Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Johns Hopkins Leads First Winter Division III LSDC Standings; Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with Two Institutions in the Top Ten

CLEVELANDJohns Hopkins leads in first winter standings of the Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Blue Jays placed 13th in men’s indoor track and field, 16th in women’s indoor track and field and 28th in wrestling. They have 450 total points, 284 from fall sports.

In second is Wisconsin Whitewater with 421.75 points, after earning 3 top-10 finishes; fourth in wrestling, sixth in women’s indoor track and field and ninth in men’s indoor track and field.

Wisconsin La Crosse made a large jump from 31st to third. They captured the women’s indoor track and field title and earned points for a second place finish in men’s track and field and an eighth place finish in wrestling.

Williams is in fourth, finishing 10th in wrestling and 55th in men’s indoor track and field.

The Engineers of MIT round out the top five, placing 4th in women’s indoor track and field.

The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) leads all conferences with two institutions in the top 10; Wisconsin Whitewater (2nd) and Wisconsin La Crosse (3rd).

Three winter Division III championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s indoor track & fieldWisconsin La Crosse; men’s indoor track & fieldWisconsin Eau Claire; and wrestlingAugsburg.

The final Division III 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 18 sports — nine women’s and nine 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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