15 Ivy Track & Field Squads Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors
Portions courtesy of the USTFCCCA
NEW ORLEANS -- All eight Ivy League women's track & field teams and seven men's squads have been honored as 2011 Division I All-Academic Teams by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association of America. A total of 164 women's institutions and 90 men's programs earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better.
Princeton's women reported a cumulative team GPA of 3.68 through the spring 2011 semester, representing the best GPA in the nation among all divisions of NCAA track & field teams. Iona and Santa Clara followed with team GPAs of 3.57 and 3.56, respectively.
The Big East had 12 of its institutions reach All-Academic status to lead all conferences across the country. Eleven from the Big 12 were also named to the All-Academic list, followed by the Big Ten and Ivy League which claimed eight apiece.
Among the men's teams, the University of Richmond reported the highest cumulative team GPA (3.51) through the spring 2011 semester. Harvard and Duke finished second on the GPA list at 3.48.
Eight Big 12 squads were named to the All-Academic list to lead the nation's leagues. The Big East and Ivy followed with seven. The ACC had the fourth most with five.
IVY USTFCCCA 2011 Division I Track & Field All-Academic Teams, WOMEN
Brown, 3.42 GPA
Columbia, 3.22 GPA
Cornell, 3.33 GPA
Dartmouth, 3.34 GPA
Harvard, 3.41 GPA
Penn, 3.29 GPA
Princeton, 3.68 GPA
Yale, 3.46 GPA
IVY USTFCCCA 2011 Division I Track & Field All-Academic Teams, MEN
Brown, 3.23 GPA
Columbia, 3.20 GPA
Cornell, 3.09 GPA
Dartmouth, 3.32 GPA
Harvard, 3.48 GPA
Princeton, 3.06 GPA
Yale, 3.40 GPA