Williams Leads Division III #LSDC Standings; UAA has Four Institutions in Top 10
CLEVELAND – Williams is leading conference foe Middlebury (Vt.) by two points, 229-227, in the first set of fall Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings. The Ephs have three top 10 finishes in four championships finished to date – women’s cross country (2nd), men’s cross county (5th) and volleyball (9th).
The Panthers also have three top 10 finishes – women’s cross country (3rd), field hockey (5th) and men’s cross country (7th).
Calvin (Mich.) is in third with 219 points after capturing the women’s volleyball national championship, finishing 7th in women’s cross country and 27th overall in men’s cross country.
In fourth is Johns Hopkins with 191 points after winning the women’s cross country title, finishing 11th in men’s cross country and 33rd in women’s volleyball.
Rounding out the top five is Washington (MO) with 183 points. The Bears finished fourth in men’s cross country, 17th in women’s volleyball and 21st in women’s cross country.
The University Athletic Association (UAA) is leading the way with four of its institutions currently in the top 10. Following Washington’s fifth place showing is NY in sixth, Chicago in seventh and Emory in ninth.
To date, four fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross country – Johns Hopkins (Md.); men’s cross country – St. Olaf; field hockey – Bowdoin; volleyball – Calvin.
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 next Division III fall standings will be released Thursday, December 12.
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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