New Orleans, LA. – The USTFCCCA announced The Program of the Year rankings for the NAIA this past week with the WCU Men's Track & Field Team finishing the 2017 seasons ranked 7th overall.


The rankings are based off the combined team finishes at the NAIA National Championship events. Scoring is determined by the program with the lowest tallied score from Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track. The William Carey men's squads totaled 57.5 points thanks to their 32nd place finish in Cross Country, 8th place finish at Indoor Championships, and 17th place finish at Outdoors.


Indiana Tech won the 2017 Program of the Year rankings for the men with 28 points.


USTFCCCA NAIA Program of the Year Standings (Top 10)

  1. Indiana Tech – 28 Points

  2. Marian (Ind.) – 45.5 Points

  3. Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) – 46 Points

  4. Bethel (Ind.) – 52.5 Points

  5. Bacone (Okla.) – 55.5 Points

  6. Taylor (Ind.) – 57 Points

  7. William Carey (Miss.) – 57.5 Points

  8. Siena Heights (Mich.) – 59.5 Points

  9. Eastern Oregon – 60 Points

  10. Northwestern (Iowa) – 63.5 Points