NU T&F Teams Honored

After leading the nation in USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees on the women's side with 18 and producing eight selections on the men's side, both Nebraska track and field teams were honored as USTFCCCA All-Academic teams by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. It marked the second straight year that both programs have earned the honor.

The Husker women were one of 151 institutions that earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or better. On the track, the Huskers produced a solid season that included four individual Big 12 titles and six All-America certificates. The team finished second at the conference outdoor meet for the third time in the last four seasons and then placed 19th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

The Big East led all conferences on the women's side, as 12 of its members notched All-Academic status. The Big 12, MAC and Big Ten followed with eight. Oklahoma led the nation with the highest team cumulative GPA (3.62) through the winter 2010 term. Quinnipiac was next in line at 3.58.

After being honored as the Indoor Track & Field Scholar Team of the Year in 2009, the Husker men were one of 73 programs named in 2010. The Huskers were one of six Big 12 programs honored, which helped the Big 12 tie the Ivy Group for the conference with the most representatives on the list. The Big Sky and Big Ten were the next closest with five each. Yale posted the highest cumulative GPA at 3.42, followed by Lipscomb at 3.39.

The Huskers were dominant once again in 2010, as they posted individual and team success. Along with their four Big 12 titles and nine All-America honors, the Huskers became the first team in conference history to win the men's team title at the conference outdoor meet in back-to-back seasons. They finished the year with a 16th-place showing at the NCAA Championships, which marked the seventh time in the past nine seasons that the team has finished in the top 20.

The selection of the All-Academic Indoor and Outdoor Scholar Teams of the Year award 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 respective Division I Indoor or Outdoor National Championships and cumulative GPA.

To be nominated, the team must carry a minimum 3.000 cumulative grade-point average.