TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Indiana State women’s cross country team has received the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I All-Academic Cross Country status for the 19th time in the last 20 years.
The Indiana State women received their 19th recognition in the past 20 years with a team grade point average of 3.303. The only year that the Sycamores did not receive the award was in 2004 when they did not compete at the Regional competition.
Bradley was the top school in the Missouri Valley Conference, with a 3.367 grade point average (GPA). Northern Iowa made the list with a 3.31 GPA, Loyola (Chicago) had a 3.276 GPA, Missouri State had a 3.26 GPA, Drake had a 3.2 GPA. Butler had the highest GPA among major colleges and universities in Indiana as they were ranked 8th with a 3.52 GPA. IUPUI made the list with a 3.47 GPA, Notre Dame had a 3.28 GPA, Indiana University had a 3.249 GPA, also Purdue made the list with a 3.13 GPA.
To be eligible, a team must compete in the regional cross country championships and have a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.