Grand Canyon Takes Lead in Spring Division II
CLEVELAND – In the first spring Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, Grand Canyon (Ariz.) rose to first place with 833.00 total points. The Lopes moved from second to first by finishing third place in women’s golf, fifth in men’s tennis and 17th in both women’s tennis and softball.
Grand Valley State (Mich.) is now in second place with 724.00 points. The Lakers finished seventh in women’s golf, 21st in men’s golf, 32nd in women’s tennis and 33rd in softball.
Ashland (Ohio) is in third place with 609.50 total points. The Eagles finished 17th in women’s golf and softball and 61st in men’s golf.
In fourth place with 595.00 total points is Augustana (S.D.). The Vikings finished seventh in softball, 10th in women’s golf and 17th in women’s tennis.
Indianapolis (Ind.) rounds out the top five with 534.75 total points. The Greyhounds finished ninth in women’s golf, 11th in men’s golf and 33rd in softball.
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference placed two institutions in the top five, Grand Valley State (2nd) and Ashland (3rd).
Six spring NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s golf, men’s golf – Nova Southeastern (Fla.); women’s lacrosse – CW Post (N.Y.) softball – Valdosta State (Ga.); women’s tennis, men’s tennis – Armstrong Atlantic (Ga.).
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 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings will be published June 6. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.