DI Track & Field Scholar Teams of the Year & All-Academic Teams Announced

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

July 22, 2014   

NEW ORLEANS – Scholar Team of the Year and All-Academic Team honors for the 2013-14 Division I Track & Field Season were announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Men’s Scholar Team
AWARD HISTORY

Indoor Track & Field
2014: Alabama
2013: Florida
2012: Florida
2011: BYU
2010: Indiana
2009: Nebraska
2008: Stanford
2007: Stanford
 
Outdoor Track & Field
2014: Georgia
2013: Florida
2012: Florida
2011: Florida State
2010: Arizona State
2009: South Carolina
2008: Washington
2007: Stanford
 

Women’s Scholar Team
AWARD HISTORY

Indoor Track & Field
2014: Texas
2013: Arkansas
2012: Arkansas
2011: Texas
2010: Tennessee
2009: Tennessee
2008: Arizona State
2007: Arizona State
 
Outdoor Track & Field
2014: Texas
2013: UCF
2012: Stanford
2011: Oklahoma
2010: Penn State
2009: Arizona State
2008: Arizona State
2007: Arizona State

The Texas women were named Scholar Team of the Year for both the indoor and outdoor seasons, while the Alabama men and Georgia men earned the same award for the indoor and outdoor seasons, respectively.

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As the highest-placing teams with at least a 3.00 cumulative team grade point average at this season’s indoor and/or outdoor NCAA Division I Championships, these teams stood out among 208 women’s teams and 116 men’s programs that combined academic and athletic achievement to earn All-Academic Team honors this season.

The full list of All-Academic Teams can be found below.

Texas’ women checked in at season’s end with a 3.33 cumulative team GPA following a 2013-14 campaign that saw the Longhorns finish as national runners-up both indoors and outdoors. Not since Arizona State in 2008 has a Division I women’s team earned Scholar Team of the Year for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Four women from the Longhorns’ roster earned individual All-Academic honors.

The Longhorns came up just short of the indoor national team title, as Oregon edged them out at the line in the 4×400 relay to win the event and the meet by just one-half of a team point. Outdoors, Texas came up nine points shy of in-state rival Texas A&M.

Alabama was the highest-finishing men’s team at the NCAA Indoor Championships to earn All-Academic Team honors, finishing sixth place overall with a 3.14 cumulative team GPA to be named indoor Scholar Team of the Year. This marks the first time the Crimson Tide men have earned Scholar Team of the Year honors.

Four members of the Crimson Tide earned individual All-Academic honors, including outdoor field Scholar Athlete of the Year Hayden Reed.

Georgia finished sixth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, but ranked first among those teams that earned All-Academic Team honors to secure outdoor Scholar Team of the Year honors. The Bulldogs posted a 3.03 cumulative team GPA en route to their first Scholar Team of the Year accolade.

Seven men on the Bulldogs’ roster were selected for individual All-Academic honors.

All Academic Team

Chattanooga Men, San Francisco Women Post Top Team GPAs

Top 5 Men’s Teams
(Cumulative GPA)

Chattanooga 3.60
Long Beach State 3.43
Seattle 3.38
Harvard 3.38
Duke 3.37
 

Top 5 Women’s Teams (Cumulative GPA)

San Francisco 3.63
Lipscomb 3.61
New Mexico 3.61
Bradley 3.60
Oregon State 3.59

The USTFCCCA also announced Tuesday the 2014 Division I All-Academic Track & Field teams. A total of 208 women’s teams and 116 men’s teams earned the distinction as a result of earning a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher.

San Francisco topped the list of women’s team with the highest GPA in the nation at 3.63, just ahead of a pair of teams at 3.61 in Lipscomb and New Mexico and another at 3.60 in Bradley.
Chattanooga was the top men’s team this academic year with a 3.60 team GPA, well ahead of Long Beach State at 3.43 and a pair of teams at 3.38 in Seattle and Harvard.

Both the Atlantic 10 and the Big East were represented by 12 women’s teams each to lead all conferences, followed by four other leagues with 10 apiece.

Meanwhile on the men’s side the Big East saw eight of its member institutions earn All-Academic Team honors, ahead of four other conferences with six each.

The full list of All-Academic Teams is listed below in alphabetical order by team.

Men’s All-Academic Teams

   

Women’s All-Academic Teams

Institution GPA     Institution GPA
Akron 3.06     Akron 3.34
Alabama 3.14     Alabama 3.52
Arizona State 3.06     Appalachian State 3.16
Ark.-Little Rock 3.32     Arizona State 3.35
Army 3.02     Ark.-Little Rock 3.22
Auburn 3.06     Arkansas State 3.16
Baylor 3.04     Auburn 3.23
Belmont 3.18     Baylor 3.36
Binghamton 3.04     Belmont 3.46
Boston College 3.34     Binghamton 3.33
Boston University 3.22     Boise State 3.40
Bradley 3.27     Boston College 3.24
Bucknell 3.03     Boston University 3.27
Butler 3.02     Bowling Green 3.29
BYU 3.02     Bradley 3.60
Central Connecticut State 3.08     Bucknell 3.37
Chattanooga 3.60     Buffalo 3.20
Cincinnati 3.00     Butler 3.54
Colgate 3.21     BYU 3.04
Colorado State 3.18     Cal Poly 3.08
Coppin State 3.02     Central Arkansas 3.28
Cornell 3.03     Central Connecticut State 3.04
CSU Bakersfield 3.05     Central Michigan 3.22
Dartmouth 3.22     Charlotte 3.06
Davidson 3.26     Chattanooga 3.54
Detroit 3.08     Cincinnati 3.30
Drake 3.34     Coastal Carolina 3.05
Duke 3.37     Colgate 3.28
Duquesne 3.05     Colorado 3.14
Eastern Illinois 3.14     Colorado State 3.30
Eastern Michigan 3.17     Cornell 3.24
Eastern Washington 3.27     Dartmouth 3.30
ETSU 3.14     Davidson 3.21
Fordham 3.28     Dayton 3.49
Furman 3.19     Delaware 3.19
George Mason 3.03     DePaul 3.43
Georgetown 3.14     Detroit 3.31
Georgia 3.03     Drake 3.37
Gonzaga 3.30     Duke 3.43
Hartford 3.31     Duquesne 3.41
Harvard 3.38     Eastern Illinois 3.24
High Point 3.09     Eastern Kentucky 3.23
Idaho 3.06     Eastern Michigan 3.46
Idaho State 3.21     Eastern Washington 3.34
Illinois 3.08     Elon 3.34
Indiana State 3.02     ETSU 3.32
Iona 3.24     Fairleigh Dickinson 3.20
IUPUI 3.11     Florida State 3.26
Kentucky 3.10     Fordham 3.34
Kentucky 3.12     Fresno State 3.15
La Salle 3.06     Furman 3.37
Lafayette 3.04     Gardner-Webb 3.23
Lehigh 3.13     George Mason 3.19
Liberty 3.22     Georgetown 3.14
Lipscomb 3.29     Georgia 3.14
Long Beach State 3.43     Georgia State 3.16
Louisville 3.27     Gonzaga 3.49
Loyola Marymount 3.27     Hartford 3.21
Loyola-Chicago 3.22     Harvard 3.52
Manhattan 3.03     Hawai’i 3.12
Marquette 3.02     High Point 3.28
Memphis 3.17     Houston 3.02
Miami (Fla.) 3.03     Houston Baptist 3.39
Miami (Ohio) 3.12     Idaho 3.37
Minnesota 3.07     Idaho State 3.44
Morehead State 3.18     Illinois 3.30
NC State 3.13     Illinois State 3.20
Nebraska 3.13     Indiana 3.52
New Mexico 3.30     Indiana State 3.29
NJIT 3.18     Iona 3.34
North Dakota 3.20     Iowa 3.16
North Dakota State 3.14     IPFW 3.39
Northeastern 3.13     IUPUI 3.54
Northern Colorado 3.00     Jacksonville 3.20
Northern Iowa 3.05     James Madison 3.16
Notre Dame 3.31     Kansas 3.01
Oakland 3.01     Kansas State 3.34
Oklahoma State 3.08     Kennesaw State 3.13
Penn 3.10     Kent State 3.41
Portland 3.25     Kentucky 3.38
Princeton 3.08     La Salle 3.29
Purdue 3.06     Lafayette 3.33
Rice 3.13     Lamar 3.13
Rider 3.01     Lehigh 3.26
Robert Morris (Ill.) 3.24     Liberty 3.24
Rutgers 3.13     Lipscomb 3.61
Sacred Heart 3.07     Long Beach State 3.01
Saint Joseph’s 3.01     Louisville 3.29
Saint Louis University 3.24     Loyola (Md.) 3.40
Seattle 3.38     Loyola Marymount 3.32
South Carolina 3.07     Loyola-Chicago 3.34
South Dakota 3.36     Maine 3.48
South Dakota State 3.05     Manhattan 3.28
Southeast Missouri 3.07     Marquette 3.37
Southern Illinois 3.00     Maryland 3.22
Southern Utah 3.10     McNeese State 3.32
St. Mary’s (Calif.) 3.20     Memphis 3.58
Stanford 3.33     Mercer 3.32
Syracuse 3.17     Miami (Fla.) 3.06
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3.09     Miami (Ohio) 3.52
Tulane 3.09     Michigan 3.18
Tulsa 3.23     Minnesota 3.48
UC Irvine 3.01     Missouri 3.39
UMKC 3.06     Missouri State 3.11
UNCG 3.26     Monmouth 3.18
Utah State 3.33     Montana 3.29
Utah Valley 3.13     Montana State 3.28
Vermont 3.15     Morehead State 3.41
Villanova 3.18     NC State 3.31
Wake Forest 3.02     Nebraska 3.31
Weber State 3.17     Nevada 3.16
William and Mary 3.02     New Hampshire 3.33
Winthrop 3.04     New Mexico 3.61
Wofford 3.05     New Mexico State 3.11
Wyoming 3.16     NJIT 3.26
Yale 3.34     North Carolina 3.24
Youngstown State 3.00     North Dakota 3.42
        North Dakota State 3.49
        North Florida 3.14
        Northeastern 3.15
        Northern Arizona 3.24
        Northern Colorado 3.13
        Northern Iowa 3.32
        Notre Dame 3.28
        Oakland 3.32
        Ohio 3.34
        Ohio State 3.20
        Oklahoma 3.22
        Oklahoma State 3.48
        Omaha 3.47
        Oregon State 3.59
        Penn 3.14
        Penn State 3.32
        Portland 3.52
        Portland State 3.34
        Princeton 3.24
        Providence 3.32
        Purdue 3.21
        Quinnipiac 3.43
        Rhode Island 3.00
        Rice 3.51
        Richmond 3.17
        Rider 3.32
        Robert Morris (Ill.) 3.43
        Rutgers 3.17
        Sacred Heart 3.48
        Saint Joseph’s 3.24
        Saint Louis University 3.49
        Sam Houston State 3.16
        Samford 3.24
        San Francisco 3.63
        Seattle 3.56
        SIUE 3.19
        SMU 3.14
        South Alabama 3.29
        South Carolina 3.44
        South Dakota 3.57
        South Dakota State 3.34
        Southeast Missouri 3.37
        Southern Illinois 3.38
        Southern Miss 3.08
        Southern Utah 3.32
        St. John’s (N.Y.) 3.16
        St. Mary’s (Calif.) 3.29
        Stanford 3.38
        Syracuse 3.21
        Texas 3.33
        Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3.13
        Toledo 3.13
        Towson 3.31
        Tulane 3.42
        Tulsa 3.40
        UC Irvine 3.28
        UCF 3.26
        ULM 3.03
        UMass 3.38
        UMBC 3.03
        UMKC 3.21
        UNCG 3.24
        UNC-Wilmington 3.24
        United States 3.12
        UNLV 3.02
        USF 3.26
        UT Arlington 3.02
        Utah State 3.39
        Utah Valley 3.14
        UTSA 3.01
        Vanderbilt 3.27
        Vermont 3.33
        Villanova 3.20
        Virginia 3.10
        Virginia Tech 3.21
        Wake Forest 3.40
        Washington 3.19
        Weber State 3.42
        West Virginia 3.32
        Western Carolina 3.20
        Western Kentucky 3.07
        Western Michigan 3.06
        Wichita State 3.21
        William and Mary 3.28
        Winthrop 3.16
        Wisconsin 3.24
        Wofford 3.32
        Wyoming 3.32
        Xavier 3.24
        Yale 3.58
        Youngstown State 3.28