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Azusa Pacific Retakes the Lead in the Final Winter Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings

April 7, 2005

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Cleveland, Ohio - Azusa Pacific University (Calif.), which has been in the top three all season, has retaken the lead in the 2004-05 Sports Academy Directors' Cup NAIA final winter standings.

Azusa Pacific posted 684 points, to move into the lead on the strength of a second place finish in Division I men's basketball and ninth place showing in Division I women's basketball. They also placed fourth in women and men's track and field.

Lindenwood moved into second place with 547 points, winning the national championships in men's track and field and wrestling. The Lions also placed fifth in men's swimming, 10th in women's swimming and 18th in women's track and field. They are followed by Simon Fraser (B.C.), in third with 504.5 points; Cedarville (Ohio), fourth with 446.25 points; and Concordia (Neb.), in fifth with 444.5 points.

These are the final winter standings and include the sports women and men's Division I and II basketball, swimming and track and field and men's wrestling. In addition to Lindenwood, winning these national championships were Union (Tenn.) in Division I women's basketball, John Brown (Ark.) in Division I men's basketball, Morningside (Iowa) in Division II women's basketball; Walsh (Ohio) in Division II men's basketball; California Baptist in women's swimming; Simon Fraser in men's swimming; and Oklahoma Baptist in women's track and field.

The Sports Academy Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. The United States Sports Academy, based in Daphne, Alabama, is the program sponsor. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 12 sports - six women's and six men's.

Final winter sports standings follow. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.