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Williams College Is On Top Of Final Fall Standings.

Dec. 22, 2003

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Cleveland, Ohio - Williams College (Mass.), a seven-time champion, has continued its dominance, closing out the fall season in the lead for the Division III United States Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings.

The Ephs complete the season with 359 points and a 77.5 point lead. Williams has placed fourth in women's cross country, fifth in field hockey, fifth in women's volleyball, sixth in men's cross country and ninth in men's soccer

Holding onto second place is New Jersey with 281.5 points, based on third place finishes in field hockey and women's soccer, ninth in women's cross country and 12th in men's soccer. Rounding out the top five are Wisconsin-LaCrosse, in third with 275 points; Wartburg (Iowa), in fourth with 265 points; and Wisconsin-Stevens Point, in fifth with 225 points.

These are the final fall standings and include the sports of women and men's cross country, field hockey, football, women and men's soccer and women's volleyball. Winning these national championships were Middlebury (Vt.) in women's cross country, Calvin (Mich.) in men's cross country, Salisbury (Md.) in field hockey, St. John's (Minn.) in football, SUNY-Oneonta in women's soccer, Trinity (Tex.) in men's soccer and Washington (Mo.) 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 18 sports -- nine women's and nine 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.