 12
Kent State University
3.34
Mid-American
La Salle University
3.30
Atlantic 10
Lafayette College
3.36
Patriot
Lamar University
3.06
Southland
Lehigh University
3.41
Patriot
Liberty University
3.19
Big South
Lipscomb University
3.47
Atlantic Sun
Long Beach State University
3.00
Big West
Loyola Marymount University
3.35
West Coast
Loyola University Chicago
3.28
Horizon
Loyola University Maryland
3.38
Metro Atlantic
Manhattan College
3.22
Metro Atlantic
Marquette University
3.48
Big East
Marshall University
3.21
Conference USA
McNeese State University
3.06
Southland
Miami University (Ohio)
3.35
Mid-American
Missouri State University
3.26
Missouri Valley
Monmouth University
3.19
Northeast
Montana State University-Bozeman
3.32
Big Sky
Morehead State University
3.47
Ohio Valley
Murray State University
3.04
Ohio Valley
New Jersey Institute of Technology
3.17
Great West
New Mexico State University
3.30
WAC
North Dakota State University
3.58
Summit League
Northeastern University
3.17
Colonial
Northern Arizona University
3.26
Big Sky
Northern Kentucky University
3.15
Atlantic Sun
Ohio University
3.33
Mid-American
Oklahoma State University
3.42
Big 12
Oregon State University
3.58
Pac-12
Pennsylvania State University
3.17
Big Ten
Princeton University
3.19
Ivy
Providence College
3.36
Big East
Purdue University
3.13
Big Ten
Quinnipiac University
3.50
Northeast
Rice University
3.40
Conference USA
Rider University
3.37
Metro Atlantic
Sacred Heart University
3.26
Northeast
Saint Joseph’s University
3.25
Atlantic 10
Saint Louis University
3.37
Atlantic 10
Santa Clara University
3.57
West Coast
Seattle University
3.51
WAC
South Dakota State University
3.31
Summit League
Southeast Missouri State University
3.38
Ohio Valley
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
3.10
Ohio Valley
Southern Methodist University
3.10
Conference USA
St. Mary’s College of California
3.10
West Coast
Stanford University
3.51
Pac-12
Syracuse University
3.19
Big East
Temple University
3.07
Atlantic 10
Texas Christian University
3.15
Big 12
Texas Tech University
3.03
Big 12
The Ohio State University
3.21
Big Ten
Towson University
3.31
Colonial
Troy University
3.23
Sun Belt
Tulane University
3.30
Conference USA
U.S. Military Academy
3.03
Patriot
University at Buffalo
3.15
Mid-American
University of Akron
3.24
Mid-American
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
3.50
SEC
University of Arizona
3.07
Pac-12
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
3.28
SEC
University of Arkansas, Little Rock
3.09
Sun Belt
University of California, Davis
3.04
Big West
University of Central Arkansas
3.09
Southland
University of Central Florida
3.17
Conference USA
University of Cincinnati
3.18
Big East
University of Colorado, Boulder
3.20
Pac-12
University of Connecticut
3.13
Big East
University of Dayton
3.40
Atlantic 10
University of Delaware
3.12
Colonial
University of Detroit Mercy
3.31
Horizon
University of Florida
3.14
SEC
University of Georgia
3.15
SEC
University of Hartford
3.14
America East
University of Hawaii, Manoa
3.18
Big West
University of Idaho
3.30
WAC
University of Illinois, Champaign
3.31
Big Ten
University of Iowa
3.19
Big Ten
University of Kentucky
3.20
SEC
University of Louisville
3.05
Big East
University of Maine, Orono 
3.41
America East
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
3.41
Atlantic 10
University of Memphis
3.15
Conference USA
University of Michigan
3.23
Big Ten
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
3.43
Big Ten
University of Missouri, Columbia
3.49
SEC
University of Montana
3.33
Big Sky
University of Nebraska Omaha
3.38
Summit League
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
3.39
Big Ten
University of Nevada
3.12
Mountain West
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
3.01
Mountain West
University of New Hampshire
3.32
America East
University of New Mexico
3.47
Mountain West
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
3.05
ACC
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
3.15
Atlantic 10
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
3.22
Southern
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
3.14
Colonial
University of North Dakota
3.60
Big Sky
University of North Texas
3.17
Sun Belt
University of Northern Iowa
3.31
Missouri Valley
University of Notre Dame
3.28
Big East
University of Oklahoma
3.30
Big 12
University of Pennsylvania
3.16
Ivy
University of Portland
3.48
West Coast
University of Rhode Island
3.06
Atlantic 10
University of Richmond
3.10
Atlantic 10
University of South Carolina Upstate
3.12
Atlantic Sun
University of South Carolina, Columbia
3.48
SEC
University of South Dakota
3.53
Summit League
University of South Florida
3.11
Big East
University of Southern California
3.01
Pac-12
University of Southern Mississippi
3.06
Conference USA
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
3.41
Southern
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
3.20
SEC
University of Texas at Austin
3.28
Big 12
University of Texas at El Paso
3.05
Conference USA
University of Tulsa
3.48
Conference USA
University of Utah
3.28
Pac-12
University of Vermont
3.22
America East
University of Virginia
3.03
ACC
University of Washington
3.17
Pac-12
University of Wisconsin, Madison
3.24
Big Ten
Utah State University
3.38
WAC
Utah Valley University
3.40
Great West
Vanderbilt University
3.32
SEC
Villanova University
3.23
Big East
Virginia Tech
3.18
ACC
Wake Forest University
3.03
ACC
Washington State University
3.18
Pac-12
Weber State University
3.51
Big Sky
West Virginia University
3.41
Big 12
Western Carolina University
3.06
Southern
Western Illinois University
3.12
Summit League
Western Kentucky University
3.25
Sun Belt
Western Michigan University
3.29
Mid-American
Wofford College
3.61
Southern
Xavier University (Ohio)
3.47
Atlantic 10
Yale University
3.54
Ivy