Grand Valley State Closes the Fall Season In the Lead for the NACDA Directors' Cup
December 26, 2002
Cleveland, Ohio - Grand Valley State (Mich.), which won the national championship in football, has closed out the fall championship season in the lead for the NACDA Directors' Cup.
The Lakers finish the season with 331 points. In addition to football, Grand Valley State placed third in women's cross country and volleyball and ninth in men's cross country.
UC-Davis, last year's champion, moved into second with 256 points, just 75 points behind the leader. The Aggies placed fifth in football and women's soccer, eighth in men's cross country and 10th in women's cross country. They are followed by North Florida, in third with 228 points; South Dakota State, fourth with 213 points; and Western State (Col.), in fifth with 200 points.
These are the final fall standings and include the sports of women and men's cross country, football, women's and men's soccer and women's volleyball. In addition to Grand Valley State, winning these championships were Western State in both women and men's cross country; Christian Brothers (Tenn.) in women's soccer; Sonoma State (Cal.) in men's soccer; and Brigham Young-Hawaii in women's volleyball.
The NACDA Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 14 sports -- seven women's and seven men's. Each national champion receives 100 points.
Final fall sports standings follow. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.