» «
Division II and Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

March 17, 2011

Ashland (Ohio) Turns In Winter-High 346.50 Points; Grand Valley State (Mich.) Retains Lead In The First Winter Division II Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

Click Here for the Complete Division II Release and Standings

In the first set of winter Division II Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, Ashland (Ohio) has scored a winter-high 346.50 points, but Grand Valley State (Mich.) has retained the overall lead with 703 points.

The Lakers of Grand Valley State (Mich.) took home the women's indoor track & field national crown and turned in additional finishes of seventh in men's swimming & diving, ninth in women's swimming & diving and 20th in men's indoor track & field for a winter total of 292 points.

Shippensburg (Pa.) is in second with 496.50 total points, Central Missouri occupies the third place spot with 465 points, Augustana (S.D.) is in fourth with 409 points and Grand Canyon (Ariz.) rounds out the top-five with 397.50 points.

To date, five winter NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women's swimming & diving - Drury (Mo.); men's swimming & diving - Drury (Mo.); women's indoor track & field - Grand Valley State (Mich.); men's indoor track & field - Abilene Christian (Tex.); wrestling - Nebraska Omaha.

Calvin (Mich.) Moves Into Lead In The First Winter Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

Click Here for the Complete Division III Release and Standings

Calvin (Mich.) has moved into the top spot in the first winter Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings with 461.25 points. The Knights added 134.25 points to their fall total after finishing eighth in women's indoor track & field and 12th in men's indoor track & field.

Washington University (Mo.) is in second place with 451 points, Wisconsin Oshkosh sits in third with 423 points, Wartburg (Iowa) is in fourth with 415.50 points and Williams (Mass.) rounds out the top-five with 401 points.

To date, three winter NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: men's indoor track & field - North Central (Ill.); women's indoor track & field - Wisconsin Oshkosh; wrestling - Wartburg (Iowa).

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 18 sports -- nine women's and nine men's.

The final Division II and Division III winter standings will be released Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring 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/lsdirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.

About Learfield Sports: The 2010-11 athletics season marks its third year as title partner of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. A preeminent leader in the collegiate sports marketplace for nearly 40 years, Learfield Sports manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions, conferences and associations. The company also operates regional and statewide radio networks, having broadcast over 50,000 games and coaches' shows since it began working with flagship property Mizzou in 1975. These ever-expanding, collegiate relationships feature strategic sponsorship platforms that include stadium/arena signage, official university publications, Internet sites, digital media, hospitality, radio and television programming as well as game-day events. To learn more about Learfield Sports, which is an operating unit of Learfield Communications, Inc., visit learfieldsports.com.