DIII Women’s Champs UW-Oshkosh, Wartburg Named Scholar Teams of the Year Among All-Academic Teams

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

July 23, 2013   

Women’s Scholar Team
AWARD HISTORY

Indoor Track & Field
2013: UW-Oshkosh
2012: Wartburg
2011: UW-Oshkosh
2010: Wartburg
2009: Wartburg
2008: Illinois Wesleyan
2007: UW La Crosse
 
Outdoor Track & Field
2013: Wartburg
2012: Wartburg
2011: UW-Oshkosh
2010: Illinois Wesleyan
2009: Wartburg
2008: Illinois Wesleyan
2007: UW-Oshkosh
 

Top 10 Teams (Cumulative GPA)

Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 3.686
George Fox University 3.655
Washington University (Missouri) 3.579
Concordia College, Moorhead 3.56
Whitworth University 3.55
Greenville College 3.543
The College of New Jersey 3.5325
Middlebury College 3.53
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 3.53
Wesleyan University (Connecticut) 3.513

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.

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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.

School
Cumulative
Team GPA
Conference
Albion College
3.50
Michigan Intercollegiate
Alvernia University
3.32
Middle Atlantic
Anderson University (Indiana)
3.34
HCAC
Augustana College (Illinois)
3.34
CCIW
Aurora University
3.21
NorthernAC
Babson College
3.32
NEWMAC
Benedictine University (Illinois)
3.31
NorthernAC
Bluffton University
3.16
HCAC
Bridgewater College (Virginia)
3.21
ODAC
Bridgewater State University
3.22
MASCAC
Bryn Mawr College
3.34
Centennial
California Institute of Technology
3.38
SCIAC
California Lutheran University
3.27
SCIAC
Calvin College
3.40
Michigan Intercollegiate
Capital University
3.15
OAC
Carleton College
3.43
MIAC
Carnegie Mellon University
3.33
UAA
Case Western Reserve University
3.45
UAA
Catholic University of America
3.40
Landmark
Centre College
3.34
SAA
Christopher Newport University
3.20
USA South
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
3.39
SCIAC
Coe College
3.28
IIAC
Colby College
3.47
NESCAC
College of St. Benedict
3.48
MIAC
College of Wooster
3.46
NCAC
Colorado College
3.51
SCAC
Concordia College, Moorhead
3.56
MIAC
Concordia University Texas
3.27
ASC
Concordia University Wisconsin
3.24
NorthernAC
Connecticut College
3.47
NESCAC
Defiance College
3.23
HCAC
Denison University
3.42
NCAC
DePauw University
3.23
NCAC
Dickinson College
3.15
Centennial
Eastern Mennonite University
3.10
ODAC
Edgewood College
3.29
NorthernAC
Elizabethtown College
3.41
Middle Atlantic
Elmhurst College
3.50
CCIW
Emmanuel College (Massachusetts)
3.35
Great Northeast
Franklin College
3.12
HCAC
Fredonia State University
3.10
SUNYAC
Geneva College
3.44
PAC
George Fox University
3.66
Northwest Conference
Gettysburg College
3.35
Centennial
Goucher College
3.22
Landmark
Greenville College
3.54
SLIAC
Grinnell College
3.40
Midwest Conference
Grove City College
3.14
PAC
Gwynedd-Mercy College
3.27
Colonial States
Hamilton College
3.40
NESCAC
Hamline University
3.27
MIAC
Haverford College
3.46
Centennial
Hendrix College
3.44
SAA
Hood College
3.15
Middle Atlantic
Hope College
3.50
Michigan Intercollegiate
Husson University
3.36
North Atlantic
Illinois Wesleyan University
3.37
CCIW
Ithaca College
3.34
Empire 8
John Carroll University
3.36
OAC
Johns Hopkins University
3.28
Centennial
Lawrence University
3.43
Midwest Conference
Lebanon Valley College
3.44
Middle Atlantic
Lewis & Clark College
3.44
Northwest Conference
Linfield College
3.45
Northwest Conference
Loras College
3.36
IIAC
Luther College
3.33
IIAC
Macalester College
3.47
MIAC
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3.48
NEWMAC
Messiah College
3.27
Middle Atlantic
Middlebury College
3.53
NESCAC
Milwaukee School of Engineering
3.22
NorthernAC
Mississippi College
3.17
ASC
Muhlenberg College
3.30
Centennial
Nazareth College
3.41
Empire 8
Nebraska Wesleyan University
3.49
Great Plains
North Central College
3.30
CCIW
North Park University
3.32
CCIW
Oberlin College
3.40
NCAC
Ohio Northern University
3.23
OAC
Ohio Wesleyan University
3.16
NCAC
Olivet College
3.30
Michigan Intercollegiate
Otterbein University
3.11
OAC
Pacific Lutheran University
3.28
Northwest Conference
Pacific University (Oregon)
3.31
Northwest Conference
Plattsburgh State University of New York
3.27
SUNYAC
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
3.69
SCIAC
Principia College
3.37
SLIAC
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
3.49
Liberty League
Rhodes College
3.29
SAA
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
3.53
NJAC
Rochester Institute of Technology
3.36
Liberty League
Rowan University
3.10
NJAC
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
3.26
MIAC
Salisbury University
3.39
CAC
Salve Regina University
3.27
Commonwealth Coast
Shenandoah University
3.23
ODAC
Simpson College
3.32
IIAC
Smith College
3.44
NEWMAC
Springfield College
3.42
NEWMAC
St. Catherine University
3.41
MIAC
St. John Fisher College
3.39
Empire 8
St. Joseph’s College (Long Island)
3.28
Skyline
St. Lawrence University
3.37
Liberty League
St. Norbert College
3.31
Midwest Conference
St. Olaf College
3.49
MIAC
State University College at Oneonta
3.31
SUNYAC
State University of New York at Geneseo
3.47
SUNYAC
State University of New York at Oswego
3.23
SUNYAC
Stevens Institute of Technology
3.41
Empire 8
Susquehanna University
3.40
Landmark
The College of New Jersey
3.53
NJAC
The College of St. Scholastica
3.49
UMAC
Tufts University
3.47
NESCAC
University of Chicago
3.45
UAA
University of Dubuque
3.34
IIAC
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
3.27
Little East
University of Minnesota, Morris
3.24
UMAC
University of Puget Sound
3.42
Northwest Conference
University of Redlands
3.30
SCIAC
University of Rochester
3.38
UAA
University of Southern Maine
3.16
Little East
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
3.51
MIAC
University of the South
3.20
SAA
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
3.34
WIAC
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
3.12
WIAC
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
3.15
WIAC
University of Wisconsin, Platteville
3.12
WIAC
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
3.38
WIAC
University of Wisconsin, Stout
3.34
WIAC
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
3.23
WIAC
Vassar College
3.43
Liberty League
Wartburg College
3.27
IIAC
Washington and Jefferson College
3.26
PAC
Washington and Lee University
3.41
ODAC
Washington University (Missouri)
3.58
UAA
Waynesburg University
3.27
PAC
Wellesley College
3.40
NEWMAC
Wesleyan University (Connecticut)
3.51
NESCAC
Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
3.16
NEWMAC
Whittier College
3.34
SCIAC
Whitworth University
3.55
Northwest Conference
Widener University
3.51
Middle Atlantic
Willamette University
3.48
Northwest Conference
Williams College
3.42
NESCAC
Wisconsin Lutheran College
3.49
NorthernAC
Worcester State University
3.16
MASCAC
WPI
3.43
NEWMAC