Nomination Window For USTFCCCA All-Academic XC Awards Now Open!

NEW ORLEANS – The nomination period for USTFCCCA All-Academic Awards for the 2019 cross country season are NOW OPEN!

Nominations for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Individual & Team Awards will be accepted until Friday, January 24 at 5 pm CT.

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE FOR INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE FOR TEAM AWARDS

Coaches and SIDs must be logged into the USTFCCCA Membership Portal to submit a nomination.

Criteria for nominations are listed below.

Please contact awards@ustfccca.org with any questions regarding the process.

NCAA Division I

Individual All-Academic Award Criteria

  1. Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period. Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0].
  2. Completed a minimum of one (1) semester or one (1) quarter at the nominating institution.
  3. USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country All-American finisher OR top 25 finisher (or top 10%) at an NCAA Division I Cross Country Regional meet.
  • Great Lakes: Men – Top 25
  • Great Lakes: Women – Top 25
  • Mid-Atlantic: Men – Top 25
  • Mid-Atlantic: Women – Top 25
  • Midwest: Men – Top 25
  • Midwest: Women – Top 25
  • Mountain: Men – Top 25
  • Mountain: Women – Top 25
  • Northeast: Men – Top 26
  • Northeast: Women – Top 26
  • South: Men – Top 25
  • South: Women – Top 25
  • South Central: Men – Top 25
  • South Central: Women – Top 25
  • Southeast: Men – Top 25
  • Southeast: Women – Top 25
  • West: Men – Top 25
  • West: Women – Top 25

Team All-Academic Award Criteria

Cumulative team GPA of all student-athletes on an institution’s NCAA Squad List of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period, computed by the following method:

  • Total the cumulative number of semester hours or quarter hours completed for all student-athletes on the NCAA Squad List, including the most recent grading period;
  • Total the cumulative number of quality points (GPA multiplied by the number of credit hours) earned by all student-athletes on the NCAA Squad List, including the most recent grading period;
  • Divide the cumulative number of quality points earned by the cumulative number of semester or quarter hours completed.
  • Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale than 4.0 then must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0]. Data must be certifiable by the institution’s registrar’s office.

NCAA Division II

Individual All-Academic Award Criteria

  1. Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale through the end of the semester/quarter of competition. Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0].
  2. Completed at least 12 semester/quarter hours through the semester of competition at the institution.
  3. Transfer students and/or graduate students are to include only grades earned at the current nominating institution.
  4. Placed in the top 30% of the total number of athletes eligible to compete at the respective regional championships (total number of teams in the region multiplied by seven [7] runners per team) rounding up to the nearest whole number [if not a whole number] OR in the top 50% of the field at the NCAA National Championships (top 132 finishers for men and top 130 finishers for women)
  Men Women
  Teams Athletes Top 30% Teams Athletes Top 30%
Atlantic 38 266 80 41 287 87
Central 31 217 66 41 287 87
East 35 245 74 36 252 76
Midwest 39 273 82 41 287 87
South 37 259 78 37 259 78
South Central 32 224 68 33 231 70
Southeast 34 238 72 36 252 76
West 31 217 66 35 245 74

Team All-Academic Award Criteria

  • Team cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period. Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale than 4.0 should first calculate the cumulative GPA and then convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0].
    • Total the cumulative number of semester hours or quarter hours completed for all student-athletes who used a season of eligibility, including the most recent grading period;
    • Total the cumulative number of quality points (GPA multiplied by the number of credit hours) earned by all student-athletes including the most recent grading period;
    • Divide the cumulative number of quality points earned by the cumulative number of semester or quarter hours completed.
    • Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale than 4.0 then must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0]. Data must be certifiable by the institution’s registrar.
  • Transfer students and/or graduate students are to include only grades earned at the current nominating institution.
  • All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA Eligibility Form and used a year of eligibility must be included.
  • The team must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Division II Regional Cross Country meet.

NCAA Division III

Individual All-Academic Award Criteria

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale through the end of the fall semester of competition. Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0].
  2. Graduate students must take all undergraduate plus graduate coursework into account.
  3. Placed in the top 25 percent of finishers of their respective NCAA Division III Regional Championship or the top 50% at the NCAA Division III National Championships (top 140 finishers for men and top 140 finishers for women)
  Men Women
  Finishers Top 25% Finishers Top 25%
Atlantic 299 74 274 68
Central 199 49 209 52
Great Lakes 255 63 233 58
Mideast 360 90 349 87
Midwest 252 63 257 64
New England 384 96 380 95
South/Southeast 239 59 239 59
West 112 28 121 30

Team All-Academic Award Criteria

  • Team meets the NCAA criteria for cross country sponsorship (five meets with a minimum of five runners competing at each meet).
  • Team roster must include every individual who used a season of eligibility.
  • Graduate students must take all undergraduate plus graduate coursework into account.
  • An institution’s team roster must have a minimum cumulative team grade point average of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale through the most recent semester/quarter.
    • Total the cumulative number of semester hours or quarter hours completed for all student-athletes who used a season of eligibility, including the most recent grading period;
    • Total the cumulative number of quality points (GPA multiplied by the number of credit hours) earned by all student-athletes who used a season of eligibility, including the most recent grading period;
    • Divide the cumulative number of quality points earned by the cumulative number of semester or quarter hours completed.
    • Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale than 4.0 then must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0]. Data must be certifiable by the institution’s registrar.

NAIA

Individual All-Academic Award Criteria

  1. Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period.
    1. Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0].
  2. NAIA Cross Country National Championships qualifier.
  3. Completed a minimum of one (1) semester or one (1) quarter at the nominating institution.

Team All-Academic Award Criteria

Cumulative team GPA at the end of the most recent semester/quarter of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period, computed by the following method:

  • Total the cumulative number of semester hours or quarter hours earned for all student-athletes on the eligibility certificate, including the most recent grading period;
  • Total the cumulative number of grade points earned by all student-athletes on the eligibility certificate, including the most recent grading period;
  • Divide the cumulative number of grade points/quality points earned by the cumulative number of semester or quarter hours earned.
  • Institutions utilizing a different GPA scale than 4.0 then must convert the GPA to a 4.0 scale using the standard conversion method [GPA/Scale x 4.0].