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New Jersey Takes Over the Lead in the Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings

Dec. 8, 2005

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Cleveland, Ohio - The College of New Jersey has taken over the top spot in the race for the Sports Academy Directors' Cup in Division III.

Leading with a runner-up finish in women's soccer, New Jersey posted 339 points. The Lions also placed fifth in men's soccer, ninth in women's cross country and field hockey and 10th in men's cross country.

Moving into second place is Messiah (Penn.), with 290 points, based on championships in women and men's soccer and the runner-up finish in women's field hockey. They are followed by Calvin (Mich.), in third with 283 points; Tufts (Mass.), fourth with 252 points; and defending champion, Williams (Mass.), in fifth with 216 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.

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