Final Directors' Cup Standings Available for NCAA Divisions II and III and NAIA
June 12, 2007
Cleveland, OH -- The 2005-06 U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup champions will take home the 2006-07 trophies - Stanford (Division I), Grand Valley State (Division II), Williams (Division III) and Azusa Pacific (NAIA). The 2006-07 winners were recognized at the 42nd Annual NACDA Convention in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, June 9.
At the U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup Awards Luncheon, Tim Selgo, director of athletics at Grand Valley State University [Mich.] (Division II); Lisa Melendy, acting director of athletics at Williams College [Mass.] (Division III); and Bill O'Dell, director of athletics at Azusa Pacific University [Calif.] (NAIA) were presented with the U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup trophies. It is the ultimate award for winning the only all-sports competition in intercollegiate athletics. Serving as the emcee at the luncheon was Ron Franklin of ESPN.
In Division I, Stanford earned its 13th consecutive U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup. Stanford has 1345.50 points (to date) and scored in 18 of 20 sports allowed in the standings - 10 women's and eight men's. The Cardinal recorded a pair of national championships in women's cross country and men's golf.
Grand Valley State won its fourth U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup, with 995.75 points. The Lakers placed 12 teams in the top 10, including a football national championship. Grand Valley State scored in the maximum seven men's and seven women's sports.
In his remarks, Selgo stated, "Through our many highs we also faced some adversity," noting that the Lakers' head athletic trainer, Todd Jager, had passed away in January after a battle with cancer. "I mention this to you and share it with you so that all of us can remember what is truly important about what we do. What we teach those kids is what will last a lifetime," Selgo concluded, adding that Grand Valley State will be dedicating this year's Directors' Cup to Jager.
Williams claimed its 11th U.S. States Sports Academy Directors' Cup championship in the last 12 years, with 1137.5 points. The Ephs were the national champions in women's rowing and women's indoor track and field. Williams scored in the maximum of both nine men's and women's sports. The Ephs tallied 12 top-10 finishes.
In her remarks, Melendy acknowledged the time and effort contributed by the coaches and student-athletes, adding, "It always means a lot to us. Thanks so much."
Azusa Pacific finished first for the third straight year, tallying 978.25 points. The Cougars took home the championship trophies in men's indoor track and field and women's outdoor track and field. They scored in the maximum of six women's and six men's sports and had 11 teams finish in the top-10.
In his remarks, O'Dell noted, "It's very humbly that I stand here and accept this for a school that's very happy to be in the NAIA. We have obviously outstanding athletes, outstanding coaches. Over half of our coaches have won national coach of the year honors in their careers."
Complete results of NCAA Division I, II and III can be found here.