Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Lewis leaps into Second in First Spring Division II LSDC Standings; Two Conferences with Two Institutions in the Top 10

CLEVELANDGrand Valley State holds onto the lead for the Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup first spring standings. They have a total of 795 points, placing in the following three sports; 13th in women’s golf, 17th in men’s tennis and 33rd in women’s tennis.

Lewis jumps from 18th in the final winter standings to second in the spring standings with 500.75 total points.  They placed 2nd in men’s volleyball (National Collegiate Championship), 21st in women’s golf and 30th in men’s tennis.

Saint Leo moves from 15th to third, earning points for an 18th place finish in women’s golf and 17th place finishes in both men’s and women’s tennis. The lions have 495 total points.

The Mavericks of Colorado Mesa are in fourth with 490.50 points and. Wingate rounds out the top five with 486.50 points after a 33rd place finish in women’s tennis and 48th place finish in men’s tennis.

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

Four spring Division II championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s golf Indianapolis; women’s lacrosseAdelphi; women’s tennisArmstrong State; men’s tennis Barry.

The final Division II spring standings will be released Thursday, June 4.

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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