July 9, 2007

Women's Track & Field Named a 2007 All-Academic Team

Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State College Track and Field team was one of 73 teams to be named to the 2007 Division III USTFCCCA Women's All-Academic Indoor and Outdoor Team's of the Year, by the U.S. Track & Field Coaches Association announced on Monday, July 9th. The Rams finished the season with a 3.04 GPA, good for their first-ever selection as an All-Academic team. Read the full release below from the USTFCCCA.

 



Wisconsin Oshkosh
 
July 9, 2007 -

La Crosse and Oshkosh Named 2007 USTFCCCA Women's Division III All-Academic Team's of the Year

NEW ORLEANS - The University of Wisconsin La Crosse and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh women's programs have been respectively named the 2007 Division III USTFCCCA Women's All-Academic Indoor and Outdoor Team's of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field Coaches Association announced on Monday.

Wisconsin La Crosse, the fourth place finisher at the Division III indoor nationals, carries a cumulative 3.400 team grade-point average. The Eagles placed 10 student-athletes on the USTFCCCA Women's Individual All-Academic team, which was named last week.

Wisconsin Oshkosh becomes the outdoor team of the year after winning their second consecutive Division III outdoor title and eighth overall. UW Oshkosh scored 57 points to win their third title in four years.

"Our women's track & field program always strives for excellence in academics and athletics. To be named the Division III All-Academic Outdoor Team of the Year is a tremendous honor. It caps a great outdoor season for UW Oshkosh women's track and field," head coach Deb Vercauteren said.

The Titans carry a 3.290 cumulative team grade-point average and placed nine student-athletes on the USTFCCCA Women's Individual All-Academic team.

Whitworth College topped the Division III Women's list with a 3.629 cumulative GPA, with Nazareth College (3.572) and Hope College (3.570) rounding out the top three All-Academic teams.

In all, 73 Division III Women's programs were recognized as 2007 All-Academic Track and Field Teams. The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference led all conferences with eight All-Academic teams.

The selection of the All-Academic Indoor and Outdoor Team's of the Year award is based on a combination of athletic and academic achievements, with the top honor going to the team that had the best finish at the Division III Indoor and/or Outdoor National Championships and also holding the highest cumulative GPA.

To be nominated, the team must carry a minimum 3.000 cumulative GPA.

The 2007 USTFCCCA Division III Women's All-Academic Teams:

Whitworth College, 3.629
Nazareth College, 3.572
Hope College, 3.570
Haverford College, 3.519
College of St. Catherine, 3.511
Grinnell College, 3.500
Macalester College, 3.499
Aurora University, 3.475
Sewanee: The University of the South, 3.470
Middlebury College, 3.460
Calvin College, 3.456
Albion College, 3.450
Goucher College, 3.450
Muhlenberg College, 3.445
Luther College, 3.442
Nebraska Wesleyan University, 3.440
Trinity University, 3.437
Simpson College, 3.433
Willamette University, 3.430
Ithaca College, 3.423
North Park University, 3.423
Emory University, 3.419
Ohio Northern College, 3.410
Rochester Institute of Technology, 3.400
University of Wisconsin La Crosse, 3.400
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 3.398
College of St. Benedict, 3.389
SUNY Geneseo, 3.380
University of Puget Sound, 3.380
Ursinus College, 3.370
Gustavus Adolphus College, 3.366
St. Lawrence University, 3.362
Oberlin College, 3.360
Wartburg College, 3.358
Augustana College, 3.350
Cornell College, 3.350
Elizabethtown College, 3.340
St. Olaf College, 3.340
University of Chicago, 3.331
Susquehanna University, 3.330
Hood College, 3.328
Lewis and Clark College, 3.326
University of Rochester, 3.323
Concordia College, 3.320
Ohio Wesleyan University, 3.320
Capital University, 3.319
University of Wisconsin Platteville, 3.313
Bryn Mawr College, 3.299
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 3.290
Linfield College, 3.274
Buena Vista University, 3.273
Carnegie Mellon University, 3.260
North Central College, 3.251
Springfield College, 3.250
Washington and Lee University, 3.245
SUNY Cortland, 3.240
Washington & Jefferson College, 3.240
Franklin College, 3.230
Loras College, 3.230
University of Dubuque, 3.220
Central College, 3.212
Westminster College, 3.197
Salisbury University, 3.183
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, 3.176
Frostburg State University, 3.169
Anderson University, 3.167
Milwaukee School of Engineering, 3.160
Oneonta State University, 3.160
Colby-Sawyer College, 3.130
SUNY Plattsburgh, 3.100
University of Wisconsin Whitewater, 3.070
Allegheny College, 3.040
Farmingdale State College, 3.040

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