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

NEW ORLEANS – With the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in the books, it’s time to look at the Post-Indoor Update for the race for Men’s & Women’s Program of the Year.

It’s a close race for both the Damon Martin Men’s Program of the Year Award and the Jerry Baltes Women’s Program of the Year Award.

NCAA Division II Program of the Year Standings

Post-NCAA Indoor

Men’s Team Pts Women’s Team Pts
1. Grand Valley State 5 1. Grand Valley State 3
2. Adams State 6 2. Adams State 4
3. Colo. School of Mines 14 3. Alaska Anchorage 10
4. Western Colorado 20.5 4. U-Mary 16.5
5. Queens (N.C.) 23 5. Pittsburg State 19

The USTFCCCA Program of the Year Award honors the institution on both the men’s and women’s side 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 program’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 national meet in cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field (i.e. 1st = 1 point, 2nd – 2 points, 31st = 31 points, etc.) with the lowest total score for all three championships combined determining the award recipient. Ties among schools split points for positions taken.

Men’s Story

Grand Valley State has earned five points based off their team title in cross country, followed by a fourth-place podium finish at indoor nationals.

Adams State is right behind with six points after finishing as the runner up at this past weekend’s indoor national meet and taking fourth earlier in the year at cross country nationals.

Rounding out the top-five for the men were Colo. School of Mines (14 points),Western Colorado (20.5) and Queens (N.C./23).

Last year, one in which Grand Valley State took the top prize, was the first time that Adams State did not win the Damon Martin Men’s Program of the Year Award, snapping a run of nine consecutive honors.

Women’s Story

Grand Valley State also leads the women’s standing with just three points after winning the cross country title and following it with a second-place performance at indoor nationals.

Adams State looms just a point behind. The Grizzlies finished third in cross country and followed it by running away with the national title at the NCAA Indoor Championships this past weekend.

Alaska Anchorage (10 points), U-Mary (16.5) and Pittsburg State (19) completed the rest of the top-5.

Grand Valley State has won the Jerry Baltes Women’s Program of the Year Award seven times in school history, including two of the past three times.