Release courtesy of Julie Work, NACDA Director of Communications
CLEVELAND – After the completion of six NCAA
Championships, Grand Valley State (Mich.)
currently sits atop the Division II Learfield Sports
Directors’ Cup fall standings. The Lakers finished second in
women’s soccer and placed third in both men’s and
women’s cross country for a total of 260 points.
Chico State (Calif.) is in second with 257 total points. The Wildcats scored in four championships, finishing third in women’s soccer, fourth in men’s cross country, seventh in women’s cross country and 17th in men’s soccer.
Tampa (Fla.) is in third with 224 total points, after finishing
third in women’s volleyball, fifth in women’s soccer,
16th in women’s cross country and 24th in men’s cross
In fourth place are the Orediggers from Colorado School of Mines, with 198 total points after placing fifth in men’s cross country, fifth in women’s soccer and 17th in volleyball.
Rounding out the top five is California (Pa.), who finished fifth in women’s soccer, ninth in men’s soccer and ninth in volleyball and Western State (Colo.) who finished first in men’s cross country and second in women’s cross country. The two schools are in a tie for fifth place with 190 total points.
The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference placed two institutions in the top five, Colorado School of Mines (4th) and Western State (5th).
Six of the seven fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s soccer – St. Rose (N.Y.); men’s soccer – Fort Lewis (Colo.); women’s volleyball – Concordia (Minn.); women’s field hockey – West Chester (Pa.); men’s cross country – Western State (Colo.); women’s cross country – Augustana (S.D.).
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 14 sports -- seven women’s and seven men’s.
The final Division II fall standings will be released Thursday, December 21.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the fall season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.
About Learfield Sports: The 2011-12 athletics season marks its fourth year as title partner of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. A preeminent leader in the collegiate sports marketplace for nearly four decades, Learfield Sports manages the multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate properties, including flagship Mizzou, which it has represented since 1975. An operating unit of Learfield Communications, the company also operates regional and statewide radio networks, provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,000 radio stations nationwide and creates nearly 7,000 radio game broadcasts and coaches’ shows each year. These ever-expanding, collegiate relationships also feature comprehensive corporate sponsorship platforms, official university publications, Internet, digital media, hospitality and game-day events. To learn more about Learfield Sports’ expertise, its history and complete collegiate portfolio, visit www.learfieldsports.com.