Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Grand Valley State Continues to Lead in Winter Division II LSDC Standings; Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with Three Institutions in the Top Ten

CLEVELANDGrand Valley State remains in the lead of the Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup after the first winter standings. The Lakers placed second in men’s indoor track & field, sixth in women’s indoor track & field, sixth in men’s swimming and diving and 20th in women’s swimming and diving. They have a total of 660 points, 373 of those earned during the fall season.

Colorado Mesa moves from fourth to second after a 10th place finish in wrestling, 22nd in men’s swimming & diving, 25th in women’s swimming and diving and 34th in women’s indoor track and field.

In third, are the pioneers of LIU Post earning a 7th place finish in women’s swimming and diving and 33rd place in wrestling.

Finishing in 13th in the final fall standings, Adams State moves into 4th place, placing in four sports; first in men’s indoor track and field, 11th in women’s indoor track and field, 26th in wrestling and 39th in women’s swimming and diving.

Wingate rounds out the top 5 receiving points for a third place finish in women’s swimming and diving, 12th in men’s swimming and diving and 43rd in men’s track and field.

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) leads all conferences with 3 institutions in the top 10; Colorado Mesa (2nd), Adams State (4th) and Colorado School of Mines (6th).

Five winter Division II championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s swimming & divingQueens (NC); men’s swimming & diving Queens (NC); women’s indoor track & fieldCentral Missouri; men’s indoor track & fieldAdams State; and wrestling St. Cloud State.

The final Division II winter standings will be released Thursday, April 2.

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.

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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