NEW ORLEANS – The Ashland University outdoor men were named the 2017-18 NCAA Division II Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year on Wednesday (July 25) by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Overall, 14 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) programs achieved all-academic team status.
In order to be in contention for Scholar Team of the Year, a program must finish highly at the respective national championship meet and have at least a 3.00 cumulative team GPA.
The Ashland men were honored with their fourth Outdoor Scholar Team of the Year in program history, the most in Division II. The program finished in second place as a team at the 2018 NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships and posted a team GPA of 3.06.
In total, 216 teams were honored for their academic performance by the USTFCCCA. Breaking it down further, 132 of those were women's teams compared to 84 men's programs.
Below are the 14 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) programs who achieved all-academic team status:
2018 USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS – NCAA D2 MEN'S TRACK & FIELD
|Michigan Technological University||3.30|
|Saginaw Valley State University||3.02|
|University of Wisconsin-Parkside||3.04|
2018 USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS – NCAA D2 WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
|Grand Valley State University||3.33|
|Michigan Technological University||3.57|
|Northern Michigan University||3.43|
|Northwood University (Michigan)||3.35|
|Saginaw Valley State University||3.46|
|University of Wisconsin-Parkside||3.14|
|Wayne State University (Michigan)||3.46|