Simon Fraser Closes Fall Season in the Lead for the United States Sports Academy Directors' Cup Race|
Dec. 30, 2003
CLEVELAND - Four-time champion Simon Fraser University (B.C.), has completed the fall season in the lead of the 2003-04 United States Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings for the NAIA.
The champion from 1997-2000, Simon Fraser posted 299 points, scoring in four sports, and holds a 57-point lead. SFU won the title in women's cross country and also placed third in men's cross country, ninth in women's soccer and 17th in men's soccer.
Holding onto second place is Azusa Pacific (Calif.) with 242 points, based on a fifth place finish in women's soccer, sixth place showings in women and men's cross country and ninth in football. They are followed by St. Francis (Ind.), in third with 233 points; Black Hills State (S.D.), fourth with 206 points; and Carroll (Mont.), in fifth with 200 points.
These are the final fall standings and include the sports women and men's cross country, football, women and men's soccer and women's volleyball. In addition to Simon Fraser, winning these national championships were Minot State (N.D.), men's cross country; Carroll (Mont.) in football; Westmont (Calif.), women's soccer; Rio Grande (Ohio), in men's soccer; and Fresno Pacific 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 12 sports - six women's and six 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.