Williams Hold onto Lead in First Winter Division III LSDC Standings; WIAC with Three Institutions in Top 10
CLEVELAND (March 20, 2014) – Williams continues to lead in the first winter standings of the Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. Williams lost some ground but was able to score with a fifth place finish in women’s indoor track & field and a 13th place finish in wrestling. They hold the lead with 513.25 total points.
Wartburg move into second with 473 points after winning the title in wrestling, finishing third in women’s indoor track & field and fourth in men’s indoor track & field.
Johns Hopkins is in third place with 442.50 points, scoring in men’s and women’s indoor track & field and wrestling.
With 412.75 points, in fourth place is Wisconsin Whitewater. The Warhawks had top-10 finishes in wrestling (2nd), women’s indoor track & field (5th) and men’s indoor track & field (6th).
Rounding out the top five is Wisconsin La Crosse with 383 points. UW La Crosse won the title in men’s indoor track & field, finished second in women’s indoor track & field and scored in wrestling.
The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference currently has three institutions ranked in the top 10. Wisconsin Whitewater is fourth, Wisconsin La Crosse is fifth and Wisconsin Oshkosh is seventh.
Three winter Division III championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s indoor track & field – Wisconsin Oshkosh; men’s indoor track & field – Wisconsin La Crosse; and wrestling – Wartburg.
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 and final Division III winter standings will be released Thursday, April 3, 2014.
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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