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NAIA Scoring Update

Simon Fraser Holds Slim Lead in the NAIA Sears Directors' Cup Standings

April 4, 2002

Cleveland, Ohio - Six-time champion Simon Fraser (B.C.) holds a 9.5 point lead in the NAIA Sears Directors' Cup standings, presented by the nation's athletics directors, as the winter championship season comes to a close.

Simon Fraser won the NAIA championship in women's swimming, placed third in men's swimming, fourth in women's indoor track and field, ninth in men's wrestling and 22nd in men's indoor track and field, for a total of 501.5 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.

In second with 492 points is Lindenwood (Mo.). They are followed by Azusa Pacific (Cal.), in third with 478 points; Westmont (Cal.) in fourth with 421 points; and Cumberland (Ky.), in fifth with 416 points.

This is 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 wrestling. In addition to Simon Fraser, winning national championships were Oklahoma City in Division I women's basketball; Science and Arts (Okla.) in Division I men's basketball; Hastings (Neb.) in Division II women's basketball; Evangel (Mo.) in Division II men's basketball; Seattle (Wash.) in men's swimming; McKendree (Ill.) in women's indoor track and field; Azusa Pacific in men's indoor track and field; and Lindenwood 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.

Final winter 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; WR - wrestling.

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