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Grand Canyon captures first in DII LSDC; Williams reclaims top spot in DIII LSDC

June 6, 2013

Complete DII Standings

CLEVELAND - For the second year in a row, the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup has been claimed by Grand Canyon (Ariz.); edging Grand Valley State (Mich.) by a close score of 954.75-939.25. This is the Lopes second straight Learfield Sports Directors' Cup title. Grand Canyon will be honored at the 2013 NACDA Convention during the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup luncheon sponsored by United States Olympic Committee, on Friday, June 14. Grand Canyon scored in the maximum 14 sports, including third place in women's indoor track & field; fourth in men's swimming and men's outdoor track & field; fifth in baseball and women's golf; sixth in women's outdoor track & field; ninth in men's soccer and wrestling; 10th in men's indoor track & field and men's golf; 11th in women's swimming; and 17th in women's volleyball, women's basketball and women's tennis. The Lopes had two scores omitted due to the seven maximum allowed for women's and men's sports - softball and men's basketball. Grand Valley State (Mich.) finished in second, after scoring in 13 sports.  The Lakers won the women's cross country national championship; third in women's soccer, baseball, softball and women's outdoor track & field; fourth in women's and men's indoor track & field; seventh in men's cross country; 11th in men's swimming; 13th in women's golf; 14th in women's swimming; 23rd in men's golf and 27th in men's outdoor track & field.  Grand Valley State points also had two scores omitted in women's tennis and women's volleyball as they reached the seven maximum sports allowed for women's sports. Ashland (Ohio) finished in third with 912.50 points. The Eagles scored in 14 sports and claimed the women's basketball national championship. In fourth place with 763.25 total points is Minnesota State Mankato.  The Mavericks scored in 12 sports with their highest finish coming in baseball (second place). Adams State (Co.) rounds out the top five with 625.50 total points. The Grizzlies scored in nine sports and claimed the men's cross country national championship.

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference placed two institutions in the top five, Grand Valley State (2nd) and Ashland (3rd).  The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference placed two institutions in the top ten, Minnesota State Mankato (4th) and Augustana (SD) (6th); and Adams State (CO) (5th) and Colorado School of Mines (10th).

The following institutions capturing spring national titles: men's outdoor track & field - Saint Augustine's (NC); women's outdoor track & field - Academy of Art (CA); baseball - Tampa (FL); women's rowing - Nova Southeastern (FL); men's lacrosse - Le Moyne (NY); men's golf - Barry (FL); softball - Central Oklahoma.

Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 14 sports -- seven women's and seven men's.


Complete DIII Standings

CLEVELAND - Williams (Mass.) reclaimed the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup title, finishing with 1273.75 points. The Ephs scored in 18 sports and captured the women's rowing and men's and women's tennis national championships. Williams has now captured 16 of 18 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup titles. Williams will be honored at the 2013 NACDA Convention during the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup luncheon sponsored by the United States Olympic Committee, on Friday, June 14. Emory (Ga.) finished in second place with 986.50 total points, its highest finish since 2003-04, when the Eagles also finished runner-up.  The Eagles scored in 15 sports and captured the national championship in women's swimming, finished second in women's soccer and women's tennis, fourth in men's golf and fifth in men's swimming and diving and men's tennis. Middlebury (Vt.) ended in third place with 941.75 total points.  The Panthers scored in 15 sports, finishing second in women's ice hockey, third in women's lacrosse and fifth in men's basketball and men's and women's tennis. Wisconsin-Whitewater finished in fourth place with 895.00 total points.  The Warhawks scored in 15 sports with their highest finish coming in women's basketball, second overall. This is their highest finish to date in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, finishing fifth last year. Rounding out the top five is Washington University (Mo.) with 859.50 total points.  The Bears scored in 14 sports, finishing fourth in men's tennis and fifth in men's cross country, women's soccer and women's tennis. This is Washington University's seventh consecutive top five finish in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup.

The New England Small College Athletic Conference has four institutions in the top 10.  Following first place Williams (Mass.) is Middlebury (Vt.) in third, Amherst (Mass.) in sixth and Tufts (Mass.) in eighth.

The following institutions captured spring national titles: baseball - Linfield (Ore.); women's track & field - Wartburg (Iowa); men's outdoor track & field - Wisconsin La Crosse; women's rowing - Williams (Mass.); men's lacrosse - Stevenson; men's tennis - Williams (Mass.); women's tennis - Williams (Mass.); women's golf - Mary Hardin-Baylor; men's golf - Texas-Tyler.

Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 18 sports -- nine women's and nine men's.