Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Titles Propel Springfield and Rhodes in First Spring Division III Standings; Two Conferences with Two Institutions in the Top 10

CLEVELAND – Williams increases its lead in the first spring standings of the Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Ephs now sit at 928.75 total points thanks to a third place finish in women’s golf.

Wisconsin Whitewater maintains the second spot in the standings with 703.75 total points.

Washington-St. Louis is now in third place with 650.50 points after finishing seventh in women’s golf.

With 632.50 points, in fourth place is Johns Hopkins.

Moving into fifth is Middlebury with 541 points. The Panthers finished 19th in men’s golf.

The New England Small College Athletic Conference and University Athletic Association each currently have two institutions ranked in the top 10.

Three spring Division III championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s golfRhodes; men’s golfSchreiner; men’s volleyballSpringfield.

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 final Division III spring standings will be released Wednesday, June 4.

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.

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