Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Kansas University’s women’s track and field and cross country program finished 13th in the Program of the Year standings, the USTFCCCA announced Tuesday.
KU finished 52nd in the team standings at the NCAA Outdoor and 21st at the NCAA Indoor. Those finishes, along with KU’s 27th-place finish at the NCAA cross country championships, gave the team its highest finish in the standings for the Program of the Year Award, which honors the school that has the most success in each academic year (spanning the cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field) based on 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 with the lowest total score for all three championships combined determining the award recipient.