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Division II and Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

April 1, 2010

Divsion II Release

In the final set of winter standings, Grand Valley State (Mich.) remains atop the overall Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with 710.50 points.

The Lakers of Grand Valley State tallied a winter-high of 330.50 points, after placing second in women’s track and field, fourth in men’s swimming, eighth in women’s swimming, 17th in men’s basketball and 29th in men’s track and field.

Adams State (Colo.), remains in second with 463 points after recently placing 33rd in women’s basketball. The Grizzlies also captured the men’s track and field title, finished fifth in women’s track and field and 13th in wrestling for a total of 263 winter points.

In third place with 418 points, including 210 points this winter is Colorado School of Mines. The Orediggers finished 33rd in both men’s and women’s basketball, as well as recording points in men’s and women’s swimming and men’s and women’s track and field.

Minnesota State Mankato debuts in the top-five with 394.50 total points. The Mavericks recorded 319.50 winter points by finishing sixth in wrestling, eighth in men’s track and field, 17th in men’s basketball, 18th in women’s track and field and 26th in both men’s and women’s swimming.

Shippensburg (Pa.) drops to fifth with 386.25 total points, including 182.25 this winter. The Raiders recorded finishes in men’s and women’s track and field, women’s swimming and wrestling.

The seven winter Division II championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: Emporia State (Ka.) (women’s basketball), Cal Poly Pomona (men’s basketball), Adams State (men’s track and field), Lincoln (Mo.) (women’s track and field), Drury (Mo.) (men’s and women’s swimming) and Nebraska Omaha (wrestling). Minnesota Duluth captured the National Collegiate (NC) women’s ice hockey title, and Alaska Fairbanks and Alaska Anchorage had the highest finishes for Division II institution in the NC sports of rifle (second) and skiing (seventh), respectively.


 

 

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.

The first Division II spring standings will be released Thursday, May 27, 2010.

View the Complete Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division II Winter Standings

Division III Release 

Williams holds the lead after the final winter Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings with 896.75 total points. The Ephs scored a winter-high of 529.75 points after placing second in men’s basketball, third in women’s swimming, ninth in women’s basketball and men’s swimming, 12th in men’s track and field and National Collegiate (NC) skiing, 18th in women’s track and field and 23rd in wrestling.

Amherst (Mass.) returns to the top-five with 663.25 points, including 438.25 points scored this winter. The Lord Jeffs captured the women’s ice hockey championship and had four other top-10 finishes – women’s basketball (third), men’s swimming (fifth), women’s swimming (sixth) and women’s track and field (seventh). They also finished 40th in men’s track and field.

Washington University (Mo.) moves up to third after tallying a total of 615.50 points. The Bears recorded 296.50 winter points after claiming the women’s basketball title and recording points in men’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming and women’s track and field.

In fourth place with 515.50 points is Wisconsin Stevens Point. The Pointers jumped from 21st since the last standings after winning the men’s basketball championship and placing fifth in the women’s basketball tournament. They also finished strong in men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s track and field and wrestling, giving them a total of 465.50 winter points.

Rounding out the top five is Middlebury (Vt.) with 512 total points, including 315.00 points this winter. The Panthers ranked fifth in men’s ice hockey, seventh in men’s swimming, 10th in NC skiing, 17th in men’s basketball, 18th in women’s swimming and 55th in men’s track and field.

The nine winter Division III championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: Washington University (Mo.) (women’s basketball), Wisconsin Stevens Point (men’s basketball), Kenyon (Ohio) (men’s swimming), Emory (Ga.) (women’s swimming), Norwich (Vt.) (men’s ice hockey), Amherst (women’s ice hockey), North Central (Ill.) (women’s track and field), Wartburg (Iowa) (men’s track and field) and Augsburg (Minn.) (wrestling). Clarkson and Middlebury had the highest finishes for Division III institutions in the NC sports of women’s ice hockey (eighth) and skiing (10th), respectively.

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 III spring standings will be released Thursday, May 27, 2010.

View the Complete Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division III Winter Standings