2018 NAIA Cross Country Team Academic Awards

NEW ORLEANS – Can you name the teams that excelled the most both in the classroom and on the cross country course during the 2018 NAIA Cross Country season?

If you picked the national champions, then you’re in good shape.

The men of Oklahoma City and the women of Oregon Tech were named the NAIA Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year on Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

A total of 68 teams earned All-Academic honors by posting a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Of those 68 teams, 39 were women’s and 29 were men’s.

Oklahoma City took home the men’s team title at the NAIA Championships by scoring 116 points, 27 fewer than runner-up Indiana Wesleyan. The Stars were led by Max McNeill and Oscar KipKoros, who both finished in the top-10 at ninth and 10th, respectively.

Oregon Tech came out on top of a three-team race for the women’s title. The Owls scored 125 points, seven fewer than runner-up Madonna (Mich.) and nine fewer than third-place Taylor (Ind.). Susie Garza and Cindy Reed proved to be the difference makers up front as they finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

The women from Columbia College in Missouri had the best GPA out of any team, tipping the scale at a perfect 4.0. Concordia (Neb.)‘s men had the best GPA out of their gender at 3.64.

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

2018 NAIA Cross Country – All-Academic Teams

GenderInstitutionGPAHead Coach
MENAquinas College (Mich.)3.11Mike WojciakowskiE
MENBaker University (Kan.)3.02Tim ByersE
MENBenedictine College (Kan.)3.12Henry BrunE
MENBethel College (Kan.)3.29Jeff HoskissonE
MENCampbellsville University (Ky.)3.16Hilary LakesE
MENThe College of Idaho3.2Austin BasterrecheaE
MENColumbia College (Mo.)3.17Tracy JexE
MENConcordia University (Neb.)3.61Matt BeiselE
MENDakota State University (S.D.)3.34Anthony DrealanE
MENDordt College (Iowa)3.5Nathan WolfE
MENEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Ariz.)3.25Chris BrayE
MENGrace College (Ind.)3.36Jeff RaymondE
MENLawrence Technological University (Mich.)3.41Eric GreenE
MENLewis-Clark State College (Idaho)3.39Dr. Michael G. CollinsE
MENMidland University (Neb.)3.29Erich WhitemoreE
MENMilligan College (Tenn.)3.23Chris LayneE
MENMount Mercy University (Iowa)3.27Jamie JimisonE
MENOklahoma City University3.31Matt AgueroE
MENOlivet Nazarene University (Ill.)3.35Mike McDowellE
MENOregon Institute of Technology3.52Jack KeggE
MENPoint Park University (Pa.)3.15Kelly ParsleyE
MENUniversity of Providence3.41Bill BristE
MENReinhardt University (Ga.)3.46Jordan TurnerE
MENUniversity of St. Francis (Ill.)3.05Jeffery BarkerE
MENTaylor University (Ind.)3.55Lance VanderbergE
MENTennessee Wesleyan University3.24Sam RobertsE
MENTrinity Christian College (Ill.)3.17Bob BrickmanE
MENWayland Baptist University (Texas)3.31Brian WhitlockE
MENWilliam Jessup University (Calif.)3.35Collin ChristiansonE
WOMENAquinas College (Mich.)3.42Mike WojciakowskiE
WOMENBaker University (Kan.)3.34Tim ByersE
WOMENBenedictine College (Kan.)3.41Henry BrunE
WOMENBethel College (Kan.)3.6Jeff HoskissonE
WOMENCampbellsville University (Ky.)3.12Hilary LakesE
WOMENCentral Methodist University (Mo.)3.52Mark NelsonE
WOMENThe College of Idaho3.39Austin BasterrecheaE
WOMENColumbia College (Mo.)4Tracy JexE
WOMENConcordia University (Neb.)3.64Matt BeiselE
WOMENDakota State University (S.D.)3.25Anthony DrealanE
WOMENDordt College (Iowa)3.59Nathan WolfE
WOMENEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Ariz.)3.62Chris BrayE
WOMENGrace College (Ind.)3.69Jeff RaymondE
WOMENIndiana Institute of Technology3.55Josh WolfeE
WOMENLawrence Technological University (Mich.)3.69EE
WOMENLewis-Clark State College (Idaho)3.55Dr. Michael G. CollinsE
WOMENLyon College (Ark.)3.2Adam TrauschE
WOMENMidAmerica Nazarene University (Kan.)3.52Kevin O'GrattanE
WOMENMidland University (Neb.)3.47Erich WhitemoreE
WOMENMilligan College (Tenn.)3.45Chris LayneE
WOMENUniversity of Mobile (Ala.)3.13Andy CanegittaE
WOMENMount Mercy University (Iowa)3.49Jamie JimisonE
WOMENOklahoma City University3.45Matt AgueroE
WOMENOlivet Nazarene University (Ill.)3.41Mike McDowellE
WOMENOregon Institute of Technology3.67Jack KeggE
WOMENPoint Park University (Pa.)3.23Kelly ParsleyE
WOMENUniversity of Providence3.48Bill BristE
WOMENReinhardt University (Ga.)3.51Jordan TurnerE
WOMENSCAD Savannah (Ga.)3.74Patrick ReaganE
WOMENSoutheastern3.5Paul KurtzE
WOMENSaint Ambrose University (Iowa)3.65Dan ZeimetE
WOMENUniversity of St. Francis (Ill.)3.07Jeffery BarkerE
WOMENTaylor University (Ind.)3.72Quinn WhiteE
WOMENTennessee Wesleyan University3.16Sam RobertsE
WOMENTrinity Christian College (Ill.)3.52Bob BrickmanE
WOMENValley City State University (N.D.)3.12Daniel ScheffE
WOMENWayland Baptist University (Texas)3.16Brian WhitlockE
WOMENWilliam Jessup University (Calif.)3.78Collin ChristiansonE
WOMENWilliam Penn University (Iowa)3.02Sean GosewischE