2018 NCAA DII Program of the Year Standings – Post-Indoor Update
NEW ORLEANS – With the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in the books, the Program of the Year-Post-Indoor standings show a close race for both the men’s and women’s titles, announced the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.
The Damon Martin Division II Men’s Program of the Year Award currently has Adams State in the lead, while the U-Mary sits atop the leaderboard for the Jerry Baltes Division II Women’s Program of the Year. However, neither team holds a commanding lead.
For those uninitiated, the USTFCCCA Program of the Year Award honors the institution that has achieved the most success in each academic year (spanning the cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field seasons) based on the institution’s finish at the NCAA Championships.
NCAA Division II Program of the Year Standings
|Men’s Team||Pts||Women’s Team||Pts|
|1. Adams State||4||1. U-Mary||6|
|2. Grand Valley State||8.5||2. Adams State||6.5|
|3. Colorado Mines||15||3. Western State||11|
|4. CSU-Pueblo||16.5||4. Grand Valley State||14|
|5. Western Oregon||27.5||5. Pittsburg State||23.5|
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In order to be eligible for the award, teams must qualify for each of the NCAA Championships. Scoring is based on the team’s finish at each NCAA Championship in cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field (i.e. 1st = 1 point, 2nd = 2 points, 31st = 31 points) with the lowest total score for all three championships combined determining the award recipient. Ties among schools split points for positions taken.
With the cross country and indoor track & field seasons behind them, the Adams State men own four points after winning the NCAA Division II Cross Country title before finishing third at the indoor championships.
However, Grand Valley State is right behind the Grizzlies with just 8.5 points. The Lakers were runners-up to Adams State during the cross country championships, while finishing tied for sixth at the indoor championships.
Rounding out the top-five on the men’s side was Colorado Mines (15), CSU-Pueblo (16.5) and Western Oregon (27.5).
The Adams State men have captured each Damon Martin Division II Men’s Program of the Year Award since its inception during the 2008-09 season.
The women’s race is much tighter, as U-Mary only holds a half-point lead over Adams State. The Marauders placed second during the cross country season before finishing fourth this past weekend. Adams State won the cross country meet, but tied for fifth this past weekend during the indoor meet.
Western State (11), Grand Valley State (14) and Pittsburg State (23.5) sat third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the post-indoor update.
U-Mary is looking for its first-ever Jerry Baltes Division II Women’s Program of the Year Award, while Adams State looks to win its first since 2013-14. GVSU captured last year’s title, as well as six others since 2008-09.