NCAA DIII Cross Country Team Academic Awards – 2015

Courtesy: Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA

February 19, 2016   

NEW ORLEANS — A team is only as good as the sum of its parts.

This past cross country season, everything fired on all cylinders for the UW-Eau Claire men and the Williams College women — especially in Winneconne, Wisconsin.

PAST WINNERS

MEN
2014: North Central (Ill.)
2013: St. Olaf
2012: Calvin
2011: Haverford
2010: Haverford
2009: Williams
2008: Williams
2007: Haverford
2006: Calvin

It was at the 2015 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships where the Blugolds and Ephs stepped up and won their gender’s respective national titles.

Fast forward three months and UW-Eau Claire and Williams are picking up a new batch of hardware. On Friday, the Blugolds and Ephs were named the NCAA Division III Scholar Teams of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Want to know how strong of a contender Williams was for this award? The Ephs had seven student-athletes named All-Academic. That’s an entire varsity team.

In order for a team to be deemed the Scholar Team of the Year, it must meet two criteria — finish highly at NCAAs (read: top-10 or better) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.1 or better. UW-Eau Claire and Williams had respective GPAs of 3.32 and 3.58.

PAST WINNERS

WOMEN
2014: Johns Hopkins
2013: Johns Hopkins
2012: Johns Hopkins
2011: Washington (Mo.)
2010: Middlebury
2009: UW-Eau Claire
2008: Middlebury
2007: Amherst
2006: Middlebury

Overall, there were 207 women’s teams that finished the semester with GPAs of 3.1 or better. In fact, the team with the top GPA was that of the University of Dubuque (3.739).

Other than Williams, there was one other program with seven All-Academic honorees — Hope College. Thirteen teams hauled in six honors.

For the men, there were 151 teams with GPAs of 3.1 or better and Ithaca College (3.697) edged MIT (3.67) and Pricipia College (3.67) for highest team GPA.

No men’s team had seven All-Academic honorees, but four had six — Bates College, Tufts University, the University of Chicago and Williams College.

See below for a closer look at all of those teams that earned All-Academic honors.

2015 DIVISION III MEN’S ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS

Institution Head Coach GPA
Adrian College Ben Carlson 3.326
Albion College Derick Lawrence 3.257
Allegheny College Jordan Hill 3.2
Alma College Matt Chovanec 3.384
Amherst College Erik Nedeau 3.58
Arcadia University Matt Ciociola 3.1997
Augustana College (Illinois) Paul Olsen 3.43
Babson College Russ Brennen 3.11
Baldwin Wallace University Joe Eby 3.19
Bates College Al Fereshetian 3.367
Beloit College Dave Eckburg 3.33
Benedictine University Molly Remley 3.19
Berry College Paul Deaton 3.13
Bridgewater College (Virginia) Brian Flynn 3.167
California Lutheran University Matt Lea 3.324
Calvin College Brian Diemer 3.48
Carleton College Dave Ricks 3.53
Carnegie Mellon University Tim Connelly  3.24
Carroll University (Wisconsin) Shawn P. Thielitz 3.51
Carthage College Josh Henry 3.2
Case Western Reserve University Kathy Lanese 3.567
Central College (Iowa) Joe Dunham 3.153
Chatham University Kevin Wanichko 3.31
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges John  Goldhammer 3.39
College of Wooster Dennis Rice 3.31
Colorado College Ted Castaneda 3.314
Concordia College, Moorhead Garrick Larson 3.32
Concordia University Chicago Dave Risch 3.11
Concordia University Wisconsin Russell De Lap 3.25
Connecticut College Jim Butler 3.431
Covenant College Katie Stanford 3.5
Defiance College Ken Ciolek 3.1
Denison University Mark FitzPatrick 3.1
DePauw University Kori Stoffregen 3.25
Dickinson College Don Nichter 3.28
Earlham College Pat Thomas 3.6
Eastern Connecticut State University Kathy Manizza 3.15077
Eastern University Mike Wilson 3.37
Elizabethtown College Brian Falk 3.27
Elmhurst College James Akita 3.297
Elms College Matt Dyer 3.33
Emory and Henry College Tom Antenucci 3.46
Franklin College Paul Sargent 3.13
Geneva College Brian Yowler 3.607
George Fox University Randy Dalzell 3.18
Gettysburg College Aubrey Shenk 3.272
Gustavus Adolphus College Dale Bahr 3.438
Hamilton College Brett Hull 3.38
Haverford College Tom Donnelly 3.504
Heidelberg University Ron Martin 3.208
Hendrix College Patrick MacDonald 3.42
Hobart College Ron Fleury 3.289
Hope College Mark Northuis 3.23
Illinois College Jason Haynes 3.38
Illinois Wesleyan University Greg Huffaker 3.6
Ithaca College Jim Nichols 3.697
John Carroll University Kyle  Basista 3.23
Johns Hopkins University Bobby L Van Allen 3.36
Keene State College Tom Pickering 3.213
Kenyon College Duane Gomez 3.5
King’s College Michael Kolinovsky 3.34
Lebanon Valley College James O’Brien 3.28
Lewis & Clark College Keith Woodard 3.518
Linfield College Travis Olson 3.14
Loras College Bob Schultz 3.192
Luther College Steve Pasche 3.28
Lycoming College Regina Collins 3.17
Lyndon State College Christopher Ummer 3.39
Macalester College Matt Haugen 3.545
Maine Maritime Academy Ryan King 3.13
Manchester University Geoff Lambert 3.17
Marywood University Ethan Senecal 3.3
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Halston Taylor 3.67
Messiah College Dale Fogelsanger 3.323
Middlebury College Nicole Wilkerson 3.42
Milwaukee School of Engineering Larry Gardner 3.389
Misericordia University Christopher Wadas 3.3
Morrisville State College Derek Powers 3.28
Muhlenberg College Doug Finley 3.317
Nebraska Wesleyan University Ted Bulling 3.1
North Central College Al Carius 3.217
North Central University Trey Meadows 3.24
Oberlin College Ray Appenheimer 3.34
Occidental College Robert Bartlett 3.3
Ohio Wesleyan University Matt Wackerly 3.28
Olivet College Karen Lutzke 3.52
Pacific University (Oregon) Matt Lydum 3.32
Penn State University, Abington Jose’ Rodriguez 3.31
Plattsburgh State University of New York Andrew Krug 3.2
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges Dr. Tony D. Boston 3.4826
Principia College Chuck Wilcoxen 3.67
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute John Lynch 3.215
Rhodes College Robert Shankman 3.27
Ripon College Kevin Rengo 3.33
Roanoke College Finn Pincus 3.239
Rochester Institute of Technology David Warth 3.23
Roger Williams University Sean Livingston 3.34
Rowan University Dustin Dimit 3.37
Saint John’s University (Minnesota) Tim Miles 3.382
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Ward Berndt 3.19
Saint Vincent College Dr. Andrew Herr 3.287
Salisbury University Jim Jones 3.205
Salve Regina University Rob McGuinness 3.18
Simpson College Heath Moenck 3.218
Southern Vermont College Kathleen Newton 3.1
Southern Virginia University Logan Davis 3.58
Springfield College Bryan Brown 3.497
St. Olaf College Phil Lundin 3.244
State University of New York at Geneseo Daniel Moore 3.11
State University of New York at New Paltz Michael Trunkes 3.27
Stevens Institute of Technology Justin Wood 3.539
Stockton University Jayson Resch 3.57
The College of St. Scholastica Steve Pfingsten 3.26
Thiel College Steve Carr 3.25
Trine University Zach Raber 3.267
Trinity College (Connecticut) George Suitor 3.184
Trinity University (Texas) Emily Daum 3.18
Tufts University Joel Williams 3.35
University of California, Santa Cruz Jamey Harris 3.61
University of Chicago Chris Hall 3.5437
University of Dubuque Geoff Gundlach 3.273
University of La Verne Bryan George 3.2
University of Puget Sound Mike Orechia 3.28
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Pete Wareham 3.27
University of the South Jeff Heitzenrater 3.469
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Dan Schwamberger 3.32
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Derek Stanley 3.199
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh Eamon McKenna 3.17
University of Wisconsin, Stout Matt Schauf 3.361
University of Wisconsin, Superior Glen Drexler 3.619
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater Jeff Miller 3.214
Vassar College James McCowan 3.38
Virginia Wesleyan University Mat Littleton 3.31
Wartburg College Steve Johnson 3.356
Washington and Lee University Brandon Spalding  3.51
Washington University (Missouri) Jeff Stiles 3.49
Waynesburg University Chris Hardie 3.35
Wentworth Institute of Technology Matthew Moyen 3.223
Wesleyan University (Connecticut) John Crooke 3.349
Westfield State University Bill Devine 3.27
Wheaton College (Illinois) David Walford 3.58
Wheaton College (Massachusetts) Kim Spence 3.42
Whitman College Scott Shields 3.573
Whittier College Greg Phillips 3.161
Whitworth University Toby C. Schwarz 3.38
Wilkes University Nicholas Wadas 3.21
Willamette University Matt McGuirk 3.1
Williams College Pete Farwell 3.46
Wisconsin Lutheran College Steve Travis 3.474
Wittenberg University Craig Penney 3.33
WPI Michael Maceiko 3.52
York College (Pennsylvania) Stephen LoBianco 3.44

 

2015 DIVISION III WOMEN’S ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS

Institution Head Coach GPA
Adrian College Ben Carlson 3.26
Albion College Derick Lawrence 3.489
Allegheny College Jordan Hill 3.2
Alma College Matt Chovanec 3.71
Alvernia University Eric Bennett 3.728
Amherst College Cassie Funke-Harris 3.58
Arcadia University Matt Ciociola 3.4148
Augsburg College Meghan Peyton 3.383
Augustana College (Illinois) David Thompson 3.44
Babson College Russ Brennen 3.58
Baldwin Wallace University Joe Eby 3.151
Beloit College Dave Eckburg 3.67
Benedictine University (IL) Molly Remley 3.5
Bethany College (West Virginia) Michael Guinn II  3.4
Bethany Lutheran College Michael Dunn 3.68
Birmingham-Southern College Kenneth Cox 3.501
Bridgewater College (Virginia) Brian Flynn 3.208
Bridgewater State University Jim Simoneau 3.47
Bryn Mawr College Jason Hewitt 3.48
California Lutheran University Matt Lea 3.391
Calvin College Brian Diemer 3.59
Carleton College Donna Ricks 3.63
Carnegie Mellon University Tim Connelly  3.34
Carroll University (Wisconsin) Shawn P. Thielitz 3.56
Carthage College Stephanie Domin 3.363
Case Western Reserve University Kathy Lanese 3.568
Central College (Iowa) Joe Dunham 3.352
Chatham University Kevin Wanichko  3.35
Christopher Newport University Matthew Barreau 3.22
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges John  Goldhammer 3.55
Coe College Ben Mourer 3.34
College of St. Benedict Robin Balder-Lanoue 3.569
College of Wooster Dennis Rice 3.32
Colorado College Ted Castaneda 3.522
Concordia College, Moorhead Marv Roeske 3.472
Concordia University Chicago Dave Risch 3.47
Connecticut College Ned Bishop 3.409
Cornell College Dan Schofer 3.36275
Covenant College Katie Stanford 3.382
Denison University Mark FitzPatrick 3.4
DePauw University Kori Stoffregen 3.41
DeSales University Gordon Hornig 3.48
Dickinson College Don Nichter 3.35
Eastern Connecticut State University Kathy Manizza 3.61364
Eastern Mennonite University Britten Olinger 3.408
Eastern University Mike Wilson 3.55
Edgewood College Bethany Brewster 3.527
Elizabethtown College Brian Falk 3.58
Elmhurst College Erik Guta 3.5
Elms College Matt Dyer 3.6
Emory and Henry College Tom Antenucci 3.22
Farmingdale State College Daniela Georgieva 3.34
Fitchburg State University Jamie Aubuchon 3.17
Fontbonne University Dr. Chris Buckler 3.523
Franklin & Marshall College John Stoudt 3.25
Franklin College Paul Sargent 3.24
Geneva College Brian Yowler 3.458
George Fox University Randy Dalzell 3.12
Gettysburg College Aubrey Shenk 3.418
Goucher College John Caslin 3.65
Greenville College Brian Patton 3.541
Grinnell College Evelyn Freeman 3.52
Grove City College Sean Severson 3.45
Guilford College Danny Cash 3.6
Gustavus Adolphus College Dale Bahr 3.579
Hamilton College Ellen Hull 3.38
Hamline University Paul Schmaedeke 3.53
Hanover College Anna Steinman 3.39
Haverford College Mr. Fran Rizzo 3.558
Heidelberg University Ron Martin 3.452
Hendrix College Patrick MacDonald 3.72
Hood College Brett Shelley 3.32
Hope College Mark Northuis 3.59
Husson University Kate Goupee 3.63
Illinois College Jason Haynes 3.52
Illinois Wesleyan University Greg Huffaker 3.4
Immaculata University Alexander Proctor 3.48
Ithaca College Erin Dinan 3.684
John Carroll University Kyle Basista 3.4
Johns Hopkins University Bobby L Van Allen 3.46
Keene State College Tom Pickering 3.6
Kenyon College Duane Gomez 3.52
King’s College Michael Kolinovsky 3.671
Lawrence University Jason Fast 3.63
Lebanon Valley College James O’Brien 3.67
Lewis & Clark College Keith Woodard 3.43
Linfield College Travis Olson 3.32
Loras College Bob Schultz 3.125
Luther College Yarrow Pasche 3.387
Lycoming College Regina Collins 3.55
Lynchburg College Jim Sprecher 3.2
Lyndon State College Christopher Ummer 3.3
Macalester College Betsy Emerson 3.57
Manchester University Geoff Lambert 3.17
Marywood University Ethan Senecal 3.58
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Halston Taylor 3.58
McDaniel College Doug Renner 3.436
Messiah College Dale Fogelsanger 3.407
Methodist University Jack Brunecz 3.47
Middlebury College Nicole Wilkerson 3.47
Milwaukee School of Engineering Larry Gardner 3.568
Misericordia University Christopher Wadas 3.44
Monmouth College (Illinois) Jonathan Welty 3.299782
Moravian College Jesse Baumann 3.376
Morrisville State College Derek Powers 3.53
Muhlenberg College Doug Finley 3.511
Nazareth College James Goss 3.42
Nebraska Wesleyan University Ted Bulling 3.58
North Central College Mahesh Narayanan 3.364
North Park University Steve Imig 3.32
Norwich University Nick Cooper 3.36
Oberlin College Ray Appenheimer 3.42
Occidental College Robert Bartlett 3.2
Ohio Northern University Jason Maus 3.29
Ohio Wesleyan University Matt Wackerly 3.49
Olivet College Karen Lutzke 3.49
Otterbein University Dara Ford 3.529
Pacific University (Oregon) Matt Lydum 3.26
Penn State University, Abington Jose’ Rodriguez 3.46
Piedmont College Jeff Jenkins 3.41
Plattsburgh State University of New York Andrew Krug 3.51
Plymouth State University John Ostler 3.35
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges Kirk Reynolds 3.733
Principia College Chuck Wilcoxen 3.51
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute John Lynch 3.372
Rhodes College Robert Shankman 3.55
Ripon College Kevin Rengo 3.44
Roanoke College Finn Pincus 3.3031
Rochester Institute of Technology David Stevens 3.555
Roger Williams University Sean Livingston 3.4
Rowan University Derick Adamson 3.232
Sage Colleges Jim Bowles 3.39
Saint Mary’s College (Indiana) Jackie Bauters 3.41
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Ward Berndt 3.187
Saint Vincent College Thomas Harbert 3.3766
Salisbury University Jim Jones 3.295
Salve Regina University Rob McGuinness 3.318
Shenandoah University Andrew Marrocco 3.3931
Simpson College Heath Moenck 3.581
Smith College Ellen O’Neil 3.47
Southern Vermont College Kathleen Newton 3.28
Southern Virginia University Logan Davis 3.32
Springfield College Bryan Brown 3.38
St. Catherine University Cami Paulson 3.475
St. John Fisher College Mike Henchen 3.29
St. Lawrence University Mike Howard 3.35
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Thomas Fisher 3.389
St. Norbert College Don Augustine 3.42
St. Olaf College Chris Daymont 3.33
State University College at Oneonta Angelo Posillico 3.33
State University of New York at Geneseo Daniel Moore 3.22
State University of New York at New Paltz Michael Trunkes 3.47
Stevens Institute of Technology Justin Wood 3.589
Stevenson University David Berdan 3.55
Stockton University Ashley Parker 3.68
Susquehanna University Marty Ownes 3.423
The College of St. Scholastica Steve Pfingsten 3.35
Thiel College Steve Carr 3.35
Trine University Zach Raber 3.554
Trinity College (Connecticut) George Suitor 3.379
Trinity University (Texas) Emily Daum 3.3
Tufts University Kristen Morwick 3.41
University of California, Santa Cruz Jamey Harris 3.22
University of Chicago Chris Hall 3.6258
University of Dubuque Geoff Gundlach 3.739
University of Maine, Farmington Scott Hutchinson 3.44
University of Mount Union Kevin Lucas 3.311
University of Puget Sound Mike Orechia 3.27
University of Southern Maine George Towle 3.317
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Joe Sweeney 3.49
University of the South Jeff Heitzenrater 3.429
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Dan Schwamberger 3.44
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Derek Stanley 3.384
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh Eamon McKenna 3.308
University of Wisconsin, Platteville Tom Antczak 3.27
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point Brett Witt 3.12
University of Wisconsin, Stout Matt Schauf 3.546
University of Wisconsin, Superior Glen Drexler 3.283
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater Jeff Miller 3.342
Ursinus College Carl Blickle 3.419378
Utica College Eric Parker 3.25
Vassar College James McCowan 3.58
Wartburg College Steve Johnson 3.651
Washington and Lee University Mike Dager 3.397
Washington University (Missouri) Jeff Stiles 3.53
Waynesburg University Chris Hardie 3.44
Webster University Dan Graber 3.525
Wellesley College Phil Jennings 3.44
Wesleyan University (Connecticut) John Crooke 3.552
Westfield State University Bill Devine 3.36
Westminster College (Pennsylvania) Tim McNeil 3.22
Wheaton College (Illinois) David Walford 3.51
Wheaton College (Massachusetts) Kim Spence 3.41
Wheelock College Wole Oke  3.46
Whitman College Scott Shields 3.482
Whittier College Greg Phillips 3.219
Whitworth University Toby C. Schwarz 3.7
Widener University Kevin Cunningham 3.59
Wilkes University Nicholas Wadas 3.29
Willamette University Matt McGuirk 3.56
William Smith College Julie Bailey 3.59
Williams College Pete Farwell 3.58
Wilmington College (Ohio) Ron Combs 3.73
Wisconsin Lutheran College Steve Travis 3.34
Wittenberg University Craig Penney 3.47
Worcester State University Gary Jusseaume 3.4
WPI Michael Maceiko 3.43
York College (Pennsylvania) Stephen LoBianco 3.36