Florida Men Earn Scholar Team of the Year Honors Among All-Academic Teams

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

July 24, 2013   

Men’s Scholar Team
AWARD HISTORY

Indoor Track & Field
2013: Florida
2012: Florida
2011: BYU
2010: Indiana
2009: Nebraska
2008: Stanford
2007: Stanford
 
Outdoor Track & Field
2013: Florida
2012: Florida
2011: Florida State
2010: Arizona State
2009: South Carolina
2008: Washington
2007: Stanford
 

Top 10 Teams (Cumulative GPA)

University of Arizona 3.511
Santa Clara University 3.506
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 3.505
Yale University 3.41
Duke University 3.401
Colgate University 3.38
University of North Dakota 3.347
Fordham University 3.331
Gonzaga University 3.32
Dartmouth College 3.31

NEW ORLEANS – It’s a second-straight sweep in the swamp: the Florida men’s track & field program have earned Scholar Team of the Year honors for both the 2013 Division I indoor and outdoor track & field seasons for the second consecutive season, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Wednesday.

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As the highest-placing teams with at least a 3.00 cumulative team grade point average at both this season’s indoor and outdoor NCAA Division I Championships, the Gators stood out among 111 men’s programs that combined academic and athletic achievement to earn All-Academic Team honors this season. The full list can be found below.

Finishing the 2012-13 campaign with a cumulative 3.016 team GPA, the Gators swept the indoor and outdoor Scholar Team of the Year honors in 2013 with runner-up and co-champion finishes at the NCAA Division I Indoor and Outdoor Championships, respectively. Florida also accomplished this feat during the 2011-12 academic year when it won both the indoor and outdoor team titles.

Prior to Florida claiming both indoor and outdoor Scholar Team of the¬† Year honors for two straight academic years, no men’s team had accomplished that since the award’s inception in 2007. The Arizona State women in 2007 and 2008 were the first Division I team to win both indoors and out two years in a row.

The Gators’ runner-up finish at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships with 59 team points was powered by two individual titles and eight other scoring performances.

Outdoors, Florida took advantage of a 4×400 relay mishap by Texas A&M to earn a co-national title with the Aggies. Both teams finished with 53 points, as Florida took both relay titles and another in the triple jump along with four other scoring efforts to share the title.

Arizona Posts Top Team GPA Among 111 All-Academic Teams

The USTFCCCA also announced Tuesday the 2013 Division I All-Academic Track & Field teams. A total of 111 institutions earned the distinction as a result of earning a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher.

Arizona was the top team in Division I with a cumulative team mark of 3.511, including indoor and outdoor track Scholar Athlete of the Year Lawi Lalang. Santa Clara posted the second-best cumulative team GPA at 3.506, just barely ahead of Chattanooga at 3.505.

The Atlantic 10 was the best-represented conference with eight men’s teams earning All-Academic Team nods. The Big East and Ivy League both added seven teams to the list.

School
Cumulative
Team GPA
Conference
Arizona State University
3.09
Pac-12
Auburn University
3.06
SEC
Baylor University
3.04
Big 12
Belmont University
3.26
Ohio Valley
Boston College
3.24
ACC
Boston University
3.18
America East
Bradley University
3.15
Missouri Valley
Brigham Young University
3.02
West Coast
Butler University
3.09
Atlantic 10
Central Connecticut State University
3.09
Northeast
Colgate University
3.38
Patriot
Colorado State University
3.09
Mountain West
Columbia University
3.20
Ivy
Cornell University
3.12
Ivy
Dartmouth College
3.31
Ivy
Davidson College
3.28
Southern
DePaul University
3.12
Big East
Drake University
3.26
Missouri Valley
Duke University
3.40
ACC
Eastern Illinois University
3.30
Ohio Valley
Eastern Kentucky University
3.19
Ohio Valley
Eastern Michigan University
3.04
Mid-American
Florida State University
3.04
ACC
Fordham University
3.33
Atlantic 10
Gardner-Webb University
3.04
Big South
George Mason University
3.08
Colonial
Georgetown University
3.18
Big East
Georgia Institute of Technology
3.04
ACC
Gonzaga University
3.32
West Coast
Harvard University
3.29
Ivy
High Point University
3.05
Big South
Idaho State University
3.17
Big Sky
Indiana State University
3.01
Missouri Valley
Iona College
3.20
Metro Atlantic
Iowa State University
3.06
Big 12
IUPUI
3.20
Summit League
La Salle University
3.01
Atlantic 10
Lafayette College
3.22
Patriot
Liberty University
3.13
Big South
Lipscomb University
3.30
Atlantic Sun
Long Beach State University
3.12
Big West
Loyola Marymount University
3.23
West Coast
Loyola University Chicago
3.28
Horizon
Manhattan College
3.07
Metro Atlantic
Miami University (Ohio)
3.14
Mid-American
Monmouth University
3.02
Northeast
Morehead State University
3.18
Ohio Valley
New Jersey Institute of Technology
3.09
Great West
North Dakota State University
3.03
Summit League
Northeastern University
3.16
Colonial
Northern Arizona University
3.03
Big Sky
Oklahoma State University
3.24
Big 12
Pennsylvania State University
3.04
Big Ten
Princeton University
3.04
Ivy
Purdue University
3.06
Big Ten
Rice University
3.29
Conference USA
Rider University
3.03
Metro Atlantic
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
3.10
Big East
Sacred Heart University
3.07
Northeast
Saint Joseph’s University
3.03
Atlantic 10
Saint Louis University
3.08
Atlantic 10
Santa Clara University
3.51
West Coast
Seattle University
3.22
WAC
South Dakota State University
3.04
Summit League
Southeast Missouri State University
3.20
Ohio Valley
St. Mary’s College of California
3.01
West Coast
Stanford University
3.24
Pac-12
Syracuse University
3.21
Big East
Troy University
3.08
Sun Belt
U.S. Military Academy
3.05
Patriot
University of Akron
3.10
Mid-American
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
3.10
SEC
University of Arizona
3.51
Pac-12
University of Arkansas, Little Rock
3.00
Sun Belt
University of Detroit Mercy
3.14
Horizon
University of Florida
3.02
SEC
University of Hartford
3.27
America East
University of Idaho
3.01
WAC
University of Illinois, Champaign
3.12
Big Ten
University of Louisville
3.16
Big East
University of Maine, Orono
3.07
America East
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
3.29
Atlantic 10
University of Memphis
3.06
Conference USA
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
3.11
Big Ten
University of Missouri, Columbia
3.10
SEC
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
3.15
Big Ten
University of New Hampshire
3.07
America East
University of New Mexico
3.18
Mountain West
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
3.16
Southern
University of North Dakota
3.35
Big Sky
University of North Texas
3.01
Sun Belt
University of Northern Iowa
3.03
Missouri Valley
University of Notre Dame
3.27
Big East
University of Pennsylvania
3.15
Ivy
University of Portland
3.23
West Coast
University of Richmond
3.22
Atlantic 10
University of South Carolina, Columbia
3.17
SEC
University of South Dakota
3.31
Summit League
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
3.51
Southern
University of Tulsa
3.18
Conference USA
University of Vermont
3.21
America East
University of Washington
3.03
Pac-12
Utah State University
3.27
WAC
Villanova University
3.16
Big East
Wake Forest University
3.07
ACC
Weber State University
3.13
Big Sky
Western Illinois University
3.09
Summit League
Western Kentucky University
3.01
Sun Belt
Wofford College
3.07
Southern
Xavier University (Ohio)
3.09
Atlantic 10
Yale University
3.41
Ivy