Division II Proposals


Division II Proposal Archives

Last Updated 8/20/14

Proposal Date Received Submitted By USTFCCCA Committee Committee Action Date of Action USTFCCCA Convention Convention Action Date of Action NCAA Committee NCAA Action Date of Action Status
An institution that sponsors both indoor and outdoor track and field would have a start date of the first Monday in October, whichever comes first. 9/6/11 Tom Rutledge, Missouri Southern State D2 TF Executive Committee Accepted as Time-Sensitive 12/11/11 2011 D2 TF Accepted, 72-40-7 12/15/11 Seeking Conf. sponsor
During Fall Festival years, the NCAA Cross Country Championships be held at the host city during the championship’s traditional weekend of the Saturday before Thanksgiving. 10/5/11 Mike Mead, Clayton State D2 XC Executive Committee Accepted as Time-Sensitive 12/11/11 2011 D2 XC Accepted, 129-4-2 12/15/11 DII T&F Comm Supported 8/9/12 Sent to DII Champs Committee
To add an early one-week NLI signing period for prospective student athletes in the sport of Division II cross country and track and field, and to keep the regular signing period to begin the first Wednesday in February and continue through August 1st. The early signing period would be set from the first Wednesday in November through the second Wednesday in November. 10/27/11 Sterling Martin, MUST D2 Executive Council Accepted as Time-Sensitive 12/11/11 2011 D2 General Body Accepted, 114-15-0 12/15/11 Collegiate Commissioners Association Accepted 6/18/14 Effective immediately. Nov 12-19, 2014 and April 15-August 1, 2014
Teams 1-32 at Nationals score according to the current Learfield Cup structure. Teams 33-64 score 25 points each for non-national qualifying teams based on regional finish. 10/28/11 Jeremy Croy, Tiffin D2 XC Executive Committee Accepted as Time-Sensitive 12/11/11 2011 D2 TF Accepted, 83-5-2 12/15/11 NACDA In Progress
To do away with track indexing for the purpose of qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. 10/18/2012 Gary Gardner, UMass Lowell D2 TF Committee Accepted to charge the NCAA to further evaluate 12/19/12 2012 D2 TF Accepted, 77-2-6 12/20/12 NCAA Indexing Subcommittee In Progress
To move the banquet to the Friday night before the cross country Championships. 10/29/2012 Jennifer Michael, Western State D2 XC Committee Accepted as Time-Sensitive 12/17/12 2012 D2 TF Accepted, 75-22-5 12/20/12 DII TF Comm Accepted June 2013 To begin with 2015 season
To seed the indoor 200m such that the top 3 individuals from the prelims race head to head in one section, finalists 4-6 in a second section and 7-9 in a final section. 10/23/2012 Jason Lamont-Jackson, Virginia State D2 TF Committee Modified to top 2 individuals 12/17/12 2012 D2 TF Accepted, 85-6-3 12/20/12 N/A N/A N/A See modification from 2013 convention below
To increase the travel party for the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor T&F Championships. 12/17/2012 Ryan Dall, Texas A&M Kingsville D2 TF Committee Accepted as Time-Sensitive 12/17/12 2012 D2 TF Accepted, 98-1-0 12/20/12 DII TF Comm forwarded to NCAA Champs Comm In Progress
Combine the 2014 Cross Country Championships in support of a 75th Anniversary Celebration. 12/17/2012 D2 XC Committee D2 XC Committee Accepted as Time-Sensitive 12/17/12 2012 D2 TF Accepted, 100-1-2 12/20/12 DII TF Comm Approved in all divisions June 2013 Denied by NCAA Championships Committees
Change first date of permissible contest in cross country to the seven days after first permissible day of practice. 6/25/13 Joseph Haggenmiller, Michigan Tech D2 XC Committee Rejected 12/18/13 Rejected
Change the women’s regional and national distance in cross country to 8K. 10/23/13 Steve Picucci, Ferris State D2 XC Committee Rejected 12/18/13 Rejected
To allow student athletes to wear watches at Regional and National Championships 12/16/13 D2 XC Committee D2 XC Committee Accepted as Time-Sensitive 12/16/13 2013 D2 XC Accepted , 98-25-9 12/19/13 DII TF Comm Accepted March 2014 To begin with 2015 season
That all All-American awards be presented at the site of competition following competition. 12/16/13 D2 XC Committee D2 XC Committee Accepted as Time-Sensitive 12/16/13 2013 D2 XC Accepted, 122-7-3 12/19/13 DII TF Comm Accepted March 2014 To begin with 2015 season
That the NCAA alternate the date of fall festivals every other festival so that Cross Country Championships would compete on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving. 10/23/13 D2 XC Committee D2 XC Committee Accepted as Time-Sensitive 12/16/13 2013 D2 XC Accepted, 106-15-8 12/19/13 DII TF Comm Supported March 2014 With NCAA Champs Comm
To amend the indoor 200m proposal from 2012 as follows: Seeding in the indoor 200m AND the 400m have the top two (2) fastest qualifiers from the qualifying heats run head to head in the event final. 12/16/13 D2 TF Committee D2 TF Committee Accepted as Time-Sensitive 12/16/13 2013 D2 TF Accepted, 105-2-4 12/19/13 Rules Change Proposal submitted by USTFCCCA 8/1/2014 Rules Change effective 2015 for 200m-600m, 4X200 and 4X400.
In the 100 HH, 110 HH, 100 & 200 meter races, advancement will be the top two (2) in each heat and the remaining lanes will advance on time. 12/16/13 D2 TF Committee D2 TF Committee Accepted as Time-Sensitive 12/16/13 2013 D2 TF Accepted, 94-14-3 12/19/13 Rules Change Proposal submitted by USTFCCCA 8/1/2014 Only when more than two rounds contested and not for advancement to final.
Change Rule 5-11.3a. Remove “lanes shall be drawn by lot” and replace with the following: Half the lanes on the track into preferred and non-preferred lanes. Randomly seed the top half of the times into the preferred lanes. Then randomly seed the bottom half of times into the non-preferred lanes. 12/16/13 D2 TF Committee D2 TF Committee Accepted as Time-Sensitive 12/16/13 2013 D2 TF Accepted, 94-12-7 12/19/13 4/30/2014 Rules Change Proposal submitted by USTFCCCA