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

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

July 17, 2015   

NEW ORLEANS – Scholar Team of the Year and All-Academic Team honors for the 2014-15 NCAA Division I Track & Field seasons were announced Friday 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

Arkansas claimed three of the four Scholar Team of the Year awards, with its men sweeping both the indoor and outdoor awards and its national champion women taking the indoor honor. Outdoor national women’s team champion Oregon earned the outdoor women’s award.

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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 224 women’s teams and 123 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.

Arkansas’ men checked in with a cumulative team grade points average of 3.02 to finish the 2014-15 campaign – a season that saw the Razorbacks finish third in the team standings at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. The women’s program has now three times earned Scholar Team of the Year honors for track & field, but these two are the first for the men’s program.

The women earned their third indoor honor in the past four seasons on the strength of their first-ever national team title. Led by Dominique Scott and female indoor field Scholar Athlete of the Year Sandi Morris, the Razorbacks scored 63 points to topple five-time defending national champion Oregon by 16½.

Twelve Arkansas women and nine Razorback men earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Individual honors.

Oregon’s women may have seen their streak of NCAA Indoor titles end, but the Ducks claimed their first outdoor national crown since 1985 and earned their first-ever Scholar Team of the Year honors in track & field along the way with a cumulative team GPA of 3.19.

The Ducks scored 59 points at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to defeat runner-up Kentucky by nine.

Nine is also the number of Oregon women who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, including the meet’s high-point scorer in Jenna Prandini.

All Academic Team

Chattanooga Men, San Francisco Women Post Top Team GPAs

TOP 5 MEN’S TEAMS
(CUMULATIVE GPA)

Chattanooga 3.59
Louisville 3.55
Tulsa 3.48
Harvard 3.46
Lipscomb 3.41

TOP 5 WOMEN’S TEAMS(CUMULATIVE GPA)

Lipscomb 3.74
Chattanooga 3.73
Indiana 3.67
Portland 3.62
Bradley 3.61

The USTFCCCA also announced Tuesday the 2015 Division I All-Academic Track & Field teams. A total of 224 women’s teams and 123 men’s teams earned the distinction as a result of earning a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher.

Lipscomb topped the list of women’s team with the highest GPA in the nation at 3.74, just ahead of Chattanooga at 3.73.

Chattanooga was the top men’s team for the second year in a row with a 3.59 team GPA. One state to the north, Louisville was second with a cumulative 3.55. Tulsa, Harvard and Lipscomb rounded out the top five.

All 14 women’s Big Ten programs were named All-Academic in 2015 to lead the country. Next on the women’s list were the Atlantic 10 with 12, the SEC with 11 and both the Big 12 and the Big Sky with 10 each.

All eight Ivy League schools earned the honor on the men’s side to top their gender’s list. Both the Atlantic 10 and ACC were next with seven each.

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

2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams – NCAA Division I Track & Field

Men’s Teams

Women’s Teams

School GPA
Akron 3.02
Arizona State 3.09
Ark.-Little Rock 3.17
Arkansas 3.02
Baylor 3.17
Belmont 3.14
Binghamton 3.05
Boston College 3.39
Boston University 3.19
Bradley 3.37
Brown 3.38
Bryant 3.19
Bucknell 3.15
Buffalo 3.08
Butler 3.17
Central Connecticut State 3.02
Central Michigan 3.02
Chattanooga 3.59
Cincinnati 3.19
Coastal Carolina 3.06
Colgate 3.28
Colorado State 3.16
Columbia 3.09
Cornell 3.01
Dartmouth 3.15
Davidson 3.25
DePaul 3.09
Detroit 3.17
Drake 3.23
Eastern Illinois 3.04
Eastern Michigan 3.04
ETSU 3.17
Fairfield 3.24
Fordham 3.32
Fresno State 3.06
Furman 3.27
George Washington 3.31
Georgetown 3.10
Georgia 3.05
Gonzaga 3.13
Hartford 3.20
Harvard 3.46
High Point 3.06
Howard 3.03
Idaho 3.04
Idaho State 3.10
Illinois 3.28
Iona 3.25
Iowa State 3.12
IUPUI 3.31
Kent State 3.07
La Salle 3.04
Lafayette 3.17
Lamar 3.00
Lehigh 3.19
Liberty 3.13
Lipscomb 3.41
Long Beach State 3.01
Louisville 3.55
Loyola Marymount 3.10
Loyola-Chicago 3.25
Maine 3.13
Manhattan 3.09
Memphis 3.37
Miami (Ohio) 3.25
Middle Tennessee 3.07
Minnesota 3.10
Monmouth 3.02
Montana 3.03
Morehead State 3.35
Nebraska 3.17
New Hampshire 3.05
New Mexico 3.31
NJIT 3.23
North Dakota 3.40
North Dakota State 3.10
Northeastern 3.24
Northern Iowa 3.10
Northern Kentucky 3.29
Notre Dame 3.30
Oakland 3.02
Oklahoma State 3.09
Penn 3.18
Pittsburgh 3.00
Portland 3.30
Princeton 3.16
Providence 3.02
Purdue 3.06
Rice 3.17
Rider 3.08
Rutgers 3.11
Sacred Heart 3.12
Saint Francis (Pa.) 3.13
Saint Joseph’s 3.04
Saint Louis 3.20
San Francisco 3.24
Seattle 3.36
SIUE 3.14
South Alabama 3.12
South Carolina 3.11
South Dakota 3.31
South Dakota State 3.09
Southern Illinois 3.07
St. Mary’s (Calif.) 3.27
Stony Brook 3.13
Syracuse 3.19
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3.27
Tulsa 3.48
UMass 3.25
UMKC 3.14
Utah State 3.33
Utah Valley 3.23
Vermont 3.22
Villanova 3.10
Virginia Tech 3.01
Wake Forest 3.15
Washington 3.01
Weber State 3.08
Wichita State 3.12
Winthrop 3.02
Wofford 3.01
Xavier 3.22
Yale 3.41
School GPA
Akron 3.29
Alabama 3.48
Albany 3.08
Appalachian State 3.20
Arizona 3.05
Arizona State 3.24
Ark.-Little Rock 3.37
Arkansas 3.17
Arkansas State 3.31
Auburn 3.24
Austin Peay 3.07
Baylor 3.33
Belmont 3.38
Binghamton 3.25
Boise State 3.39
Boston College 3.21
Boston University 3.33
Bowling Green 3.41
Bradley 3.61
Brown 3.49
Bryant 3.27
Bucknell 3.40
Buffalo 3.19
Butler 3.40
Cal Poly 3.13
Central Arkansas 3.28
Central Michigan 3.31
Charlotte 3.15
Chattanooga 3.73
Cincinnati 3.31
Coastal Carolina 3.14
Colgate 3.44
College Of Charleston 3.09
Colorado 3.19
Colorado State 3.22
Columbia 3.25
Cornell 3.19
CSU Bakersfield 3.03
Dartmouth 3.32
Davidson 3.41
Dayton 3.48
Delaware 3.12
DePaul 3.53
Detroit 3.34
Drake 3.54
Eastern Illinois 3.27
Eastern Kentucky 3.50
Eastern Michigan 3.25
Eastern Washington 3.36
Elon 3.38
ETSU 3.42
Fairfield 3.33
Florida 3.13
Florida Atlantic 3.08
Florida State 3.30
Fordham 3.35
Fresno State 3.05
Furman 3.33
Gardner-Webb 3.16
George Mason 3.21
George Washington 3.55
Georgetown 3.25
Georgia 3.19
Gonzaga 3.50
Hartford 3.48
Harvard 3.57
Hawai’i 3.06
High Point 3.41
Houston Baptist 3.29
Howard 3.35
Idaho 3.40
Idaho State 3.46
Illinois 3.37
Indiana 3.67
Iona 3.47
Iowa 3.12
Iowa State 3.52
IPFW 3.26
IUPUI 3.51
Jacksonville 3.28
Jacksonville State 3.07
James Madison 3.03
Kansas 3.11
Kansas State 3.40
Kennesaw State 3.24
Kent State 3.44
Kentucky 3.07
La Salle 3.28
Lafayette 3.28
Lehigh 3.24
Liberty 3.27
Lipscomb 3.74
LIU Brooklyn 3.11
Long Beach State 3.04
Louisville 3.01
Loyola (Md.) 3.38
Loyola Marymount 3.31
Loyola-Chicago 3.33
Maine 3.27
Manhattan 3.28
Marquette 3.15
Maryland 3.10
McNeese State 3.24
Memphis 3.37
Mercer 3.42
Michigan 3.08
Michigan State 3.25
Middle Tennessee 3.16
Minnesota 3.50
Mississippi State 3.10
Missouri 3.32
Missouri State 3.05
Monmouth 3.27
Montana 3.28
Montana State 3.45
Morehead State 3.29
Murray State 3.20
Nebraska 3.30
Nevada 3.36
New Hampshire 3.41
New Mexico 3.54
New Mexico State 3.28
NJIT 3.31
North Carolina 3.16
North Dakota 3.50
North Dakota State 3.49
North Florida 3.35
North Texas 3.17
Northeastern 3.40
Northern Colorado 3.25
Northern Iowa 3.42
Northern Kentucky 3.32
Northwestern 3.30
Notre Dame 3.33
Oakland 3.28
Ohio 3.31
Ohio State 3.25
Oklahoma 3.14
Oklahoma State 3.47
Omaha 3.50
Oregon 3.19
Oregon State 3.53
Penn 3.26
Penn State 3.22
Pittsburgh 3.21
Portland 3.62
Portland State 3.45
Princeton 3.46
Providence 3.32
Purdue 3.18
Quinnipiac 3.50
Radford 3.02
Rhode Island 3.05
Rice 3.48
Richmond 3.24
Rider 3.50
Robert Morris 3.37
Rutgers 3.14
Sacramento State 3.12
Sacred Heart 3.44
Saint Francis (Pa.) 3.57
Saint Joseph’s 3.17
Saint Louis 3.45
Samford 3.28
San Francisco 3.61
San Jose State 3.22
Seattle 3.57
SIUE 3.23
SMU 3.32
South Alabama 3.32
South Carolina 3.47
South Dakota 3.54
South Dakota State 3.34
Southeast Missouri 3.32
Southern California 3.09
Southern Illinois 3.31
St. John’s (N.Y.) 3.21
St. Mary’s (Calif.) 3.38
Stony Brook 3.19
Syracuse 3.27
TCU 3.03
Texas 3.32
Texas A&M 3.02
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3.18
Texas State 3.02
Texas Tech 3.12
Toledo 3.25
Towson 3.34
Tulane 3.38
Tulsa 3.48
UC Davis 3.01
UC Irvine 3.14
UCF 3.22
ULM 3.10
UMass 3.46
UMBC 3.02
UMKC 3.28
UNC-Wilmington 3.21
USF 3.34
Utah 3.42
Utah State 3.42
Utah Valley 3.33
Vanderbilt 3.27
VCU 3.07
Vermont 3.34
Villanova 3.37
Virginia Tech 3.08
Wake Forest 3.10
Washington 3.22
Washington State 3.22
Weber State 3.32
West Virginia 3.46
Western Carolina 3.23
Western Kentucky 3.32
Western Michigan 3.33
Wichita State 3.22
William and Mary 3.27
Winthrop 3.17
Wisconsin 3.38
Wofford 3.33
Wyoming 3.15
Xavier 3.36
Yale 3.57
Youngstown State 3.15