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2017 NCAA DI Cross Country Team All-Academic Awards

NEW ORLEANS – A well-rounded team excels both in the classroom and on the course.

That’s exactly what the New Mexico women and Portland men did in the fall.

That’s also why the Lady Lobos and the Pilots were named the NCAA Division I Scholar Teams of the Year for the 2017 cross country season.

NCAA DIVISION I SCHOLAR TEAMS OF THE YEAR

Men’s Past Winners
Women’s Past Winners
Year
Program
Year
Program
2016
Northern Arizona
2016
Oregon
2015
Syracuse
2015
New Mexico
2014
Stanford
2014
Michigan State
2013
Northern Arizona
2013
Providence
2012
Oklahoma State
2012
Oregon
2011
Wisconsin
2011
Georgetown
2010
Florida State
2010
Villanova
2009
Oklahoma State
2009
Villanova
2008
Iona
2008
Washington
2007
Iona
2007
Stanford
2006
Iona
2006
Stanford

New Mexico and Portland earned this honor by being the top finishing team from their gender with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The Lady Lobos captured the women’s team title, while the Pilots placed runner-up to Northern Arizona (who didn’t qualify for this award).

This is the second time in the past three years that New Mexico won the Women’s Scholar Team of the Year Award. The Lady Lobos also won in 2015 after crushing the field at NCAAs.

New Mexico wasn’t going to be denied in 2017, either, as it put four runners in the top-15 led by Scholar Athlete of the Year Ednah Kurgat’s individual win. Kurgat led the Lady Lobos to a team score of 90, which outdistanced runner-up San Francisco by 15.

Many thought Portland came out of nowhere to finish runner-up to Northern Arizona, but those same people must not have seen the Pilots steamroll the field at the NCAA West Regional one week before. Portland then went to Louisville, Kentucky and saw three of its runners be named All-American and its entire scoring lineup finish in the top-55.

Overall, there were 423 teams that brought home All-Academic honors. Of those 423 teams, 228 of them were women’s programs and 195 of them men’s.

UC Davis had the top men’s and women’s GPA. The Aggie women led all programs with a 3.85 GPA, while the men weren’t too far behind with a GPA of 3.8.

See below for a full list of teams honored by the USTFCCCA.

2017 NCAA DIVISION I CROSS COUNTRY – MEN’S ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS

Institution Head Coach GPA
Akron Lee LaBadie 3.05
Alabama Dan Waters 3.35
Albany Matt Jones 3.31
Appalachian State Michael Curcio 3.21
Arizona James Li 3.35
Arizona State Jeremy Rasmussen 3.07
Arkansas Chris Bucknam 3.44
Arkansas State James Patchell 3.44
Army West Point Michael Smith 3.02
Baylor Todd Harbour 3.6
Belmont Jeff Langdon 3.4
Binghamton Annette Acuff 3.12
Boise State Corey Ihmels 3.15
Boston College Matt Kerr 3.2
Boston University Paul Spangler 3.25
Bowling Green Lou Snelling 3.6
Bradley Darren Gauson 3.45
Brown Tim Springfield 3.39
Bryant Mitchell Switzer 3.37
Buffalo Victoria Mitchell 3.27
Butler Matthew Roe 3.35
California Shayla Houlihan 3.22
Canisius Nathan Huckle 3.44
Central Arkansas Richard Martin Jr. 3.25
Central Connecticut State Eric Blake 3.08
Central Michigan Matt Kaczor 3.43
Charlotte Joe Lynn 3.14
Chattanooga Andy Meyer 3.64
Cincinnati Sam Burroughs 3.36
Coastal Carolina Sandy Fowler 3.41
Colorado Mark Wetmore 3.15
Colorado State Art Siemers 3.29
Columbia Dan Ireland 3.29
Connecticut Gregory Roy 3.4
Cornell Adrian Durant 3.06
Davidson College Renny Waldron 3.37
Dayton Jason Ordway 3.32
DePaul Dave Dopek 3.54
Drake Mark Carroll 3.46
Duquesne James Lear 3.36
East Carolina Curt Kraft 3.28
Eastern Illinois Erin Howarth 3.16
Eastern Kentucky Rick Erdmann 3.19
Eastern Michigan John Goodridge 3.4
Elon Kevin Jermyn 3.36
Evansville Don Walters 3.32
FAU Alex Smolka 3.24
Florida Mike Holloway 3.36
Florida State Bob Thomas 3.17
Fordham Tom Dewey 3.2
Furman Robert Gary 3.09
George Mason Andrew Gerard 3.16
George Washington Terry Weir 3.23
Georgetown Brandon Bonsey 3.04
Georgia Patrick Cunniff 3.37
Gonzaga Pat Tyson 3.26
Grand Canyon Sara Slattery 3.29
Green Bay Mike Kline 3.61
Hartford Stacie Wentz 3.16
Harvard Jason Saretsky 3.5
High Point Mike Esposito 3.19
Houston Steve Magness 3.1
Idaho Tim Cawley 3.34
Illinois Jake Stewart 3.31
Illinois State Jeff Bovee 3.41
Incarnate Word Derek Riedel 3.31
Indiana State Kyle Walsh 3.2
Iona Ricardo Santos 3.45
Iowa Randy Hasenbank 3.21
Iowa State Martin Smith 3.26
IUPUI Chuck Koeppen 3.37
Jacksonville Ronald Grigg 3.25
Kansas Stanley Redwine 3.11
Kansas State Ryun Godfrey 3.3
Kent State Ty Griffin 3.37
Kentucky Edrick Floreal 3.53
Lafayette Michele Curcio 3.44
Lamar Tony Houchin 3.23
Lehigh Todd Etters 3.22
Louisville Dale Cowper 3.01
Loyola (Md.) Amy Horst 3.5
Loyola Marymount Scott Guerrero 3.36
Loyola-Chicago Bob Thurnhoffer 3.39
LSU Mark Rinker / Dennis Shaver 3.13
Manhattan Kerri Gallagher 3.23
Marist Pete Colaizzo 3.51
Marquette Mike Nelson 3.43
McNeese State Brendan Gilroy 3.12
Miami (Ohio) Thomas Chorny 3.23
Michigan Kevin Sullivan 3.27
Michigan State Walt Drenth 3.32
Milwaukee Pete Corfeld 3.36
Minnesota Steve Plasencia 3.43
Mississippi State Houston Franks 3.48
Missouri Marc Burns 3.31
Monmouth Joe Compagni 3.08
Montana Vicky Pounds 3.31
Montana State Lyle Weese 3.27
Morehead State Steve Picucci 3.42
Murray State Adam Kiesler 3.58
Navy Al Cantello 3.37
NC State Rollie Geiger 3.11
Nebraska David Harris 3.37
New Hampshire James H Boulanger 3.16
New Mexico Joe Franklin 3.38
New Orleans Adam Carlisle 3.49
NJIT Adalberto Alonso 3.13
North Carolina Mark VanAlstyne 3.3
North Dakota Richard Clay 3.25
North Dakota State Don Larson 3.56
North Florida Jeff Pigg 3.24
North Texas Carl Sheffield 3.23
Northern Colorado Amanda Schick 3.2
Northern Kentucky Steve Kruse 3.3
Oakland Paul Rice 3.08
Ohio Clay Calkins 3.3
Ohio State Karen Dennis 3.25
Oklahoma Jim VanHootegem 3.21
Oklahoma State Dave Smith 3.24
Oregon Robert Johnson 3.19
Penn Steve Dolan 3.31
Penn State John Gondak 3.04
Pittsburgh Bryan Jackson 3.09
Portland Rob Conner 3.22
Presbyterian Thad Palmer 3.5
Princeton Jason Vigilante 3.38
Providence Ray Treacy 3.11
Purdue Rolando Greene 3.13
Quinnipiac Joshua Glaab 3.5
Radford Brent Chumbley 3
Rice Jon Warren 3.35
Richmond Steve Taylor 3.3
Rider Bob Hamer 3.18
Rutgers Michael Mulqueen 3.47
Sacramento State Jeff Magley 3.23
Sacred Heart Christian Morrison 3.38
Saint Francis Douglas E. Hoover 3.58
Saint Joseph’s Mike Glavin 3.36
Saint Louis Jon Bell 3.37
Samford Rod Tiffin 3.14
San Francisco Helen Lehman-Winters 3.47
Santa Clara Felipe Montoro 3.34
Seton Hall John Moon 3.35
Siena John Kenwothy 3.2
SIUE Scott Block 3.35
South Dakota Dan Fitzsimmons 3.49
South Dakota State Rod DeHaven 3.41
Southeast Missouri Ryan Lane 3.02
Southern Illinois Kevin Cataldo 3.46
Southern Utah Eric Houle 3.03
St. Mary’s Marty Kinsey 3.23
Stanford Chris Miltenberg 3.5
Stephen F. Austin Phil Olson 3.13
Stony Brook Andy Ronan 3.32
Syracuse Chris Fox 3.34
Tennessee Beth Alford-Sullivan 3.25
Texas Mario Sategna 3.37
Texas A&M Pat Henry 3.19
Texas State Jody Stewart 3.13
Texas Tech Jon Murray 3.01
Toledo Linh Nguyen 3.22
Tulsa Steve Gulley 3.41
UC Davis Jose Barbosa 3.8
UC Riverside Nate Browne 3.11
Umass David A Jackson 3.06
UMass Lowell Gary Gardner 3.18
UMKC Shameika McField 3.38
UNC Asheville Jesse Norman 3.12
UNC-Wilmington Layne Schwier 3.11
USF Dena Reif 3.39
UT Arlington John Sauerhage 3.13
Utah State Arthur Gulden 3.22
Utah Valley Scott Houle 3.14
Valparaiso Michael Straubel 3.22
Vanderbilt Steven Keith 3.39
VCU Jon Riley 3.09
Vermont Matt Belfield 3.33
Villanova Marcus O’Sullivan 3.44
Virginia Tech Benjamin Thomas 3.26
Wake Forest John Hayes 3.17
Washington Greg Metcalf 3.12
Washington State Wayne Phipps 3.3
Weber State Corbin Talley 3.45
William and Mary Forest Braden 3.33
Winthrop Ben Paxton 3.15
Wisconsin Mick Byrne 3.34
Wofford Johnny C. Bomar 3.42
Wright State Rick Williamson 3.43
Wyoming Bryan Berryhill 3.02
Xavier Ryan Orner 3.07
Yale Paul Harkins 3.46

 

2017 NCAA DIVISION I CROSS COUNTRY – WOMEN’S ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS

Institution Head Coach GPA
Akron Bridget Franek 3.75
Alabama Dan Waters 3.83
Albany Matt Jones 3.2
Appalachian State Michael Curcio 3.53
Arizona James Li 3.37
Arizona State Jeremy Rasmussen 3.17
Arkansas Lance Harter 3.46
Arkansas State James Patchell 3.51
Army West Point Michael Smith 3.4
Ball State Brian Etelman 3.47
Baylor Todd Harbour 3.56
Belmont Jeff Langdon 3.61
Binghamton Annette Acuff 3.53
Boise State Corey Ihmels 3.56
Boston College Randy Thomas 3.25
Boston University Paul Spangler 3.42
Bowling Green Lou Snelling 3.73
Bradley Darren Gauson 3.43
Brown Mitchell Baker 3.63
Bryant Mitchell Switzer 3.4
Buffalo Victoria Mitchell 3.41
Butler Matthew Roe 3.46
Cal Poly Priscilla Bayley 3.26
Cal State Northridge Brock Moreaux 3.15
Canisius Nathan Huckle 3.48
Central Arkansas Richard Martin Jr. 3.53
Central Connecticut State Eric Blake 3.16
Central Michigan Jenny Swieton 3.46
Charlotte Joe Lynn 3.22
Chattanooga Andy Meyer 3.52
Cincinnati Susan Seaton 3.56
Cleveland State Joe Jaketic 3.63
Coastal Carolina Sandy Fowler 3.39
Colorado Mark Wetmore 3.38
Colorado State Art Siemers 3.61
Columbia Dan Ireland 3.43
Connecticut Joe Clark 3.26
Cornell Artie Smith 3.45
Dartmouth Courtney Jaworski 3.35
Davidson Jen Straub 3.62
Dayton Jason Ordway 3.4
Delaware Wendy McFarlane-Smith 3.45
DePaul Dave Dopek 3.66
Drake Mark Carroll 3.52
Duquesne James Lear 3.64
East Carolina Curt Kraft 3.47
Eastern Illinois Erin Howarth 3.32
Eastern Kentucky Rick Erdmann 3.39
Eastern Michigan Sue Parks 3.66
Eastern Washington Chris Shane 3.62
Elon Kevin Jermyn 3.15
Evansville Don Walters 3.71
FAU Alex Smolka 3.27
FIU Ryan Heberling 3.5
Florida Mike Holloway 3.36
Florida State Kelly Phillips 3.48
Fordham Tom Dewey 3.43
Furman Robert Gary 3.43
Gardner-Webb Brian Baker 3.48
George Mason Andrew Gerard 3.47
George Washington Terry Weir 3.72
Georgetown Julie Culley 3.19
Georgia Patrick Cunniff 3.49
Georgia State Christopher England 3.67
Gonzaga Patty Ley 3.64
Grand Canyon Sara Slattery 3.29
Harvard Jason Saretsky 3.65
Hawai’i Tim Boyce 3.37
High Point Remy Tamer 3.53
Houston Steve Magness 3.23
Idaho Tim Cawley 3.7
Illinois Jake Stewart 3.49
Illinois Chicago Ashley Lucas 3.26
Illinois State Jeff Bovee 3.27
Incarnate Word Derek Riedel 3.7
Indiana State Kyle Walsh 3.42
Iona Ricardo Santos 3.73
Iowa Randy Hasenbank 3.57
Iowa State Andrea Grove-McDonough 3.82
IPFW Ashley Botham (New Head Coach), formerly Mike Fruchey 3.71
IUPUI Antonio McDaniel 3.58
Jacksonville Ronald Grigg 3.59
James Madison David Rinker 3.33
Kansas Stanley Redwine 3.59
Kansas State Ryun Godfrey 3.8
Kennesaw State Andy Eggerth 3.28
Kent State Ty Griffin 3.66
Kentucky Edrick Floreal 3.66
La Salle Tom Peterson 3.11
Lafayette Michele Curcio 3.32
Lehigh Deborah Utesch 3.29
LIU Brooklyn Simon Hodnett 3.24
Long Beach State Shawn Winget 3.31
Louisville Dale Cowper 3.57
Loyola (Md.) Amy Horst 3.4
Loyola Marymount Scott Guerrero 3.38
Loyola-Chicago Bob Thurnhoffer 3.47
LSU Mark Rinker / Dennis Shaver 3.15
Manhattan Kerri Gallagher 3.43
Marist Pete Colaizzo 3.62
Marquette Mike Nelson 3.59
Maryland Andrew Valmon 3.22
McNeese State Brendan Gilroy 3.45
Miami (Ohio) Thomas Chorny 3.48
Michigan Mike McGuire 3.31
Michigan State Walt Drenth 3.49
Milwaukee Peter Corfeld 3.55
Minnesota Sarah Hopkins 3.77
Mississippi State Houston Franks 3.44
Missouri Marc Burns 3.47
Missouri State Jordan Fife 3.58
Monmouth Joe Compagni 3.28
Montana Vicky Pounds 3.2
Montana State Lyle Weese 3.61
Morehead State Steve Picucci 3.63
Murray State Adam Kiesler 3.32
NC State Laurie Henes 3.2
Nebraska David Harris 3.44
Nevada Kirk Elias 3.41
New Hampshire Robert Hoppler 3.56
New Mexico Joe Franklin 3.53
New Mexico State Doug Reynolds 3.52
Nicholls Stefanie Slekis 3.26
NJIT Adalberto Alonso 3.62
North Carolina Mark VanAlstyne 3.45
North Dakota Richard Clay 3.5
North Dakota State Stevie Keller 3.62
North Florida Jeff Pigg 3.6
North Texas Carl Sheffield 3.52
Northern Illinois Adrian Myers 3.59
Northern Iowa Dave Paulsen 3.59
Northern Kentucky Steve Kruse 3.56
Northwestern ‘A Havahla Haynes 3.34
Oakland Paul Rice 3.42
Ohio Clay Calkins 3.62
Ohio State Karen Dennis 3.4
Oklahoma Jim VanHootegem 3.48
Oklahoma State Dave Smith 3.49
Ole Miss Ryan Vanhoy 3.58
Omaha Chris Richardson 3.57
Oregon Robert Johnson 3.53
Oregon State Louie Quintana 3.45
Pacific Josh Jones 3.23
Penn Steve Dolan 3.41
Penn State John Gondak 3.48
Pittsburgh Alonzo Webb 3.37
Portland Ian Solof 3.69
Presbyterian Thad Palmer 3.27
Princeton Michelle Eisenreich 3.45
Providence Ray Treacy 3.33
Purdue Rolando Greene 3.44
Quinnipiac Carolyn Martin 3.62
Radford Brent Chumbley 3.6
Rhode Island Laurie Feit-Melnick 3.36
Rice James Bevan 3.82
Richmond Lori Taylor 3.42
Rider Bob Hamer 3.51
Rutgers James M. Robinson 3.45
Sacramento State Jeff Magley 3.35
Sacred Heart Christian Morrison 3.46
Saint Francis Douglas E. Hoover 3.73
Saint Joseph’s Melody O’Reilly 3.38
Saint Louis Jon Bell 3.58
Sam Houston State Jesse Parker 3.23
Samford Rod Tiffin 3.45
San Francisco Helen Lehman-Winters 3.82
San Jose State Brad Wick 3.25
Santa Clara Felipe Montoro 3.27
Seton Hall John Moon 3.47
Siena John Kenworthy 3.46
SIUE Scott Block 3.66
SMU Cathy Casey 3.63
South Carolina Andrew Allden 3.74
South Dakota Dan Fitzsimmons 3.7
South Dakota State Rod DeHaven 3.68
Southeast Missouri Ryan Lane 3.7
Southern Illinois Kevin Cataldo 3.42
Southern Miss Jon Stuart 3.43
St. John’s Jim Hurt 3.49
St. Mary’s Marty Kinsey 3.4
Stanford Elizabeth DeBole 3.57
Stephen F. Austin Phil Olson 3.41
Stetson Bryan Harmon 3.17
Stony Brook Andy Ronan 3.38
Syracuse Chris Fox 3.36
TCU Jennifer Fazioli 3.44
Tennessee Beth Alford-Sullivan 3.68
Texas Mario Sategna 3.41
Texas A&M Pat Henry 3.42
Texas Tech Jon Murray 3.53
Toledo Linh Nguyen 3.63
Towson Mike Jackson 3.39
Tulane Michael Nussa, Eric Peterson 3.51
Tulsa Steve Gulley 3.39
UAB Matt Esche 3.32
UC Davis Jose Barbosa 3.85
UC Riverside Nate Browne 3.02
UCLA Avery Anderson 3.13
ULM J. D. Malone 3.25
Umass Julie LaFreniere 3.41
UMass Lowell Gary Gardner 3.42
UMKC Shameika McField 3.56
UNC Asheville Jesse Norman 3.15
UNC-Wilmington Layne Schwier 3.47
UNLV Jebreh Harris 3.08
USC Upstate Carson Blackwelder 3.17
USF Dena Reif 3.6
UT Arlington John Sauerhage 3.24
Utah Kyle Kepler 3.59
Utah State Arthur Gulden 3.57
Utah Valley Scott Houle 3.6
Valparaiso Michael Straubel 3.8
Vanderbilt Steven Keith 3.58
VCU Jon Riley 3.62
Vermont Matt Belfield 3.49
Villanova Gina Procaccio 3.66
Virginia Bryan Fetzer 3.29
Virginia Tech Benjamin Thomas 3.47
Wake Forest Michelle Chewens 3.23
Washington Greg Metcalf 3.44
Washington State Wayne Phipps 3.51
Weber State Paul Pilkington 3.74
Western Michigan Kelly Lycan 3.57
William and Mary Natalie Hall 3.47
Winthrop Ben Paxton 3.55
Wisconsin Mick Byrne 3.28
Wofford Johnny C. Bomar 3.41
Wright State Rick Williamson 3.71
Wyoming Bryan Berryhill 3.38
Xavier Ryan Orner 3.61
Yale Amy Gosztyla 3.58