2019 USTFCCCA NAIA Track & Field Academic Team Awards

NEW ORLEANS – Scholar Teams of the Year and All-Academic Team honors for the 2018-19 NAIA Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field seasons were announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Indiana Tech earned both the Men’s Indoor and Outdoor Scholar Team of the Year honors, while Wayland Baptist (Texas) and Southern-New Orleans (La.) were honored as the respective Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Scholar Teams of the Year.

In order to be in contention for Scholar Team of the Year, a program must finish highly at the respective national championship meet and have at least a cumulative team GPA of 3.00. (CLICK HERE to see the full criteria)

Indiana Tech’s athletes had a cumulative team GPA of 3.17 while also standing out on the track and in the field. The Warriors won the indoor team title – which made them an easy choice for Men’s Indoor Scholar Team of the Year – and finished fourth outdoors.

Wayland Baptist earned Women’s Indoor Scholar Team of the Year honors after winning the indoor title and posting a cumulative team GPA of 3.11.

Southern-New Orleans (La.) captured Women’s Outdoor Scholar Team of the Year honors after finishing runner-up outdoors. The Knights had a cumulative team GPA of 3.37.

All-Academic Teams

All told, 74 teams were honored by the USTFCCCA for their academics.

Breaking it down further, 44 of those were women’s teams compared to 30 men’s programs.

No team posted a better cumulative GPA than Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)’s women at 3.707.

Oregon Tech had the best cumulative GPA out of any men’s program at 3.61.

2019 USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams
NAIA Men’s & Women’s Track & Field

GenderInstitutionGPAHead Coach
MENBaker University (Kan.)3.01Ryan PittsE
MENBenedictine College3.04Henry BrunE
MENBethel College (Kan.)3.03Jeff HoskissonE
MENCentral Methodist University (Mo.)3.32Mark NelsonE
MENConcordia University (Neb.)3.29Matt BeiselE
MENDakota State University (S.D.)3.06Anthony DrealanE
MENDakota Wesleyan University (S.D.)3.28Jamen HeltonE
MENEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Ariz.)3.27Chris BrayE
MENGrace College (Ind.)3.28Jeff RaymondE
MENIndiana Institute of Technology3.17Doug EdgarE
MENLewis-Clark State College (Idaho)3.46Michael CollinsE
MENMidland University (Neb.)3.02Daniel GerberE
MENMilligan College (Tenn.)3.25Chris LayneE
MENMorningside College (Iowa)3.16Dave NashE
MENMount Mercy University (Iowa)3.15Derek StephensE
MENNorthwest Christian University (Ore.)3.34Tom BoldonE
MENNorthwestern College (Iowa)3.14Scott BahrkeE
MENOklahoma City University3.18Matt AgueroE
MENOlivet Nazarene University (Ill.)3.31Mike McDowellE
MENOregon Institute of Technology3.61Jack KeggE
MENPoint Park University (Pa.)3.21Jim SpisakE
MENUniversity of Saint Francis (Ind.)3.16 E
MENSaint Mary3.07Alstin BentonE
MENSouthern Oregon University3.33Grier GatlinE
MENSouthern University at New Orleans (La.)3.1Younne ReidE
MENSaint Ambrose University (Iowa)3.25Dan TomlinE
MENTabor College (Kan.)3.07Dave KroekerE
MENTaylor University (Ind.)3.36Rod WatersE
MENTrinity Christian College (Ill.)3.23Bob BrickmanE
MENWilliam Jessup University (Calif.)3.33Jeff MagleyE
MENWilliam Woods University (Mo.)3.14Dan SchwabE
WOMENBaker University (Kan.)3.27Ryan PittsE
WOMENBenedictine College3.25Henry BrunE
WOMENBethel College (Ind.)3.17Tony NataliE
WOMENBethel College (Kan.)3.06Jeff HoskissonE
WOMENCentral Methodist University (Mo.)3.28Mark NelsonE
WOMENClarke University (Iowa)3.47Mason TangenE
WOMENColumbia College (Mo.)3.59Tracy JexE
WOMENConcordia University (Neb.)3.6Matt BeiselE
WOMENDakota State University (S.D.)3.36Anthony DrealanE
WOMENDakota Wesleyan University (S.D.)3.48Jamen HeltonE
WOMENEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Ariz.)3.71Chris BrayE
WOMENGeorgetown College (Ky.)3.04Luke GarnettE
WOMENGrace College (Ind.)3.37Jeff RaymondE
WOMENGrand View University (Iowa)3.36Jerry MonnerE
WOMENIndiana Institute of Technology3.24Doug EdgarE
WOMENLewis-Clark State College (Idaho)3.64Michael CollinsE
WOMENLyon College (Ark.)3.2Milton WilliamsE
WOMENMidland University (Neb.)3.44Daniel GerberE
WOMENMilligan College (Tenn.)3.45Chris LayneE
WOMENUniversity of Mobile (Ala.)3.01Andy CanegittaE
WOMENMorningside College (Iowa)3.45Dave NashE
WOMENMount Mercy University (Iowa)3.39Derek StephensE
WOMENNorthwest Christian University (Ore.)3.28Tom BoldonE
WOMENNorthwestern College (Iowa)3.52Scott BahrkeE
WOMENOklahoma City University3.48Matt AgueroE
WOMENOlivet Nazarene University (Ill.)3.37Mike McDowellE
WOMENOregon Institute of Technology3.61Jack KeggE
WOMENOur Lady of the Lake University (Texas)3.2Stephen ShermanE
WOMENPoint Park University (Pa.)3.37Jim SpisakE
WOMENUniversity of Saint Francis (Ind.)3.08 E
WOMENSaint Mary3.38Alstin BentonE
WOMENSCAD Atlanta (Ga.)3.52Christopher UmmerE
WOMENSoutheastern3.4Nick DodsonE
WOMENSouthern Oregon University3.29Grier GatlinE
WOMENSouthern University at New Orleans (La.)3.37Younne ReidE
WOMENSaint Ambrose University (Iowa)3.53Dan TomlinE
WOMENTabor College (Kan.)3.65Dave KroekerE
WOMENTaylor University (Ind.)3.65Rod WatersE
WOMENTennessee Wesleyan University3.02Sam RobertsE
WOMENTrinity Christian College (Ill.)3.54Bob BrickmanE
WOMENValley City State University (N.D.)3.28Daniel ScheffE
WOMENWayland Baptist University (Texas)3.11Brian WhitlockE
WOMENWiley College (Texas)3.26LaMark CarterE
WOMENWilliam Jessup University (Calif.)3.55Jeff MagleyE
WOMENWilliam Woods University (Mo.)3.43Dan SchwabE