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Grand Valley State Builds Lead in Final Winter Division II LSDC Standings; Two Conferences with Two Institutions in the Top 10

CLEVELAND (April 3, 2014) – Grand Valley State holds onto the lead for the Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup after the final winter standings. The Lakers stay in the lead with 718 total points.

West Texas A&M moves into second with 451.50 points after finishing second in the women’s basketball championship.

Central Missouri jumps from 13th to third place to finish the winter with 448 points. The Mules were National Champions in men’s basketball and advanced to the second round of the women’s basketball championship.

With 425 points, in fourth place, is Adams State.

Rounding out the top five is Alaska Anchorage with 397.75 points. The Seawolves finished eighth in skiing and scored points in women’s basketball.

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference each have two institutions ranked in the top 10.

All seven winter Division II championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s basketballBentley; men’s basketballCentral Missouri; swimming & divingDrury; men’s swimming & divingDrury; women’s indoor track & fieldAdams State; men’s indoor track & field St. Augustine’s; and wrestlingNotre Dame (OH).

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 first Division II spring standings will be released Thursday, May 22.

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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