Mary Takes Over Lead in the NAIA's Final Fall NACDA Directors' Cup Standings
January 2, 2003
Cleveland, Ohio - For the first time in the history of the NACDA Directors' Cup NAIA standings, the University of Mary has taken over the lead. The Marauders moved from third to first place and finish the fall season with 273 points. Mary scored in five of the six fall sports, placing fifth in football, ninth in women's soccer, 13th in men's cross country, 15th in women's cross country and 31st in women's volleyball.
Azusa Pacific (Cal.), which had previously held the lead, moved into second with 253 points, based on a second-place finish in women's soccer, fifth in women's cross country, ninth in men's cross country and 55th in women's volleyball.
Westmont College (Cal.) held onto third place with 223 points. They are followed by Georgetown (Ky.), in fourth with 190 points; and Simon Fraser (B.C.), in fifth with 189 points.
These are the final fall standings and include the sports of women and men's cross country, football, women and men's soccer and women's volleyball. Winning these national championships were Northwest (Wa.) in women's cross country; Minot State (N.D.), men's cross country; Carroll (Mont.) in football; Westmont in women's soccer; Mobile (Ala.), in men's soccer; and National American (S.D.) 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 12 sports - six women's and six men's. Each national champion receives 100 points.
Final fall standings follow. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.