Women's Cross Country Claims All-Academic Team Award

Women's Cross Country Claims All-Academic Team Award

NEW ORLEANS – 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.

WOMEN Albion College 3.56 Derick Lawrence
WOMEN Alfred University 3.33 Bill Sortore
WOMEN Allegheny College 3.66 Ben Mourer
WOMEN Alma College 3.46 Matthew Chovanec
WOMEN Alvernia University 3.64 Tim Hartung
WOMEN Amherst College 3.47 Cassie Funke-Harris
WOMEN Anderson University (Indiana) 3.28 Sol Stephens
WOMEN Arcadia 3.37 Joe Dyas
WOMEN Augustana University (South Dakota) 3.56 David Thompson
WOMEN Aurora University 3.12 Nicole Farr
WOMEN Babson College 3.19 Russ Brennen
WOMEN Baldwin Wallace University 3.53 Joseph Eby
WOMEN Bates College 3.51 Jay Hartshorn
WOMEN Beloit College 3.66 David Eckberg
WOMEN Benedictine 3.65 Paul Zavala
WOMEN Berry College 3.33 Paul Deaton
WOMEN Bethany College (West Virginia) 3.45 Michael Guinn
WOMEN Birmingham-Southern College 3.7 Kenneth Cox
WOMEN Bluffton University 3.49 Kaylea Jachno
WOMEN Brandeis University 3.32 Sinead Evans
WOMEN Bridgewater College (Virginia) 3.68 Denver Davis
WOMEN Buena Vista University 3.14 Colt Slack
WOMEN California Lutheran University 3.31 Matt Lea
WOMEN California Institute of Technology 3.55 Ben Raphelson
WOMEN Calvin College 3.73 Brian Diemer
WOMEN Carleton College 3.66 Donna Ricks
WOMEN Carnegie Mellon University 3.44 Tim Connelly
WOMEN Carroll University (Wisconsin) 3.58 Shawn Thielitz
WOMEN Carthage College 3.41 Stephanie Domin
WOMEN Case Western Reserve University 3.7 Kathy Lanese
WOMEN Catholic University 3.51 Steve Rahn
WOMEN Cedar Crest College 3.36 Alec Duncan
WOMEN Central College (Iowa) 3.37 Joe Dunham
WOMEN Centre College 3.15 Lisa H. Owens
WOMEN Chapman University 3.6 DeAndra'e Woods
WOMEN Chatham University 3.83 Jon Morrow
WOMEN University of Chicago 3.55 Chris Cory Hall
WOMEN Christopher Newport University 3.14 Sarah Lagasse
WOMEN Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 3.63 John Goldhammer
WOMEN U.S. Coast Guard Academy 3.19 Greg Ahnrud
WOMEN Coe College 3.44 Matthew Barreau
WOMEN Colby College 3.58 Jared Beers
WOMEN Colby-Sawyer College 3.32 Lyndsay Ostler
WOMEN Colorado College 3.58 Ted Castaneda
WOMEN Concordia College, Moorhead 3.68 Laura Januszewski
WOMEN Concordia University Wisconsin 3.47 Russ DeLap
WOMEN Connecticut College 3.56 Ned Bishop
WOMEN Cornell College 3.56 Dan Schofer
WOMEN Covenant College 3.42 Katie Stanford
WOMEN Crown College (Minnesota) 3.5 Bill Braunger
WOMEN University of Dallas 3.19 Matthew Barber
WOMEN Denison University 3.43 Mark FitzPatrick
WOMEN DePauw University 3.31 Kori Stoffregen
WOMEN Dickinson College 3.56 Don Nichter
WOMEN Dominican 3.62 Megan Vaccaro
WOMEN University of Dubuque 3.84 Rich Maleniak
WOMEN Earlham College 3.51 Claire and Rob Hewitt
WOMEN Eastern 3.53 Mike Wilson
WOMEN Eastern Mennonite University 3.58 Bob Hepler
WOMEN Edgewood College 3.32 Bethany Brewster
WOMEN Elizabethtown College 3.3 Brian Falk
WOMEN Elmhurst College 3.43 Jordan Bartolazzi
WOMEN Emmanuel College (Massachusetts) 3.42 Reava Potter
WOMEN Emory University 3.44 Jordan Schilit
WOMEN Endicott College 3.52 Spencer Lange
WOMEN Fontbonne University 3.55 Phillip Halley
WOMEN Franklin College 3.12 Brandon Dworak
WOMEN Franklin & Marshall College 3.41 John Stoudt
WOMEN Gettysburg College 3.53 Aubrey Shenk
WOMEN Gordon 3.52 Justin Wikerd
WOMEN Greenville College 3.43 Brian Patton
WOMEN Grinnell College 3.62 Evelyn Freeman
WOMEN Grove City College 3.45 Sean Severson
WOMEN Gustavus Adolphus College 3.52 Brenden Huber
WOMEN Hamilton College 3.51 Ellen Hull
WOMEN Hamline University 3.48 Devin Monson
WOMEN Hartwick College 3.51 Thomas Hartnett Jr.
WOMEN Haverford College 3.65 Francis Rizzo
WOMEN Heidelberg University 3.14 Brian Grime
WOMEN Hope College 3.63 Mark Northuis
WOMEN Husson University 3.29 Kate Goupee
WOMEN Illinois Wesleyan University 3.3 Greg Huffaker
WOMEN John Carroll University 3.47 Kyle Basista
WOMEN Johns Hopkins University 3.46 Bobby Van Allen
WOMEN Kenyon College 3.54 Duane Gomez
WOMEN King's College 3.61 Michael Kolinovsky
WOMEN University of La Verne 3.25 Justin Wood
WOMEN Lake Forest College 3.53 Ciara Kissane
WOMEN Lawrence University 3.6 Jason Fast
WOMEN Lebanon Valley College 3.57 James O'Brien
WOMEN LeTourneau University 3.85 Mesa Allison
WOMEN Lewis & Clark College 3.25 Keith Woodard
WOMEN Loras College 3.6 Bob Schultz
WOMEN Luther College 3.58 Yarrow Pasche
WOMEN University of Lynchburg 3.63 Jake Reed
WOMEN Macalester College 3.54 Betsy Emerson
WOMEN Maine Maritime Academy 3.43 Ryan King
WOMEN Manchester University 3.21 Brian Cashdollar
WOMEN University of Mary Washington 3.21 Kunle Lawson
WOMEN Marymount 3.23 Brian Cunningham
WOMEN Marywood University 3.68 Rob Ahrens
WOMEN McMurry University 3.24 Rexi Parcells
WOMEN Meredith College 3.39 Leslie Payne
WOMEN Messiah College 3.43 Dale Fogelsanger
WOMEN Methodist University 3.42 Jack Brunecz
WOMEN Millikin University 3.36 Andrew Craycraft
WOMEN Misericordia University 3.71 Christopher Wadas
WOMEN Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3.71 Halston Taylor
WOMEN Monmouth College (Illinois) 3.33 Jon Welty
WOMEN Moravian College 3.59 Jesse Baumann
WOMEN Mount Holyoke College 3.54 Chris Kibler
WOMEN University of Mount Union 3.4 Kevin Lucas
WOMEN Muhlenberg College 3.57 Doug Finley
WOMEN Nazareth College 3.26 James Goss
WOMEN Nebraska Wesleyan University 3.42 Ted Bulling
WOMEN North Central College 3.48 Mahesh Narayanan
WOMEN North Park University 3.48 Daniel Simpson
WOMEN University of Northwestern - St. Paul 3.52 Steve Thiessen
WOMEN Norwich University 3.39 Seth Jackson
WOMEN New York University 3.53 Erison Hurtault
WOMEN Oberlin College 3.58 Ray Appenheimer
WOMEN Occidental College 3.46 Rob Bartlett
WOMEN Ohio Northern University 3.46 Jason Maus
WOMEN Ohio Wesleyan University 3.63 Ben Carlson
WOMEN Olivet College 3.49 Karen Lutzke
WOMEN Otterbein University 3.65 Dara Ford
WOMEN University of the Pacific 3.58 Matt Lydum
WOMEN Penn State Erie, the Behrend College 3.3 Greg Cooper
WOMEN Piedmont College 3.54 Jeff Jenkins
WOMEN Plymouth State University 3.2 John Ostler
WOMEN Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 3.69 Kirk Reynolds
WOMEN Principia College 3.7 Sedge Southworth
WOMEN University of Puget Sound 3.58 Mike Orechia
WOMEN Ramapo College 3.35 Justina Cassavell
WOMEN Rhodes College 3.39 Robert Shankman
WOMEN Ripon College 3.36 Corey Bins
WOMEN Rochester Institute of Technology 3.65 David Stevens
WOMEN Roanoke College 3.15 Kirk Nauman
WOMEN University of Rochester (N.Y.) 3.51 Eddie Novara
WOMEN Roger Williams University 3.29 Sean Livingston
WOMEN Rowan University 3.37 Derick Adamson
WOMEN Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 3.46 John Lynch
WOMEN Saint Benedict 3.67 Robin Balder-Lanoue
WOMEN Saint Mary's College (Indiana) 3.22 Jackie Bauters
WOMEN Saint Vincent College 3.68 Kevin Wanichko
WOMEN Salisbury University 3.67 Jim Jones
WOMEN Salve Regina University 3.4 Rob McGuinness
WOMEN Sewanee 3.43 Jeff Heitzenrater
WOMEN Shenandoah University 3.37 Andrew Marrocco
WOMEN Simpson College 3.63 Heath Moenck
WOMEN Smith College 3.75 Ellen O'Neil
WOMEN University of Southern Maine 3.22 George Towle
WOMEN Southwestern University (Texas) 3.64 Andrew Diehl
WOMEN Springfield 3.77 Anna Steinman
WOMEN St. Catherine 3.81 Cami Paulson
WOMEN St. John Fisher College 3.61 Mike Henchen
WOMEN St. Lawrence University 3.58 Mary Kate Curran
WOMEN St. Norbert College 3.51 Donald Augustine
WOMEN St. Olaf College 3.49 Erica Maker
WOMEN University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) 3.62 Joe Sweeney
WOMEN Stevens Institute of Technology 3.73 Lance Harden
WOMEN Stevenson University 3.68 Dave Berdan
WOMEN Stockton University 3.73 Joe Dare
WOMEN Suffolk University 3.66 Will Feldman
WOMEN SUNY Fredonia 3.31 Thomas Wilson
WOMEN State University of New York at Geneseo 3.34 Dan Moore
WOMEN State University College at New Paltz 3.2 Michael Trunkes
WOMEN State University College at Oneonta 3.13 Chris Wilber
WOMEN Plattsburgh State University of New York 3.31 Andrew Krug
WOMEN Susquehanna University 3.1 Ethan Senecal
WOMEN Swarthmore College 3.68 Peter Carroll
WOMEN Sweet Briar 3.11 Jacob Smith
WOMEN The College at Brockport 3.3 Danielle Novara
WOMEN Trine University 3.55 Zach Raber
WOMEN Trinity College (Connecticut) 3.39 George Suitor
WOMEN Trinity University (Texas) 3.44 Emily Daum
WOMEN Tufts University 3.57 Kristen Morwick
WOMEN University of California, Santa Cruz 3.46 David Klech
WOMEN University of Maine, Farmington 3.22 Joseph DiSalvo
WOMEN University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth 3.3 Michael Salem
WOMEN University of New England 3.58 Ron Ouellette
WOMEN University of the Ozarks (Arkansas) 3.22 Heidi Pinkerton
WOMEN Ursinus College 3.42 Carl Blickle
WOMEN University of Texas at Dallas 3.58 Danielle Kcholi
WOMEN Utica College 3.35 Eric Parker
WOMEN University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire 3.49 Dan Schwamberger
WOMEN University of Wisconsin, La Crosse 3.51 Derek Stanley
WOMEN University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh 3.42 Eamon McKenna
WOMEN University of Wisconsin, Platteville 3.48 Tom Antczak
WOMEN University of Wisconsin, River Falls 3.21 Danielle Douglas Ferguson
WOMEN University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point 3.41 Brett Witt
WOMEN University of Wisconsin, Stout 3.48 Matt Schauf
WOMEN University of Wisconsin, Whitewater 3.29 Jeff Miller
WOMEN Vassar College 3.76 James McCowan
WOMEN Virginia Wesleyan College 3.19 Krista Littleton
WOMEN Wartburg College 3.36 Ryan Chapman
WOMEN Washington and Jefferson College 3.32 Derek Workman
WOMEN Washington and Lee University 3.54 Mike Dager
WOMEN WashU 3.72 Jeff Stiles
WOMEN Waynesburg University 3.65 Chris Hardie
WOMEN Wellesley College 3.43 Philip Jennings
WOMEN Wesleyan University (Connecticut) 3.67 John Crooke
WOMEN Wheaton College (Illinois) 3.65 David Walford
WOMEN Whitman College 3.77 Scott Shields
WOMEN Whittier College 3.27 Greg Phillips
WOMEN Whitworth University 3.78 Toby Schwarz
WOMEN Wilkes University 3.24 Nicholas Wadas
WOMEN Willamette University 3.49 Matt McGuirk
WOMEN William Smith College 3.64 Evan Abelson
WOMEN Williams College 3.67 Peter Farwell
WOMEN Wisconsin Lutheran College 3.41 Steve Travis


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WOMEN College of Wooster 3.47 Dennis Rice
WOMEN Worcester Polytechnic Institute 3.78 Brian Chabot
WOMEN York College (Pennsylvania) 3.47 Stephen LoBianco