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Adams State (Colo.) and Washington University Lead the First Fall Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

Nov. 25, 2009

 

Division II Release

Adams State (Colo.) leads the first set of Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup fall standings. The Grizzlies have accumulated 200 total points after taking home both the men’s and women’s NCAA cross country titles.

Defending Directors’ Cup champion Grand Valley State (Mich.) trails the Grizzlies by 65 points after finishing second in the women’s cross country championship and fifth in the men’s cross country championship. The Lakers have 165 total points.

Massachusetts Lowell is in third with 160 total points, after finishing second in women’s field hockey, 16th in men’s cross country and 23rd in women’s cross country.

Western State (Colo.) is fourth overall with 153 points. The Mountaineers finished as the national runner-up in men’s cross country and took home ninth place in women’s cross country.

Rounding out the top-five is Shippensburg (Pa.) with 151 points. The Raiders finished third in women’s field hockey, 13th in men’s cross country and 15th in the women’s cross country championship.

Three of the seven fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: Adams State (men’s and women’s cross country); and Bloomsburg (Pa.) (women’s field hockey).

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 next Division II standings will be released Thursday, December 10.

View the Complete Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division II Standings

Division III Release


 

 

Washington University (Mo.) is the leader after the first fall Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. The Bears lead Williams (Mass.) by 9 points, 229-220. Washington finished first in women’s volleyball, seventh in men’s cross country and 10th in the women’s cross country championship.

The Ephs of Williams (Mass.) tallied three top-10 finishes, including a runner-up finish in the men’s cross country championship. Williams also finished eighth in women’s cross country and ninth in women’s volleyball.

Wisconsin Eau Claire has 192 points after capturing the women’s cross country title, recording a 16th place showing in men’s cross country and 17th place finish in the volleyball championship.

Rounding out the top-five is Calvin (Mich.) and Salisbury (Md.). The Knights of Calvin finished third in women’s cross country, 13th in men’s cross country and 17th in women’s volleyball, bringing their point total to 186.

The Sea Gulls of Salisbury won the title in women’s field hockey and finished ninth in volleyball for a total of 164 points.

Four of the seven fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: North Central (Ill.) (men’s cross country); Wisconsin Eau Claire (women’s cross country); Washington University (Mo.) (volleyball); and Salisbury (Md.) (women’s field hockey).

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 next Division III standings will be released Thursday, December 10.

View the Complete Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division III Standings