Westmont Closes Fall Season in the Lead For the NAIA Sears Directors' Cup
December 27, 2001
Cleveland, Ohio - Westmont College (Cal.), which has been in the top two spots throughout the fall in the race for the NAIA Sears Directors' Cup, presented by the nation's athletics directors, closes the season on top.
Westmont scored in five of the six fall sports, winning the national championship in women's soccer and finished the season with 241 points. The Warriors also placed 13th in women's volleyball, 21st in women's cross country, 22nd in men's cross country and 30th in men's soccer. 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.
Just 38 points behind is Malone (Ohio) with 203 points. They are followed by Azusa Pacific (Cal.), in third with 193 points; Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), in fourth with 175 points; and Concordia (Neb.), in fifth with 165 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. In addition to Westmont, winning national championships were Cedarville (Ohio) in women's cross country; Life (Ga.) in men's cross country; Georgetown (Ky.) in football; Lindsey Wilson in men's soccer; and Columbia (Mo.) in women's volleyball.
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.
Final fall 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; CC - cross country; FB - football; SOC - soccer; and VB - volleyball.