March 28, 2014
MADISON, Wis. - Following the conclusion of the NCAA indoor track and field championships, the Wisconsin women's track and field team checked in at 16th in the Terry Crawford Women's Division I Program of the Year Award standings.
The Program of the Year Awards are awarded annually to the most outstanding cross country and track & field programs. 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. first = one point, second = two points, etc.) with the lowest total score for all three championships combined determining the award recipient. Ties among schools split points for positions taken.
With just the outdoor track season remaining, the Badgers have tallied 64.5 points to sit in 16th place, and are one of five Big Ten teams to appear in the rankings. The Badgers finished 21st at the 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships and were led at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships by Deanna Latham.