Grand Valley State wins 2021-22 LEARFIELD Directors' Cup

Grand Valley State wins 2021-22 LEARFIELD Directors' Cup

Final 2021-22 LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings

GLIAC -- For the 14th time in the history of the award, Grand Valley State has won the LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup for NCAA Division II. 

GVSU compiled 1013 total points in 13 sports. The Lakers captured three national championships – men’s cross country, women’s soccer and men’s indoor track & field – along with three runner-up finishes (women’s cross country, women’s indoor track & field and women’s outdoor track & field).

Wayne State landed in 22nd place with 481.5 points, highlighted by a national runner-up finish by the Warriors' men's tennis team in the spring. Saginaw Valley State was one spot back in 23rd place with 480 points.

Ferris State, which won a national championship in football in the fall, placed 57th with 313 points, followed by Davenport (69th, 285 points), Michigan Tech (113th, 179 points), Northern Michigan (136th, 149 points), Northwood (138th, 142.5) and Parkside (164th, 111.5).

The LEARFIELD 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 NCAA Championships.

Overall, 15 sports are counted in the final DII standings, four of which must be women’s volleyball and basketball and men’s basketball and baseball. The next highest (11 max.) sports scored for each institution, regardless of gender, are used in the standings.