NAIA Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings|
Dec. 28, 2006
Cleveland, Ohio - Two-time defending champion Azusa Pacific continues to lead after the final fall 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 stayed in fourth in final fall 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, stayed in fifth with 187 points after the fall seasons. The Flames finished fifth in women's soccer, ninth in men's soccer and 11th in women's volleyball.
Sioux Falls captured the most recent national title, football, on December 16.
Winning previous 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 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.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.