SignUp
Women's Ice Hockey MM
UND's men's and women's teams each owned the 2nd-highest GPA among Big Sky schools.
UND track teams claim national academic honors
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Monday 07/26/2012 15:48:40 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop Files available
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The University of North Dakota women's and men's track and field teams have been named 2011-12 Division I All-Academic teams by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

UND's women's team boasted a cumulative 3.45 grade point average to tie for 13th among the 171 Division I women's teams honored and second among Big Sky Conference schools. Duke owned the top women's GPA in the nation with a 3.58, while Weber State topped all Big Sky schools with a 3.52 mark.

On the men's side, UND owned a 3.19 cumulative grade point average to tie for 31st among the 85 teams honored and second among Big Sky programs. Stanford ranked first nationally with a 3.49 GPA, while Idaho State led the Big Sky with a 3.30.

In order to be recognized as a USTFCCCA All-Academic team, teams must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher.

It is the 18th year (all consecutive) UND's women's team has earned USTFCCCA All-Academic team honors, and the 14th time for the men's program. Both teams earned USTFCCCA All-Academic team honors during each year of UND's transition from Division II to Division I.

UND completed its first season under head coach Kevin Galbraith in 2011-12 as a member of the Great West Conference, and joins the Big Sky Conference in 2012-13.

Click on the PDF link for the complete list of 2011-12 USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic teams.

UND takes three-game streak on Summit League swing
North Dakota heads to Omaha and Western Illinois to put the wraps on a crazy start to the season that has seen UND play in three different time zones already, spending just a few days total at... MORE
Loyd earns Big Sky Conference weekly honor
OGDEN, Utah-- University of North Dakota junior forward Mia Loyd was named the co-Big Sky Conference Player of the Week Tuesday, announced by league officials. Loyd helped UND to a 3-0 week,... MORE
Tillman, Taubenheim collect All-Big Sky honors
Senior Alex Tillman and freshman Reid Taubenheim were both named to respective All-Big Sky Football Teams announced by league officials Tuesday. MORE
Game Notes: UND opens Thanksgiving week vs. ASU
North Dakota will open a three-game Thanksgiving tournament in Salt Lake City with an unfamiliar foe in Alabama State. MORE
North Dakota grabs second spot in national polls
GRAND FORKS, N.D. The University of North Dakota will enter a two-week homestand ranked No. 2 nationally in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls that were released on... MORE