DIII Men’s Champ UW-La Crosse Sweeps Scholar Teams of the Year Among All-Academic Teams

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

July 23, 2013   

Men’s Scholar Team
AWARD HISTORY

Indoor Track & Field
2013: UW-La Crosse
2012: UW-Eau Claire
2011: UW-La Crosse
2010: UW-La Crosse
2009: Whitworth
2008: UW-La Crosse
2007: Tufts
 
Outdoor Track & Field
2013: UW-La Crosse
2012: UW-Eau Claire
2011: UW-La Crosse
2010: Salisbury
2009: Whitworth
2008: Whitworth
2007: UW Platteville
 

Top 10 Teams (Cumulative GPA)

California Institute of Technology 3.53
Principia College 3.521
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3.52
Amherst College 3.462
Washington University (Missouri) 3.457
Connecticut College 3.45
Middlebury College 3.43
University of Rochester 3.43
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 3.4215
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 3.417

NEW ORLEANS – Not only did the UW-La Crosse men sweep the NCAA Division III indoor and outdoor championships in 2013 in athletic competition, but the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Tuesday that they have also claimed Scholar Team of the Year honors for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

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The Eagles, who finished the academic year with a 3.20 cumulative team grade point average, earned the honors as a result of being the highest-placing team with at least a 3.10 cumulative GPA at the most recent NCAA indoor and outdoor championships.

UW-La Crosse best combined academic achievement and athletic accomplishment among the 80 men’s teams that earned All-Academic team honors. A full list of All-Academic Teams can be found below.

The 2013 award marks the second time in the past three seasons UW-La Crosse has claimed both the indoor and outdoor Scholar Team of the Year awards dating back to 2011. This also marks the fourth time in the past six seasons the Eagles have claimed the award for their efforts during the indoor season.

Outdoors, the Eagles scored 66 team points to claim the title and edge out in-state rival UW-Eau Claire with 64. Isaac Vazquez brought home the squad’s lone event title, but the team as a whole turned in 13 scoring performances.

UW-La Crosse was in a class of its own at the Indoor championships, scoring 74 team points and claiming three event titles en route to a 34-point victory over UW-Oshkosh. In total, Eagle student-athletes scored in 12 events.

Cal Tech Posts Top Team GPA Among 80 All-Academic Teams

The USTCCCA also announced Tuesday the 2013 Division III All-Academic Track & Field teams. A total of 80 institutions earned the distinction as a result of earning a cumulative team GPA of 3.10 or higher.

Cal Tech was the top team in Division III with a cumulative 3.53 mark, followed closely by Principia at 3.521 and MIT at 3.52.

Among conferences the MIAC boasts the largest number of All-Academic Teams with nine. The Northwest Conference is second with eight while the NEWMAC, NESCAC and WIAC are each represented by seven apiece.

A full list of institutions that earned All-Academic Team honors can be found below.

School
Cumulative
Team GPA
Conference
Alvernia University
3.11
Middle Atlantic
Amherst College
3.46
NESCAC
Augustana College (Illinois)
3.13
CCIW
Babson College
3.34
NEWMAC
California Institute of Technology
3.53
SCIAC
California Lutheran University
3.27
SCIAC
Calvin College
3.18
Michigan Intercollegiate
Carleton College
3.29
MIAC
Carnegie Mellon University
3.27
UAA
Case Western Reserve University
3.35
UAA
Centre College
3.14
SAA
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
3.42
SCIAC
Colby College
3.26
NESCAC
College of Wooster
3.26
NCAC
Colorado College
3.22
SCAC
Concordia College, Moorhead
3.31
MIAC
Connecticut College
3.45
NESCAC
Dickinson College
3.28
Centennial
Elizabethtown College
3.21
Middle Atlantic
Geneva College
3.30
PAC
George Fox University
3.30
Northwest Conference
Goucher College
3.26
Landmark
Grinnell College
3.33
Midwest Conference
Hamilton College
3.14
NESCAC
Haverford College
3.42
Centennial
Hendrix College
3.13
SAA
Hope College
3.17
Michigan Intercollegiate
Illinois Wesleyan University
3.33
CCIW
Ithaca College
3.25
Empire 8
John Carroll University
3.17
OAC
Johns Hopkins University
3.21
Centennial
Lewis & Clark College
3.17
Northwest Conference
Linfield College
3.18
Northwest Conference
Macalester College
3.32
MIAC
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3.52
NEWMAC
Messiah College
3.25
Middle Atlantic
Middlebury College
3.43
NESCAC
Muhlenberg College
3.18
Centennial
Nebraska Wesleyan University
3.25
Great Plains
North Park University
3.12
CCIW
Oberlin College
3.26
NCAC
Plattsburgh State University of New York
3.15
SUNYAC
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
3.42
SCIAC
Principia College
3.52
SLIAC
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
3.28
Liberty League
Rhodes College
3.19
SAA
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
3.11
NJAC
Rochester Institute of Technology
3.17
Liberty League
Saint John’s University (Minnesota)
3.24
MIAC
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
3.28
MIAC
Saint Vincent College
3.22
PAC
Salisbury University
3.14
CAC
Simpson College
3.11
IIAC
St. John Fisher College
3.17
Empire 8
St. Joseph’s College (Long Island)
3.22
Skyline
St. Lawrence University
3.16
Liberty League
St. Norbert College
3.12
Midwest Conference
St. Olaf College
3.32
MIAC
Stevens Institute of Technology
3.32
Empire 8
The College of New Jersey
3.29
NJAC
The College of St. Scholastica
3.27
UMAC
Tufts University
3.31
NESCAC
University of Chicago
3.40
UAA
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
3.13
Little East
University of Rochester
3.43
UAA
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
3.12
MIAC
University of the South
3.21
SAA
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
3.20
WIAC
University of Wisconsin, Stout
3.15
WIAC
Vassar College
3.32
Liberty League
Washington and Jefferson College
3.15
PAC
Washington and Lee University
3.15
ODAC
Washington University (Missouri)
3.46
UAA
Waynesburg University
3.16
PAC
Wesleyan University (Connecticut)
3.16
NESCAC
Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
3.12
NEWMAC
Whitworth University
3.21
Northwest Conference
Willamette University
3.21
Northwest Conference
Williams College
3.31
NESCAC
WPI
3.41
NEWMAC