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Grand Valley State Is On Top Of Final Fall Standings.

Dec. 22, 2003

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Cleveland, Ohio - Grand Valley State University (Mich.), the runner-up in 2001-02 and 2002-03 has completed the fall season on top of the United States Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings for Division II.

Grand Valley State added the national championship in football to increase its point total to 369. The Lakers also placed third in women's cross country and women's volleyball, ninth in women's soccer and 14th in men's cross country.

Holding onto second place is California State-Chico with 250 points, based on a second place finish in men's soccer and fourth place showings in women and men's cross country. They are followed by UC-San Diego, in third with 244 points; Adams State (Colo.), fourth with 200 points; and Massachusetts-Lowell and Truman State, tied for fifth with 185 points.

These are the final fall standings and include the sports of women and men's cross country, football, women and men's soccer and women's volleyball. In addition to Grand Valley State, winning these national championships were Adams State in women and men's cross country, Kennesaw State (Ga.) in women's soccer, Lynn (Fla.) in men's soccer and North Alabama 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. Each national champion receives 100 points.

Final fall sports standings follow. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.