Division II Proposal Archives

Last Updated 8/8/13

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
Allow qualifying up to and including the Saturday before the Outdoor Championship. 8/21/09 Gary Gardner, UMass Lowell D2 TF Executive Committee Accepted into agenda 10/20/09 D2 TF General Members Passed,91-34-3 12/17/09 D2 T&F Comm Tabled
Take a stand on Festivals. 9/9/09 Aaron Russell, Lock Haven D2 Board of Directors Accepted into agenda 10/6/09 In Progress
That the NCAA give awards to XC regional winners and give 8 team trophies per gender at XC Championships. 9/15/09 Aaron Russell, Lock Haven D2 XC Executive Committee Accepted into agenda 11/11/09 D2 General Members Defeated, 33-43-17 12/17/09 Defeated
That the NCAA give 8 team trophies per gender at Indoor & Outdoor Championships. 9/15/09 Aaron Russell, Lock Haven D2 TF Executive Committee Accepted into agenda 10/20/09 D2 General Members Defeated, 33-43-17 12/17/09 Defeated
Explore whether to continue to allow coaches and/or programs under NCAA probation to receive Association awards. 10/6/09 Dave Harris, Emporia State D2 Board of Directors Accepted into agenda 10/6/09 D2 General Members Passed, 48-37-3 12/17/09 Creation of DII Ethics Committee
Reexamine the issue of age limitations for athletes. 10/13/09 Karen Boen, Stonehill D2 Board of Directors Accepted into agenda 11/24/09 D2 General Members Defeated, 26-63-0 12/17/09 Defeated
Create some form of at-large qualifying in D2 XC. 10/13/09 Karen Boen, Stonehill D2 XC Executive Committee Accepted into agenda 11/11/09 D2 XC Executive Committee Tabled Tabled
Change the rules regarding flags on poles at NCAA D2 XC Championships. 10/14/09 Gary Towne, Chico State D2 XC Executive Committee Accepted into agenda 11/11/09 D2 XC General Members Passed, 115-0-6 12/17/09 D2 TF Committee Accepted Summer 2010 Accepted
That Regional Coaches of the Year should have a team or athletes ranked in the NCAA Championships. 10/15/09 George Williams, Saint Augustine’s D2 Awards Committee No action taken Withdrawn
Change # of athletes to sponsor outdoor track from 14 to 10 like indoor track & field. 10/20/09 J.D. Evilsizer, Columbus State D2 TF Executive Committee Accepted into agenda 10/20/09 D2 TF General Members Passed, 81-47-12 12/17/09 NCAA Championships Committee Defeated Defeated
Allow qualifying up to and including the Saturday before the Indoor Championship. 10/21/09 Chris Asher, Cal State LA D2 TF Executive Committee D2 TF General Members Passed, 92-29-4 12/17/09 D2 TF Committee Tabled Tabled
Top 2 teams from each region automatically qualify for the championships. Remaining qualifying spots awarded to top 8 ranked teams not earning automatic berths according to final season rankings (XC). 11/17/09 Scott Simmons, Queens Charlotte D2 XC Executive Committee D2 XC General Members Defeated, 4-83-29 12/17/09 Defeated
Move toward one standard for track & field mark adjustments (regarding altitude, track size, etc.) across all NCAA Divisions. 11/17/09 Aaron Russell, Lock Haven D2 TF Executive Committee Accepted into agenda 11/17/09 D2 TF General Members Passed, 120-2-5 12/17/09 D2 TF Committee Altitude – Accepted, Size – In Progress
In order to qualify for XC regionals you must finish in the top half of your conference meet or be ranked in the top 25 in the National Rankings. 11/17/09 J.D. Evilsizer, Columbus State D2 XC Executive Committee Tabled Tabled
Reinstitute the early signing date. 11/17/09 Troy Johnson, Cal Poly Pomona D2 Board of Directors Accepted into agenda 11/24/09 D2 TF General Members Passed, 86-3-5 12/17/09 Collegiate Commissioners Association In Progress
To prohibit a cross country championship from being held above an elevation of 3500 feet unless it is the only bid submitted. 2009 Convention Gary Towne, Chico State D2 XC Executive Committee Forwarded to membership Convention D2 XC General Members Passed, 98-24-3 12/17/09 D2 TF Committee Defeated September 2010 Defeated
To implement a national ranking system that mirrors the ranking system used by Division I. 2009 Convention D2 TF Executive Committee D2 TF Executive Committee Forwarded to membership Convention D2 TF General Members Passed, 110-13-20 12/17/09 Enacted 2010
To vote for regional track and field athlete and coache of the year as currently done, and hold voting National athlete and coach of the year via internet by Tuesday at 4pm after the national championship. 2009 Convention D2 TF Executive Committee D2 TF Executive Committee Forwarded to membership Convention D2 TF General Members Passed, 122-0-7 12/17/09 Enacted 2010
Division II Cross Country All-Region award is given to the top 25 finishers at each Regional Championships. 9/21/10 Mike Rohl, Mansfield University D2 Awards Committee Accepted into agenda 12/13/10 D2 XC Members Passed, 77-7-3 12/16/10 Accepted
Award All-Region honors to top five (5) finishers at Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships. 9/21/10 Mike Rohl, Mansfield University D2 Awards Committee Accepted into agenda 12/13/10 D2 TF Members Passed, 92-2-1 12/16/10 Accepted
Increase qualifying athletes to Cross Country Championships by eight teams and eight individuals, increasing one team and one individual per region. 10/4/10 Mark Misch, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs D2 XC Executive Committee Accepted into agenda 11/10/10 D2 XC Members Passed, 113-0-2 12/16/10 Finance and Budget Committee Passed August 2011 Accepted
To restructure the current Post-Graduate Award, to instead, be awarded as stipends to USTFCCCA Track & Field Academies, for GA, volunteer or part-time coaches at Division II institutions. 12/14/10 Division II Board of Directors D2 Awards Committee Accepted into agenda 12/4/10 D2 Members Passed, 86-7-1 12/16/10 Accepted
No NCAA Championships or Regional qualifying meet held at or above altitude. 11/19/10 Tracy Hellman, Augustana College (SD) D2 XC Executive Committee Accepted into agenda 12/8/10 D2 XC Members Passed, 81-28-5 12/16/10 DII TF Sport Subcommittee Referred to NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards 8/11/11 Rejected
Recognize the top 8 finishers in each event at the NCAA II Indoor and Outdoor National Championship as 1st team All-Americans -regardless of citizenship; and to recognize those individuals finishing ninth through twelfth in the Indoor National meet as 2nd team All-Americans -regardless of citizenship. Relay teams will continue to only recognize the top 8 finishers as All-American. 10/27/11 Sterling Martin, MUST D2 Awards Committee Forwarded to D2 TF Committee who accepted as Time-Sensitive 12/14/11 2011 D2 TF Rejected, 38-49-1 12/15/11 N/A N/A N/A Rejected
To allow the Regional XC meet director, in cooperation with the NCAA Track and Field Committee, to schedule the mandatory coaches meeting on the traditional evening before the championship OR the morning of the meet. 11/15/11 Doug Watts, Edinboro D2 XC Executive Committee Accepted as Time-Sensitive 12/11/11 2011 D2 XC Accepted, 118-12-4 12/15/11 DII TF Comm Rejected 8/9/12 Rejected. Meeting to remain on Friday before.
Award the National Athletes and Coaches of the Year at the NCAA Championships banquet immediately following the Regional awards instead of voting and awarding after the meet. 3/23/2012 D2 TF Committee D2 Awards Committee Rejected 12/17/12 Rejected
Adding an “Athlete of the Meet” award that is presented to Male and Female, Track and Field athletes based on performances at the NCAA Championship meet. 3/23/2012 D2 TF Committee D2 Awards Committee Forwarded to D2 TF Committee who accepted as time-sensitive 12/17/12 2012 DII TF Accepted, 77-10-5 12/20/12 N/A N/A N/A Enacted 2013 ITF and OTF seasons
DII Cross Country Championships Banquet be moved to Friday evening. 10/29/2012 Jennifer Michael, Western State D2 XC Committee Accepted as time-sensitive 12/17/12 2012 DII XC Accepted, 75-22-5 12/20/12 DII TF Comm Accepted June 2013 To begin fall 2015
Team ineligible to compete in post-season not be permitted to compete in the regional championships. 12/17/2012 Mark Misch, UCCS D2 XC Committee Accepted as time-sensitive 12/19/12 2012 DII XC Accepted, 84-6-9 12/20/12 DII TF Comm Accepted June 2013 To begin fall 2013