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Division II Scholar Team of the Year in Women’ Women’s Cross Country is Also Adams State One hundred Division II women’s cross country teams earn All-Academic Team status

March 8, 2010 NEW ORLEANS – Adams State College was named the 2009 NCAA Division II USTFCCCA Women’s Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday. The Scholar Team of the Year distinction goes to the program that earned AllAcademic Team honors and placed the highest among the field at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. In November, Adams State swept NCAA Cross Country titles, capturing both men’s and women’s national crowns for the second-consecutive year. In addition, The Grizzlies won their third-straight NCAA Central Regional title in the fall. Adams State placed three runners in the top five en route to a 52-point win for their seventh regional title in the last eight years. The Grizzlies also won this year’s RMAC Conference cross country title, extending their RMAC record of eight-straight conference titles. The women of Adams State have a collective team GPA of 3.38 after the fall semester. Truman State surpassed all Division II teams with a 3.78 cumulative GPA. Seattle Pacific finished last year with a 3.72 GPA. All five of the top five and seven of the top 10 team finishers from the NCAA Cross Country Championships earned the honor. In addition, regional champions from all eight NCAA regions claimed All-Academic honors. The PSAC led all conferences with 13 teams placed on the All-Academic roll. Three conferences claimed eight teams in the mix. For a team to be considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, they must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Championship and also have a minimum 3.00 team cumulative GPA. USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Teams, 2009 INSTITUTION Abilene Christian University Adams State College Adelphi University Anderson University (South Carolina) Angelo State University Arkansas Tech University Ashland University Augusta State University

CONFERENCE Lone Star Conference Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Northeast-10 Conference Conference Carolinas Lone Star Conference Gulf South Conference Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Peach Belt Conference

GPA 3.41 3.38 3.53 3.24 3.02 3.35 3.60 3.00


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Augustana College (South Dakota) Bellarmine University Bemidji State University Bentley University Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania California State Polytechnic University, Pomona California State University, Stanislaus California University of Pennsylvania Carson-Newman College Central Washington University Christian Brothers University College of Saint Rose Colorado School of Mines Columbus State University Drury University East Central University East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Eastern New Mexico University Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Emporia State University Ferris State University Flagler College Florida Institute of Technology Florida Southern College Fort Hays State University Fort Lewis College Francis Marion University Gannon University Georgia College & State University Georgian Court University Grand Valley State University Harding University Hawaii Pacific University Indiana University of Pennsylvania Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Lake Erie College Le Moyne College Lees-McRae College Lenoir-Rhyne University Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Mars Hill College Merrimack College Michigan Technological University Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Great Lakes Valley Conference Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Northeast-10 Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association California Collegiate Athletic Association Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference South Atlantic Conference Great Northwest Athletic Conference Gulf South Conference Northeast-10 Conference Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Peach Belt Conference Great Lakes Valley Conference Lone Star Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Lone Star Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Peach Belt Conference Sunshine State Conference Sunshine State Conference Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Peach Belt Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Peach Belt Conference Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Gulf South Conference Pacific West Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Independent Northeast-10 Conference Conference Carolinas South Atlantic Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference South Atlantic Conference Northeast-10 Conference Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SUNDAY, MARCH 07, 2010

3.19 3.40 3.52 3.34 3.18 3.30 3.11 3.53 3.40 3.33 3.26 3.30 3.22 3.04 3.57 3.22 3.27 3.05 3.39 3.24 3.41 3.21 3.44 3.23 3.39 3.15 3.17 3.65 3.48 3.08 3.40 3.50 3.30 3.33 3.40 3.38 3.16 3.24 3.17 3.05 3.52 3.11 3.35 3.59 3.38

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Minnesota State University Moorhead Minnesota State University, Mankato Missouri Southern State University Montana State University-Billings New Mexico Highlands University Newman University Northern Kentucky University Northern Michigan University Northern State University Northwest Missouri State University Northwest Nazarene University Philadelphia University Pittsburg State University Saint Leo University San Francisco State University Seattle Pacific University Seton Hill University Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Southwest Baptist University St. Andrews Presbyterian College St. Martin's University Stonehill College The University of Findlay Tiffin University Truman State University University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Fairbanks University of California, San Diego University of Central Missouri University of Colorado, Colorado Springs University of Mary University of Massachusetts at Lowell University of Montevallo University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Southern Indiana University of Tampa University of the Incarnate Word University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Wayne State College (Nebraska) Wayne State University (Michigan) West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Texas A&M University West Virginia Wesleyan College Western State College of Colorado

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Great Northwest Athletic Conference Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Heartland Conference Great Lakes Valley Conference Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Great Northwest Athletic Conference Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Sunshine State Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association Great Northwest Athletic Conference West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Conference Carolinas Great Northwest Athletic Conference Northeast-10 Conference Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Great Northwest Athletic Conference Great Northwest Athletic Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Northeast-10 Conference Peach Belt Conference Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Great Lakes Valley Conference Sunshine State Conference Heartland Conference Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Lone Star Conference West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

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3.49 3.23 3.62 3.47 3.32 3.36 3.49 3.39 3.43 3.18 3.46 3.27 3.69 3.24 3.29 3.72 3.55 3.56 3.57 3.34 3.33 3.38 3.23 3.58 3.33 3.78 3.19 3.61 3.39 3.45 3.46 3.34 3.07 3.30 3.64 3.40 3.69 3.59 3.32 3.55 3.56 3.64 3.23 3.53 3.29

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Wheeling Jesuit University Wilmington University (Delaware) Winona State University

West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

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3.36 3.48 3.35


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