Division III Scoring Update
Williams Pulls Away from the Pack In the Final Winter NACDA Directors' Cup Standings
March 27, 2003
Cleveland, Ohio - With a national championship in men's basketball, a runner-up finish in women's swimming and points in five additional winter sports, defending champion Williams College (Mass.) has pulled away from the competition in the NACDA Directors' Cup Division III Final Winter Standings.
The Ephs, a six-time champion, close the winter season with 873.25 points, 290.75 points ahead of its nearest competitor. Williams added points with a third place finish in women's indoor track and field, 14th in men's indoor track and field and 17th in men's swimming and men's wrestling.
The College of New Jersey moved from fourth to second place with 582.5 points, based a fifth place finish in men's indoor track and field, seventh in men's wrestling, eighth in men's swimming, 13th in women's swimming and 36th in women's indoor track and field. New Jersey is followed by Wisconsin-LaCrosse, in third with 502.5 points; Trinity (Tex.), fourth, 502 points; and Wartburg (Iowa), in fifth with 496.25 points.
These are the final winter standings and include the sports of fencing; skiing; women and men's basketball, swimming and indoor track and field; and men's wrestling. In addition to Williams, winning these national championships were Trinity (Tex.) in women's basketball; Kenyon (Ohio) in women and men's swimming; Wheaton (Mass.) in women's indoor track and field; Wisconsin-LaCrosse in men's indoor track and field; and Wartburg (Iowa) in men's wrestling. The highest Division III finish in the National Collegiate (cross divisional) sports of fencing and skiing were New York, 12th; and Middlebury (Vt.), eighth respectively.
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 18 sports -- nine women's and nine men's. Each national champion receives 100 points.
Final winter sports standings follow. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.