USTFCCCA Program of the Year


Program of the Year

Program of the Year Trophy

The USTFCCCA Program of the Year Award is awarded annually to the most outstanding cross country/track & field programs in each of the NCAA’s three divisions and for each gender.  The award honors the institution that has achieved the most success in each academic year (spanning the cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field seasons) based on the institution’s finish at the NCAA Championships.

In order to be eligible for the award, teams must qualify for each of the NCAA Championships.  Scoring is based on the team’s finish at each NCAA Championship in cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field (i.e. 1st = 1 point, 2nd = 2 points, 31st = 31 points) with the lowest total score for all three championships combined determining the award recipient. Ties among schools split points for positions taken.

 

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John McDonnell Men’s Division I Program of the Year

The John McDonnell Program of the Year Award is named after USTFCCCA Hall of Famer and former Arkansas head coach John McDonnell.  McDonnell’s Arkansas teams won a combined 40 National Championships and finished in the top ten in cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field in 24 of his 36 seasons in Fayetteville. Five of his teams won the NCAA Triple Crown. 

2013-2014 Review: Oregon won its first Program of the Year Award since 2009-10.

Past Winners

2013-2014: Oregon (1st), Oklahoma State (2nd), Arkansas (3rd)
2012-2013
: Arkansas (1st), Wisconsin (2nd), Oregon (3rd)
2011-2012
: Florida State (1st), Indiana (2nd), Texas (3rd)
2010-2011
: Florida State (1st), Stanford (2nd), BYU (3rd)
2009-2010
: Oregon (1st), Arizona State (2nd), Northern Arizona (3rd)
2008-2009: Oregon (1st), Stanford (2nd), Florida State (3rd)


Terry Crawford Women’s Division I Program of the Year

The Terry Crawford Women’s Program of the Year Award is named after USTFCCCA Hall of Famer and former Cal Poly head coach Terry Crawford.  Crawford has won five NCAA National Championships, and over 20 Conference Championships.  Her 1986 Texas squad remains as the only NCAA women’s program to ever win the Triple Crown (cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field titles).

2013-2014 Review: Oregon won its sixth-straight Program of the Year Award.

Past Winners

2013-2014: Oregon (1st), Stanford (2nd), Arkansas (3rd)
2012-2013
: Oregon (1st), Arizona (2nd), Arkansas (3rd)
2011-2012
: Oregon (1st), Stanford (2nd), Washington (3rd)
2010-2011
: Oregon (1st), Arizona (2nd), Villanova (3rd)
2009-2010
: Oregon (1st), Florida (2nd), Penn State (3rd)
2008-2009: Oregon (1st), Florida State (2nd), Arizona State (3rd)


Damon Martin Division II Men’s Program of the Year

The Damon Martin Division II Men’s Program of the Year Award is named after current Adams State head cross country and assistant track & field coach Damon Martin. As of the 2014 season, Martin’s men’s squads have claimed seven national cross country team titles, including four of the past five; a national indoor track & field team title; and a national outdoor track & field team title. His program has claimed each of the first six Division II Men’s Program of the Year Awards.

2013-2014 Review: Adams State has won its sixth consecutive Division II Men’s Program of the Year Award.

Past Winners

2013-2014: Adams State (1st), Grand Valley State (2nd), Southern Indiana (3rd)
2012-2013
: Adams State (1st), Ashland (2nd), Western State (3rd)
2011-2012
: Adams State (1st), Western State (2nd), Ashland (3rd)
2010-2011
: Adams State (1st), Abilene Christian (2nd), Central Missouri (3rd)
2009-2010
: Adams State (1st), Pittsburg State (2nd), Western Washington (3rd)
2008-2009: Adams State (1st), Abilene Christian (2nd), Western State (3rd)


Jerry Baltes Division II Women’s Program of the Year

The Jerry Baltes Division II Women’s Program of the Year Award is named after current Grand Valley State coach Jerry Baltes. As of the 2014 season, Baltes’ squads have won seven NCAA titles. With a “triple crown” of NCAA crowns in the 2010-11 academic year,  Baltes’ squad became the first in Division II history, regardless of gender to win cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field national championships in the same seasons.

2013-2014 Review: Adams State has won its first Division II Women’s Program of the Year Award.

Past Winners

2013-2014: Adams State (1st), Grand Valley State (2nd), Western State (3rd)
2012-2013
: Grand Valley State (1st), Adams State (2nd), Alaska Anchorage (3rd)
2011-2012: Grand Valley State (1st), Adams State (2nd), Western State (3rd)
2010-2011
: Grand Valley State (1st), Adams State (2nd), Western State (3rd)
2009-2010
: Grand Valley State (1st), Adams State (2nd), Seattle Pacific (3rd)
2008-2009: Grand Valley State (1st), Adams State (2nd), Seattle Pacific (3rd)


Al Carius Division III Men’s Program of the Year

The Al Carius Program of the Year Award is named after USTFCCCA Hall of Famer and long-time North Central College head coach Al Carius.  Carius is in his 47th year of service at North Central, still as head coach of the Cardinals’ cross country squad, and has won 23 NCAA Division III National Championships. Carius’ program last won a "triple crown" of NCAA titles during the 2009-2010 academic year.

2013-2014 Review: UW-La Crosse claimed its second consecutive Division III Men’s Program of the Year Award.

Past Winners

2013-2014: UW-La Crosse (1st), North Central (Ill.) (2nd), UW-Oshkosh (3rd)
2012-2013
: UW-La Crosse (1st), North Central (Ill.) (2nd), UW-Eau Claire (3rd)
2011-2012: North Central (Ill.) (1st), UW-Oshkosh (2nd), UW-La Crosse (3rd)
2010-2011
: North Central (Ill.) (1st), Washington (Mo.) (2nd), UW-Oshkosh (3rd)
2009-2010
: North Central (Ill.) (1st), UW-La Crosse (2nd), Amherst (3rd)
2008-2009: UW-Oshkosh (1st), UW-La Crosse (2nd), UW-Stevens Point (3rd)


Deb Vercauteren Division III Women’s Program of the Year

The NCAA Division III Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year Award is named after USTFCCCA Hall of Famer and former UW Oshkosh women’s head coach Deb Vercauteren. Her Titans won a combined 18 NCAA national titles and her student-athletes combined to earn over 345 All-American performances. Vercauteren won an impressive 36 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles (15 cross country, 11 indoors, and 10 outdoors).

2013-2014 Review: Wartburg won its third straight Division III Women’s Program of the Year Award.

Past Winners

2013-2014: Wartburg (1st), Williams (2nd), UW-La Crosse (3rd)
2012-2013
: Wartburg (1st), Williams (2nd), UW-Oshkosh (3rd)
2011-2012: Wartburg (1st), Washington (Mo.) (2nd), Williams (3rd)
2010-2011
: MIT (1st), Williams (2nd), UW-Oshkosh (3rd)
2009-2010: UW-Oshkosh (1st), MIT (2nd), Calvin (3rd)
2008-2009: Wartburg (1st), UW-La Crosse (2nd), UW-Eau Claire (3rd)