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

DIII 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 2015-16 NCAA Division III 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: UW-Eau Claire
2015: UW-La Crosse
2014: UW-La Crosse
2013: UW-La Crosse
2012: UW-Eau Claire
2011: UW-La Crosse
2010: UW-La Crosse
2009: Whitworth
2008: UW-La Crosse
2007: Tufts
 
Outdoor Track & Field
2016: UW-La Crosse
2015: UW-La Crosse
2014: UW-La Crosse
2013: UW-La Crosse
2012: UW-Eau Claire
2011: UW-La Crosse
2010: Salisbury
2009: Whitworth
2008: Whitworth
2007: UW Platteville
 

WOMEN’S SCHOLAR TEAM
AWARD HISTORY

Indoor Track & Field
2016: Baldwin Wallace
2015: UW-La Crosse
2014: UW-Oshkosh
2013: UW-Oshkosh
2012: Wartburg
2011: UW-Oshkosh
2010: Wartburg
2009: Wartburg
2008: Illinois Wesleyan
2007: UW La Crosse
 
Outdoor Track & Field
2016: Illinois Wesleyan
2015: UW-La Crosse
2014: Wartburg
2013: Wartburg
2012: Wartburg
2011: UW-Oshkosh
2010: Illinois Wesleyan
2009: Wartburg
2008: Illinois Wesleyan
2007: UW-Oshkosh

The UW-Eau Claire men and Baldwin Wallace women, both national champions, were honored as Indoor Scholar Teams of the Year. That trend continued during the outdoor season as the national champion UW-La Crosse men and Illinois Wesleyan women took home the laurels for Outdoor Scholar Teams of the Year.

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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 3.10 cumulative team GPA. All told, there were 112 men’s teams and 175 women’s teams up for consideration.

At the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships in Grinnell, Iowa, the Blugolds and Yellow Jackets waged remarkable comebacks to win their respective national titles. UW-Eau Claire was led Josh Thorson, the Male Indoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year, while Baldwin Wallace was carried by Melanie Winters, the Female Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year.

This is the second Indoor Scholar Team of the Year Award for the Blugolds (third overall, but first since 2012), while it’s the Yellow Jackets’ first in program history.

There was little denying UW-La Crosse and Illinois Wesleyan at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in Waverly, Iowa.

The Eagles beat UW-Eau Claire by eight points (41-33) and ended the rival’s chance at a Triple Crown (XC, Indoor & Outdoor titles in the same academic year), while the Titans edged Baldwin Wallace by one point (42-41) thanks to the efforts of Amelia Glueck, the Female Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Counting this one, the past four Men’s Outdoor Scholar Team of the Year honors went to UW-La Crosse. This is Illinois Wesleyan’s first since 2010, but the Titans also swept the slate clean in 2008, winning both the Indoor and Outdoor Scholar Teams of the Year honors.

All-Academic Teams

In total, there were 112 men’s teams and 175 women’s teams honored by the Association for success in the classroom and in competition.

Fontbonne’s women had the best GPA out of every DIII team with a 3.84. The runner-up women’s team was St. John Fisher at 3.645, followed by third-place tie between Carleton College and Whitworth at 3.63. Edgewood College rounded out the top-5 with its GPA of 3.62.

The top men’s team was Waynesburg University with a GPA of 3.7. Principia College followed at 3.599, narrowly topping MIT withi ts 3.5968. The fourth-place men’s team was Carleton College at 3.55 and fifth place belonged to Stevens at 3.524.

See below for a full list of those teams named All-Academic by the USTFCCCA.

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

Institution GPA
Albion College 3.17
Alvernia University 3.17
Amherst College 3.49
Augustana College (Illinois) 3.19
Berry College 3.20
Bethel University (Minnesota) 3.22
California Institute of Technology 3.17
California Lutheran University 3.22
Calvin College 3.42
Capital University 3.15
Carleton College 3.55
Carnegie Mellon University 3.29
Carroll University (Wisconsin) 3.19
Case Western Reserve University 3.45
Catholic University of America 3.13
Chapman University 3.33
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 3.34
Colby College 3.41
College of Wooster 3.11
Colorado College 3.20
Concordia College, Moorhead 3.26
Concordia University Wisconsin 3.21
Connecticut College 3.34
DePauw University 3.16
Dickinson College 3.20
Edgewood College 3.21
Elizabethtown College 3.22
Emory University 3.42
Fontbonne University 3.14
Franklin College 3.19
George Fox University 3.25
Gettysburg College 3.21
Goucher College 3.15
Grinnell College 3.41
Gwynedd-Mercy University 3.28
Hamilton College 3.29
Haverford College 3.48
Heidelberg University 3.25
Hendrix College 3.17
Hood College 3.19
Hope College 3.17
Illinois College 3.34
Ithaca College 3.35
Ithaca College 3.35
John Carroll University 3.19
Keene State College 3.14
Kenyon College 3.41
Lewis & Clark College 3.26
Linfield College 3.11
Luther College 3.26
Macalester College 3.39
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3.60
Messiah College 3.28
Middlebury College 3.52
Misericordia University 3.20
Muhlenberg College 3.10
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3.17
New York University 3.38
North Central College 3.11
Oberlin College 3.18
Occidental College 3.24
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 3.16
Plattsburgh State University of New York 3.14
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 3.42
Principia College 3.60
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 3.33
Rhodes College 3.26
Rochester Institute of Technology 3.19
Saint John’s University (Minnesota) 3.24
Saint Vincent College 3.25
Salisbury University 3.19
Simpson College 3.32
Springfield College 3.30
St. John Fisher College 3.23
St. Lawrence University 3.27
St. Olaf College 3.23
State University of New York at Geneseo 3.14
Stevens Institute of Technology 3.52
Stockton University 3.33
The College of St. Scholastica 3.31
The Sage Colleges 3.23
Trinity College (Connecticut) 3.25
Trinity University (Texas) 3.13
University of California, Santa Cruz 3.35
University of Chicago 3.49
University of Redlands 3.11
University of Rochester (N.Y.) 3.36
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) 3.23
University of the South 3.31
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire 3.18
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse 3.20
University of Wisconsin, Stout 3.24
University of Wisconsin, Superior 3.18
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater 3.11
Vassar College 3.46
Virginia Wesleyan College 3.24
Wabash College 3.26
Wartburg College 3.27
Washington and Lee University 3.40
Washington University (Missouri) 3.48
Waynesburg University 3.70
Wesleyan University (Connecticut) 3.24
Wheaton College (Illinois) 3.25
Wheaton College (Massachusetts) 3.19
Whitworth University 3.39
Willamette University 3.28
Williams College 3.30
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 3.42
York College of Pennsylvania 3.25

 

 

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

Institution GPA
Adrian College 3.19
Albion College 3.42
Allegheny College 3.13
Alvernia University 3.44
Amherst College 3.52
Augsburg College 3.35
Augustana College (Illinois) 3.35
Aurora University 3.19
Babson College 3.35
Baldwin Wallace University 3.26
Berry College 3.17
Bethany Lutheran College 3.42
Bethel University (Minnesota) 3.48
Birmingham-Southern College 3.16
Bridgewater College (Virginia) 3.33
Bryn Mawr College 3.38
California Institute of Technology 3.16
California Lutheran University 3.36
Calvin College 3.43
Capital University 3.23
Carleton College 3.63
Carnegie Mellon University 3.37
Carroll University (Wisconsin) 3.30
Carthage College 3.25
Case Western Reserve University 3.55
Central College (Iowa) 3.21
Chapman University 3.53
Christopher Newport University 3.18
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 3.46
Coe College 3.23
Colby College 3.58
Colby-Sawyer College 3.19
College of St. Benedict 3.51
College of Wooster 3.25
Colorado College 3.38
Concordia College, Moorhead 3.51
Concordia University Wisconsin 3.51
Connecticut College 3.42
Cornell College 3.35
Defiance College 3.15
Denison University 3.19
DePauw University 3.39
DeSales University 3.25
Dickinson College 3.33
Edgewood College 3.62
Elizabethtown College 3.46
Emory University 3.49
Fontbonne University 3.84
Franklin College 3.33
Geneva College 3.42
George Fox University 3.45
Gettysburg College 3.39
Goucher College 3.46
Greenville College 3.33
Grinnell College 3.54
Guilford College 3.18
Gwynedd-Mercy University 3.22
Hamilton College 3.37
Hamline University 3.43
Hanover College 3.31
Haverford College 3.41
Heidelberg University 3.31
Hendrix College 3.37
Hood College 3.42
Hope College 3.55
Husson University 3.39
Illinois College 3.27
Illinois Wesleyan University 3.34
Ithaca College 3.51
John Carroll University 3.44
Keene State College 3.38
Kenyon College 3.45
Lawrence University 3.57
Lebanon Valley College 3.47
Lewis & Clark College 3.47
Linfield College 3.36
Loras College 3.30
Luther College 3.41
Lynchburg College 3.22
Macalester College 3.58
Marywood University 3.60
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3.53
Messiah College 3.37
Middlebury College 3.56
Misericordia University 3.49
Moravian College 3.22
Muhlenberg College 3.39
Nazareth College 3.23
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3.59
New York University 3.38
North Central College 3.31
Oberlin College 3.43
Occidental College 3.38
Oglethorpe University 3.11
Ohio Northern University 3.26
Ohio Wesleyan University 3.28
Olivet College 3.46
Otterbein University 3.24
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 3.26
Plattsburgh State University of New York 3.40
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 3.57
Principia College 3.59
Ramapo College 3.31
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 3.38
Rhodes College 3.32
Roanoke College 3.18
Rochester Institute of Technology 3.48
Rowan University 3.11
Salisbury University 3.29
Salve Regina University 3.38
Shenandoah University 3.23
Simpson College 3.52
Smith College 3.40
Springfield College 3.48
St. Catherine University 3.48
St. John Fisher College 3.65
St. Lawrence University 3.25
St. Norbert College 3.39
St. Olaf College 3.35
State University College at Oneonta 3.28
State University of New York at Geneseo 3.20
State University of New York at Oswego 3.12
Stevens Institute of Technology 3.60
Stevenson University 3.34
Stockton University 3.48
Susquehanna University 3.28
The College of St. Scholastica 3.48
The Sage Colleges 3.41
Thiel College 3.50
Trinity College (Connecticut) 3.37
Trinity University (Texas) 3.25
Tufts University 3.39
University of California, Santa Cruz 3.30
University of Chicago 3.49
University of Dallas 3.36
University of Dubuque 3.37
University of La Verne 3.28
University of Mary Washington 3.19
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth 3.25
University of Puget Sound 3.26
University of Redlands 3.56
University of Rochester (N.Y.) 3.37
University of Southern Maine 3.22
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) 3.46
University of the South 3.34
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire 3.45
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse 3.32
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh 3.18
University of Wisconsin, Platteville 3.26
University of Wisconsin, Stout 3.53
University of Wisconsin, Superior 3.19
Utica College 3.16
Vassar College 3.54
Wartburg College 3.36
Washington and Lee University 3.55
Washington University (Missouri) 3.53
Waynesburg University 3.45
Webster University 3.35
Wellesley College 3.46
Wesleyan University (Connecticut) 3.58
Westminster College (Pennsylvania) 3.31
Wheaton College (Illinois) 3.47
Wheaton College (Massachusetts) 3.24
Whittier College 3.30
Whitworth University 3.63
Willamette University 3.39
Williams College 3.48
Wittenberg University 3.10
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 3.44
Worcester State University 3.34
Worcester State University 3.34
York College of Pennsylvania 3.33