Providence Women & NAU Men Named Division I Scholar Teams of the Year

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

February 14, 2014   

NEW ORLEANS – The NCAA Division I Cross Country Champion Providence women and the Northern Arizona men have been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Scholar Teams of the year for the 2013 cross country season among 217 women’s programs and 160 men’s programs that earned All-Academic Team honors.

Providence and Northern Arizona, which finished runner-up at the NCAA Championships, earned the honor as the highest-finishing teams at NCAAs to have earned All-Academic Team honors by compiling a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

Past Women’s Winners

2013: Providence
2012: Oregon
2011: Georgetown
2010: Villanova
2009: Villanova
2008: Washington
2007: Stanford
2006: Stanford

En route to their first national cross country title since 1995, the Friars of Providence collectively earned a 3.38 cumulative GPA behind five individual All-Academic selections. That total tied them for the most among Division I women’s programs with Colorado.

Providence earned its national title with a winning score of 141 to runner-up Arizona’s 197 with three All-Americans in Emily Sisson, Laura Nagel and Sarah Collins – all of whom earned individual All-Academic honors. The Friars’ season also included team wins at the Northeast Regional, the Big East Championships and the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown.

This is the first time Providence has earned Scholar Team of the Year honors, though it is the fourth time in five years the Big East Conference has produced the winner dating back to Georgetown in 2011 and Villanova in 2009 and 2010.

Past Men’s Winners

2013: Northern Arizona
2012: Oklahoma State
2011: Wisconsin
2010: Florida State
2009: Oklahoma State
2008: Iona
2007: Iona
2006: Iona

Northern Arizona earned a cumulative 3.34 grade point average on its way to a runner-up showing at the NCAA Championships. The Lumberjacks’ roster featured two individuals who earned All-Academic individual honors, including All-American Brian Shrader.

With 169 points, Northern Arizona finished just 20 points behind national champion Colorado, tying its highest finish in program history. The Lumberjacks also notched team victories at the Mountain Regional over eventual champion Colorado, the Big Sky Conference and the Wisconsin adidas Team Invitational.

This is the first time the Lumberjacks have won the award since it debuted in 2006. NAU is also the first winner from the Big Sky Conference.

The Scholar Teams of the Year were among 217 women’s teams and 160 men’s teams that earned All-Academic Team honors for the 2013 season. Programs must have compiled a cumulative GPA or 3.00 or greater to qualify for the award.

In total 231 unique programs were recognized, including 146 programs that had both their women’s and men’s teams earn the honor.

The Southern Miss women reported the highest team GPA at 3.79, while the Chattanooga men topped their gender with a 3.71.

The SEC led all women’s conference with 13 teams earning All-Academic honors, followed by the ACC with 12 and Conference-USA and the Big Ten with 11 apiece.

Men’s conferences were headlined by the Atlantic 10, the SEC and the ACC with nine teams each, followed by the MAC with eight.

2013 Division I Cross Country All-Academic Teams

Women’s All-Academic Teams

Men’s All-Academic Teams

Institution Team GPA
Air Force 3.15
Alabama 3.74
Albany 3.42
Appalachian State 3.21
Arizona 3.25
Arizona State 3.29
Arkansas 3.40
Arkansas State 3.44
Army 3.26
Auburn 3.65
Austin Peay 3.39
Baylor 3.48
Belmont 3.38
Binghamton 3.26
Boise State 3.58
Boston College 3.36
Bowling Green 3.37
Bradley 3.48
Brown 3.49
Bucknell 3.33
Buffalo 3.49
Butler 3.59
BYU 3.05
Cal Poly 3.08
Central Arkansas 3.52
Central Michigan 3.45
Charlotte 3.44
Chattanooga 3.64
Cleveland State 3.34
Coastal Carolina 3.28
College Of Charleston 3.15
Colorado 3.41
Colorado State 3.45
Columbia 3.32
Connecticut 3.33
Cornell 3.44
Dartmouth 3.53
Davidson 3.23
Dayton 3.62
Delaware 3.39
DePaul 3.54
Detroit 3.43
Drake 3.66
Duke 3.46
East Carolina 3.28
Eastern Illinois 3.47
Eastern Kentucky 3.44
Eastern Michigan 3.75
Eastern Washington 3.32
ETSU 3.31
Evansville 3.53
Fairfield 3.08
Fairleigh Dickinson 3.74
Florida 3.42
Florida State 3.37
Fordham 3.38
Fresno State 3.32
Furman 3.38
George Mason 3.48
Georgetown 3.17
Georgia 3.24
Georgia State 3.65
Georgia Tech 3.36
Gonzaga 3.41
Green Bay 3.57
Hartford 3.39
Harvard 3.58
High Point 3.28
Houston Baptist 3.44
Idaho 3.62
Idaho State 3.62
Illinois 3.48
Illinois Chicago 3.21
Illinois State 3.47
Indiana 3.63
Indiana State 3.46
Iona 3.34
Iowa 3.32
Iowa State 3.35
IPFW 3.62
IUPUI 3.49
Jacksonville State 3.55
James Madison 3.51
Kansas 3.30
Kansas State 3.33
Kent State 3.56
Kentucky 3.43
La Salle 3.24
Lafayette 3.30
Lamar 3.62
Lehigh 3.42
Liberty 3.34
Lipscomb 3.54
Long Beach State 3.01
Louisiana-Lafayette 3.22
Louisville 3.27
Loyola (Md.) 3.46
Loyola Marymount 3.36
Loyola-Chicago 3.41
LSU 3.40
Marist 3.51
Marquette 3.56
Marshall 3.49
Maryland 3.44
Memphis 3.69
Mercer 3.59
Miami (Ohio) 3.67
Michigan 3.28
Michigan State 3.36
Middle Tennessee 3.66
Milwaukee 3.42
Minnesota 3.50
Mississippi 3.38
Mississippi State 3.64
Missouri 3.61
Monmouth 3.42
Montana 3.69
Morehead State 3.34
NC State 3.27
Nebraska 3.37
Nevada 3.52
New Mexico State 3.29
NJIT 3.24
North Carolina 3.37
North Dakota 3.46
North Dakota State 3.43
North Texas 3.14
Northeastern 3.05
Northern Arizona 3.34
Northern Illinois 3.61
Notre Dame 3.46
Oakland 3.41
Ohio 3.53
Ohio State 3.52
Oklahoma State 3.50
Oregon 3.35
Oregon State 3.59
Penn 3.09
Penn State 3.44
Pittsburgh 3.30
Portland 3.64
Presbyterian 3.60
Princeton 3.35
Providence 3.38
Purdue 3.55
Rice 3.67
Richmond 3.17
Rider 3.52
Rutgers 3.22
Sacramento State 3.20
Sacred Heart 3.37
Saint Francis (Pa.) 3.58
Saint Joseph’s 3.22
Saint Louis 3.49
San Francisco 3.61
Santa Clara 3.57
Seattle 3.60
Siena 3.45
SIUE 3.55
SMU 3.32
South Alabama 3.76
South Carolina 3.70
South Dakota 3.64
South Dakota State 3.27
Southeast Missouri 3.74
Southern Illinois 3.63
Southern Miss 3.79
St. John’s (N.Y.) 3.29
Stanford 3.39
Stephen F. Austin 3.45
Stony Brook 3.31
Syracuse 3.19
Temple 3.29
Texas 3.30
Texas A&M 3.14
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3.19
Toledo 3.46
Towson 3.50
Tulane 3.35
Tulsa 3.23
UAB 3.37
UC Davis 3.06
UC Irvine 3.39
UCF 3.11
UCLA 3.09
UMass 3.45
UMKC 3.47
UNC Asheville 3.58
UNC-Wilmington 3.48
USC Upstate 3.48
USF 3.09
UT Arlington 3.39
Utah 3.44
Utah State 3.38
Utah Valley 3.22
UTSA 3.23
Vanderbilt 3.43
Vermont 3.58
Villanova 3.36
Virginia 3.03
Virginia Tech 3.26
Wake Forest 3.24
Washington 3.16
Washington State 3.48
Weber State 3.58
West Virginia 3.52
Western Illinois 3.47
Western Kentucky 3.76
Wichita State 3.46
William and Mary 3.20
Winthrop 3.59
Wisconsin 3.28
Wright State 3.36
Wyoming 3.74
Xavier 3.46
Yale 3.58
Youngstown State 3.59
Institution Team GPA
Akron 3.47
Albany 3.22
Arizona State 3.27
Ark.-Little Rock 3.09
Arkansas State 3.10
Army 3.08
Auburn 3.54
Austin Peay 3.03
Baylor 3.54
Belmont 3.36
Binghamton 3.06
Boise State 3.07
Boston College 3.40
Bowling Green 3.60
Bradley 3.31
Brown 3.47
Bucknell 3.28
BYU 3.08
Central Arkansas 3.20
Central Connecticut State 3.06
Central Michigan 3.26
Chattanooga 3.71
Cincinnati 3.04
Coastal Carolina 3.12
Colgate 3.43
College Of Charleston 3.18
Colorado State 3.45
Columbia 3.19
Cornell 3.39
Dartmouth 3.53
Davidson 3.37
Dayton 3.46
Detroit 3.27
Drake 3.36
Duke 3.34
Eastern Illinois 3.41
Eastern Kentucky 3.16
Eastern Michigan 3.41
ETSU 3.37
Evansville 3.12
Fairfield 3.12
Florida Gulf Coast 3.41
Florida State 3.14
Fordham 3.31
Furman 3.15
George Mason 3.06
George Washington 3.20
Georgetown 3.24
Georgia 3.18
Georgia Tech 3.12
Gonzaga 3.09
Green Bay 3.17
Hartford 3.69
Harvard 3.48
High Point 3.09
Idaho State 3.27
Illinois 3.17
Illinois State 3.14
Indiana 3.09
Iona 3.28
Iowa State 3.06
IPFW 3.34
IUPUI 3.06
Jacksonville State 3.33
Kansas 3.14
Kent State 3.23
Kentucky 3.10
La Salle 3.02
Lamar 3.24
Lehigh 3.28
Liberty 3.45
Lipscomb 3.50
Long Beach State 3.19
Louisville 3.00
Loyola Marymount 3.29
Loyola-Chicago 3.32
LSU 3.25
Marist 3.39
Marquette 3.27
Marshall 3.36
Memphis 3.14
Mercer 3.51
Miami (Ohio) 3.42
Milwaukee 3.22
Minnesota 3.16
Mississippi 3.10
Mississippi State 3.47
Missouri 3.17
Monmouth 3.13
Montana 3.21
Morehead State 3.13
NC State 3.12
Nebraska 3.04
NJIT 3.19
North Dakota 3.49
North Dakota State 3.58
North Texas 3.06
Northeastern 3.40
Northern Arizona 3.34
Notre Dame 3.17
Oakland 3.22
Ohio 3.15
Oklahoma 3.03
Oklahoma State 3.21
Oral Roberts 3.35
Penn 3.34
Pittsburgh 3.38
Portland 3.27
Presbyterian 3.41
Purdue 3.22
Rice 3.27
Richmond 3.23
Rider 3.36
Rutgers 3.32
Saint Francis (Pa.) 3.21
Saint Joseph’s 3.09
Saint Louis 3.28
Sam Houston State 3.42
Samford 3.25
Santa Clara 3.34
Seattle 3.38
Siena 3.30
South Alabama 3.16
South Dakota 3.26
South Dakota State 3.20
Southeast Missouri 3.35
Southern Illinois 3.21
Stanford 3.26
Stephen F. Austin 3.04
Stony Brook 3.12
Syracuse 3.18
Temple 3.14
Texas A&M 3.02
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3.13
Toledo 3.15
Tulane 3.57
Tulsa 3.57
UC Davis 3.21
UC Riverside 3.00
UCLA 3.00
UMass 3.38
UMKC 3.31
UNC-Wilmington 3.26
Utah State 3.51
Utah Valley 3.22
UTEP 3.04
Vanderbilt 3.63
Vermont 3.15
Villanova 3.21
Virginia 3.07
VMI 3.03
Wake Forest 3.24
Weber State 3.54
Western Illinois 3.21
Western Kentucky 3.10
Wisconsin 3.09
Wright State 3.40
Wyoming 3.26
Xavier 3.27
Yale 3.41