NEW ORLEANS – Both the Florida Southern women's and men's track teams were named Scholar Teams for the 2017-18 NCAA Division II Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field seasons as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Thursday.
Florida Southern's women's team posted a 3.56 combined grade point average while the men's squad turned in a 3.15 GPA. Four members of the women's team – Addison Cantor, Amber Winton, Hannah Flemming, and Jessica Spencer – all posted a perfect 4.0 GPA this past spring, while Bobby Ormsby registered a perfect 4.0 for the men.
In total, 216 teams were honored for their academic performance by the USTFCCCA. Breaking it down further, 132 of those were women's teams compared to 84 men's programs.
The highest cumulative GPA of any team belonged to the Cedarville University women who maintained a team GPA of 3.61 under head coach Jeff Bolender. On the men's side, Walsh University took the top spot with a team GPA of 3.47 under head coach Rob Mizicko.