DIII Women’s Champs UW-Oshkosh, Wartburg Named Scholar Teams of the Year Among All-Academic Teams
NEW ORLEANS – Indoor women’s team champion UW-Oshkosh and outdoor champion Wartburg have been named the Scholar Teams of the Year in Division III for their respective 2013 seasons by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), announced Tuesday.
These programs earned the honor as a result of being the highest-placing teams with at least a 3.10 cumulative grade point average at the most recent NCAA indoor and outdoor championships, respectively.
UW-Oshkosh and Wartburg were the most exceptional in 2013 at producing a combination of academic focus and athletic accomplishment among 148 teams who earned All-Academic team honors. A full list of All-Academic Teams can be found below.
The Titan women of UW-Oshkosh, who have earned a combined 3.151 cumulative grade point average, tallied 56 points en route to its second indoor crown in the past three seasons. Oshkosh claimed five event titles during the meet, including three from women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year Christy Cazzola.
Wartburg’s women claimed a second straight outdoor title in 2013, all while maintaining a cumulative team grade point average of 3.274. The Knights scored 46 points to edge out UW-Oshkosh by three points. Though Wartburg did not bring home any individual or relay titles, the Knight women finished runner-up in three events and scored in six others.
Pomona-Pitzer Posts Top Team GPA Among 148 All-Academic Teams
The USTCCCA also announced Tuesday the 2013 Division III All-Academic Track & Field teams. A total of 148 institutions earned the distinction as a result of earning a cumulative team GPA of 3.10 or higher.
Pomona Pitzer was the top team in Division III with a cumulative 3.686 mark, followed by George Fox at 3.655 and Washington (Mo.) at 3.579.
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 listing of All-Academic Teams, alphabetized by school, can be found below.