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Final Winter Division II and III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

March 31, 2011

Grand Canyon (Ariz.) Records Winter-High 408.50 Points in the Final Winter Division II Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings; RMAC Places Three Institutions in the Top 10

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In the final winter Division II Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, Grand Valley State (Mich.) has kept the overall lead with 728 points.

Shippensburg (Pa.) remains in second with 496.50 total points. Adams State (Colo.)has moved from sixth place to third and finishes the winter championships with 484 total points. Grand Canyon (Ariz.) sits in fourth place with 461.50 total points after having accumulated a winter-high 408.50 points.Central Missouri rounds out the top-five with 456 points.

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has set the pace by having three of its institutions currently in the top 10. Following third place Adams State (Colo.), is Colorado School of Mines in seventh and Western State (Colo.) in ninth.

All seven 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; men's basketball - Bellarmine (Ky.); women's basketball - Clayton (Ga.).

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 14 sports -- seven women's and seven men's.

Williams (Mass.) Takes Over Lead in the Final Winter Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings; ESCAC Places Three Institutions in the Top Five

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Williams (Mass.) has taken over the lead in the final winter Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings. The Ephs compiled a winter-high 483.50 points to increase their overall point total to 719.50.

Middlebury (Vt.)is in second place with 664 points, Washington University (Mo.)sits in third with 649.50 points, Calvin (Mich.) is in fourth with 599.75 points and Amherst (Mass.) rounds out the top-five with 587 points.

The New England Small College Athletic Conference is leading the way with three of its institutions currently in the top five. Following current leader Williams (Mass.) is Middlebury (Vt.) in second and Amherst (Mass.) in fifth.

All nine 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); men's basketball - St. Thomas (Minn.); women's basketball - Amherst (Mass.); men's swimming & diving - Denison (Ohio); women's swimming & diving - Emory (Ga.); men's ice hockey - St. Norbert (Wis.); women's ice hockey - Norwich (Vt.).

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 first Division II and Division III spring standings will be released Thursday, May 27, 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.