Another highly successful season saw Hillsdale College's women's track and cross country program again land among the elite in the NCAA Division II.
The Chargers finished the 2017-18 academic year ranked ninth in the final United States Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Jerry Baltes Program of the Year rankings. The final rankings were set shortly after the completion of the outdoor championships in May.
The program of the year standings are determined by an aggregate score based upon a school's national finish in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. Hillsdale's final point total was 45, landing it in the top 10.
Adams State was this year's women's program of the year, finishing with 11.5 points. Grand Valley State, Western State, Alaska Anchorage and Pittsburg State round out the top five.
The Chargers finished seventh in cross country, 26th in indoor track and 45th in outdoor track to come to its final point total of 78. The Chargers finished one point ahead of Roberts Wesleyan and 1.5 points ahead of Simon Fraser to earn another top-10 spot.
Back in 2015-16, Hillsdale was the program of the year, the first time in school history a Charger team has earned that honor.