2019 NAIA Program of the Year Standings – Post-Indoor Update

NEW ORLEANS – A number of teams are still in the race for the NAIA Men’s & Women’s Program of the Year Awards.

With two championships in the books – cross country and indoor track & field – no team has truly separated itself from the pack.

NAIA Program of the Year Standings – Post-Indoor Update

Men’s Team Pts Women’s Team Pts
1. Indiana Wesleyan 9 1. Oregon Tech 8
t2. St. Francis (Ill.) 13 2. Wayland Baptist (Texas) 10
t2. Saint Mary (Kan.) 13 t3. Taylor (Ind.) 15
4. Oklahoma City 14 t3. SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) 15
5. Dordt (Iowa) 26.5 5. Oklahoma City 18.5
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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.

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 winner. Ties among schools split points for positions taken.

Men’s Story

Indiana Wesleyan has the lead right now in the men’s standings with 9 points. The Wildcats finished runner-up in cross country and were seventh at the indoor meet two weeks ago in Brookings, South Dakota.

Not too far behind is the duo of St. Francis (Ill.) and Saint Mary (Kan.), tied for second place with 13 points. The Saints finished third in cross country and 10th indoors, while the Spires were fifth and eighth, respectively.

Cross country national champ Oklahoma City sits fourth with 14 points, while Dordt (Iowa) rounds out the top-5 with 26.5 points.

Women’s Story

Win a national title: Sit first or second in the women’s standings.

Cross country champ Oregon Tech is currently in first place with 8 points. The Owls coupled that national title with a seventh-place effort in Brookings, South Dakota.

Indoor national champ Wayland Baptist (Texas) trails Oregon Tech by two points. The Pioneers have 10 points after a ninth-place finish in cross country.

Taylor (Ind.) and SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) are locked in a third-place tie. The Trojans finished third in cross country and tied for 11th place during the indoor meet, while the Bees were fifth in cross country and 10th just two weeks ago.

Oklahoma City rounds out the top-5 with 18.5 points using the formula.