June 15, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State women’s track & field/cross country teams collectively finished fifth in the race for the Terry Crawford Women’s Program of the Year Award, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Wednesday.
FSU, which finished as the national runner-up at the culmination of the cross country season and then placed ninth at indoors and 20th at outdoors, registered 32 points in the award standings. Oregon captured the award with 15 points.
“We’re very proud of the women finishing 5th despite an injury to superstar Kim Williams at the NCAA Championships,” said FSU head coach Bob Braman, whose men’s team won the John McDonnell Award Tuesday as the nation’s top program. “We are proud of these young women for all of the hard work and dedication they showed this year.”
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 I 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 Division I 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.
Program of the Year Award Standings (Top Five FINAL)
Women’s Division I – Terry Crawford Award