Women's Track & Field finishes fifth for Terry Crawford Program of the Year award
June 12, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The University of Texas Women's Track & Field program ranked fifth for the USTFCCCA's Terry Crawford Women's Program of the Year award for the 2011-12 academic year, the coaches association announced Tuesday.
The award is presented annually to the NCAA's most outstanding Division I women's cross country/track & field program based on the institution's finish at the NCAA Division I Championships.
Texas records its second-straight top-five finish in the award standings after ranking fourth in 2010-11. The Longhorns' 26th-place finish in Cross Country, fourth-place finish in Indoor Track & Field and 11th-place finish in Outdoor Track & Field totaled 41 points. The final tally placed them only behind Florida State (40), Washington (35), Stanford (29.5) and Oregon, who won this year's award with eight points.
The Terry Crawford Women's Program of the Year Award is named after USTFCCCA Hall of Famer and former Tennessee, Texas and Cal Poly head coach Terry Crawford. Crawford has won five NCAA National Championships, and more than 20 conference championships. During her tenure as head coach at the University of Texas (1984-92), Crawford's 1986 team became the only NCAA women's program to ever win the Triple Crown (cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field titles).
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.
Terry Crawford Women's Program of the Year Award Standings