NAIA Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings|
Dec. 14, 2006
Cleveland, Ohio - Two-time defending champion Azusa Pacific continues to lead after the second set of 2006-07 NAIA Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings.
The Cougars have scored 392 points after a pair of runner-up finishes in men and women's soccer, third place in men's cross country, ninth overall in women's cross country, and most recently, an 11th place finish in women's volleyball.
Concordia (Calif.) kept its hold on second place with 311 points, finishing as high as runner-up in men's cross country. The Eagles finished third in women's cross country, soccer and volleyball, and ninth in men's soccer.
Tallying 224 points and in third overall is Park. Park's highest finishes came in men and women's soccer where it finished ninth overall. In cross country the Pirates finished 17th overall on the women's side and 23rd in the men's championship. Park also finished 31st in women's volleyball.
Cedarville jumped from sixth to fourth in the second set of Cup standings with 214 markers. The Yellow Jackets were runner-up in women's cross country, 10th overall in men's cross country and finished 16th in women's volleyball.
Lee, who opened up the season tied 14th overall, cracks the top-five with 187 points. The Flames finished fifth in women's soccer, ninth in men's soccer and 11th in women's volleyball.
These standings are based upon the completion of men and women's cross country, men and women's soccer and women's volleyball. Capturing national titles were Lindsey Wilson, women's soccer; Virginia Intermont, men's cross country; Simon Fraser, women's cross country; Graceland, men's soccer; and most recently, National American, 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 sponsor. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 12 sports - six women's and six men's.
The final fall NAIA standings will be released Thursday, December 28.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.