Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Williams Take over Lead in First Winter Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings

CLEVELAND – Williams (MA) took over the top spot in the first winter Learfield Sports Directors’
Cup standings with a combined total of 375.25 points. The Ephs finished seventh in women’s track
and field and 45th on the men’s side.

Middlebury (VT) is in second with 365.75 total points, finished 15th in the women’s track and field
championships.

In third is Johns Hopkins (MD) with 357.50 total points and a 21st place finish in the women’s
track and field title race.

Calvin (MI) dropped to fourth overall after its 23rd place showing in the women’s track and field
championships, increasing its total to 356.00.

Emory (GA) rounds out the top five with 346.75 points, after earning 66.75 points in women’s
track and field.

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and the Wisconsin
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) each have two institutions in the top ten of the
standings – Williams (1st), Middlebury (2nd), Wisconsin Oshkosh (7th) and Wisconsin La Crosse
(8th).

Two of the winter NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions
capturing titles: women’s indoor track and field – WI Oshkosh and men’s indoor track and field –
WI La Crosse.

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 18 sports — nine women’s and nine men’s.
The second Division III winter standings will be released Thursday, March 28.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be
published upon the completion of the spring 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: A preeminent leader in the collegiate sports marketplace for 40 years,
the company has titled the acclaimed Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup for five consecutive years.
Learfield Sports manages the multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions,
conferences and associations, and is deeply integrated in collegiate ticket sales. The company’s
multimedia rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of
college athletics across radio, television and digital networks to fans globally. Today, Learfield
Sports’ exclusive sports programming reaches more than 50 million television households
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