GVSU Women & Adams State Men Named Division II Scholar Teams of the Year

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

February 14, 2014   

NEW ORLEANS – For the second consecutive season the NCAA Division II Cross Country Champion women of Grand Valley State and men of Adams State have been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II Scholar Teams of the year for the 2013 cross country season among 136 women’s programs and 94 men’s programs that earned All-Academic Team honors.

GVSU and Adams State earned the honor as the highest-finishing team at NCAAs to have earned All-Academic Team honors by compiling a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and scoring at an NCAA Division II regional meet. Grand Valley has earned the award in three of the past four season, while Adams State has claimed it in four of the past six seasons.

Past Women’s Winners

2013: Grand Valley State
2012: Grand Valley State
2011: Western State
2010: Grand Valley State
2009: Adams State
2008: Adams State
2007: Adams State
2006: Adams State

In winning their third national women’s cross country title in the past four years, the Lakers of Grand Valley State collectively earned a 3.32 cumulative GPA behind five individual All-Academic selections.

Grand Valley State claimed the title with a winning score of 54 points to runner-up Adams State’s 91 with all five of their scoring runners earning All-America honors. Three of them — Jessica Janecke, Courtney Brewis and Jordan Chester — also earned All-Academic individual honors.

The Lakers’ season also included team titles at the Midwest Regional and the GLIAC Championships.

Past Men’s Winners

2013: Adams State
2012: Adams State
2011: Western State
2010: Western State
2009: Adams State
2008: Adams State
2007: Abilene Christian
2006: Western State

Adams State earned a cumulative 3.27 grade point average on its way to its fifth national title in the past six seasons. The Grizzlies’ roster featured four individuals who earned All-Academic individual honors, including individual national champion and Scholar Athlete of the Year Tabor Stevens.

With 54 points, Adams State nearly halved runner-up Grand Valley State’s score of 104. The Grizzlies also notched a team victory at the RMAC Championships and finished fourth in a mostly Division I field at the Minnesota Roy Griak Invitational.

The Scholar Teams of the Year were among 136 women’s teams and 92 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 and scored at an NCAA Division II regional meet to qualify for the award.

In total 141 unique programs were recognized, including 89 programs that had both their women’s and men’s teams earn the honor.

The Newman men reported the highest team GPA at 3.80, while the King women topped their gender with a 3.78.

The PSAC led all women’s conference with 15 teams earning All-Academic honors, followed by the NSIC with 14 and the Northeast-10 with 13.

Men’s conferences were also headlined by the PSAC with nine teams earning the honor, followed by the NSIC, the GLIAC and the RMAC with eight each.

2013 Division II Cross Country All-Academic Teams

Women’s All-Academic Teams

Men’s All-Academic Teams

Institution Team GPA
Adams State 3.51
Adelphi 3.06
Alaska 3.64
Alaska Anchorage 3.21
Alderson Broaddus 3.05
American International 3.41
Anderson (S.C.) 3.26
Ashland 3.52
Assumption 3.13
Augustana (S.D.) 3.09
Bellarmine 3.52
Belmont Abbey 3.01
Bemidji State 3.03
Bentley 3.43
Bloomsburg 3.46
Brevard (N.C.) 3.40
Cal Baptist 3.39
Cal State San Bernardino 3.33
Cal State Stanislaus 3.22
Caldwell 3.27
California (Pa.) 3.43
Cedarville 3.56
Central Missouri 3.76
Central Oklahoma 3.10
Chadron State 3.34
Charleston (W.Va.) 3.54
Christian Brothers 3.25
Clarion 3.39
Clayton State 3.41
Colorado Christian 3.64
Colorado Mesa 3.00
Colorado Mines 3.44
Columbus State 3.34
Concordia-St. Paul 3.62
Converse 3.00
Drury 3.58
East Central (Okla.) 3.64
Edinboro 3.58
Felician 3.20
Ferris State 3.31
Findlay 3.48
Florida Southern 3.16
Florida Tech 3.30
Fort Hays State 3.42
Francis Marion 3.15
Franklin Pierce 3.37
Gannon 3.74
Georgia College 3.50
Grand Valley State 3.32
Harding 3.53
Hillsdale 3.37
Humboldt State 3.28
Indiana (Pa.) 3.50
King 3.78
Kutztown 3.33
Le Moyne 3.24
Lenoir-Rhyne 3.40
Lewis 3.28
Lindenwood 3.63
LIU Post 3.50
Lock Haven 3.32
Malone 3.51
Mansfield 3.47
Mars Hill 3.31
Maryville (Mo.) 3.77
Mercyhurst 3.50
Merrimack 3.42
Michigan Tech 3.52
Millersville 3.29
Minnesota Duluth 3.05
Minnesota State 3.45
Minot State 3.35
Missouri S&T 3.63
Missouri Southern 3.45
Montana St.-Billings 3.49
Montevallo 3.61
MSU Moorhead 3.42
Neb.-Kearney 3.64
New Haven 3.08
New Mexico Highlands 3.16
Newman 3.23
North Alabama 3.38
North Georgia 3.54
Northern Michigan 3.53
Northern State 3.43
Northwest Missouri 3.61
Northwest Nazarene 3.30
Northwood (Mich.) 3.35
Nova Southeastern 3.32
NYIT 3.62
Philadelphia 3.43
Pittsburg State 3.60
Queens (N.Y.) 3.28
Regis (Colo.) 3.45
Saginaw Valley State 3.46
Saint Anselm 3.20
Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) 3.56
Saint Leo 3.58
Saint Rose 3.36
Seattle Pacific 3.64
Seton Hill 3.74
SF State 3.38
Shippensburg 3.37
Sioux Falls 3.44
Slippery Rock 3.37
Sonoma State 3.34
South Dakota Mines 3.24
Southern Arkansas 3.60
Southern Connecticut 3.51
Southern New Hampshire 3.28
Southwest Baptist 3.52
Southwest Minnesota State 3.49
St. Thomas Aquinas 3.26
Stonehill 3.26
Tampa 3.24
Texas A&M-Commerce 3.26
Tiffin 3.29
Truman 3.47
UC San Diego 3.21
UC-Colorado Springs 3.20
U-Mary 3.31
UNC Pembroke 3.05
Upper Iowa 3.44
USC Aiken 3.31
USciences 3.47
UW-Parkside 3.24
Wayne State (Neb.) 3.01
West Chester 3.43
West Georgia 3.50
West Liberty State 3.58
West Texas A&M 3.65
West Virginia Wesleyan 3.52
Western State 3.65
Wheeling Jesuit 3.25
Wingate 3.31
Winona State 3.54
Institution Team GPA
Adams State 3.27
Adelphi 3.02
Alaska 3.45
Alaska Anchorage 3.11
American International 3.35
Anderson (S.C.) 3.19
Ashland 3.29
Assumption 3.04
Augustana (S.D.) 3.04
Bellarmine 3.23
Belmont Abbey 3.41
Bentley 3.46
Bloomsburg 3.14
Cal Baptist 3.19
Cal State Stanislaus 3.23
California (Pa.) 3.38
Cedarville 3.26
Central Missouri 3.26
Colorado Christian 3.08
Colorado Mesa 3.20
Colorado Mines 3.10
Columbus State 3.16
Concordia-St. Paul 3.62
Drury 3.19
East Central (Okla.) 3.12
Edinboro 3.13
Findlay 3.01
Florida Southern 3.25
Florida Tech 3.20
Gannon 3.69
Georgia College 3.14
Goldey-Beacom 3.25
Grand Valley State 3.02
GRU Augusta 3.05
Harding 3.35
Hillsdale 3.42
Humboldt State 3.02
Indiana (Pa.) 3.10
King 3.12
Lenoir-Rhyne 3.23
Lewis 3.33
Lincoln Memorial 3.53
LIU Post 3.13
Lock Haven 3.03
Malone 3.01
Mars Hill 3.27
Maryville (Mo.) 3.39
Mercyhurst 3.30
Merrimack 3.01
Michigan Tech 3.44
Minnesota Duluth 3.13
Minot State 3.36
Missouri S&T 3.35
Missouri Southern 3.09
Montana St.-Billings 3.29
Montevallo 3.10
Neb.-Kearney 3.42
New Mexico Highlands 3.03
Newman 3.80
Northern State 3.19
Northwest Missouri 3.35
Northwood (Mich.) 3.18
NYIT 3.11
Philadelphia 3.44
Pittsburg State 3.30
Queens (N.Y.) 3.29
Regis (Colo.) 3.49
Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) 3.28
Saint Leo 3.17
Seattle Pacific 3.02
SF State 3.05
Sioux Falls 3.79
Slippery Rock 3.24
South Dakota Mines 3.39
Southern Arkansas 3.10
Southern New Hampshire 3.63
Southwest Baptist 3.20
St. Thomas Aquinas 3.04
Stonehill 3.20
Tampa 3.26
Tiffin 3.11
Truman 3.44
UC San Diego 3.20
UC-Colorado Springs 3.01
U-Mary 3.00
Wayne State (Neb.) 3.08
West Chester 3.05
West Florida 3.06
West Liberty State 3.19
West Texas A&M 3.37
West Virginia Wesleyan 3.08
Western State 3.23
Wilmington (Del.) 3.30
Wingate 3.37