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Division II and Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

May 27, 2010

Division II Release

In the first set of spring standings, Barry (Fla.) has tallied a spring-high 308.75 points, while Grand Valley State (Mich.) remains atop the overall Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with 871 points.

The Lakers of Grand Valley State recorded 160.50 points this spring, after scoring sixth in women’s golf, ninth in women’s tennis and 50th in men’s golf.

Drury (Mo.) enters into the top five for the first time with an overall total of 555.75 points. The Panthers recorded points in four of five spring championships to date – ninth in men’s tennis, 13th in women’s golf, 17th in women’s tennis and 34th in men’s golf for a total of 213.75 spring points.

California (Pa.) returns to the top five with 554.50 total points, including 178 points this spring. The Vulcans recorded a fifth place finish in women’s tennis, eighth place in women’s golf and 37th in men’s golf.

In fourth overall with 527 points is St. Cloud State (Minn.). The Huskies tallied 144 spring points after finishing ninth in women’s tennis, 17th in men’s tennis and 43rd in men’s golf.

Augustana (S.D.) rounds out the top five with 477 overall points. The Vikings finished 10th in women’s golf and 17th in women’s tennis for a spring total of 117.50 points.

To date, five spring NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: Nova Southeastern (Fla.) (women’s golf), Florida Southern (men’s golf), Adelphi (N.Y.) (women’s lacrosse), Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.) (women’s tennis) and Barry (men’s tennis).

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 final Division II spring standings will be released Wednesday, June 23, in conjunction with the 2010 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup luncheon taking place at the NACDA Convention.

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

Division III Release

With four spring NCAA Division III championships completed, Williams (Mass.) has maintained its lead in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with 990.75 total points. Methodist (N.C.) took in 200 points, the highest amount this spring, after claiming both the men’s and women’s golf championships.

Williams finished with a spring total of 94 points after the Ephs took home seventh in women’s golf and 17th in women’s lacrosse.

Washington University (Mo.) moves into second after tallying 701.50 overall points. The Bears recorded a 17th place finish in women’s softball and a 19th place finish in women’s golf, giving them a spring total of 86 points.

Amherst (Mass.) remains in the top five with 663.25 total points. The Lord Jeffs did not place in the first four spring championships but have six top 10 finishes from throughout the year, including the women’s ice hockey championship title.

Rounding out the top-five are St. Thomas (Minn.) and Messiah (Pa.) who are fourth and fifth, respectively. The Tommies finished ninth in women’s softball, giving them a spring total of 64 points and an overall total of 530 points. Messiah’s Panthers also finished ninth in women’s softball and placed 27th in men’s golf for a total of 110.50 spring points, increasing its overall points to 528.25.

Four spring NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: Methodist (men’s and women’s golf), Salisbury (Md.) (women’s lacrosse) and East Texas Baptist (women’s softball).

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 III spring standings will be released Wednesday, June 23, in conjunction with the 2010 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup luncheon taking place at the NACDA Convention.

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