2019 USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Track & Field Academic Team Awards

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

The Grand Valley State men were crowded the award winners for both the indoor and outdoor seasons while the Adams State women captured the honor during indoors while Lincoln (Mo.) women took home the honor after the outdoor season, respectively. 

In order to be considered for Scholar Team of the Year a program must finish highly at the national championship meet and have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA as a team.

Indoor Scholar Teams of the Year History

Year
Men’s Winner
Women’s Winner
2019
Grand Valley State
Adams State
2018
Pittsburg State
West Texas A&M
2017
Tiffin
Adams State
2016
Tiffin
Lincoln (Mo.)
2015
Findlay
Central Missouri
2014
Ashland
Adams State
2013
Grand Valley State
Grand Valley State
2012
Findlay
Grand Valley State
2011
Chadron State
Grand Valley State
2010
Ashland
Ashland
2009
Ashland
Lincoln (Mo.)
2008
Minnesota State
Adams State
2007
Grand Valley State
Lincoln (Mo.)

Outdoor Scholar Teams of the Year History

Year
Men’s Winner
Women’s Winner
2019
Grand Valley State
Lincoln (Mo.)
2018
Tiffin
Saint Augustine’s
2017
Lincoln (Mo.)
Grand Valley State
2016
Tiffin
Pittsburg State
2015
Findlay
Central Missouri
2014
Ashland
Johnson C. Smith
2013
Western State
Johnson C. Smith
2012
Western State
Grand Valley State
2011
Johnson C. Smith
Grand Valley State
2010
Ashland
Grand Valley State
2009
Ashland
Lincoln (Mo.)
2008
North Dakota
Abilene Christian
2007
Grand Valley State/Western State
Lincoln (Mo.)

Grand Valley State swept the Men’s Indoor and Outdoor Scholar Team of the Year awards, the first time a program has accomplished the feat since Tiffin in 2016. The Lakers placed third at the indoor national championships and followed it up with a fourth-place showing at outdoors. To go with their success on the track, Grand Valley State compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.05 as a team. It is the first time the Lakers have won the honor during the outdoor season since a split of the title in the debut of the Scholar Team of the Year award following the 2007 season and is the first time the group won the honor during indoor since that same 2007 campaign.

On the women’s side Adams State was named the Women’s Indoor Scholar Team of the Year while Lincoln (Mo.) captured the Outdoor School Team of the Year.

Adams State recorded a team cumulative GPA of 3.34 as they won their first Indoor Scholar Team of the Year for the first time since 2014 after the group won the 2019 NCAA Division II Indoor National Championships this past March. The Grizzlies have received the award four times in program history.

Lincoln (Mo.), who were crowned the 2019 NCAA DII Outdoor Champions, also won the Outdoor Scholar Team of the Year honors after the group posted a cumulative GPA of 3.12. It is the third time in program history that the Blue Tigers have been the recipients of the award and the first since 2009.

ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS

In total, 209 programs were honored by the USTFCCCA for their academic achievements. 

Breaking it down even further, 130 of those teams were women’s compared to 79 men’s programs who earned the award.

The women’s program from Truman State had the highest cumulative GPA out of any NCAA DII institution at 3.63. 

The men’s team with the highest cumulative GPA was Point Loma Nazarene University with a 3.53.

2019 USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams
NCAA Division II Track & Field

GenderInstitutionGPAHead Coach
MENAdelphi University3.16Katie ReesE
MENUniversity of Alaska Anchorage3.17Michael FriessE
MENAnderson University (South Carolina)3.14Kevin EagleE
MENAugustana University (South Dakota)3.2Tracy HellmanE
MENAzusa Pacific University3.29Jack HoytE
MENBentley University3.43Kevin CurtinE
MENBlack Hills State University3.06Seth MischkeE
MENBloomsburg University of Pennsylvania3.15Bernard EmpieE
MENCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona3.07Chris BradfordE
MENCalifornia State University, East Bay3.05Tony NicolosiE
MENCalifornia University of Pennsylvania3.04Daniel CaulfieldE
MENCarson-Newman University3.02David NeedsE
MENCedarville University3.22Jeff BolenderE
MENUniversity of Central Missouri3.18Kip Janvrin/Kirk PedersenE
MENColorado School of Mines3.2Matt SparksE
MENColorado Mesa University3Brad GambleE
MENConcordia University Irvine3.05Keegan BloomfieldE
MENConcordia University (Ore.)3.3Jerret MantalasE
MENConcordia University, St. Paul3.19Sam JohnsonE
MENColorado State University-Pueblo3.17Matthew MorrisE
MENDavenport University (Mich.)3.38Scott CookE
MENEast Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania3.03Joe KochE
MENEdinboro University of Pennsylvania3.03Anne ClearyE
MENEmporia State University3.02Steve BlockerE
MENThe University of Findlay3.1Blaine MaagE
MENFlorida Southern College3.44Matt LevassiurE
MENFort Hays State University3.25Jason McCulloughE
MENFranklin Pierce University3.28Zach EmersonE
MENGrand Valley State University3.05Jerry BaltesE
MENHarding University3.15Steve GuymonE
MENHillsdale College3.12Andrew TowneE
MENIndiana University of Pennsylvania3.28Joey ZinsE
MENUniversity of Indianapolis3.16Scott FangmanE
MENKutztown University of Pennsylvania3.02Ray HoffmanE
MENLincoln Memorial University3.16Rochelle BlackE
MENLindenwood University3.07David NicholsonE
MENLivingstone College3.08Justin DavisE
MENLubbock Christian University3.02Nick CordesE
MENMcKendree University3.15Agne EggerthE
MENMichigan Technological University3.15Jake IsaacsonE
MENUniversity of Minnesota Duluth3.04Paul NisiusE
MENMinnesota State University, Mankato3.09Mike TurgeonE
MENMissouri University of Science and Technology3.33Shaun MeineckeE
MENMontana State University Billings3.12Jonathan WoehlE
MENMount Olive College3.1Earl GravesE
MENMetropolitan State University of Denver3.01Janis ChristopherE
MENUniversity of Nebraska at Kearney3.13Brady BonsallE
MENUniversity of New Haven3.01Shaunnaya K. WilliamsE
MENNorthern State University3.11Patrick HeckrothE
MENNorthwest Missouri State University3.14Brandon MastersE
MENNorthwood3.11Michael RobertsE
MENOklahoma Christian University3.18Wade MillerE
MENPittsburg State University3.01Russ JewettE
MENQueens University of Charlotte3.2Jim VahrenkampE
MENSaginaw Valley State University3.11Rod CowanE
MENSaint Leo University3.05Kent ReiberE
MENSeattle Pacific University3.18Karl LerumE
MENSan Francisco State University3.06Tom LyonsE
MENSimon Fraser University3.4Brit TownsendE
MENUniversity of Sioux Falls3.3Doug PetersenE
MENSlippery Rock University of Pennsylvania3.28John PapaE
MENSouth Dakota School of Mines & Technology3.21Steve JohnsonE
MENSouthern Arkansas University3.06Tim ServisE
MENSouthwest Baptist University3.17Corey McElhaneyE
MENStonehill College3.03Mike DelgadoE
MENUniversity of Tampa3.22Dror VakninE
MENTruman State University3.25Tim SchweglerE
MENUniversity of Mary3.11Dennis NewellE
MENUniversity of California, San Diego3.03Tony SalernoE
MENUniversity of Colorado, Colorado Springs3Ross FellowsE
MENUniversity of the Sciences3.32Rich DigiacomoE
MENVirginia Union University3.02Melissa FerryE
MENWalsh University3.37Rob MizickoE
MENWayne State College3.21Marlon BrinkE
MENWest Chester University of Pennsylvania3.08Jason KilgoreE
MENWestern Oregon University3.12Mike JohnsonE
MENWestern Washington University3.06Pee Wee HalsellE
MENWilliam Jewell College3.36Alisha SamuelE
WOMENAdams State University3.34Damon MartinE
WOMENAdelphi University3.2Katie ReesE
WOMENUniversity of Alaska Anchorage3.47Michael FriessE
WOMENAlderson Broaddus University3.14Jesse WeinerE
WOMENAmerican International College3.03Leo MayoE
WOMENAnderson University (South Carolina)3.55Kevin EagleE
WOMENAngelo State University3.12Tom DibbernE
WOMENAshland University3.22Jud LoganE
WOMENAugustana University (South Dakota)3.57Tracy HellmanE
WOMENAzusa Pacific University3.29Jack HoytE
WOMENBellarmine University3.29Angela Hapner MuskE
WOMENBemidji State University3.18Kevin KeanE
WOMENBentley University3.47Kevin CurtinE
WOMENBlack Hills State University3.43Seth MischkeE
WOMENBloomsburg University of Pennsylvania3.16Bernard EmpieE
WOMENCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona3.14Chris BradfordE
WOMENCalifornia State University, East Bay3.3Tony NicolosiE
WOMENCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay3.52Gregory D RhinesE
WOMENCalifornia University of Pennsylvania3.31Daniel CaulfieldE
WOMENCarson-Newman University3.53David NeedsE
WOMENCedarville University3.45Jeff BolenderE
WOMENUniversity of Central Missouri3.62Kip Janvrin/Kirk PedersenE
WOMENChadron State College3.46Riley NorthrupE
WOMENUniversity of Charleston (West Virginia)3.07John BlankenshipE
WOMENCalifornia State University, Chico3.35Robert NooneyE
WOMENClarion University of Pennsylvania3.53Jason FalvoE
WOMENClayton State University3.06MIKE MEADE
WOMENColorado School of Mines3.29Matt SparksE
WOMENColorado Mesa University3.45Brad GambleE
WOMENColumbus State University3.02Justin EvilsizerE
WOMENConcordia University Irvine3.38Keegan BloomfieldE
WOMENConcordia University (Ore.)3.4Jerret MantalasE
WOMENConcordia University, St. Paul3.48Sam JohnsonE
WOMENColorado State University-Pueblo3.42Matthew MorrisE
WOMENDavenport University (Mich.)3.46Scott CookE
WOMENEast Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania3.36Quanette FordE
WOMENEastern New Mexico University3.36Jeff KavalunasE
WOMENEdinboro University of Pennsylvania3.16Anne ClearyE
WOMENEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Fla.)3.14Mike RosolinoE
WOMENEmporia State University3.46Steve BlockerE
WOMENThe University of Findlay3.47Blaine MaagE
WOMENFlorida Southern College3.59Stephanie BylanderE
WOMENFort Hays State University3.44Jason McCulloughE
WOMENFort Lewis College3.1Joshua CoonE
WOMENFranklin Pierce University3.22Zach EmersonE
WOMENGeorgian Court University3.23Michael MurawskiE
WOMENGrand Valley State University3.38Jerry BaltesE
WOMENHarding University3.32Steve GuymonE
WOMENHillsdale College3.35Andrew TowneE
WOMENHumboldt State University3.22Sarah IngramE
WOMENIndiana University of Pennsylvania3.28Michelle BurgherE
WOMENUniversity of Indianapolis3.49Scott FangmanE
WOMENKutztown University of Pennsylvania3.27Ray HoffmanE
WOMENLee University3.36Caleb MorganE
WOMENLewis University3.29Dana SchwartingE
WOMENLincoln University of Missouri3.12Victor ThomasE
WOMENLincoln Memorial University3.5Rochelle BlackE
WOMENLindenwood University3.3David NicholsonE
WOMENLivingstone College3.15Justin DavisE
WOMENLock Haven University of Pennsylvania3.21Heather LeveringtonE
WOMENLubbock Christian University3.49Nick CordesE
WOMENLynn University3.41Chris WoodE
WOMENMalone University3.3Mark McClureE
WOMENMars Hill University3.1Mike OwensE
WOMENMcKendree University3.63Agne EggerthE
WOMENMichigan Technological University3.63 E
WOMENMillersville University of Pennsylvania3.24Andy YoungE
WOMENUniversity of Minnesota Duluth3.45Laura HarmonE
WOMENMinnesota State University, Mankato3.22Mike TurgeonE
WOMENMinot State University3.5Mark Del MonacoE
WOMENMissouri University of Science and Technology3.37Shaun MeineckeE
WOMENMissouri Southern State University3.51Bryan SchidingE
WOMENMontana State University Billings3.31Jonathan WoehlE
WOMENUniversity of Montevallo3.21Tommy BarksdaleE
WOMENMount Olive College3.44Earl GravesE
WOMENMetropolitan State University of Denver3.17Janis ChristopherE
WOMENMinnesota State University Moorhead3.26Ryan MilnerE
WOMENUniversity of Nebraska at Kearney3.54Brady BonsallE
WOMENUniversity of New Haven3.17Shaunnaya K. WilliamsE
WOMENNew Mexico Highlands University3.21Bob DeVriesE
WOMENUniversity of North Georgia3.37Tom WiliamsE
WOMENNorth Greenville University3.13Cameron StoberE
WOMENNorthern Michigan University3.43Jennifer RyanE
WOMENNorthern State University3.36Patrick HeckrothE
WOMENNorthwest Missouri State University3.49Brandon MastersE
WOMENNorthwood3.32Michael RobertsE
WOMENNova Southeastern University3.25Bryan HagopianE
WOMENOhio Dominican University3.05Connor CallahanE
WOMENOklahoma Christian University3.27Wade MillerE
WOMENPittsburg State University3.61Russ JewettE
WOMENPoint Loma Nazarene University3.53Jerry ArvinE
WOMENQueens University of Charlotte3.38Jim VahrenkampE
WOMENSaginaw Valley State University3.32Rod CowanE
WOMENSaint Augustine's University3.26George WilliamsE
WOMENSaint Augustine's University3.3George WilliamsE
WOMENSaint Leo University3.21Kent ReiberE
WOMENSeattle Pacific University3.46Karl LerumE
WOMENSan Francisco State University3.37Tom LyonsE
WOMENShippensburg University of Pennsylvania3.1Dave OsanitschE
WOMENSimon Fraser University3.35Brit TownsendE
WOMENUniversity of Sioux Falls3.55Doug PetersenE
WOMENSlippery Rock University of Pennsylvania3.35John PapaE
WOMENSouth Dakota School of Mines & Technology3.3Steve JohnsonE
WOMENSouthwest Baptist University3.56Corey McElhaneyE
WOMENSouthwestern Oklahoma State University3.22Shane BrookshireE
WOMENSt. Cloud State University3.27Sam KettenhofenE
WOMENSt. Thomas Aquinas College3.39Lorne MarcusE
WOMENStonehill College3.45mike delgadoE
WOMENUniversity of Tampa3.41Jarrett SlavenE
WOMENTarleton State University3.3Pat PonderE
WOMENTexas A&M University-Commerce3.1George PincockE
WOMENTiffin University3.1Jeremy CroyE
WOMENTruman State University3.63Tim SchweglerE
WOMENUniversity of Mary3.4Dennis NewellE
WOMENUniversity of California, San Diego3.17Darcy AhnerE
WOMENUniversity of Colorado, Colorado Springs3.46Ross FellowsE
WOMENUniversity of North Carolina at Pembroke3Peter OrmsbyE
WOMENUpper Iowa University3.62Nate RuckerE
WOMENUniversity of the Sciences3.49Rich DigiacomoE
WOMENVirginia Union University3.03Melissa FerryE
WOMENWalsh University3.59Rob MIzickoE
WOMENWashburn University3.43Cameron BabbE
WOMENWayne State University (Michigan)3.34Grant LofdahlE
WOMENWayne State College3.41Marlon BrinkE
WOMENWest Chester University of Pennsylvania3.34Jason KilgoreE
WOMENWestern State Colorado University3.36Lindsey GrasmickE
WOMENWestern Oregon University3.37Mike JohnsonE
WOMENWestern Washington University3.46Pee Wee HalsellE
WOMENWheeling Jesuit University3.13Ricky MooreE
WOMENWilliam Jewell College3.41Alisha SamuelE
WOMENWinona State University3.47Mason RebarchekE