The Oregon women are ranked fourth by the USTFCCCA
with 272.55 points.
It was the second USTFCCCA
indoor award for Johnson, who took over the program in 2012.
Track and Field Executive Committee was unanimous in its endorsement and 91 percent of the Division I coaches voted in favor of the new format.
Cheserek, who has a 3.30 GPA in business administration, led a group of six Oregon athletes honored by the USTFCCCA
Oregon's weekend off from competition didn't have any effect on its position in the USTFCCCA
indoor track and field computer rankings.
Cheserek, who won his second NCAA cross country title last Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind., is just the third runner to win back-to-back USTFCCCA
awards since its inception in 1994.
Florida is the top team in the USTFCCCA
men's rankings and Texas A&M is the women's leader, followed by No.
put out its preseason rankings for the outdoor track and field season on Tuesday and both Oregon teams made the top five.
That means a week of rest for, among others, freshman standouts Jasmine Todd and Sasha Wallace, and senior Laura Roesler, who was named the USTFCCCA
athlete of the week after recording the second-fastest indoor 800 in NCAA history at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet in Kentucky last Saturday with a time of 2 minutes, 1.32 seconds.
Cheserek also earned three awards from the Pac-12 - Athlete of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and first-team all-conference - and won USTFCCCA
all-America honors by virtue of his NCAA victory.
Monday he was named a USTFCCCA
all-American, a week after being named the West Region athlete of the year.
Earlier this week, Cheserek was named the USTFCCCA
West Region athlete of the year, the first Duck to earn such distinction since Galen Rupp in 2008.