Aug. 6, 2008
NEW ORLEANS, La. -
Official Men's Team Release
Official Women's Team Releas
Both the men's and women's LMU track teams were honored for their academic and athletic successes this past season on Tuesday, being named 2008 USTFCCCA All-Academic teams.
A total of 48 Division I programs made up the men's 2008 All-Academic Teams, with the LMU men carrying a 3.150 GPA, good for a share of the 14th spot on the list. Lipscomb University and Yale University led all institutions with 3.320 team cumulative GPAs, followed by Dartmouth College with a 3.280 team GPA. Weber State achieved the fourth-highest team GPA with 3.260.
The Big 12 Conference and the Ivy League led all conferences with five teams selected as All-Academic Teams for 2008, followed by the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big East Conference, the Big Sky Conference, the Summit League, and the Western Athletic Conference with three team selections each.
117 Division I women's track and field programs were recognized as 2008 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Teams. The Big 12 Conference, the Big East Conference, and the Big Ten Conference led all conferences with eight member schools each on the All-Academic team list.
The Lions recorded a 3.370 grade-point average to claim a share of the 21st spot on the women's list. West Virginia University had the highest overall team GPA (3.580), followed closely by Lipscomb University (3.540), and Utah State University (3.500).
Stanford University and the University of Washington earned the men's 2008 Division I Indoor and Outdoor Scholar Teams of the Year, while Arizona State was named the 2008 Division I Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Scholar Team of the Year on the women's side.
Stanford earned the 2008 Indoor Scholar Team of the Year award after finishing seventh in the men's team championship standings at the 2008 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships in March. In the classroom, Stanford also had a strong season, finishing the year with a 3.160 team cumulative GPA.
Washington capped a strong outdoor campaign with the honor of being named the 2008 Division I Outdoor Scholar Team of the Year. The Huskies finished 16th at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in June, while matching their athletic success with success in the classroom, maintaining a team cumulative GPA of 3.080.
The Sun Devils won the NCAA Division I Indoor team championship in March, and finished second in the race for the outdoor title. Arizona State carried a team cumulative grade-point average of 3.270.
The selection of the All-Academic Indoor and Outdoor Scholar Teams of the Year award on both the men's and women's side is based on a combination of academic and athletic achievements, with the top honor going to the team that had the combination of best overall finish at the Division I Indoor and/or Outdoor National Championships and cumulative GPA.
To be nominated, a team must carry a minimum 3.000 team cumulative grade-point average.