Nomination Period Open For USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Awards

Nominations for the 2017 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Awards are now open and will remain open until Friday, January 26th.

For the first time, NAIA programs and student-athletes will be recognized for All-Academic honors by the USTFCCCA.

Academic and athletic criteria requirements are listed below and on the nomination form. All nominations are subject to review for accuracy and errors. Please only nominate teams or student-athletes that fulfill ALL the criteria as listed.

NCAA Division I Nomination – Individual Team

NCAA Division II Nomination – Individual Team

NCAA Division III Nomination – Individual Team

NAIA Nomination – Individual Team

The deadline to nominate is Friday, January 26th at 5 p.m. CT. Approximately two weeks following the nomination deadline, we will announce the recipients.

Division I All-Academic Individuals

1.       Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period. Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0].

2.       Completed a minimum of one (1) semester or one (1) quarter at the nominating institution.

3.       USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country All-American finisher OR top 25 finisher (or top 10%) at an NCAA Division I Cross Country Regional meet.

  • Great Lakes: Men – Top 25
  • Great Lakes: Women – Top 25
  • Mid-Atlantic: Men – Top 25
  • Mid-Atlantic: Women – Top 25
  • Midwest: Men – Top 25
  • Midwest: Women – Top 25
  • Mountain: Men – Top 25
  • Mountain: Women – Top 25
  • Northeast: Men – Top 26
  • Northeast: Women – Top 26
  • South: Men – Top 25
  • South: Women – Top 25
  • South Central: Men – Top 25
  • South Central: Women – Top 25
  • Southeast: Men – Top 25
  • Southeast: Women – Top 26
  • West: Men – Top 25
  • West: Women – Top 25

Division I All-Academic Teams

  • Cumulative team GPA of all student-athletes on an institution’s NCAA Squad List of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period, computed by the following method:
  • Total the cumulative number of semester hours or quarter hours completed for all student-athletes on the NCAA Squad List, including the most recent grading period;
  • Total the cumulative number of quality points (GPA multiplied by the number of credit hours) earned by all student-athletes on the NCAA Squad List, including the most recent grading period;
  • Divide the cumulative number of quality points earned by the cumulative number of semester or quarter hours completed.
  • Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale than 4.0 then must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0]. Data must be certifiable by the institution’s registrar’s office.

Division II All-Academic Individuals

1. Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale through the end of the semester/quarter of competition. Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0].

2. Completed at least 12 semester/quarter hours through the semester of competition at the institution.

3. Placed in the top 30% of the total number of athletes eligible to compete at the respective regional championships (total number of teams in the region multiplied by seven [7] runners per team), rounding up to the next whole number (if not a whole number) OR in the top 50% of the field at the NCAA National Championships (top 125 finishers for men and top 124 finishers for women)

  • Atlantic: Men – Top 84
  • Atlantic: Women – Top 91
  • Central: Men – Top 63
  • Central: Women –Top 84
  • East: Men – Top 78
  • East: Women – Top 80
  • Midwest: Men – Top 76
  • Midwest: Women – Top 80
  • South: Men – Top 74
  • South: Women – Top 76
  • South Central: Men – Top 66
  • South Central: Women – Top 66
  • Southeast: Men – Top 57
  • Southeast: Women – Top 68
  • West: Men – Top 68
  • West: Women – Top 76

Division II All-Academic Teams

  • Team cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period. Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale than 4.0 should first calculate the cumulative GPA and then convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0].
  • Total the cumulative number of semester hours or quarter hours completed for all student-athletes who used a season of eligibility, including the most recent grading period;
  • Total the cumulative number of quality points (GPA multiplied by the number of credit hours) earned by all student-athletes including the most recent grading period;
  • Divide the cumulative number of quality points earned by the cumulative number of semester or quarter hours completed.
  • Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale than 4.0 then must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0]. Data must be certifiable by the institution’s registrar.
  • All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA Eligibility Form and used a year of eligibility must be included.
  • The team must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Division II Regional Cross Country meet.

Division III All-Academic Individuals

1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale through the end of the fall semester of competition. Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0].

2. Placed in the top 25 percent of finishers of their respective NCAA Division III Regional Championship or the top 50% at the NCAA Division III National Championships (top 140 finishers)

  • Atlantic: Men – Top 73
  • Atlantic: Women – Top 72
  • Central: Men – Top 51
  • Central: Women – Top 54
  • Great Lakes: Men – Top 61
  • Great Lakes: Women – Top 62
  • Mideast: Men – Top 92
  • Mideast: Women – Top 88
  • Midwest: Men – Top 64
  • Midwest: Women – Top 66
  • New England: Men – Top 93
  • New England: Women – Top 99
  • South/Southeast: Men – Top 55
  • South/Southeast: Women – Top 60
  • West: Men – Top 31
  • West: Women – Top 35

Division III All-Academic Teams

  • Team meets the NCAA criteria for cross country sponsorship (five meets with a minimum of five runners competing at each meet).
  • Team roster must include every individual who used a season of eligibility.
  • Graduate students must take all undergraduate plus graduate coursework into account.
  • An institution’s team roster must have a minimum cumulative team grade point average of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale through the most recent semester/quarter.
  • Total the cumulative number of semester hours or quarter hours completed for all student-athletes who used a season of eligibility, including the most recent grading period;
  • Total the cumulative number of quality points (GPA multiplied by the number of credit hours) earned by all student-athletes who used a season of eligibility, including the most recent grading period;
  • Divide the cumulative number of quality points earned by the cumulative number of semester or quarter hours completed.
  • Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale than 4.0 then must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0]. Data must be certifiable by the institution’s registrar.

NAIA All-Academic Individuals

1. Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period.

1. Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0].

2. NAIA Cross Country National Championships qualifier.

3. Completed a minimum of one (1) semester or one (1) quarter at the nominating institution.

NAIA All-Academic Teams

  • Cumulative team GPA at the end of the most recent semester/quarter of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period, computed by the following method:
  • Total the cumulative number of semester hours or quarter hours earned for all student-athletes on the eligibility certificate, including the most recent grading period;
  • Total the cumulative number of grade points earned by all student-athletes on the eligibility certificate, including the most recent grading period;
  • Divide the cumulative number of grade points/quality points earned by the cumulative number of semester or quarter hours earned.
  • Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale than 4.0 then must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0]