2019 NCAA DI Program of the Year Standings – Post-Indoor Update

NEW ORLEANS – Consistency is key, especially when it comes to the race for USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Program of the Year.

With two championships in the books – cross country and indoor track & field – those teams that have performed well across the board find themselves at the top of the standings for the John McDonnell Program of the Year Award and the Terry Crawford Program of the Year Award.

NCAA Division I Program of the Year Standings – Post-Indoor Update

Men’s Team Pts Women’s Team Pts
1. Stanford 9.5 1. Oregon 6
2. Wisconsin 12.5 2. New Mexico 7
3. BYU 16 3. Arkansas 15
4. Colorado 20 4. Stanford 17.5
5. Northern Arizona 23 5. BYU 21
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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

Stanford leads the race for the John McDonnell Program of the Year Award after finishing fifth in cross country and in a fourth-place tie this past weekend at the indoor meet. That gives Chris Miltenberg’s program 9.5 points according to the formula.

The Cardinal made the most of their four entries in Birmingham, Alabama. Harrison Williams captured the heptathlon crown, while Grant Fisher and Alex Ostberg finished second and fifth in the 3000 for 12 more points. Fisher and Ostberg then joined forces with Isaiah Brandt-Sims and Isaac Cortes to place second in the DMR.

Wisconsin and BYU aren’t too far behind Stanford with 12.5 and 16 points, respectively. The Badgers were eighth on their home course in cross country and tied the Cardinal for fourth place this past weekend, while the Cougars finished second in cross country and 13th indoors.

Colorado and Northern Arizona round out the top-5 with 20 and 23 points, respectively.

Women’s Story

Oregon is the clubhouse leader for the Terry Crawford Program of the Year Award after a pair of third-place finishes at national meets. That gives the Ducks a grand total of six points.

The Women of Oregon found themselves on the podium this past weekend after a well-rounded approach. Jessica Hull led the way as she totaled 12½ points thanks to a victory in the 3000 and anchoring the Ducks’ winning DMR team, but Chaquinn Cook and Rhesa Foster also played a big role in the success, finishing second and fifth in the triple jump and long jump, respectively.

New Mexico is right on Oregon’s heels with seven points. The Lady Lobos finished second in cross country and just off the podium this past weekend in fifth place.

Indoor national champion Arkansas sits further behind in third place with 15 points, while Stanford and BYU round out the top-5 with 17.5 and 21 points, respectively.