NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings Released|
Mar. 12, 2015
CLEVELAND - Lindsey Wilson leads in the first set of the NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup winter standings. The Blue Raiders have accumulated 542.50 total points (265.50 after winter championships) placing third in wrestling, 10th in women's swimming and diving, 14th in men's swimming and diving, 32nd in women's indoor track and field and 42nd in men's indoor track and field.
Olivet Nazarene currently occupies the second spot with 515.50 points after a second place finish in men's swimming and diving, sixth in women's swimming and diving, seventh in men's indoor track and field and 13th in women's indoor track and field.
Oklahoma Baptist jumped into third place after finishing 43rd in the final fall NAIA standings. The bison captured three tittles - men's swimming and diving and men's and women's indoor track and field titles. In addition, they placed 3rd in men's indoor track and field for 483.50 points.
Wayland Baptist currently occupies the fourth spot with 471.50 points due to a runner up title in men's indoor track and field, a third place finish in women's indoor track and field, eighth place in men's swimming and diving, 11th place in women's swimming and diving and 34th in wrestling.
Rounding out the top five is Southern Oregon with 466 points. They placed second in wrestling 29th in men's indoor track and field and 38th in women's indoor track and field.
Five winter NAIAchampionships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women's swimming and diving- Oklahoma Baptist; men's swimming and diving- Oklahoma Baptist; women's indoor track and field- Oklahoma Baptist; men's indoor track and field,Indiana Tech; wrestling-Grand View.
The final NAIA winter standings will be released Thursday, March 26.
The Learfield Sports 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 -- 6 women's and 6 men's.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the winter season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA's website at www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscupor follow us on Twitter@lsdirectorscup.
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