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Division II Scoring Update

Western State Closes the Winter Season On Top of the Division II Sears Directors' Cup Standings

March 28, 2002

Cleveland, Ohio - Western State College (Col.), which has led the entire year in the race for the Division II Sears Directors' Cup, presented by the nation's athletics directors, closes the winter championship season at the top of the standings.

Western State scored in four winter sports, including a runner-up spot in men's indoor track and field. The Mountaineers also placed ninth in men's wrestling, 14th in skiing and 21st in women's indoor track and field to total 500 points. The Sears Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. It is administered by NACDA and sponsored by Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Moving into second place, only 24.5 points behind the leader is North Dakota, with 476.5 points. In third place is Truman State (Mo.) with 470.5 points; followed by South Dakota State, in fourth with 457 points; and Grand Valley State (Mich.), in fifth with 423 points.

This is the final set of winter standings and includes the sports of women's and men's basketball, ice hockey, swimming and indoor track and field; along with fencing, rifle, skiing and men's wrestling. Winning national championships were Cal Poly Pomona in women's basketball; Metropolitan State (Col.) in men's basketball; Minnesota-Duluth in women's ice hockey; Alaska-Fairbanks in rifle; Truman State in women's swimming; Cal State-Bakersfield in men's swimming; North Dakota State in women's indoor track and field; Abilene Christian (Tex.) in men's indoor track and field; and Central Oklahoma in men's wrestling. The highest Division II finishes in the national collegiate sports were Wayne State (Mich.), 12th in fencing; St. Cloud State (Minn.) 9th in men's ice hockey; and Northern Michigan, 8th in skiing.

Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 14 sports -- seven for men and seven for women. Each national champion receives 100 points.

Final winter standings follow. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season. Codes are as follows: W - women, M - men, BB - basketball; IHoc - ice hockey; SW - swimming; T&F - track and field; and WR - wrestling.

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