Simon Fraser Continues to Dominate In the NAIA Sears Directors' Cup
April 12, 2001
CLEVELAND - Defending champion Simon Fraser University (B.C.), a four-time winner of the NAIA Sears Directors' Cup, holds a 213 point lead as the winter championship season comes to a close.
Simon Fraser posted championships in both women's and men's swimming. SFU also placed fourth in both women's and men's indoor track and field and 10th in men's wrestling to record 680 points in the Sears Directors' Cup standings. 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.
Azusa Pacific (Cal.) moved into second with 467 points. Rounding out the top five are Lindenwood (Mo.), third with 408 points; Cumberland (Ky.), fourth with 393 points; and California Baptist, fifth with 384 points.
This is the final winter standings and includes the sports of women and men's Division I and II basketball, women's and men's swimming, women's and men's indoor track and field and men's wrestling. In addition to Simon Fraser, winning national championships were Oklahoma City, Division I women's basketball; Faulkner (Ala.), Division I men's basketball; Northwestern, women's and men's Div. II basketball; McKendree (Ill.), women's and men's indoor track and field; and Southern Oregon State in men's wrestling.
Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 12 sports -- six for men and six for women. Each national champion receives 100 points.
Winter sports standings follow. Please note that 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; SW - swimming; T&F - track and field; and WR - wrestling.