NEW ORLEANS, La. – For the fifth straight year, the Women of Oregon have been named the national Terry Crawford Women’s Division I Program of the Year, having now won the award each of the five seasons it has been administered.
The Ducks were national champions in cross country and indoor track and field, and placed third at the NCAA outdoor championships last week.
Oregon won with a low score of five points, with Arizona second with 20 and Arkansas third with 30.
This marks the third consecutive year the Pac-12 has taken the top two spots in the Program of the Year standings. Stanford finished runner-up a year ago, while Arizona was again the runner-up in 2010-11.
Meanwhile, the men finished third in the final standings for 2012-13. Arkansas won the men’s John McDonnell Program of the Year Award with 14 points, followed by Wisconsin with 21 and Oregon with 30.5.
The USTFCCCA Program of the Year Award is awarded annually to the most outstanding cross country/track & field programs in each of the NCAA’s three divisions and for each gender. The award honors the institution that has achieved the most success in each academic year — spanning the cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field seasons — based on the institution’s finish at the NCAA Championships.
In order to be eligible for the award teams must qualify for each of the NCAA Championships. Scoring is based on the team’s finish at each NCAA Championship in cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field (i.e. 1st = 1 point, 2nd = 2 points, 31st = 31 points) with the lowest total score for all three championships combined determining the award recipient. Ties among schools split points for positions taken.
The Terry Crawford Women’s Program of the Year Award is named after USTFCCCA Hall of Famer and former Cal Poly head coach Terry Crawford. Crawford has won five NCAA National Championships, and over 20 Conference Championships.
The John McDonnell Program of the Year Award is named after USTFCCCA Hall of Famer and former Arkansas head coach John McDonnell. McDonnell’s Arkansas teams won a combined 40 National Championships and finished in the top ten in cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field in 24 of his 36 seasons in Fayetteville. Five of his teams won the NCAA Triple Crown.
Past Women’s Winners
2011-2012: Oregon (1st), Stanford (2nd), Washington (3rd)
2010-2011: Oregon (1st), Arizona (2nd), Villanova (3rd)
2009-2010: Oregon (1st), Florida (2nd), Penn State (3rd)
2008-2009: Oregon (1st), Florida State (2nd), Arizona State (3rd).
Past Men’s Winners
2011-2012: Florida State (1st), Indiana (2nd), Texas (3rd)
2010-2011: Florida State (1st), Stanford (2nd), BYU (3rd)
2009-2010: Oregon (1st), Arizona State (2nd), Northern Arizona (3rd)
2008-2009: Oregon (1st), Stanford (2nd), Florida State (3rd)
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