FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona is tied for 14th in the Capital One Cup men's fall standings. The Lumberjacks earned 20 points towards the Capital One Cup after winning the 2016 NCAA Men's Cross Country National Championship.
The NAU men's cross country program brought the institution's first-ever NCAA Division I National Championship back to Flagstaff, including four All-American performers who finished in the top 40.
NAU is one of two Big Sky schools that received a ranking out of the 44 institutions on the list. Conference member Eastern Washington is ranked 11th place with 24 points. NAU is also the only Arizona state school in the standings.
The Capital One Cup is an NCAA athletics award honoring the top Division I men's and women's college athletics program in the country. With strong performances in the remaining winter and spring sports, NAU has the opportunity to bring home the Capital One Cup and $200,000 in scholarship funds to their athletics department and be honored at the ESPY Awards in July.