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NCAA DII XC All-Academic Teams

2018 NCAA DII Cross Country Team Academic Awards

NEW ORLEANS – The mark of truly well-rounded teams are ones that excel on the course, in training and in the classroom.

That’s what the Colorado School of Mines men and Grand Valley State women did during the cross country season to earn the honor of 2018 NCAA Division II Cross Country Scholar Teams of the Year, announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Thursday.


Men’s Past Winners
Women’s Past Winners
Adams State
Adams State
Adams State
Grand Valley State
Colorado Mines
Adams State
Adams State
Grand Valley State
Adams State
Grand Valley State
Adams State
Grand Valley State
Western State
Western State
Western State
Grand Valley State
Adams State
Adams State
Adams State
Adams State
Abilene Christian
Adams State
Western State
Adams State

Colorado School of Mines and Grand Valley State earned the distinction of being Scholar Teams of the Year by being the highest-finishing team from their gender at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships to have at least a 3.0 cumulative team grade point average. Other teams to earn All-Academic team awards were programs who had a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and scored at an NCAA Division II regional meet during the season.

The Orediggers were the national runner-up this season behind the strong performances of four All-American runners. The team recorded 89 points, just 10 points behind eventual champion Grand Valley State in a tightly contested race. It was the first runner-up finish for the program since 2012 and the second overall in program history.

Colorado School of Mines also won team titles at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships and the Rock Pre-Nationals.

This is the second time that the Orediggers have been named Scholar Team of the Year, with the last being in 2015.

Grand Valley State waltzed away with the team title this past year as they recorded just 41 points behind five All-Americans. All of the scored Laker athletes finished in the top-26 of the race that included four in the top-nine.

To go with the national title, GVSU also won the Midwest Regional Title and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships.  

The Lakers have now captured Scholar Team of the Year honors in six of the past nine seasons.

Overall there were 427 teams – 231 women’s teams and 196 men’s teams – that earned All-Academic honors.

The full list of teams honored by the USTFCCCA can be found below.

2018 NCAA Division II Cross Country – All-Academic Teams

GenderInstitutionGPAHead Coach
MENAcademy of Art University3.16Steve FuellingE
MENAdelphi University3.04Katie ReesE
MENUniversity of Alabama in Huntsville3.56David CainE
MENUniversity of Alaska Anchorage3.43Michael FriessE
MENAnderson University (South Carolina)3.38Kevin EagleE
MENAshland University3.15Jacob SussmanE
MENAugustana University (South Dakota)3.02Tracy HellmanE
MENAzusa Pacific University3.44Preston GreyE
MENBellarmine University3.19Jim VargoE
MENBentley University3.48Kevin CurtinE
MENBlack Hills State University3.4Scott WalkinshawE
MENBloomsburg University of Pennsylvania3.25Bernard EmpieE
MENCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona3.04Chris BradfordE
MENCalifornia State University, East Bay3.17Tony NicolosiE
MENCalifornia University of Pennsylvania3.17Daniel CaulfieldE
MENCarson-Newman University3.37Eric PhilipsE
MENCedarville University3.38Paul OrchardE
MENUniversity of Central Missouri3.38Kirk PedersenE
MENCentral Washington University3.53Kevin AdkissonE
MENUniversity of Charleston (West Virginia)3.17Nick BiasE
MENChestnut Hill College3.03Phil ReillyE
MENClayton State University3.2Mike MeadE
MENColorado School of Mines3.43Chris SiemersE
MENColorado Mesa University3.6Matt CanterburyE
MENColumbus State University3.14JD EvilsizerE
MENConcordia University Portland3.35Jerret MantalasE
MENConcordia University, St. Paul3.15Jonathan BreitbarthE
MENColorado State University-Pueblo3.65Matthew MorrisE
MENDallas Baptist University3.2Jacob PhillipsE
MENDrury University3.56Jamie MorenoE
MENEast Central University3.44Steven SawyerE
MENEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Florida)3.03Mike RosolinoE
MENThe University of Findlay3.54Blaine MaagE
MENFlorida Southern College3.15Matt LevassiurE
MENFlorida Institute of Technology3.42Peter MazzoneE
MENFort Hays State University3.34Jason McCulloughE
MENFort Lewis College3.17Joshua CoonE
MENFranklin Pierce University3.33Zach EmersonE
MENGannon University3.68John CarrigE
MENHarding University3.37Steve GuymonE
MENHawaii Pacific University3.33Jackie SgambatiE
MENHillsdale College3.2Andrew TowneE
MENIndiana University of Pennsylvania3.38Joey ZinsE
MENUniversity of Indianapolis3.37Brad RobinsonE
MENThomas Jefferson University3.36David ThomasE
MENKutztown University of Pennsylvania3Ray HoffmanE
MENLee University3.11Caleb MorganE
MENLees-McRae College3.29Ley FletcherE
MENLincoln Memorial University3.34Jeremy DonahueE
MENLindenwood University3.3Randy ColeE
MENLynn University3.2Chris WoodE
MENMaryville University of Saint Louis3.39Vince BinghamE
MENMerrimack College3.36Chris CameronE
MENMichigan Technological University3.41Jake IsaacsonE
MENUniversity of Minnesota Duluth3.35Paul NisiusE
MENMinot State University3.46Mark Del MonacoE
MENMississippi College3.45Butch ArdE
MENMissouri University of Science and Technology3.29Shaun MeineckeE
MENMissouri Southern State University3.19Jamie BurnhamE
MENMontana State University Billings3.04Jonathan WoehlE
MENUniversity of Montevallo3.25Tommy BarksdaleE
MENUniversity of Mount Olive3.28Matthew van LieropE
MENMetropolitan State University of Denver3.18Trent MackE
MENMinnesota State University Moorhead3.33Ryan MilnerE
MENUniversity of Nebraska at Kearney3.41Brady BonsallE
MENNorthern State University3.3Patrick HeckrothE
MENNorthwest Missouri State University3.09Nick GibsonE
MENNorthwestern Oklahoma State University3.2Jill LancasterE
MENNorthwood University (Michigan)3.45Michael RobertsE
MENNova Southeastern University3.23Bryan HagopianE
MENOklahoma Baptist University3.01Matt KennedyE
MENPalm Beach Atlantic University3.12Maryellen PowersE
MENPittsburg State University3.29Russ JewettE
MENQueens University of Charlotte3.26Thomas ScottE
MENRoberts Wesleyan College3.4Andrew DorrE
MENRogers State University3.17Chris McCormickE
MENSaginaw Valley State University3.28Rod CowanE
MENSaint Anselm College3.07Brian StankiewiczE
MENSeattle Pacific University3.23Karl LerumE
MENSeton Hill University3.28Jenna FaticaE
MENSimon Fraser University3.14Brit TownsendE
MENUniversity of Sioux Falls3.32Doug PetersenE
MENSlippery Rock University of Pennsylvania3.28John PapaE
MENSouth Dakota School of Mines & Technology3.09Steve JohnsonE
MENSouthern Connecticut State University3.32John WallinE
MENSouthwest Baptist University3.36Corey McElhaneyE
MENSt. Thomas Aquinas College3.17Nicole RyanE
MENStonehill College3.23Karen BoenE
MENUniversity of Tampa3.25DROR VAKNINE
MENTarleton State University3.16Pat PonderE
MENTruman State University3.32Tim SchweglerE
MENTusculum College3.31Cory PrattE
MENUniversity of Mary3.43Dennis NewellE
MENUniversity of California, San Diego3.03Nate GarciaE
MENUniversity of Colorado, Colorado Springs3.22Mark MischE
MENUnion University3.57Gary JohnsonE
MENUniversity of the Sciences3.24Rich DiGiacomoE
MENUtah Tech University3.23Justin DeckerE
MENUniversity of Wisconsin-Parkside3.36Thomas BreitbachE
MENWalsh University3.49Rob MizickoE
MENWayne State University (Michigan)3.24Grant LofdahlE
MENWayne State College (Nebraska)3.45Marlon BrinkE
MENWest Chester University of Pennsylvania3.36Ryan ComstockE
MENUniversity of West Florida3.1Caleb CarmichaelE
MENWestern Colorado University3.38Jennifer MichelE
MENWestern Oregon University3.15Mike JohnsonE
MENWilliam Jewell College3.22Alisha SamuelE
MENWilmington University (Delaware)3Keith JonesE
MENWingate University3.22Ashley GloverE
MENWinona State University3.31Zach KughnE
WOMENAcademy of Art University3.32Steve FuellingE
WOMENAdams State University3.29Damon MartinE
WOMENAdelphi University3.51Katie ReesE
WOMENUniversity of Alabama in Huntsville3.55David CainE
WOMENUniversity of Alaska Anchorage3.51Michael FriessE
WOMENAlderson Broaddus University3.31Jesse WeinerE
WOMENAnderson University (South Carolina)3.73Kevin EagleE
WOMENArkansas Tech University3.2Tom AspelE
WOMENAshland University3.1Jacob SussmanE
WOMENAugusta University3.44Adam WardE
WOMENAugustana University (South Dakota)3.72Tracy HellmanE
WOMENAzusa Pacific University3.27Preston GreyE
WOMENBellarmine University3.35Angela MuskE
WOMENBemidji State University3.29Kevin KeanE
WOMENBentley University3.32Kevin CurtinE
WOMENBlack Hills State University3.51Scott WalkinshawE
WOMENBloomsburg University of Pennsylvania3.13Bernard EmpieE
WOMENCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Humboldt3.16Jamey HarrisE
WOMENCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona3.17Chris BradfordE
WOMENCalifornia State University, East Bay3.33Tony NicolosiE
WOMENCalifornia University of Pennsylvania3.67Daniel CaulfieldE
WOMENCarson-Newman University3.49Eric PhilipsE
WOMENCatawba College3.55Jason BryanE
WOMENCedarville University3.57Jeff BolenderE
WOMENUniversity of Central Missouri3.69Kirk PedersenE
WOMENCentral Washington University3.62Kevin AdkissonE
WOMENChadron State College3.5Scott FoleyE
WOMENUniversity of Charleston (West Virginia)3.06Nick BiasE
WOMENChestnut Hill College3.57Phil ReillyE
WOMENCalifornia State University, Chico3.43Gary TowneE
WOMENChristian Brothers University3.3Bill HoffmanE
WOMENClarion University of Pennsylvania3.49Eric LaughlinE
WOMENClayton State University3.2Mike MeadE
WOMENColorado School of Mines3.45Chris SiemersE
WOMENColorado Mesa University3.55Matt CanterburyE
WOMENColumbus State University3.34David MarleyE
WOMENConcord University3.29Michael CoxE
WOMENConcordia University Portland3.64Jerret MantalasE
WOMENConcordia University, St. Paul3.65Jonathan BreitbarthE
WOMENColorado State University-Pueblo3.65Bailey HughesE
WOMENDallas Baptist University3.57Jacob PhillipsE
WOMENDelta State University3.09Doug PinkertonE
WOMENDrury University3.47Jamie MorenoE
WOMENEast Central University3.44Steven SawyerE
WOMENEastern New Mexico University3.55Jeff KavalunasE
WOMENEdinboro University of Pennsylvania3.17Clayton FosterE
WOMENEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Florida)3.36Mike RosolinoE
WOMENEmporia State University3.35Mark StanbroughE
WOMENThe University of Findlay3.66Blaine MaagE
WOMENFlagler College3.26Brian BeilE
WOMENFlorida Southern College3.6Stephanie BylanderE
WOMENFlorida Institute of Technology3.07Peter MazzoneE
WOMENFort Hays State University3.51Jason McCulloughE
WOMENFort Lewis College3.15Joshua CoonE
WOMENFrancis Marion University3.02Mark BlumanE
WOMENFranklin Pierce University3.27Zach EmersonE
WOMENGannon University3.75John CarrigE
WOMENGoldey-Beacom College3.39Andrew ShearerE
WOMENGrand Valley State University3.58Jerry BaltesE
WOMENHarding University3.43Steve GuymonE
WOMENHillsdale College3.53Andrew TowneE
WOMENIndiana University of Pennsylvania3.55Joey ZinsE
WOMENUniversity of Indianapolis3.64Brad RobinsonE
WOMENThomas Jefferson University3.35David ThomasE
WOMENKutztown University of Pennsylvania3.41Ray HoffmanE
WOMENLee University3.55Caleb MorganE
WOMENLenoir-Rhyne University3.44Danny WilliamsonE
WOMENLewis University3.21James KearneyE
WOMENLock Haven University of Pennsylvania3.09Aaron RussellE
WOMENLynn University3.27Chris WoodE
WOMENMars Hill University3.2Mike OwensE
WOMENMaryville University of Saint Louis3.72Vince BinghamE
WOMENMercyhurst University3.39Kathryn Noble-FraleyE
WOMENMerrimack College3.33Chris CameronE
WOMENMichigan Technological University3.61Jake IsaacsonE
WOMENUniversity of Minnesota Duluth3.42Laura HarmonE
WOMENMinnesota State University, Mankato3.24Jen BlueE
WOMENMinot State University3.63Mark Del MonacoE
WOMENMississippi College3.7Butch ArdE
WOMENMissouri University of Science and Technology3.3Shaun MeineckeE
WOMENMissouri Southern State University3.67Jamie BurnhamE
WOMENMontana State University Billings3.14Jonathan WoehlE
WOMENUniversity of Montevallo3.45Tommy BarksdaleE
WOMENUniversity of Mount Olive3.66Matthew van LieropE
WOMENMetropolitan State University of Denver3.29Trent MackE
WOMENMinnesota State University Moorhead3.46Ryan MilnerE
WOMENUniversity of Nebraska at Kearney3.5Brady BonsallE
WOMENUniversity of New Haven3.18Nicholas NoheimerE
WOMENNewman University3.34Joshua SchepisE
WOMENUniversity of North Georgia3.49Tom WiliamsE
WOMENNorth Greenville University3.37Cameron StoberE
WOMENNorthern Michigan University3.53Jennifer RyanE
WOMENNorthern State University3.5Patrick HeckrothE
WOMENNorthwest Missouri State University3.51Nick GibsonE
WOMENNorthwestern Oklahoma State University3.25Jill LancasterE
WOMENNorthwood University (Michigan)3.35Michael RobertsE
WOMENNova Southeastern University3.4Bryan HagopianE
WOMENOhio Dominican University3.44Connor CallahanE
WOMENOklahoma Baptist University3.26Matt KennedyE
WOMENPalm Beach Atlantic University3.27Maryellen PowersE
WOMENPittsburg State University3.66Russ JewettE
WOMENPoint Loma Nazarene University3.49jerry arvinE
WOMENPost University3.05Gregory SchmidtE
WOMENQueens University of Charlotte3.55Thomas ScottE
WOMENQueens College (New York)3.21Robert DavisE
WOMENRoberts Wesleyan College3.59Andrew DorrE
WOMENRogers State University3.13Chris McCormickE
WOMENSaginaw Valley State University3.48Rod CowanE
WOMENSaint Anselm College3.04Brian StankiewiczE
WOMENSeattle Pacific University3.65Karl LerumE
WOMENSeton Hill University3.76Jenna FaticaE
WOMENSan Francisco State University3.13Tom LyonsE
WOMENShippensburg University of Pennsylvania3.02Steven SpenceE
WOMENSimon Fraser University3.28Brit TownsendE
WOMENUniversity of Sioux Falls3.59Doug PetersenE
WOMENSlippery Rock University of Pennsylvania3.49John PapaE
WOMENSonoma State University3.36Sean FitzpatrickE
WOMENSouth Dakota School of Mines & Technology3.3Steve JohnsonE
WOMENSouthern Arkansas University3.48Timothy Paul ServisE
WOMENUniversity of Southern Indiana3.53Mike HillyardE
WOMENSouthwest Baptist University3.77Corey McElhaneyE
WOMENSt. Cloud State University3.66Sam KettenhofenE
WOMENSt. Thomas Aquinas College3.47Nicole RyanE
WOMENStonehill College3.5Karen BoenE
WOMENUniversity of Tampa3.52Jerry SlavenE
WOMENTarleton State University3.28Pat PonderE
WOMENTexas A&M International University3.41Benny RodriguezE
WOMENTruman State University3.55Tim SchweglerE
WOMENTusculum College3.33Cory PrattE
WOMENUniversity of Mary3.37Dennis NewelE
WOMENUniversity of California, San Diego3Nate GarciaE
WOMENUniversity of Colorado, Colorado Springs3.59Corey KubatzkyE
WOMENUniversity of North Carolina at Pembroke3.23Dr. Peter OrmsbyE
WOMENUnion University3.76Gary JohnsonE
WOMENUpper Iowa University3.3Nate RuckerE
WOMENUrsuline College3.54Alaric BestE
WOMENUniversity of the Sciences3.63Rich DiGiacomoE
WOMENUtah Tech University3.48Justin DeckerE
WOMENUniversity of Wisconsin-Parkside3.21Thomas BreitbachE
WOMENValdosta State University3.05Todd SmootE
WOMENWalsh University3.62Rob MIzickoE
WOMENWashburn University of Topeka3.09Cameron BabbE
WOMENWayne State University (Michigan)3.77Grant LofdahlE
WOMENWayne State College (Nebraska)3.57Marlon BrinkE
WOMENWest Chester University of Pennsylvania3.46Ryan ComstockE
WOMENUniversity of West Florida3.47Caleb CarmichaelE
WOMENWestern Colorado University3.39Jennifer MichelE
WOMENWestern Oregon University3.26Mike JohnsonE
WOMENWilliam Jewell College3.67Alisha SamuelE
WOMENWilmington University (Delaware)3.46Keith JonesE
WOMENWingate University3.23Ashley GloverE
WOMENWinona State University3.59Zach KughnE