Nominations Now Open For 2022 Cross Country All-Academic Awards

NEW ORLEANS – The nomination period for USTFCCCA All-Academic Awards for the 2022 track & field season is NOW OPEN!

Nominations for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Individual & Team Awards will be accepted until Friday, January 20, at 11:59 pm CT.

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE FOR ACADEMIC AWARDS

Criteria for nominations are listed below.

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

NCAA Division I

Division I Cross Country All-Academic Individuals

Awarded to all nominated student-athletes who meet the following criteria:

1.       CUMULATIVE GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale, including the most recent grading period.

a.       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. 

NCAA DIVISION I MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

National Championship All-America — Top 40

 —– OR —–

By Regional Finish (All-Region [Top 25] or Top 10%)

  • Great Lakes – Top 25
  • Mid-Atlantic – Top 25
  • Midwest – Top 25
  • Mountain – Top 25
  • Northeast – Top 25
  • South – Top 25
  • South Central – Top 25
  • Southeast – Top 25
  • West – Top 25

NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

National Championship All-America — Top 40

     —– OR —–

By Regional Finish (All-Region [Top 25] or Top 10%)

  • Great Lakes – Top 25
  • Mid-Atlantic – Top 25
  • Midwest – Top 25
  • Mountain – Top 25
  • Northeast – Top 26
  • South – Top 25
  • South Central – Top 25
  • Southeast – Top 25
  • West – Top 25

Division I Cross Country All-Academic Teams

Awarded to all nominated teams who meet the following criteria:

1.       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:

a.       Total the cumulative number of semester hours or quarter hours earned for all student- athletes on the NCAA Squad List, including the most recent grading period;

b.       Total the cumulative number of grade points earned by all student-athletes, including the most recent grading period;

c.       Divide the cumulative number of grade points/quality points earned by the cumulative number of semester or quarter hours earned.

2.       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].

NCAA Division II

Division II Cross Country All-Academic Individuals

Awarded to all nominated student-athletes who meet the following criteria:

1.       Minimum CUMULATIVE grade point average of 3.25 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]. Data must be certifiable by the institution’s registrar.

2.       Must have completed at least 12 semester/quarter hours through the end of 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.       The student-athlete must have placed in the top 30% of the total number of athletes eligible to compete at the respective regional championships (total Division II 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 Division II Cross Country National Championships.

NCAA DIVISION II MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

National Championship Top 50% — Top 131

     —– OR —–

By Regional Finish (Top 30% among Poss. Starters)

  • Atlantic – Top 82
  • Central – Top 70
  • East – Top 70
  • Midwest – Top 70
  • South – Top 72
  • South Central – Top 61
  • Southeast – Top 76
  • West – Top 59

NCAA DIVISION II WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

National Championship Top 50% — Top 132

     —– OR —–

By Regional Finish (Top 30% among Poss. Starters)

  • Atlantic – Top 87
  • Central – Top 87
  • East – Top 70
  • Midwest – Top 74
  • South – Top 76
  • South Central – Top 66
  • Southeast – Top 78
  • West – Top 68

Division II Cross Country All-Academic Teams

Awarded to all nominated teams who meet the following criteria:

1.       The team must have competed AND compiled a team score at an NCAA Division II Regional Cross Country meet during the most recent Cross Country season.

2.       CUMULATIVE GPA of all student-athletes listed on the institution’s NCAA Squad List (transfer students and/or graduate students are to include only grades earned at the current nominating institution) at the end of the most recent semester/quarter, must be at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, computed by the following method:

a.       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;

b.       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;

c.       Divide the cumulative number of quality points earned by the cumulative number of semester or quarter hours completed.

3.       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.

NCAA Division III

Division III Cross Country All-Academic Individuals

Awarded to all nominated student-athletes who meet the following criteria:

1.       Minimum CUMULATIVE grade point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale through the end of the fall semester/quarter of competition. Graduate students must take all undergraduate plus graduate coursework into account. 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]. Data must be certifiable by the institution’s registrar.

2.       The student-athlete must have a) placed in the top 50% of finishers at the National Cross Country Championship, b) placed in the top 25% of starters at respective Regional Cross Country Championship, and/or c) been named All-Region (Top 35 at respective region).

NCAA DIVISION III MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

National Championship Top 50% — Top 145

      —– OR —–

By Regional Finish (Top 25% among starters)

  • East – Top 61
  • Great Lakes – Top 68
  • Metro – Top 44
  • Mid-Atlantic – Top 56
  • Mideast – Top 42
  • Midwest – Top 58
  • Niagara – Top 43
  • North – Top 56
  • South – Top 41
  • West – Top 41

NCAA DIVISION III WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

National Championship Top 50% — Top 146

      —– OR —–

By Regional Finish (Top 25% among starters)

  • East – Top 62
  • Great Lakes – Top 62
  • Metro – Top 43
  • Mid-Atlantic – Top 53
  • Mideast – Top 40
  • Midwest – Top 51
  • Niagara – Top 42
  • North – Top 54
  • South – Top 46
  • West – Top 42

Division III Cross Country All-Academic Teams

Awarded to all nominated teams who meet the following criteria:

1.       Team meets the NCAA criteria for cross country sponsorship (five meets with a minimum of five runners competing at each meet).

2.       CUMULATIVE team GPA of all student-athletes who used a season of eligibility be at least a 3.10 on a 4.0 scale through the most recent semester/quarter (graduate students must take all undergraduate plus graduate coursework into account), computed by the following method:

a.       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;

b.       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;

c.       Divide the cumulative number of quality points earned by the cumulative number of semester or quarter hours completed.

NAIA

NAIA Cross Country All-Academic Individuals

Awarded to all nominated student-athletes who meet the following criteria:

1.       Minimum CUMULATIVE grade point average of 3.25 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]. Data must be certifiable by the institution’s registrar.

2.       The student-athlete must have been an NAIA Cross Country National Championship Qualifier.

NAIA Cross Country All-Academic Teams

Awarded to all nominated teams who meet the following criteria:

1.       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:

a.       Total the cumulative number of semester hours or quarter hours earned for all student- athletes, including the most recent grading period;

b.       Total the cumulative number of grade points earned by all student-athletes, including the most recent grading period;

c.       Divide the cumulative number of grade points/quality points earned by the cumulative number of semester or quarter hours earned.

2.       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].