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Grand Valley State and Amherst (Mass.) Lead the first Spring Division II and III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

Division II

Cleveland, Ohio – After leading throughout the winter standings, Grand Valley State (Mich.) remains atop the first spring Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings. The Lakers placed second in the women’s golf championship, and 33rd in both women’s and men’s tennis to earn 140 spring points bringing their total points to 858.50.

Holding on to second is Minnesota State Mankato. The Mavericks tallied a winter season-high 479.50 points and increase their total to 731.25 after overall a 13th place finish in women’s golf and 33rd in men’s and women’s tennis.

Third place belongs to California (Pa.) with 498.75 total points. California jumps into the top-five for the first time this year after placing fifth in women’s tennis and 13th in women’s golf.

Moving up one spot is Central Missouri. The Mules and Jennies have yet to score in the spring standings but their strong winter point total of 387.50 allow them to stay in the top-five with 487.50 total points.

Jumping eight spots into fifth is Abilene Christian (Tex.) who also makes their first appearance in the top-five this year. The Wildcats finished third in women’s tennis and ninth in men’s tennis earning them 108 spring points. Overall, Abilene Christian has 477.50 total points to round out the top-five.

Institutions capturing spring NCAA championships to date include: Nova Southeastern (Fla.) (women’s golf); Adelphi (N.Y) (women’s lacrosse); and Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.) (men’s and women’s tennis).

The final spring Division II standings will be released Friday, June 19, 2009 at the 44th Annual NACDA Convention.

Complete Division II Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

Division III

Cleveland, Ohio – With four spring NCAA Division III championships completed, Amherst (Mass.) has maintained their lead in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. The Lord Jeffs, who first captured the lead in the final winter standings, had a 13th place finish in women’s golf and have 730 total points.

Behind Amherst in second place is Middlebury (Vt.) who has had a strong showing this spring finishing fifth in women’s lacrosse, eight in women’s golf and 29th in men’s golf, earning them 181 points this spring to bring their total points to 698.

After leading the standings for most of the year, Williams (Mass.) drops from second place to third. Williams finished ninth in women’s lacrosse and bring their total points to 673.50.

Wisconsin Stevens Point drops down into fourth place after finishing second in the women’s golf championship earning them 90 points to increase its total points to 662.50.

Rounding out the top-five is Cortland State (N.Y) who led the standings after the final fall championships. The Red Dragons finished seventh in women’s softball and ninth in women’s lacrosse for 626.75 total points.

Institutions capturing spring NCAA championships to date include: Methodist (N.C) (women’s golf); Oglethorpe (Ga.) (men’s golf); Franklin & Marshall (Pa.) (women’s lacrosse); and Messiah (Pa.) (softball).

The final Division III spring standings will be released on June 19, 2009 at the 44th Annual NACDA Convention.

Complete Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings