Oklahoma Baptist Maintains Lead After Final Winter NAIA #LSDC Standings
CLEVELAND (March 21, 2013) – Oklahoma Baptist maintains the lead after the final Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup winter standings. The Bison finished ninth in Division I men’s basketball for 703.00 overall points, 453.00 coming from winter championships.
Olivet Nazarene (IL) stays in second with 555.50 total points, 297.50 this winter. The Tigers finished 17th in Division II women’s basketball for 25 points.
Lindsey Wilson jumped ahead to third place with 538.00 total points, 298.00 coming from the winter championships, after a third place finish in Division I men’s basketball.
Jumping into fourth with 537.75 total points, and just .25 points behind third, is Morningside (Iowa). The Mustangs finished third in Division II women’s basketball for 83 points, bringing their winter points to 362.75.
Rounding out the top five is Concordia (Calif.) with 527.50 total points. The Eagles placed ninth in Division I men’s basketball for 53 points, bringing their winter total to 300.50.
All nine of the NAIA winter championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: men’s swimming – Oklahoma Baptist; women’s swimming – Oklahoma Baptist; men’s indoor track and field – Oklahoma Baptist; women’s indoor track and field – Oklahoma Baptist; wrestling – Grand View (Iowa); men’s basketball II – Cardinal Stritch; women’s basketball II – Indiana Wesleyan; men’s basketball I – Georgetown (Ky.); and women’s basketball I – Westmont.
The Cascade Conference has three institutions in the top 10 – College of Idaho (6th); Concordia (Ore.) (9th); and Southern Oregon (10th).
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 12 sports — six women’s and six men’s.
The first spring NAIA standings will be released Thursday, May 30.
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.
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