Former Champion Simon Fraser Takes Early Sports Academy Directors' Cup Lead|
Dec. 1, 2005
Cleveland, Ohio - Six-time champion Simon Fraser University (B.C.) opens the 2005-06 season at the top of the Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings for the NAIA.
The champion from 1997-2001 and in 2004, Simon Fraser posted 287 points and scored in all four sports contested thus far. SFU won the title in women's cross country and placed third in women's soccer, ninth in men's soccer and 13th in men's cross country.
Defending champion Azusa Pacific (Calif.) is just 14 points behind in second place, with 273 points, based on a runner-up finish in men's soccer; two fifth place finishes in men's cross country and women's soccer; and an 18th place finish in women's cross country. They are followed by Lindenwood (Mo.), in third with 200 points; Westmont (Calif.), fourth with 170 points; and Concordia (Calif.), in fifth with 165 points.
These standings are based upon the completion of women and men's cross country and women and men's soccer. In addition to Simon Fraser, winning these national championships were Virginia Intermont, men's cross country; Martin Methodist (Tenn.), women's soccer; and Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 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 12 sports - six women's and six men's.
Fall sports standings to date follows. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.