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Blugolds Third In Deb Vercauteren Program Of The Year Award
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The UW-Eau Claire women's track and field and cross country programs took third place in the inaugural NCAA Division III Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year Award, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association recently announced.
The Blugolds, who were fifth in the nation in cross country, seventh in indoor track and field and fourth in outdoor track and field, finished third in this year's award with 16 points. UW-La Crosse took second with13 points while Wartburg College (Iowa) finished on top with six points, after winning both the indoor and outdoor track and field national titles and taking fourth in cross country.
The NCAA Division III Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year Award is awarded annually to the most outstanding NCAA Division III women's cross country/track & field program. 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 Division III Championships.
In order to be eligible for the award teams must qualify for the NCAA Championships. Scoring is based on the team's finish at each NCAA Division III 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.
- KM -