DII Track & Field Scholar Teams of the Year & All-Academic Teams Announced
Award History
NCAA DII TF All-Academic Teams

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

NEW ORLEANS – Scholar Team of the Year and All-Academic Team honors for the 2014-15 NCAA Division II Track & Field season were announced Friday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

MEN’S SCHOLAR TEAM
AWARD HISTORY

Indoor Track & Field
2015: Findlay
2014: Ashland
2013: Grand Valley State
2012: Findlay
2011: Chadron State
2010: Ashland
2009: Ashland
2008: Minnesota State
2007: Grand Valley State
 
Outdoor Track & Field
2015: Findlay
2014: Ashland
2013: Western State
2012: Western State
2011: Johnson C. Smith
2010: Ashland
2009: Ashland
2008: North Dakota
2007: Grand Valley State
           Western State
 

WOMEN’S SCHOLAR TEAM
AWARD HISTORY

Indoor Track & Field
2015: Central Missouri
2014: Adams State
2013: Grand Valley State
2012: Grand Valley State
2011: Grand Valley State
2010: Ashland
2009: Lincoln (Mo.)
2008: Adams State
2007: Lincoln (Mo.)
 
Outdoor Track & Field
2015: Central Missouri
2014: Johnson C. Smith
2013: Johnson C. Smith
2012: Grand Valley State
2011: Grand Valley State
2010: Grand Valley State
2009: Lincoln (Mo.)
2008: Abilene Christian
2007: Lincoln (Mo.)

Not only did the Central Missouri women sweep the NCAA team titles both indoors and outdoors, the Jennies also earned Scholar Team of the Year for both seasons.

The Findlay men also delivered a sweep of the Scholar Team awards with a pair of runner-up national team finishes.

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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 II Championships, these teams stood out among 115 women’s teams and 62 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.

Led by a pair of Scholar Athletes of the Year in Erika Kinsey and Brittany Kallenberger, the Jennies posted a cumulative team GPA of 3.49 en route to their first two national titles in program history with an indoor/outdoor national sweep.

Indoors, Kinsey won a pair of national titles and scored total 25 points as UCM claimed the team title with 47 points to defeat runner-up Hillsdale by seven points. Outdoors, the Jennies got national titles from both Kinsey and Kallenberger to score 59 points and edge 2014 national champion Lincoln (Mo.) by nine points.

UCM, which had 12 women earn All-Academic Individual honors, was the first women’s team to sweep the NCAA DII Scholar Team of the Year honors since Grand Valley State did so in both 2011 and 2012.

Findlay’s men posted a cumulative team GPA of 3.08 during a 2014-15 campaign that saw the Oilers finish tied for second place with Grand Valley State at the NCAA Indoor Championships and an outright second place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Findlay edged out GVSU for the indoor Scholar Team honor, 3.08 to 3.03.

The Oilers came within five points of the indoor national team title with 40 points, and came even closer to the outdoor title with a 50-point effort to fall just short of the 53 posted by champ Saint Augustine’s.

Four Oilers earned All-Academic individual honors, including two-time shot put national runner-up Taylor Miller.

Findlay becomes the second GLIAC team in as many years to sweep the indoor/outdoor men’s Scholar Team of the Year award, following in the footsteps of rival Ashland from a year ago.

 

All Academic Teams

Sioux Falls Men, Maryville (Mo.) Women Post Top Team GPAs

TOP 5 MEN’S TEAMS
(CUMULATIVE GPA)

Sioux Falls 3.55
Bentley 3.43
Philadelphia 3.37
Drury 3.35
Johnson C. Smith 3.32
 

TOP 5 WOMEN’S TEAMS(CUMULATIVE GPA)

Maryville (Mo.) 3.74
Johnson C. Smith 3.59
Drury 3.58
Cedarville 3.57
Michigan Tech 3.56

The USTFCCCA also announced Friday the 2015 Division II All-Academic Track & Field teams. A total of 115 women’s teams and 62 men’s teams earned the distinction as a result of earning a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher.

With a cumulative team GPA of 3.74, the women of Maryville (Mo.) tied with NCAA DI Lipscomb for the highest GPA in the nation, regardless of division or gender.

They were followed at the DII level by Johnson C. Smith, Drury, Cedarville and Michigan Tech.

Sioux Falls was the top men’s team in DII this academic year with a 3.55 team GPA, ahead Bentley at 3.43 and Philadelphia at 3.37.

Thirteen different programs from the NSIC earned All-Academic Team nods on the women’s side to lead all conferences, just ahead of the GLIAC with 12, and the Northeast-10 and PSAC with 11 each.

The GLIAC emerged on top for the men with eight of its member institutions claiming the award, followed by seven from the NSIC and six from the Northeast-10.

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

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

Men’s Teams

Women’s Teams

School GPA
Adelphi 3.09
Alaska Anchorage 3.14
Ashland 3.04
Augustana (S.D.) 3.12
Azusa Pacific 3.06
Bellarmine 3.24
Bentley 3.43
Cal Baptist 3.15
Cal Poly Pomona 3.00
Caldwell 3.31
California (Pa.) 3.06
Carson-Newman 3.08
Cedarville 3.25
Central Missouri 3.21
Central Washington 3.03
Chadron State 3.11
Colorado Mines 3.23
Columbus State 3.01
Concordia-St. Paul 3.01
Cumberlands (Ky.) 3.06
Drury 3.35
Edinboro 3.07
Findlay 3.08
Florida Tech 3.05
Fort Hays State 3.05
Franklin Pierce 3.10
Grand Valley State 3.03
Harding 3.24
Hillsdale 3.12
Indiana (Pa.) 3.07
Johnson C. Smith 3.32
Le Moyne 3.13
Lewis 3.01
Malone 3.28
Michigan Tech 3.31
Minot State 3.09
Missouri S&T 3.06
Neb.-Kearney 3.01
Northern State 3.18
Northwest Nazarene 3.18
Northwood (Mich.) 3.30
Oklahoma Christian 3.21
Philadelphia 3.37
Pittsburg State 3.02
Queens (N.C.) 3.07
Roberts Wesleyan 3.24
Saint Rose 3.01
Seattle Pacific 3.12
Seton Hill 3.15
Sioux Falls 3.55
South Dakota Mines 3.01
Southwest Baptist 3.20
Stonehill 3.17
Truman 3.08
UC San Diego 3.00
UC-Colorado Springs 3.08
U-Mary 3.09
Walsh 3.18
Wayne State (Neb.) 3.18
West Chester 3.23
Western State 3.03
Wingate 3.04
School GPA
Adelphi 3.33
Alaska Anchorage 3.49
American International 3.17
Angelo State 3.11
Ashland 3.34
Assumption 3.14
Augustana (S.D.) 3.21
Bellarmine 3.40
Bemidji State 3.12
Bentley 3.36
Black Hills State 3.11
Bloomsburg 3.21
Cal Baptist 3.48
Cal Poly Pomona 3.08
Cal State Monterey Bay 3.41
Cal State Stanislaus 3.10
Caldwell 3.25
California (Pa.) 3.28
Carson-Newman 3.26
Cedarville 3.57
Central Missouri 3.49
Central Washington 3.17
Chadron State 3.37
Charleston (W.Va.) 3.21
Chico State 3.04
Clarion 3.36
Colorado Mines 3.31
Columbus State 3.39
Concordia-St. Paul 3.32
Converse 3.02
CSU-Pueblo 3.39
Drury 3.58
Eastern New Mexico 3.07
Edinboro 3.34
Emporia State 3.33
Findlay 3.45
Florida Tech 3.24
Fort Hays State 3.29
Franklin Pierce 3.25
Georgian Court 3.29
Grand Valley State 3.29
Harding 3.53
Hillsdale 3.27
Humboldt State 3.20
Indiana (Pa.) 3.48
Johnson C. Smith 3.59
Kutztown 3.18
Lake Erie 3.22
Le Moyne 3.25
Lewis 3.31
Lincoln (Mo.) 3.19
Lincoln (Pa.) 3.02
Lindenwood 3.21
Malone 3.44
Mansfield 3.14
Mars Hill 3.36
Maryville (Mo.) 3.74
Merrimack 3.15
Michigan Tech 3.56
Millersville 3.09
Minnesota Duluth 3.17
Minot State 3.28
Missouri S&T 3.44
Missouri Southern 3.33
Montana St.-Billings 3.31
Montevallo 3.31
MSU Moorhead 3.38
Neb.-Kearney 3.42
New Haven 3.01
North Alabama 3.55
Northern Michigan 3.29
Northern State 3.43
Northwest Nazarene 3.48
Northwood (Mich.) 3.51
Nova Southeastern 3.15
Oklahoma Christian 3.23
Pfeiffer 3.21
Philadelphia 3.45
Pittsburg State 3.51
Roberts Wesleyan 3.54
Saint Rose 3.08
Seattle Pacific 3.30
Seton Hill 3.51
SF State 3.11
Shippensburg 3.24
Sioux Falls 3.43
South Dakota Mines 3.52
Southern Connecticut 3.09
Southern Indiana 3.48
Southwest Baptist 3.52
Southwest Minnesota State 3.16
St. Cloud State 3.01
St. Thomas Aquinas 3.06
Stonehill 3.32
Tampa 3.35
Tarleton State 3.08
Tiffin 3.07
Truman 3.48
UC San Diego 3.21
UC-Colorado Springs 3.20
UDC 3.30
U-Mary 3.23
Ursuline 3.40
Walsh 3.48
Wayne State (Mich.) 3.17
Wayne State (Neb.) 3.24
West Chester 3.27
West Texas A&M 3.42
West Virginia Wesleyan 3.19
Western Oregon 3.24
Western State 3.33
Western Washington 3.32
William Jewell 3.24
Wingate 3.13
Winona State 3.44

 

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