DI Cross Country Scholar Teams of the Year Stanford & Michigan St. Headline All-Academic Teams

Courtesy: Dennis Young, USTFCCCA

February 11, 2015   

NEW ORLEANS – The Michigan State women and the Stanford men are the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Scholar Teams of the Year for the 2014 cross country season.  

The national champion Spartans are among 226 women’s programs and the national runners-up Cardinal are among 179 men’s programs that earned All-Academic team honors.

PAST WINNERS

WOMEN
2014: Michigan State
2013: Providence
2012: Oregon
2011: Georgetown
2010: Villanova
2009: Villanova
2008: Washington
2007: Stanford
2006: Stanford

Those two programs won their distinction by being the highest-finishing teams at NCAAs to have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Michigan State’s women had a 3.39 team GPA and six All-Academic individuals, while Stanford’s men had a 3.43 team GPA to go with three All-Academic individuals.

Overall, 226 women’s teams and 179 men’s teams earned All-Academic honors.

No team beat Michigan State all year, and no one had more than their six All-Academic runners. Among All-Academic teams, Arkansas, Colorado and West Virginia were tied for second with five.  

West Virginia, at 3.68, had the highest GPA out of teams that qualified for the NCAA Championship, where the Mountaineers finished eighth.

PAST WINNERS

MEN
2014: Stanford
2013: Northern Arizona
2012: Oklahoma State
2011: Wisconsin
2010: Florida State
2009: Oklahoma State
2008: Iona
2007: Iona
2006: Iona

Stanford’s men were the runner-up in Terre Haute, and in one way, they’re the runners-up here.  The Cardinal tied for the second most All-Academic individuals among All-Academic teams. 

Wisconsin, which finished 10th at NCAAs, and 25th-place Tulsa had the most with four each.  BYU, Michigan, Furman, and Syracuse (all NCAA qualifiers) tied Stanford with three.

At 3.51, Tulsa had the highest GPA out of any men’s team that qualified for NCAAs.

Since the inception of the award in 2006, this is the third program win for Stanford (whose women won in ’06 and ’07) and first win for Michigan State.

The highest reported GPA out of all of the men’s All-Academic teams was Vanderbilt’s 3.73, and the highest women’s team GPA, at 3.79, belonged to South Carolina.

The Southeastern Conference and the Big Ten Conference led the way with 14 women’s teams earning All-Academic Team honors. On the men’s side, the SEC edged out the ACC, 11-10.

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

2015 Division I Men’s All-Academic Teams

Institution Cumulative
Team GPA
Head Coach
Arizona State University 3.21 Louie Quintana
Auburn University 3.47 Mark Carroll
Baylor University 3.48 Todd Harbour
Belmont University 3.42 Jeff Langdon
Binghamton University 3.01 Annette Acuff
Boise State University 3.19 Corey Ihmels
Boston College 3.53 Matthew Kerr
Boston University 3.46 Bruce Lehane
Bowling Green State University 3.47 Lou Snelling 
Bradley University 3.27 Willy Wood
Brown University 3.42 Tim Springfield
Bucknell University 3.30 Kevin Donner
Butler University 3.11 Matthew Roe
California State University, Fresno 3.01 Sean McManus
Central Connecticut State University 3.11 Eric Blake
Central Michigan University 3.31 Matt Kaczor
Colgate University 3.47 Arthur McKinnon
Colorado State University 3.39 Art Siemers
Columbia University 3.00 Dan Ireland
Cornell University 3.16 Zeb Lang
Dartmouth College 3.35 Barry Harwick
Davidson College 3.62 Renny Waldron
DePaul University 3.24 Dave Dopek
Drake University 3.67 Dan Hostager
East Tennessee State University 3.23 George Watts
Eastern Illinois University 3.21 Erin Howarth
Eastern Michigan University 3.36 John Goodridge
Elon University 3.15 Nick Polk
Florida Atlantic University 3.24 Alex Smolka
Florida Gulf Coast University 3.28 Cassandra Goodson
Florida State University 3.00 Bob Braman
Fordham University 3.38 Tom Dewey
Furman University 3.27 Robery Gary
George Mason University 3.29 Andrew Gerard
Georgetown University 3.10 Patrick Henner
Gonzaga University 3.18 Pat Tyson
Harvard University 3.48 Jason Saretsky
Houston Baptist University 3.00 Theresa Fuqua
Idaho State University 3.33 Brian Janssen
Illinois State University 3.25 Jeff Bovee
Indiana State University 3.05 John McNichols
Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne 3.51 Michael Fruchey
Iona College 3.19 Ricardo Santos
Iowa State University 3.04 Martin Smith
IUPUI 3.06 Chuck Koeppen
Kansas State University 3.10 Ryun Godfrey
Kennesaw State University 3.49 Andy Eggerth
Kent State University 3.30 Mark Croghan
La Salle University 3.15 Tom Peterson
Lamar University 3.25 Trey Clark
Lehigh University 3.33 Todd Etters
Liberty University 3.08 Brant C Tolsma
Lipscomb University 3.48 Bill Taylor
Louisiana State University 3.44 Khadevis Robinson
Loyola Marymount University 3.10 Scott Guerrero
Loyola University Chicago 3.39 Randy Hasenbank
Loyola University Maryland 3.01 Rick Woods
Marist College 3.41 Pete Colaizzo
Marquette University 3.28 Mike Nelson
Marshall University 3.04 Jeffrey Small
McNeese State University 3.24 Brendon Gilroy
Miami University (Ohio) 3.41 Warren Mandrell
Michigan State University 3.08 Walt Drenth
Middle Tennessee State University 3.13 Keith Vroman
Mississippi State University 3.39 Houston Franks
Monmouth University 3.08 Joe Compagni
Montana State University-Bozeman 3.15 Lyle Weese
Morehead State University 3.13 Steve Picucci
Murray State University 3.68 Jennifer Severns
New Mexico State University 3.14 Orin Richburg
North Carolina State University 3.04 Rollie Geiger
North Dakota State University 3.32 Don Larson
Northeastern University 3.22 Cathrine Erickson
Oakland University 3.45 Paul Rice
Ohio University 3.23 Clay Calkins
Oral Roberts University 3.29 Joe Dial
Portland State University 3.13 Ronnye Harrison 
Presbyterian College 3.71 Thad Palmer
Princeton University 3.17 Jason Vigilante
Purdue University 3.17 Rolando Greene
Quinnipiac University 3.48 Carolyn Martin 
Rice University 3.20 Jon Warren
Rider University 3.36 Bob Hamer
Sacred Heart University 3.31 Christian Morrison
Saint Francis University 3.26 Douglas E. Hoover
Saint Joseph’s University 3.08 Michael Glavin
Saint Louis University 3.51 Jon Bell
Sam Houston State University 3.33 Jesse Parker
Samford University 3.26 Lori Strand
Santa Clara University 3.44 Felipe Montoro
Seattle University 3.52 Trisha Steidl
Siena College 3.25 John Kenworthy
South Dakota State University 3.49 Rod DeHaven
Southeast Missouri State University 3.28 Ryan Lane
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 3.08 David Beauchem
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 3.23 Eileen McAllister
Southern Utah University 3.28 Eric Houle
St. Mary’s College of California 3.27 Marty Kinsey
Stanford University 3.44 Chris Miltenberg
Stony Brook University 3.08 Andy Ronan
Syracuse University 3.18 Chris Fox
Temple University 3.19 James Snyder
Texas A&M University, College Station 3.07 Pat Henry
Texas Tech University 3.04 Jon Murray
Tulane University 3.22 Eric Peterson
University at Albany 3.25 Matt Jones
University of Akron 3.52 Lee LaBadie
University of Arizona 3.18 James Li
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 3.16 Chris Bucknam
University of California, Davis 3.06 Devin Elizondo
University of California, Irvine 3.17 Jeff Perkins
University of Central Arkansas 3.34 Richard Martin Jr.
University of Cincinnati 3.24 Sam Burroughs
University of Dayton 3.60 Rich Davis
University of Detroit Mercy 3.27 Guy Murray
University of Evansville 3.09 Don Walters
University of Georgia 3.11 Pat Cunniff
University of Hartford 3.36 Stephen Walsh
University of Houston 3.36 Steve Magness
University of Idaho 3.07 Timothy Cawley
University of Illinois at Chicago 3.13 Jim Knoedel
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3.45 Jake Stewart
University of Iowa 3.01 Layne Anderson
University of Kansas 3.10 Stanley Redwine
University of Kentucky 3.13 Edrick Floreal
University of Louisville 3.31 Dale Cowper
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 3.38 Kenneth O’Brien
University of Memphis 3.55 Kevin Robinson
University of Michigan 3.08 Kevin Sullivan
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 3.26 Steve Plasencia
University of Missouri 3.07 Marc Burns
University of Missouri 3.18 Marc Burns
University of Missouri-Kansas City 3.18 Shameika McField
University of Montana 3.36 Collin Fehr
University of Nebraska, Lincoln 3.04 David Harris
University of New Hampshire 3.08 Jim Boulanger
University of New Mexico 3.36 Joe Franklin
University of North Carolina Wilmington 3.20 Layne Schwier
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 3.00 Mark VanAlstyne
University of North Dakota 3.59 Richard Clay
University of North Florida 3.20 Jeff Pigg
University of North Texas 3.28 Stefanie Slekis
University of Notre Dame 3.29 Matt Sparks
University of Oregon 3.06 Robert Johnson
University of Pennsylvania 3.38 Steve Dolan
University of Portland 3.26 Rob Conner
University of Richmond 3.36 Steve Taylor
University of San Francisco 3.27 Helen Lehman-Winters
University of South Alabama 3.29 David Barnett
University of South Carolina Upstate 3.33 Natalie Smith
University of South Dakota 3.48 Dan Fitzsimmons
University of South Florida 3.22 Dena Reif
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 3.72 Bill Gautier
University of Tennessee, Knoxville 3.09 Beth Alford-Sullivan
University of Texas A&M at Corpus Christi 3.19 Shawn Flanagan
University of Texas at Arlington 3.30 John Sauerhage
University of Texas at Austin 3.07 Mario Sategna
University of Toledo 3.12 Linh Nguyen
University of Tulsa 3.51 Steve Gulley
University of Vermont 3.22 Matt Belfield
University of Virginia 3.10 Pete Watson
University of Wisconsin, Madison 3.06 Mick Byrne
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 3.39 Pete Corfeld
Utah State University 3.08 Gregg Gensel
Utah Valley University 3.38 Scott Houle
Vanderbilt University 3.74 Steven Keith
Villanova University 3.09 Marcus O’Sullivan
Virginia Military Institute 3.12 Jen Fazioli
Virginia Tech 3.19 Dave Cianelli
Wake Forest University 3.10 John Millar
Washington State University 3.28 Wayne Phipps
Weber State University 3.37 Paul Pilkington
Western Carolina University 3.14 Danny Williamson
Western Kentucky University 3.39 Erik Jenkins
Wichita State University 3.37 Kirk Hunter
Winthrop University 3.17 Ben Paxton
Xavier University 3.21 Ryan Orner
Yale University 3.46 Paul Harkins
Youngstown State University 3.08 Brian Gorby

 

 

2015 Division I Women’s All-Academic Teams

Institution Cumulative
Team GPA
Head Coach
Appalachian State University 3.29 Michael Curcio
Arizona State University 3.38 Louie Quintana
Auburn University 3.32 Mark Carroll
Baylor University 3.44 Todd Harbour
Belmont University 3.48 Jeff Langdon
Binghamton University 3.52 Annette Acuff
Boise State University 3.49 Corey Ihmels
Boston College 3.15 Randy Thomas
Boston University 3.29 Bruce Lehane
Bowling Green State University 3.67 Lou Snelling 
Bradley University 3.62 Willy Wood
Brown University 3.47 Mitchell Baker
Bucknell University 3.52 Kevin Donner
Butler University 3.67 Matthew Roe
California Polytechnic State University 3.08 Mark Conover
Central Connecticut State University 3.05 Eric Blake
Central Michigan University 3.59 Matt Kaczor
Cleveland State University 3.58 Joe Jaketic
Coastal Carolina University 3.39 Jeff Jacobs
Colgate University 3.44 Arthur McKinnon
College of William and Mary 3.28 Natalie Hall
Colorado State University 3.45 Art Siemers
Columbia University 3.27 Dan Ireland
Cornell University 3.30 Artie Smith
Dartmouth College 3.39 Courtney Jaworski
Davidson College 3.50 Jen Straub
DePaul University 3.75 Dave Dopek
Drake University 3.75 Dan Hostager
East Carolina University 3.22 Daniel Lee
East Tennessee State University 3.45 George Watts
Eastern Illinois University 3.31 Erin Howarth
Eastern Kentucky University 3.64 Rick Erdmann
Eastern Michigan University 3.66 Sue Parks
Elon University 3.47 Nick Polk
Florida Atlantic University 3.20 Alex Smolka
Florida Gulf Coast University 3.31 Cassandra Goodson
Florida State University 3.36 Karen Harvey
Fordham University 3.32 Tom Dewey
Furman University 3.26 Robery Gary
Gardner-Webb University 3.29 Brian Baker
George Mason University 3.28 Andrew Gerard
Georgetown University 3.05 Michael Smith
Gonzaga University 3.47 Patty Ley
Harvard University 3.63 Jason Saretsky
High Point University 3.27 Jenna Wrieden
Houston Baptist University 3.45 Theresa Fuqua
Idaho State University 3.71 Brian Janssen
Illinois State University 3.40 Jeff Bovee
Indiana State University 3.43 John Gartland
Indiana University, Bloomington 3.47 Ron Helmer
Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne 3.26 Michael Fruchey
Iona College 3.63 Ricardo Santos
Iowa State University 3.45 Andrea Grove-McDonough
IUPUI 3.49 Antonio McDaniel
Jacksonville State University 3.28 Steve Ray
James Madison University 3.70 David Rinker
Kansas State University 3.42 Ryun Godfrey
Kennesaw State University 3.63 Andy Eggerth
Kent State University 3.53 Mark Croghan
La Salle University 3.35 Tom Peterson
Lafayette College 3.29 Michele Curcio
Lamar University 3.29 Trey Clark
Lehigh University 3.48 Deborah Utesch
Liberty University 3.36 Brant C Tolsma
Lipscomb University 3.66 Bill Taylor
Long Beach State University 3.09 Andy Sythe
Louisiana State University 3.50 Khadevis Robinson
Loyola Marymount University 3.32 Scott Guerrero
Loyola University Chicago 3.44 Randy Hasenbank
Loyola University Maryland 3.40 Rick Woods
Marist College 3.49 Pete Colaizzo
Marquette University 3.71 Mike Nelson
Marshall University 3.51 Jeffrey Small
McNeese State University 3.36 Brendon Gilroy
Mercer University 3.41 Ryan Bailey
Michigan State University 3.39 Walt Drenth
Middle Tennessee State University 3.33 Keith Vroman
Mississippi State University 3.65 Houston Franks
Monmouth University 3.32 Joe Compagni
Montana State University-Bozeman 3.59 Lyle Weese
Morehead State University 3.23 Steve Picucci
Murray State University 3.52 Jennifer Severns
New Jersey Institute of Technology 3.04 Adalberto Alonso
New Mexico State University 3.33 Orin Richburg
North Carolina State University 3.24 Laurie Henes
North Dakota State University 3.49 Stevie Keller
Northeastern University 3.18 Cathrine Erickson
Northwestern University 3.29 April Likhite
Oakland University 3.44 Paul Rice
Ohio University 3.57 Clay Calkins
Oregon State University 3.78 Kelly Sullivan
Pennsylvania State University 3.39 John Gondak
Portland State University 3.49 Ronnye Harrison 
Presbyterian College 3.58 Thad Palmer
Princeton University 3.44 Peter Farrell
Providence College 3.23 Ray Treacy
Purdue University 3.48 Rolando Greene
Quinnipiac University 3.35 Carolyn Martin 
Rice University 3.68 Jim Bevan
Rider University 3.69 Bob Hamer
Robert Morris University 3.44 Michael Smith
Rutgers University, New Brunswick 3.21 James  M. Rpbinson
Sacramento State 3.18 Kathleen Raske
Sacred Heart University 3.55 Christian Morrison
Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania) 3.66 Douglas E. Hoover
Saint Joseph’s University 3.20 Kevin Quinn
Saint Louis University 3.63 Jon Bell
Sam Houston State University 3.35 Jesse Parker
Samford University 3.43 Lori Strand
San Jose State University 3.17 Jeff Petersmeyer
Santa Clara University 3.40 Felipe Montoro
Seattle University 3.61 Trisha Steidl
Siena College 3.56 John Kenworthy
South Dakota State University 3.63 Rod DeHaven
Southeast Missouri State University 3.77 Ryan Lane
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 3.61 David Beauchem
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 3.30 Eileen McAllister
Southern Methodist University 3.44 Cathy Casey
Southern Utah University 3.60 Eric Houle
St. John’s University 3.50 Jim Hurt
St. Mary’s College of California 3.36 Marty Kinsey
Stanford University 3.38 Chris Miltenberg
Stony Brook University 3.28 Andy Ronan
Syracuse University 3.32 Chris Fox
Temple University 3.20 James Snyder
Texas A&M University, College Station 3.39 Pat Henry
Texas Tech University 3.25 Jon Murray
The Citadel 3.14 Jody Huddleston
The Ohio State University 3.59 Karen Dennis
Towson University 3.48 Roger Erricker
Tulane University 3.68 Eric Peterson
U.S. Military Academy 3.14 Mike Smith
University at Albany 3.41 Matt Jones
University at Buffalo 3.27 Victoria Mitchell
University of Akron 3.37 Lee LaBadie
University of Alabama at Birmingham 3.35 Tony Houchin
University of Arizona 3.12 James Li
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 3.57 Lance Harter
University of California, Davis 3.27 Devin Elizondo
University of California, Irvine 3.30 Jeff Perkins
University of California, Los Angeles 3.02 Michael Maynard
University of California, Riverside 3.00 Irv Ray
University of Cincinnati 3.29 Sam Burroughs
University of Colorado, Boulder 3.36 Mark Wetmore
University of Connecticut 3.20 J.J. Clark
University of Dayton 3.54 Sarah Haveman
University of Delaware 3.36 Wendy McFarlane
University of Detroit Mercy 3.35 Guy Murray
University of Evansville 3.54 Don Walters
University of Florida 3.35 Paul Spangler 
University of Georgia 3.33 Pat Cunniff
University of Hartford 3.41 Stephen Walsh
University of Houston 3.43 Steve Magness
University of Idaho 3.70 Timothy Cawley
University of Illinois at Chicago 3.18 Jim Knoedel
University of Illinois, Champaign 3.49 Scott Jones
University of Iowa 3.44 Layne Anderson
University of Kansas 3.31 Stanley Redwine
University of Kentucky 3.55 Edrick Floreal
University of Louisville 3.71 Dale Cowper
University of Maryland, College Park 3.33 Andrew Valmon
University of Memphis 3.72 Kevin Robinson
University of Michigan 3.18 Mike McGuire
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 3.48 Sarah Hopkins
University of Mississippi 3.27 Brian O’Neal
University of Missouri 3.31 Marc Burns
University of Missouri 3.48 Marc Burns
University of Missouri-Kansas City 3.46 Shameika McField
University of Montana 3.78 Collin Fehr
University of Nebraska, Lincoln 3.55 David Harris
University of Nevada 3.44 Kirk Elias
University of New Hampshire 3.41 Robert Hoppler
University of New Mexico 3.67 Joe Franklin
University of North Carolina Wilmington 3.36 Layne Schwier
University of North Carolina, Asheville 3.43 Jesse Norman
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 3.17 Mark VanAlstyne
University of North Dakota 3.49 Richard Clay
University of North Florida 3.31 Jeff Pigg
University of North Texas 3.22 Stefanie Slekis
University of Northern Colorado 3.31 Amanda Schick
University of Notre Dame 3.49 Matt Sparks
University of Oklahoma 3.28 Jason Dunn
University of Oregon 3.35 Robert Johnson
University of Pennsylvania 3.31 Steve Dolan
University of Portland 3.66 Ian Solof
University of Rhode Island 3.27 Laurie Feit-Melnick
University of Richmond 3.24 Lori Taylor
University of San Francisco 3.48 Helen Lehman-Winters
University of South Alabama 3.71 David Barnett
University of South Carolina, Columbia 3.79 Curtis Frye
University of South Dakota 3.64 Dan Fitzsimmons
University of South Florida 3.22 Dena Reif
University of Southern Mississippi 3.71 Jon Stuart
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 3.71 Bill Gautier
University of Tennessee, Knoxville 3.45 Beth Alford-Sullivan
University of Texas A&M at Corpus Christi 3.34 Shawn Flanagan
University of Texas at Arlington 3.13 John Sauerhage
University of Texas at Austin 3.49 Mario Sategna
University of Toledo 3.42 Linh Nguyen
University of Tulsa 3.43 Steve Gulley
University of Utah 3.31 Kyle Kepler
University of Vermont 3.45 Matt Belfield
University of Virginia 3.33 Todd Morgan
University of Washington 3.39 Greg Metcalf
University of Wisconsin, Madison 3.17 Mick Byrne
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 3.38 Pete Corfeld
University of Wyoming 3.55 Bryan Berryhill
US NAVAL ACADEMY 3.11 KAREN BOYLE
Utah State University 3.52 Gregg Gensel
Utah Valley University 3.42 Scott Houle
UTSA 3.29 David Hartman
Vanderbilt University 3.37 Steven Keith
Villanova University 3.52 Gina Procaccio
Virginia Tech 3.02 Dave Cianelli
Wake Forest University 3.51 John Millar
Washington State University 3.48 Wayne Phipps
Weber State University 3.38 Paul Pilkington
West Virginia University 3.68 Sean Cleary 
Western Carolina University 3.51 Danny Williamson
Western Kentucky University 3.45 Erik Jenkins
Western Michigan University 3.51 Kelly Lycan
Wichita State University 3.35 Kirk Hunter
Winthrop University 3.63 Ben Paxton
Xavier University 3.48 Ryan Orner
Yale University 3.51 Amy Gosztyla
Youngstown State University 3.33 Brian Gorby