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

Courtesy: Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA

July 28, 2016   

NEW ORLEANS — Scholar Team of the Year and All-Academic Team honors for the 2015-16 NCAA Division I Track & Field seasons were announced Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

MEN’S SCHOLAR TEAM
AWARD HISTORY

Indoor Track & Field
2016: Tennessee
2015: Arkansas
2014: Alabama
2013: Florida
2012: Florida
2011: BYU
2010: Indiana
2009: Nebraska
2008: Stanford
2007: Stanford
Outdoor Track & Field
2016: Tennessee
2015: Arkansas
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
2016: Arkansas
2015: Arkansas
2014: Texas
2013: Arkansas
2012: Arkansas
2011: Texas
2010: Tennessee
2009: Tennessee
2008: Arizona State
2007: Arizona State
Outdoor Track & Field
2016: Arkansas
2015: Oregon
2014: Texas
2013: UCF
2012: Stanford
2011: Oklahoma
2010: Penn State
2009: Arizona State
2008: Arizona State
2007: Arizona State

The Tennessee men and Arkansas women swept their respective genders’ indoor and outdoor awards as they stood out in the classroom and during competition.

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Before today, the Volunteer men hadn’t been recognized as a Scholar Team of the Year (the women won in 2009 and 2010 for outdoor track & field). This is the fifth and sixth such time that the Razorback women were honored by the Association.

In order to be in the running for Scholar Team of the Year, a team must finish highly at the respective national championship and have at least a 3.00 cumulative team GPA. All told, there were 122 men’s teams and 220 women’s teams up for consideration.

During the track & field season, no men’s team stood out more than Tennessee when academics and athletics were combined. The Vols wrapped up the academic year with a team GPA of 3.06 and finished third at NCAA Indoors and sixth at NCAA Outdoors.

Tennessee had four men earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Individual honors.

This is the fifth year in a row that a team from the SEC was named the Indoor and Outdoor Men’s Scholar Team of the Year and the second consecutive year that one team earned both honors.

Arkansas’ women had a year to remember as they posted a team GPA of 3.24 and won their program’s first NCAA Outdoor title. Three months earlier, the Razorbacks finished a close runner-up to Oregon in Birmingham, Alabama at the NCAA Indoor meet (three points separated them from the Ducks).

Twelve women from Arkansas’ team were named USTFCCCA All-Academic Individual, including double NCAA pole vault champ Lexi Weeks, who is also the Indoor and Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year.

The Razorbacks have put a bit of a stranglehold on the Indoor Women’s Scholar Team of the Year Award. Arkansas has won four of the past five honors (Texas was the outlier in 2014).

All-Academic Teams

As we mentioned a little higher up, there were 122 men’s teams and 220 women’s teams that were named All-Academic by the Association.

When it comes to the women’s teams, the highest cumulative GPA belonged to San Francisco (3.68). Following close behind USF was Portland at 3.671, Lipscomb at 3.67, Butler at 3.642 with Iowa State and Loyola Marymount tied at 3.64 apiece.

Over in the men’s list, Butler had to best GPA at 3.49. Coming in second was New Mexico at 3.46, third was Idaho State at 3.45, fourth was Yale at 3.43 and Marist College rounded out the top-5 at 3.417.

See below for a full list of those All-Academic Teams in NCAA Division I Track & Field.

2016 USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams
Men’s NCAA DI Track & Field

Institution GPA
Arizona State University 3.15
Baylor University 3.22
Belmont University 3.11
Binghamton University 3.27
Boston College 3.34
Bradley University 3.30
Brigham Young University 3.10
Brown University 3.38
Bryant University 3.23
Bucknell University 3.12
Butler University 3.49
California State University, Bakersfield 3.03
Canisius College 3.26
Central Connecticut State University 3.02
Central Michigan University 3.12
Coastal Carolina University 3.06
Colgate University 3.30
College of William and Mary 3.15
Colorado State University 3.17
Columbia University 3.27
Cornell University 3.06
Dartmouth College 3.22
DePaul University 3.16
Drake University 3.19
Duke University 3.36
Eastern Illinois University 3.21
Eastern Kentucky University 3.12
Eastern Michigan University 3.19
Fordham University 3.35
Furman University 3.07
George Mason University 3.12
Gonzaga University 3.26
Harvard University 3.38
Idaho State University 3.45
Illinois State University 3.02
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis 3.26
Iona College 3.29
Iowa State University 3.29
Kansas State University 3.01
Kennesaw State University 3.03
Kent State University 3.18
La Salle University 3.06
Lafayette College 3.12
Lehigh University 3.04
Lipscomb University 3.38
Long Beach State University 3.17
Loyola Marymount University 3.28
Loyola University Chicago 3.31
Manhattan College 3.03
Marist College 3.42
Marquette University 3.07
Miami University (Ohio) 3.25
Michigan State University 3.02
Monmouth University 3.06
Montana State University-Bozeman 3.00
Morehead State University 3.19
New Jersey Institute of Technology 3.11
North Dakota State University 3.28
Northeastern University 3.16
Northern Kentucky University 3.26
Oakland University 3.07
Oklahoma State University 3.07
Portland State University 3.24
Princeton University 3.31
Providence College 3.27
Rice University 3.24
Rider University 3.12
Rutgers University, New Brunswick 3.17
Sacred Heart University 3.21
Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania) 3.23
Saint Joseph’s University 3.10
Saint Louis University 3.36
Seattle University 3.26
Siena College 3.20
South Dakota State University 3.12
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 3.09
St. Mary’s College of California 3.27
Stanford University 3.38
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 3.14
Tulane University 3.01
University at Buffalo 3.13
University of Arkansas, Little Rock 3.05
University of Cincinnati 3.28
University of Detroit Mercy 3.21
University of Idaho 3.10
University of Illinois, Champaign 3.23
University of Kentucky 3.14
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 3.24
University of Memphis 3.09
University of Michigan 3.06
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 3.06
University of Missouri 3.18
University of Montana 3.12
University of Nebraska, Lincoln 3.20
University of New Hampshire 3.17
University of New Mexico 3.46
University of North Dakota 3.38
University of North Florida 3.17
University of Notre Dame 3.26
University of Pennsylvania 3.19
University of Pittsburgh 3.04
University of Portland 3.31
University of San Francisco 3.28
University of South Alabama 3.18
University of South Carolina, Columbia 3.11
University of South Dakota 3.26
University of South Florida 3.01
University of Tennessee, Knoxville 3.06
University of the Incarnate Word 3.04
University of Tulsa 3.38
University of Vermont 3.22
University of Washington 3.13
University of Wisconsin, Madison 3.12
Utah Valley University 3.24
Villanova University 3.22
Virginia Tech 3.07
Wake Forest University 3.04
Washington State University 3.06
weber state university 3.21
Wichita State University 3.05
Wofford College 3.11
Xavier University 3.17
Yale University 3.43

 

2016 USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams
Women’s NCAA DI Track & Field

Institution GPA
Appalachian State University 3.21
Arizona State University 3.57
Arkansas State University 3.07
Auburn University 3.36
Austin Peay State University 3.14
Ball State University 3.28
Baylor University 3.35
Belmont University 3.41
Binghamton University 3.44
Boston College 3.20
Bowling Green State University 3.29
Bradley University 3.61
Brigham Young University 3.30
Brown University 3.55
Bryant University 3.25
Bucknell University 3.38
Butler University 3.64
California Polytechnic State University 3.14
California State University, Bakersfield 3.11
California State University, Fresno 3.10
Canisius College 3.37
Central Michigan University 3.41
Coastal Carolina University 3.16
Colgate University 3.45
College of Charleston (South Carolina) 3.21
College of William and Mary 3.32
Colorado State University 3.32
Columbia University 3.41
Cornell University 3.27
Dartmouth College 3.33
Davidson College 3.50
DePaul University 3.57
Drake University 3.44
Duke University 3.43
East Tennessee State University 3.22
Eastern Illinois University 3.45
Eastern Kentucky University 3.46
Eastern Michigan University 3.36
Eastern Washington University 3.35
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan 3.35
Florida State University 3.27
Fordham University 3.35
Furman University 3.33
Gardner-Webb University 3.22
George Mason University 3.26
Georgetown University 3.29
Georgia State University 3.25
Gonzaga University 3.55
Harvard University 3.54
High Point University 3.49
Illinois State University 3.45
Indiana State University 3.19
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis 3.60
Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne 3.42
Iona College 3.53
Iowa State University 3.64
Jacksonville State University 3.16
Jacksonville University 3.36
James Madison University 3.08
Kansas State University 3.40
Kennesaw State University 3.25
Kent State University 3.45
La Salle University 3.16
Lafayette College 3.48
Lehigh University 3.12
Lipscomb University 3.67
Long Beach State University 3.02
Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus 3.05
Loyola Marymount University 3.64
Loyola University Chicago 3.40
Loyola University Maryland 3.51
Manhattan College 3.26
Marist College 3.46
Marquette University 3.15
McNeese State University 3.31
Mercer University 3.50
Miami University (Ohio) 3.47
Michigan State University 3.42
Mississippi State University 3.23
Missouri State University 3.19
Monmouth University 3.22
Montana State University-Bozeman 3.43
Morehead State University 3.28
New Jersey Institute of Technology 3.29
New Mexico State University 3.25
North Dakota State University 3.55
Northeastern University 3.34
Northern Arizona University 3.27
Northern Kentucky University 3.35
Oakland University 3.20
Ohio University 3.42
Oklahoma State University 3.37
Oregon State University 3.51
Pennsylvania State University 3.23
Portland State University 3.33
Princeton University 3.46
Providence College 3.37
Purdue University 3.17
Quinnipiac University 3.53
Radford University 3.20
Rice University 3.48
Rider University 3.44
Robert Morris University 3.50
Rutgers University, New Brunswick 3.20
Sacred Heart University 3.47
Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania) 3.55
Saint Joseph’s University 3.17
Saint Louis University 3.47
Sam Houston State University 3.08
San Diego State University 3.07
Seattle University 3.59
Siena College 3.53
South Dakota State University 3.37
Southeast Missouri State University 3.32
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 3.23
Southern Methodist University 3.22
Southern Utah University 3.20
St. John’s University (New York) 3.32
St. Mary’s College of California 3.49
Stanford University 3.59
Syracuse University 3.39
Texas A&M University, College Station 3.12
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 3.07
Texas Christian University 3.31
The Ohio State University 3.30
Towson University 3.37
Tulane University 3.38
University at Albany 3.05
University at Buffalo 3.24
University of Akron 3.25
University of Alabama 3.27
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 3.24
University of Arkansas, Little Rock 3.15
University of California, Berkeley 3.08
University of California, Irvine 3.17
University of Central Arkansas 3.31
University of Central Arkansas 3.35
University of Cincinnati 3.39
University of Colorado, Boulder 3.17
University of Connecticut 3.02
University of Dayton 3.38
University of Delaware 3.16
University of Detroit Mercy 3.34
University of Florida 3.06
University of Georgia 3.18
University of Hartford 3.45
University of Hawaii, Manoa 3.17
University of Houston 3.01
University of Idaho 3.40
University of Illinois, Champaign 3.34
University of Kansas 3.09
University of Kentucky 3.02
University of Louisiana at Monroe 3.16
University of Louisville 3.31
University of Maine, Orono 3.28
University of Maryland, Baltimore County 3.35
University of Maryland, College Park 3.08
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 3.35
University of Memphis 3.52
University of Miami (Florida) 3.21
University of Michigan 3.18
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 3.49
University of Missouri 3.34
University of Montana 3.29
University of Nebraska Omaha 3.44
University of Nebraska, Lincoln 3.33
University of Nevada 3.36
University of New Hampshire 3.40
University of New Mexico 3.60
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 3.11
University of North Carolina, Charlotte 3.12
University of North Carolina, Wilmington 3.28
University of North Dakota 3.47
University of North Florida 3.51
University of North Texas 3.13
University of Northern Colorado 3.34
University of Northern Iowa 3.46
University of Notre Dame 3.38
University of Oklahoma 3.29
University of Pennsylvania 3.27
University of Pittsburgh 3.26
University of Portland 3.67
University of Rhode Island 3.14
University of Richmond 3.19
University of San Francisco 3.68
University of South Alabama 3.20
University of South Carolina Upstate 3.13
University of South Carolina, Columbia 3.45
University of South Dakota 3.53
University of South Florida 3.36
University of Southern Mississippi 3.04
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 3.57
University of Tennessee, Knoxville 3.24
University of Texas at Arlington 3.02
University of Texas at Austin 3.21
University of the Incarnate Word 3.47
University of Toledo 3.31
University of Tulsa 3.44
University of Utah 3.40
University of Vermont 3.44
University of Virginia 3.25
University of Washington 3.30
University of Wisconsin, Madison 3.30
University of Wyoming 3.19
Utah Valley University 3.25
UTSA 3.18
Vanderbilt University 3.35
Villanova University 3.38
Virginia Commonwealth University 3.06
Virginia Tech 3.03
Wake Forest University 3.08
Washington State University 3.33
weber state university 3.48
West Virginia University 3.54
Western Carolina University 3.11
Western Michigan University 3.32
Wichita State University 3.35
Winthrop University 3.24
Wofford College 3.27
Xavier University 3.48
Yale University 3.52
Youngstown State University 3.20