University of Findlay Claims USTFCCCA Scholar Team of the Year Title in DII

University of Findlay Claims USTFCCCA Scholar Team of the Year Title in DII

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NEW ORLEANS – The men’s track & field teams at The University of Findlay was named as Scholar Teams of the Year in Division II for the 2012 seasons by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The squads earned the distinction as a result of being the highest-placing teams with at least a 3.00-cumulative GPA at the most recent NCAA indoor and outdoor championship, respectively. In addition, the USTFCCCA announced 41 teams as All-Academic teams for the track & field seasons.

Indoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year – Findlay

Findlay finished fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships and carries a 3.31 cumulative team GPA.

Seven squad members were named to the All-Academic individual honorees earlier in the week. The Oilers that made the list include Justin Eilerman, John Guagenti, Taylor Miller, Curtis Smithey, Michael Travis, Cory Vales, and Derrick Vicars. Vicars placed second at the indoor national meet with the shot put plus finished third in the weight throw. Guagenti was fourth in the 400 meters while Vales placed sixth nationally in the high jump.

All-Academic Status Earned by 41 Teams

In addition to the Scholar Teams of the Year, the USTFCCCA also announced the men’s 2011 Division II All-Academic Track & Field Teams. A total of 41 institutions earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better.
Bentley reported the highest cumulative team GPA – 3.42 – among all Division II men’s programs. Truman State (3.36) and Findlay (3.31) fall into the nation’s top three in the category.
The GLIAC has seven teams that earned All-Academic honors to lead all conferences. The GLVC (6) followed as the RMAC and NSIC with five each are in the top-three leagues.

USTFCCCA 2012 Division II Track & Field All-Academic Teams, MEN



Ashland University


Ferris State University


Grand Valley State University


Hillsdale College


Michigan Technological University


The University of Findlay


Tiffin University


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