Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Final Winter LSDC NAIA standings have Southern Oregon University Raiders in First Sooner Athletic Conference with Two Institutions in the Top Ten

CLEVELANDSouthern Oregon claimed the lead in the final set of the NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup winter standings.  The Raiders earned fifth place in men’s basketball and ninth in women’s basketball, bringing their total points to 589 after the fall and winter seasons.

Lindsey Wilson is in second with 567.50 points, placing 17th in women’s basketball.

2014 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup winner, Oklahoma Baptist occupies third place, earning a fifth place finish in women’s basketball, bringing their total points to 553.50 points.

The Tigers of Olivet Nazarene are in fourth with 540.50 points after a 17th place finish in men’s basketball.

Rounding out the top five is Wayland Baptist with 521.50 points. They placed 17th in both men’s and women’s basketball.

The Sooner Athletic Conference leads all conferences with two institutions in the top 10 –Oklahoma Baptist (3rd) and Oklahoma City (7th).

Nine winter NAIA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: Division I women’s basketballOklahoma City; Division I men’s basketballDalton State; Division II women’s basketballMorningside; Division II men’s basketball – Cornerstone; women’s swimming & divingOklahoma Baptist; men’s swimming & diving Oklahoma Baptist; women’s indoor track & fieldOklahoma Baptist; men’s indoor track & fieldIndiana Tech; and wrestling Grand View.

The first NAIA spring standings will be released Thursday, May 28, 2015.

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 12 sports — six women’s and six men’s.

Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial.  Official standings will be published upon the completion of the winter 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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