Tiger Cross Country Earns 2018 All-Academic Team Award

Tiger Cross Country Earns 2018 All-Academic Team Award

 – North Central (Ill.)'s men and Washington (Mo.)'s women aren't strangers to being named NCAA Division III Cross Country Scholar Teams of the Year.

Both not only excelled on the grass circuit – winning their respective gender's national title this past November – but also stood out in the classroom as well. That's why the Cardinals and the Bears took home Scholar Team of the Year honors on Thursday, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

For a team to be considered for this honor, it must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional meet and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.10 on a 4.0 scale. Overall, there were 393 teams honored by the USTFCCCA, of which 215 were women's teams.

North Central (Ill.) made it look easy once again at NCAAs. The Cardinals put four runners in the top-11 – led by Dhruvil Patel and Al Baldonado placing first and second, respectively – and scored just 43 points to win by 67.

This is the fourth time in the past five years that the Cardinals have been named Scholar Team of the Year (North Central (Ill.) also won in 2014, 2016 and 2017).

WashU fought tooth and nail for the team title, winning by just one point over Johns Hopkins. The Bears, led by Paige Lawler's individual win, scored 98 points to the Blue Jays' 98.

This is WashU's second time being named Scholar Team of the Year in program history dating back to 2006, when the award made its debut.

Out of every team honored, no team had a higher GPA than the women from LeTourneau University (3.85). The highest GPA out of any men's team went to MIT at 3.78.

See below for a full list of teams honored by the USTFCCCA.

MEN Albion College 3.17 Derick Lawrence
MEN Alfred University 3.31 Bill Sortore
MEN Allegheny College 3.26 Ben Mourer
MEN Alma College 3.19 Matthew Chovanec
MEN Alvernia University 3.1 Tim Hartung
MEN Amherst College 3.62 Cassie Funke-Harris
MEN Augsburg University 3.27 Meghan Peyton
MEN Aurora University 3.3 Nicole Farr
MEN Baldwin Wallace University 3.19 Joseph Eby
MEN Bates College 3.39 Al Fereshetian
MEN Beloit College 3.12 David Eckberg
MEN Berry College 3.3 Paul Deaton
MEN Birmingham-Southern College 3.26 Kenneth Cox
MEN Bluffton University 3.38 Kaylea Jachno
MEN Bridgewater College (Virginia) 3.23 Denver Davis
MEN California Lutheran University 3.27 Matt Lea
MEN California Institute of Technology 3.73 Ben Raphelson
MEN Calvin College 3.41 Brian Diemer
MEN Carleton College 3.56 Dave Ricks
MEN Carnegie Mellon University 3.4 Tim Connelly
MEN Carroll University (Wisconsin) 3.24 Shawn Thielitz
MEN Carthage College 3.37 Josh Henry
MEN Case Western Reserve University 3.55 Kathy Lanese
MEN Catholic University 3.62 Steve Rahn
MEN Central College (Iowa) 3.13 Joe Dunham
MEN Centre College 3.22 Lisa H. Owens
MEN Chapman University 3.42 DeAndra'e Woods
MEN University of Chicago 3.48 Chris Cory Hall
MEN Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 3.48 John Goldhammer
MEN U.S. Coast Guard Academy 3.27 Greg Ahnrud
MEN Colby College 3.53 Jared Beers
MEN Colorado College 3.59 Ted Castaneda
MEN Concordia College, Moorhead 3.45 Laura Januszewski
MEN Connecticut College 3.36 Luke Maher
MEN Covenant College 3.28 Katie Stanford
MEN Crown College (Minnesota) 3.25 Bill Braunger
MEN University of Dallas 3.18 Matthew Barber
MEN Denison University 3.13 Mark FitzPatrick
MEN DePauw University 3.39 Kori Stoffregen
MEN Dickinson College 3.37 Don Nichter
MEN Dominican 3.35 Megan Vaccaro
MEN University of Dubuque 3.27 Rich Maleniak
MEN Earlham College 3.43 Rob and Claire Hewitt
MEN Eastern 3.26 Mike Wilson
MEN Eastern Mennonite University 3.41 Bob Hepler
MEN Edgewood College 3.62 Bethany Brewster
MEN Elizabethtown College 3.55 Brian Falk
MEN Elmhurst College 3.11 James Akita
MEN Emmanuel College (Massachusetts) 3.19 Reava Potter
MEN Emory University 3.52 Jordan Schilit
MEN Endicott College 3.13 Spencer Lange
MEN Franklin College 3.23 Brandon Dworak
MEN Franklin & Marshall College 3.13 John Stoudt
MEN Gettysburg College 3.18 Aubrey Shenk
MEN Greenville College 3.24 Brian Patton
MEN Grinnell College 3.49 Will Freeman
MEN Grove City College 3.18 Sean Severson
MEN Gustavus Adolphus College 3.51 Brenden Huber
MEN Hamilton College 3.43 Brett Hull
MEN Hamline University 3.35 Devin Monson
MEN Hanover College 3.23 Brady Wells
MEN Hartwick College 3.48 Thomas Hartnett Jr.
MEN Haverford College 3.58 Donnelly, Tom
MEN Hope College 3.21 Mark Northuis
MEN Husson University 3.35 Kate Goupee
MEN Illinois Wesleyan University 3.23 Greg Huffaker
MEN Iowa Wesleyan College 3.44 Chris Creal
MEN Ithaca College 3.56 Jim Nichols
MEN John Carroll University 3.37 Kyle Basista
MEN Johns Hopkins University 3.62 Bobby Van Allen
MEN Kenyon College 3.55 Duane Gomez
MEN King's College 3.43 Michael Kolinovsky
MEN Lake Forest College 3.37 Ciara Kissane
MEN Lawrence University 3.56 Jason Fast
MEN Lebanon Valley College 3.27 James O'Brien
MEN Lewis & Clark College 3.72 Keith Woodard
MEN Loras College 3.18 Bob Schultz
MEN Luther College 3.4 Steve Pasche
MEN Macalester College 3.4 Matt Haugen
MEN Maine Maritime Academy 3.24 Ryan King
MEN Marymount 3.13 Brian Cunningham
MEN Marywood University 3.38 Rob Ahrens
MEN Messiah College 3.49 Dale Fogelsanger
MEN Methodist University 3.25 Jack Brunecz
MEN University of Minnesota, Morris 3.13 Anthony J Krueger
MEN Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3.78 Halston Taylor
MEN Monmouth College (Illinois) 3.12 Jon Welty
MEN Moravian College 3.3 Jesse Baumann
MEN College of Mount St. Vincent 3.17 Andrew Gangemi
MEN University of Mount Union 3.34 Kevin Lucas
MEN Muhlenberg College 3.44 Doug Finley
MEN Muskingum University 3.23 Jacob Gleason
MEN Nazareth College 3.42 James Goss
MEN Nebraska Wesleyan University 3.69 Ted Bulling
MEN North Central College 3.26 Al Carius
MEN University of Northwestern - St. Paul 3.7 Steve Thiessen
MEN Norwich University 3.3 Seth Jackson
MEN New York University 3.51 Erison HUrtault
MEN Oberlin College 3.1 Ray Appenheimer
MEN Occidental College 3.28 Rob Bartlett
MEN Ohio Northern University 3.11 Jason Maus
MEN Ohio Wesleyan University 3.12 Ben Carlson
MEN Olivet College 3.16 Karen Lutzke
MEN Otterbein University 3.25 Dara Ford
MEN Penn State Erie, the Behrend College 3.15 Greg Cooper
MEN Piedmont College 3.11 Jeff Jenkins
MEN Plymouth State University 3.24 John Ostler
MEN Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 3.65 Jordan Carpenter
MEN Principia College 3.31 Sedge Southworth
MEN University of Puget Sound 3.12 Mike Orechia
MEN Rhodes College 3.56 Robert Shankman
MEN Rochester Institute of Technology 3.45 David Warth
MEN Roanoke College 3.27 Kirk Nauman
MEN University of Rochester (N.Y.) 3.6 Eddie Novara
MEN Roger Williams University 3.25 Sean Livingston
MEN Rowan University 3.27 Dustin Dimit
MEN Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 3.41 John Lynch
MEN Saint John's University (Minnesota) 3.42 Tim Miles
MEN Saint Vincent College 3.57 Andrew R. Herr
MEN Salisbury University 3.14 Jim Jones
MEN Salve Regina University 3.3 Rob McGuinness
MEN Sewanee 3.33 Jeff Heitzenrater
MEN Shenandoah University 3.33 Andrew Marrocco
MEN Simpson College 3.13 Heath Moenck
MEN University of Southern Maine 3.12 Ryan Harkleroad
MEN Southwestern University (Texas) 3.32 Andrew Diehl
MEN Springfield 3.34 Anna Steinman
MEN St. John Fisher College 3.25 Mike Henchen
MEN St. Norbert College 3.42 Donald Augustine
MEN St. Olaf College 3.36 Phil Lundin
MEN University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) 3.36 Pete Wareham
MEN Stevens Institute of Technology 3.57 Lance Harden
MEN Stockton University 3.37 Jayson Resch
MEN Suffolk University 3.55 Will Feldman
MEN SUNY Fredonia 3.26 Thomas Wilson
MEN State University of New York at Geneseo 3.27 Dan Moore
MEN State University College at New Paltz 3.4 Michael Trunkes
MEN State University College at Oneonta 3.23 Chris Wilber
MEN Plattsburgh State University of New York 3.41 Andrew Krug
MEN Swarthmore College 3.71 Peter Carroll
MEN Trine University 3.47 Zach Raber
MEN Trinity College (Connecticut) 3.51 George Suitor
MEN Trinity University (Texas) 3.14 Emily Daum
MEN Tufts University 3.46 Joel Williams
MEN University of California, Santa Cruz 3.1 David Klech
MEN University of New England 3.33 Ron Ouellette
MEN University of the Ozarks (Arkansas) 3.23 Heidi Pinkerton
MEN Ursinus College 3.25 Carl Blickle
MEN University of Texas at Dallas 3.4 Danielle Kcholi
MEN Utica College 3.3 Eric Parker
MEN University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire 3.18 Dan Schwamberger
MEN University of Wisconsin, La Crosse 3.33 Derek Stanley
MEN University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh 3.13 Eamon McKenna
MEN University of Wisconsin, Platteville 3.15 Tom Antczak
MEN University of Wisconsin, Stout 3.44 Matt Schauf
MEN University of Wisconsin, Whitewater 3.38 Jeff Miller
MEN Vassar College 3.49 James McCowan
MEN Virginia Wesleyan College 3.19 Mathew Littleton
MEN Wabash College 3.48 Tyler McCreary
MEN Wartburg College 3.13 Ryan Chapman
MEN Washington and Jefferson College 3.41 Derek Workman
MEN Washington and Lee University 3.56 Brandon Spalding
MEN WashU 3.57 Jeff Stiles
MEN Waynesburg University 3.21 Chris Hardie
MEN Wentworth 3.36 Dan Roark
MEN Wesleyan University (Connecticut) 3.39 John Crooke
MEN Wheaton College (Illinois) 3.4 David Walford
MEN Whitman College 3.44 Scott Shields
MEN Whittier College 3.43 Greg Phillips
MEN Whitworth University 3.44 Toby Schwarz
MEN Willamette University 3.36 Matt McGuirk
MEN Williams College 3.53 Peter Farwell
MEN Wilmington College (Ohio) 3.27 Ron Combs
MEN Wisconsin Lutheran College 3.39 Steve Travis


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MEN College of Wooster 3.34 Dennis Rice
MEN Worcester Polytechnic Institute 3.48 Brian Chabot
MEN York College (Pennsylvania) 3.2 Stephen LoBianco