2018 NCAA DIII Cross Country Team Academic Awards

NEW ORLEANSNorth Central (Ill.)’s men and Washington (Mo.)’s women aren’t strangers to being named NCAA Division III Cross Country Scholar Teams of the Year.

Both not only excelled on the grass circuit – winning their respective gender’s national title this past November – but also stood out in the classroom as well. That’s why the Cardinals and the Bears took home Scholar Team of the Year honors on Thursday, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).


Men’s Past Winners
Women’s Past Winners
North Central (Ill.)
Johns Hopkins
North Central (Ill.)
Johns Hopkins
UW-Eau Claire
North Central (Ill.)
Johns Hopkins
St. Olaf
Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins
Washington (Mo.)
UW-Eau Claire

For a team to be considered for this honor, it must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional meet and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale. Overall, there were 393 teams honored by the USTFCCCA, of which 215 were women’s teams.

North Central (Ill.) made it look easy once again at NCAAs. The Cardinals put four runners in the top-11 – led by Dhruvil Patel and Al Baldonado placing first and second, respectively – and scored just 43 points to win by 67.

This is the fourth time in the past five years that the Cardinals have been named Scholar Team of the Year (North Central (Ill.) also won in 2014, 2016 and 2017).

WashU fought tooth and nail for the team title, winning by just one point over Johns Hopkins. The Bears, led by Paige Lawler’s individual win, scored 98 points to the Blue Jays’ 98.

This is WashU’s second time being named Scholar Team of the Year in program history dating back to 2006, when the award made its debut.

Out of every team honored, no team had a higher GPA than the women from LeTourneau University (3.85). The highest GPA out of any men’s team went to MIT at 3.78.

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


GenderInstitutionGPAHead Coach
MENAlbion College3.17Derick Lawrence
MENAlfred University3.31Bill Sortore
MENAllegheny College3.26Ben Mourer
MENAlma College3.19Matthew Chovanec
MENAlvernia University3.1Tim Hartung
MENAmherst College3.62Cassie Funke-Harris
MENAugsburg University3.27Meghan Peyton
MENAurora University3.3Nicole Farr
MENBaldwin Wallace University3.19Joseph Eby
MENBates College3.39Al Fereshetian
MENBeloit College3.12David Eckberg
MENBerry College3.3Paul Deaton
MENBirmingham-Southern College3.26Kenneth Cox
MENBluffton University3.38Kaylea Jachno
MENBridgewater College (Virginia)3.23Denver Davis
MENCalifornia Lutheran University3.27Matt Lea
MENCalifornia Institute of Technology3.73Ben Raphelson
MENCalvin College3.41Brian Diemer
MENCarleton College3.56Dave Ricks
MENCarnegie Mellon University3.4Tim Connelly
MENCarroll University (Wisconsin)3.24Shawn Thielitz
MENCarthage College3.37Josh Henry
MENCase Western Reserve University3.55Kathy Lanese
MENCatholic University3.62Steve Rahn
MENCentral College (Iowa)3.13Joe Dunham
MENCentre College3.22Lisa H. Owens
MENChapman University3.42DeAndra'e Woods
MENUniversity of Chicago3.48Chris Cory Hall
MENClaremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges3.48John Goldhammer
MENU.S. Coast Guard Academy3.27Greg Ahnrud
MENColby College3.53Jared Beers
MENColorado College3.59Ted Castaneda
MENConcordia College, Moorhead3.45Laura Januszewski
MENConnecticut College3.36Luke Maher
MENCovenant College3.28Katie Stanford
MENCrown College (Minnesota)3.25Bill Braunger
MENUniversity of Dallas3.18Matthew Barber
MENDenison University3.13Mark FitzPatrick
MENDePauw University3.39Kori Stoffregen
MENDickinson College3.37Don Nichter
MENDominican3.35Megan Vaccaro
MENUniversity of Dubuque3.27Rich Maleniak
MENEarlham College3.43Rob and Claire Hewitt
MENEastern3.26Mike Wilson
MENEastern Mennonite University3.41Bob Hepler
MENEdgewood College3.62Bethany Brewster
MENElizabethtown College3.55Brian Falk
MENElmhurst College3.11James Akita
MENEmmanuel College (Massachusetts)3.19Reava Potter
MENEmory University3.52Jordan Schilit
MENEndicott College3.13Spencer Lange
MENFranklin College3.23Brandon Dworak
MENFranklin & Marshall College3.13John Stoudt
MENGettysburg College3.18Aubrey Shenk
MENGreenville College3.24Brian Patton
MENGrinnell College3.49Will Freeman
MENGrove City College3.18Sean Severson
MENGustavus Adolphus College3.51Brenden Huber
MENHamilton College3.43Brett Hull
MENHamline University3.35Devin Monson
MENHanover College3.23Brady Wells
MENHartwick College3.48Thomas Hartnett Jr.
MENHaverford College3.58Donnelly, Tom
MENHope College3.21Mark Northuis
MENHusson University3.35Kate Goupee
MENIllinois Wesleyan University3.23Greg Huffaker
MENIowa Wesleyan College3.44Chris Creal
MENIthaca College3.56Jim Nichols
MENJohn Carroll University3.37Kyle Basista
MENJohns Hopkins University3.62Bobby Van Allen
MENKenyon College3.55Duane Gomez
MENKing's College3.43Michael Kolinovsky
MENLake Forest College3.37Ciara Kissane
MENLawrence University3.56Jason Fast
MENLebanon Valley College3.27James O'Brien
MENLewis & Clark College3.72Keith Woodard
MENLoras College3.18Bob Schultz
MENLuther College3.4Steve Pasche
MENMacalester College3.4Matt Haugen
MENMaine Maritime Academy3.24Ryan King
MENMarymount3.13Brian Cunningham
MENMarywood University3.38Rob Ahrens
MENMessiah College3.49Dale Fogelsanger
MENMethodist University3.25Jack Brunecz
MENUniversity of Minnesota, Morris3.13Anthony J Krueger
MENMassachusetts Institute of Technology3.78Halston Taylor
MENMonmouth College (Illinois)3.12Jon Welty
MENMoravian College3.3Jesse Baumann
MENCollege of Mount St. Vincent3.17Andrew Gangemi
MENUniversity of Mount Union3.34Kevin Lucas
MENMuhlenberg College3.44Doug Finley
MENMuskingum University3.23Jacob Gleason
MENNazareth College3.42James Goss
MENNebraska Wesleyan University3.69Ted Bulling
MENNorth Central College3.26Al Carius
MENUniversity of Northwestern - St. Paul3.7Steve Thiessen
MENNorwich University3.3Seth Jackson
MENNew York University3.51Erison HUrtault
MENOberlin College3.1Ray Appenheimer
MENOccidental College3.28Rob Bartlett
MENOhio Northern University3.11Jason Maus
MENOhio Wesleyan University3.12Ben Carlson
MENOlivet College3.16Karen Lutzke
MENOtterbein University3.25Dara Ford
MENPenn State Erie, the Behrend College3.15Greg Cooper
MENPiedmont College3.11Jeff Jenkins
MENPlymouth State University3.24John Ostler
MENPomona-Pitzer Colleges3.65Jordan Carpenter
MENPrincipia College3.31Sedge Southworth
MENUniversity of Puget Sound3.12Mike Orechia
MENRhodes College3.56Robert Shankman
MENRochester Institute of Technology3.45David Warth
MENRoanoke College3.27Kirk Nauman
MENUniversity of Rochester (N.Y.)3.6Eddie Novara
MENRoger Williams University3.25Sean Livingston
MENRowan University3.27Dustin Dimit
MENRensselaer Polytechnic Institute3.41John Lynch
MENSaint John's University (Minnesota)3.42Tim Miles
MENSaint Vincent College3.57Andrew R. Herr
MENSalisbury University3.14Jim Jones
MENSalve Regina University3.3Rob McGuinness
MENSewanee3.33Jeff Heitzenrater
MENShenandoah University3.33Andrew Marrocco
MENSimpson College3.13Heath Moenck
MENUniversity of Southern Maine3.12Ryan Harkleroad
MENSouthwestern University (Texas)3.32Andrew Diehl
MENSpringfield3.34Anna Steinman
MENSt. John Fisher College3.25Mike Henchen
MENSt. Norbert College3.42Donald Augustine
MENSt. Olaf College3.36Phil Lundin
MENUniversity of St. Thomas (Minnesota)3.36Pete Wareham
MENStevens Institute of Technology3.57Lance Harden
MENStockton University3.37Jayson Resch
MENSuffolk University3.55Will Feldman
MENSUNY Fredonia3.26Thomas Wilson
MENState University of New York at Geneseo3.27Dan Moore
MENState University College at New Paltz3.4Michael Trunkes
MENState University College at Oneonta3.23Chris Wilber
MENPlattsburgh State University of New York3.41Andrew Krug
MENSwarthmore College3.71Peter Carroll
MENTrine University3.47Zach Raber
MENTrinity College (Connecticut)3.51George Suitor
MENTrinity University (Texas)3.14Emily Daum
MENTufts University3.46Joel Williams
MENUniversity of California, Santa Cruz3.1David Klech
MENUniversity of New England3.33Ron Ouellette
MENUniversity of the Ozarks (Arkansas)3.23Heidi Pinkerton
MENUrsinus College3.25Carl Blickle
MENUniversity of Texas at Dallas3.4Danielle Kcholi
MENUtica College3.3Eric Parker
MENUniversity of Wisconsin, Eau Claire3.18Dan Schwamberger
MENUniversity of Wisconsin, La Crosse3.33Derek Stanley
MENUniversity of Wisconsin, Oshkosh3.13Eamon McKenna
MENUniversity of Wisconsin, Platteville3.15Tom Antczak
MENUniversity of Wisconsin, Stout3.44Matt Schauf
MENUniversity of Wisconsin, Whitewater3.38Jeff Miller
MENVassar College3.49James McCowan
MENVirginia Wesleyan University3.19Mathew Littleton
MENWabash College3.48Tyler McCreary
MENWartburg College3.13Ryan Chapman
MENWashington and Jefferson College3.41Derek Workman
MENWashington and Lee University3.56Brandon Spalding
MENWashU3.57Jeff Stiles
MENWaynesburg University3.21Chris Hardie
MENWentworth3.36Dan Roark
MENWesleyan University (Connecticut)3.39John Crooke
MENWheaton College (Illinois)3.4David Walford
MENWhitman College3.44Scott Shields
MENWhittier College3.43Greg Phillips
MENWhitworth University3.44Toby Schwarz
MENWillamette University3.36Matt McGuirk
MENWilliams College3.53Peter Farwell
MENWilmington College (Ohio)3.27Ron Combs
MENWisconsin Lutheran College3.39Steve Travis
MENWittenberg University3.2Craig Penney
MENCollege of Wooster3.34Dennis Rice
MENWorcester Polytechnic Institute3.48Brian Chabot
MENYork College (Pennsylvania)3.2Stephen LoBianco
WOMENAlbion College3.56Derick Lawrence
WOMENAlfred University3.33Bill Sortore
WOMENAllegheny College3.66Ben Mourer
WOMENAlma College3.46Matthew Chovanec
WOMENAlvernia University3.64Tim Hartung
WOMENAmherst College3.47Cassie Funke-Harris
WOMENAnderson University (Indiana)3.28Sol Stephens
WOMENArcadia3.37Joe Dyas
WOMENAugustana University (South Dakota)3.56David Thompson
WOMENAurora University3.12Nicole Farr
WOMENBabson College3.19Russ Brennen
WOMENBaldwin Wallace University3.53Joseph Eby
WOMENBates College3.51Jay Hartshorn
WOMENBeloit College3.66David Eckberg
WOMENBenedictine3.65Paul Zavala
WOMENBerry College3.33Paul Deaton
WOMENBethany College (West Virginia)3.45Michael Guinn
WOMENBirmingham-Southern College3.7Kenneth Cox
WOMENBluffton University3.49Kaylea Jachno
WOMENBrandeis University3.32Sinead Evans
WOMENBridgewater College (Virginia)3.68Denver Davis
WOMENBuena Vista University3.14Colt Slack
WOMENCalifornia Lutheran University3.31Matt Lea
WOMENCalifornia Institute of Technology3.55Ben Raphelson
WOMENCalvin College3.73Brian Diemer
WOMENCarleton College3.66Donna Ricks
WOMENCarnegie Mellon University3.44Tim Connelly
WOMENCarroll University (Wisconsin)3.58Shawn Thielitz
WOMENCarthage College3.41Stephanie Domin
WOMENCase Western Reserve University3.7Kathy Lanese
WOMENCatholic University3.51Steve Rahn
WOMENCedar Crest College3.36Alec Duncan
WOMENCentral College (Iowa)3.37Joe Dunham
WOMENCentre College3.15Lisa H. Owens
WOMENChapman University3.6DeAndra'e Woods
WOMENChatham University3.83Jon Morrow
WOMENUniversity of Chicago3.55Chris Cory Hall
WOMENChristopher Newport University3.14Sarah Lagasse
WOMENClaremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges3.63John Goldhammer
WOMENU.S. Coast Guard Academy3.19Greg Ahnrud
WOMENCoe College3.44Matthew Barreau
WOMENColby College3.58Jared Beers
WOMENColby-Sawyer College3.32Lyndsay Ostler
WOMENColorado College3.58Ted Castaneda
WOMENConcordia College, Moorhead3.68Laura Januszewski
WOMENConcordia University Wisconsin3.47Russ DeLap
WOMENConnecticut College3.56Ned Bishop
WOMENCornell College3.56Dan Schofer
WOMENCovenant College3.42Katie Stanford
WOMENCrown College (Minnesota)3.5Bill Braunger
WOMENUniversity of Dallas3.19Matthew Barber
WOMENDenison University3.43Mark FitzPatrick
WOMENDePauw University3.31Kori Stoffregen
WOMENDickinson College3.56Don Nichter
WOMENDominican3.62Megan Vaccaro
WOMENUniversity of Dubuque3.84Rich Maleniak
WOMENEarlham College3.51Claire and Rob Hewitt
WOMENEastern3.53Mike Wilson
WOMENEastern Mennonite University3.58Bob Hepler
WOMENEdgewood College3.32Bethany Brewster
WOMENElizabethtown College3.3Brian Falk
WOMENElmhurst College3.43Jordan Bartolazzi
WOMENEmmanuel College (Massachusetts)3.42Reava Potter
WOMENEmory University3.44Jordan Schilit
WOMENEndicott College3.52Spencer Lange
WOMENFontbonne University3.55Phillip Halley
WOMENFranklin College3.12Brandon Dworak
WOMENFranklin & Marshall College3.41John Stoudt
WOMENGettysburg College3.53Aubrey Shenk
WOMENGordon3.52Justin Wikerd
WOMENGreenville College3.43Brian Patton
WOMENGrinnell College3.62Evelyn Freeman
WOMENGrove City College3.45Sean Severson
WOMENGustavus Adolphus College3.52Brenden Huber
WOMENHamilton College3.51Ellen Hull
WOMENHamline University3.48Devin Monson
WOMENHartwick College3.51Thomas Hartnett Jr.
WOMENHaverford College3.65Francis Rizzo
WOMENHeidelberg University3.14Brian Grime
WOMENHope College3.63Mark Northuis
WOMENHusson University3.29Kate Goupee
WOMENIllinois Wesleyan University3.3Greg Huffaker
WOMENJohn Carroll University3.47Kyle Basista
WOMENJohns Hopkins University3.46Bobby Van Allen
WOMENKenyon College3.54Duane Gomez
WOMENKing's College3.61Michael Kolinovsky
WOMENUniversity of La Verne3.25Justin Wood
WOMENLake Forest College3.53Ciara Kissane
WOMENLawrence University3.6Jason Fast
WOMENLebanon Valley College3.57James O'Brien
WOMENLeTourneau University3.85Mesa Allison
WOMENLewis & Clark College3.25Keith Woodard
WOMENLoras College3.6Bob Schultz
WOMENLuther College3.58Yarrow Pasche
WOMENUniversity of Lynchburg3.63Jake Reed
WOMENMacalester College3.54Betsy Emerson
WOMENMaine Maritime Academy3.43Ryan King
WOMENManchester University3.21Brian Cashdollar
WOMENUniversity of Mary Washington3.21Kunle Lawson
WOMENMarymount3.23Brian Cunningham
WOMENMarywood University3.68Rob Ahrens
WOMENMcMurry University3.24Rexi Parcells
WOMENMeredith College3.39Leslie Payne
WOMENMessiah College3.43Dale Fogelsanger
WOMENMethodist University3.42Jack Brunecz
WOMENMillikin University3.36Andrew Craycraft
WOMENMisericordia University3.71Christopher Wadas
WOMENMassachusetts Institute of Technology3.71Halston Taylor
WOMENMonmouth College (Illinois)3.33Jon Welty
WOMENMoravian College3.59Jesse Baumann
WOMENMount Holyoke College3.54Chris Kibler
WOMENUniversity of Mount Union3.4Kevin Lucas
WOMENMuhlenberg College3.57Doug Finley
WOMENNazareth College3.26James Goss
WOMENNebraska Wesleyan University3.42Ted Bulling
WOMENNorth Central College3.48Mahesh Narayanan
WOMENNorth Park University3.48Daniel Simpson
WOMENUniversity of Northwestern - St. Paul3.52Steve Thiessen
WOMENNorwich University3.39Seth Jackson
WOMENNew York University3.53Erison Hurtault
WOMENOberlin College3.58Ray Appenheimer
WOMENOccidental College3.46Rob Bartlett
WOMENOhio Northern University3.46Jason Maus
WOMENOhio Wesleyan University3.63Ben Carlson
WOMENOlivet College3.49Karen Lutzke
WOMENOtterbein University3.65Dara Ford
WOMENUniversity of the Pacific3.58Matt Lydum
WOMENPenn State Erie, the Behrend College3.3Greg Cooper
WOMENPiedmont College3.54Jeff Jenkins
WOMENPlymouth State University3.2John Ostler
WOMENPomona-Pitzer Colleges3.69Kirk Reynolds
WOMENPrincipia College3.7Sedge Southworth
WOMENUniversity of Puget Sound3.58Mike Orechia
WOMENRamapo College3.35Justina Cassavell
WOMENRhodes College3.39Robert Shankman
WOMENRipon College3.36Corey Bins
WOMENRochester Institute of Technology3.65David Stevens
WOMENRoanoke College3.15Kirk Nauman
WOMENUniversity of Rochester (N.Y.)3.51Eddie Novara
WOMENRoger Williams University3.29Sean Livingston
WOMENRowan University3.37Derick Adamson
WOMENRensselaer Polytechnic Institute3.46John Lynch
WOMENSaint Benedict3.67Robin Balder-Lanoue
WOMENSaint Mary's College (Indiana)3.22Jackie Bauters
WOMENSaint Vincent College3.68Kevin Wanichko
WOMENSalisbury University3.67Jim Jones
WOMENSalve Regina University3.4Rob McGuinness
WOMENSewanee3.43Jeff Heitzenrater
WOMENShenandoah University3.37Andrew Marrocco
WOMENSimpson College3.63Heath Moenck
WOMENSmith College3.75Ellen O'Neil
WOMENUniversity of Southern Maine3.22George Towle
WOMENSouthwestern University (Texas)3.64Andrew Diehl
WOMENSpringfield3.77Anna Steinman
WOMENSt. Catherine3.81Cami Paulson
WOMENSt. John Fisher College3.61Mike Henchen
WOMENSt. Lawrence University3.58Mary Kate Curran
WOMENSt. Norbert College3.51Donald Augustine
WOMENSt. Olaf College3.49Erica Maker
WOMENUniversity of St. Thomas (Minnesota)3.62Joe Sweeney
WOMENStevens Institute of Technology3.73Lance Harden
WOMENStevenson University3.68Dave Berdan
WOMENStockton University3.73Joe Dare
WOMENSuffolk University3.66Will Feldman
WOMENSUNY Fredonia3.31Thomas Wilson
WOMENState University of New York at Geneseo3.34Dan Moore
WOMENState University College at New Paltz3.2Michael Trunkes
WOMENState University College at Oneonta3.13Chris Wilber
WOMENPlattsburgh State University of New York3.31Andrew Krug
WOMENSusquehanna University3.1Ethan Senecal
WOMENSwarthmore College3.68Peter Carroll
WOMENSweet Briar3.11Jacob Smith
WOMENThe College at Brockport3.3Danielle Novara
WOMENTrine University3.55Zach Raber
WOMENTrinity College (Connecticut)3.39George Suitor
WOMENTrinity University (Texas)3.44Emily Daum
WOMENTufts University3.57Kristen Morwick
WOMENUniversity of California, Santa Cruz3.46David Klech
WOMENUniversity of Maine, Farmington3.22Joseph DiSalvo
WOMENUniversity of Massachusetts, Dartmouth3.3Michael Salem
WOMENUniversity of New England3.58Ron Ouellette
WOMENUniversity of the Ozarks (Arkansas)3.22Heidi Pinkerton
WOMENUrsinus College3.42Carl Blickle
WOMENUniversity of Texas at Dallas3.58Danielle Kcholi
WOMENUtica College3.35Eric Parker
WOMENUniversity of Wisconsin, Eau Claire3.49Dan Schwamberger
WOMENUniversity of Wisconsin, La Crosse3.51Derek Stanley
WOMENUniversity of Wisconsin, Oshkosh3.42Eamon McKenna
WOMENUniversity of Wisconsin, Platteville3.48Tom Antczak
WOMENUniversity of Wisconsin, River Falls3.21Danielle Douglas Ferguson
WOMENUniversity of Wisconsin, Stevens Point3.41Brett Witt
WOMENUniversity of Wisconsin, Stout3.48Matt Schauf
WOMENUniversity of Wisconsin, Whitewater3.29Jeff Miller
WOMENVassar College3.76James McCowan
WOMENVirginia Wesleyan University3.19Krista Littleton
WOMENWartburg College3.36Ryan Chapman
WOMENWashington and Jefferson College3.32Derek Workman
WOMENWashington and Lee University3.54Mike Dager
WOMENWashU3.72Jeff Stiles
WOMENWaynesburg University3.65Chris Hardie
WOMENWellesley College3.43Philip Jennings
WOMENWesleyan University (Connecticut)3.67John Crooke
WOMENWheaton College (Illinois)3.65David Walford
WOMENWhitman College3.77Scott Shields
WOMENWhittier College3.27Greg Phillips
WOMENWhitworth University3.78Toby Schwarz
WOMENWilkes University3.24Nicholas Wadas
WOMENWillamette University3.49Matt McGuirk
WOMENWilliam Smith College3.64Evan Abelson
WOMENWilliams College3.67Peter Farwell
WOMENWisconsin Lutheran College3.41Steve Travis
WOMENWittenberg University3.55Craig Penney
WOMENCollege of Wooster3.47Dennis Rice
WOMENWorcester Polytechnic Institute3.78Brian Chabot
WOMENYork College (Pennsylvania)3.47Stephen LoBianco