NAIA Scoring Update
Lindenwood and Simon Fraser Close Out the Winter Season on Top In the NACDA Directors' Cup
April 17, 2003
Cleveland, Ohio - As the winter championship season comes to a close, defending champion Lindenwood University (Mo.) and five-time winner Simon Fraser University (B.C.) hold the top two spots in the NACDA Directors' Cup standings for the NAIA.
With 543 points, the Lions hold the lead by placing second in men's wrestling, third in women's indoor track and field, sixth in men's swimming, seventh in women's swimming and eighth in men's indoor track and field. SFU holds onto second place with 517 points, national titles in women and men's swimming and placements of fourth in women's indoor track and field and 14th in men's wrestling.
Azusa Pacific (Cal.), moved into third place with 478 points; followed by Mary (N.D.), fourth with 466 points; and Concordia (Neb.), in fifth with 450 points.
These are the final winter standings and includes the sports of women and men's Division I and II basketball, swimming and indoor track and field and men's Division II basketball and wrestling. In addition to Simon Fraser, winning these championships were Southern Nazarene (Okla.) in Division I women's basketball; Concordia (Cal.) in Division I men's basketball; Hastings (Neb.) in Division II women's basketball; Northwestern (Iowa) in Division II men's basketball; Azusa Pacific in women and men's indoor track and field and Missouri Valley in men's wrestling.
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 winter sport standings follow. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.