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Last Year's Champion Takes the Lead in the Academy Directors' Cup Standings

Dec. 9, 2004

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Cleveland, Ohio - Last year's champion, Grand Valley State University (Mich.), has jumped into first place in the United States Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings for Division II.

With 227 points, Grand Valley State moved from fourth to first place, with a fourth place finish in women's cross country, sixth in men's cross country, and 17th place showings in women's soccer and volleyball.

Moving into second, 37 points behind, is the leader at the last set of standings, Adams State (Colo.), with 190 points, based on the national title in women's cross country and a runner-up finish in men's cross country. Just five points separate the top five. Lock Haven (Penn.) is one point behind, in third place with 189 points; Harding (Ark.) follows in fourth, again one point behind with 188 points; while Western State (Colo.) is three points behind, in fifth with 185 points.

These standings are based upon the completion of women and men's cross country, women's field hockey, women and men's soccer and women's volleyball. In addition to Adams State, winning these national championships were Western State in men's cross country; Bloomsburg (Penn.) in women's field hockey; Metropolitan State (Colo.) in women's soccer, Seattle (Wash.) in men's soccer; and Barry (Fla.) in women's volleyball.

The United States 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 in its first year sponsoring the program. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 14 sports -- seven women's and seven 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.