USC won the women’s team national title, but Stanford has something to say about national prestige.
Powered by a top mark for its women’s track and field program, the Cardinal earned the best combined rating in the nation for both men and women, given out by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Its men’s track and field program finished third, making Stanford’s No. 1 and No. 3 rankings the best one-two punch in America.
Congratulations to our NCAA Division I Programs of the Year!
John McDonnell Men's Program of the Year – @AlabamaTrack
Terry Crawford Women's Program of the Year – @StanfordXCTF
— USTFCCCA (@USTFCCCA) June 12, 2018
Cardinal Women win the @USTFCCCA Terry Crawford Program of the Year Award via NCAA finishes – 4th, XC; 8th, Indoor; 3rd, Outdoor! 🏆🏆🏆 Stanford's first ever Program of the Year win since the award's inception in 2008-09! #GoStanford 🌲 https://t.co/L41RhhDbjk
— StanfordXCTF (@StanfordXCTF) June 12, 2018
Stanford’s women finished third in the NCAA Championships for the team national title, just two points off the winning Trojans, who secured the title with a stunning finish in the 4×400-meter relay. Stanford’s men finished eighth at the same meet, 21st at the NCAA Indoors and fourth at NCAA Cross Country Championships.
Between all three seasons, 22 Stanford team members — 12 women and 10 men — were named All-Americans, per the school’s official release.