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Division II Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings

Nov. 22, 2006

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Cleveland, Ohio - Defending champion Grand Valley State (Mich.) has the lead in the first 2006-07 U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings for Division II.

The winner for the last three years, Grand Valley State scored 300 points based on a runner-up finish in women's soccer, a third place stop in women's cross country, a fifth place finish in men's soccer and a 17th place showing in women's volleyball.

Holding onto second place is Tampa (Fla.) with 219 points, based on a national championship in women's volleyball, third place in women's soccer and 19th in women's cross country. A mere three points separates third and fourth place, with Cal State Chico at 193 and Adams State (Colo.) at 190 points, respectively. Adams State took home the national championship in women's cross country. Rounding out the top five is West Florida with 186 points.

These standings are based upon the completion of women and men's cross country, field hockey, women and men's soccer and women's volleyball. In addition to Tampa and Adams State's national championships, Abilene Christian (Tex.) took home top honors in men's cross country, Bloomsburg (Penn.) won field hockey, Metropolitan State (Colo.) finished first in women's soccer and Dowling (N.Y.) took home the trophy in men's soccer.

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 14 sports -- seven women's and seven men's.

The final Division II standings will be released Thursday, December 21.

Fall sports standings to date follows. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.