Adams State (CO) Leads First 2012-13 Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings; Four Places Two Institutions in the Top 10
In the first set of fall Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, Adams State (CO) has scored a high of 185.00 points, capturing the men’s cross country title and finishing third in the women’s title race.
Grand Valley State (MI) is in second with 172.00 total points after winning the women’s cross country title and finishing seventh overall in the men’s championship race.
Augustana (S.D.) is in third with 170.00 points with second and fourth place finishes in the women’s and men’s cross country championships, respectively.
Another Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) member, Colorado School of Mines, is in fourth place with 160.50 points. The Orediggers finished second in the men’s cross country championship and eighth in the women’s race.
Rounding out the top five is Shippensburg (PA) with 159.00 points. The Raiders finished third in field hockey, seventh in women’s cross country and 33rd in men’s cross country.
Three RMAC leads all conference in the top 10 with four institutions – Adams State (1st), Colorado School of Mines (4th), Western State Colorado (7th) and Colorado-Colorado Springs (9th).
To date, three fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross country – Grand Valley State (MI); men’s cross country – Adams State (CO); field hockey – West Chester (Pa.).
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 next Division II fall standings will be released Thursday, December 6.