Sunday, October 17th, 2021

Grand Valley State Leads First Winter Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings

CLEVELAND – After the completion of five winter NCAA Championships, Grand Valley State (MI)
took the lead with 558.50 total points, after scoring fourth in both the men’s and women’s track and field,
11th in men’s swimming and diving and 14th in women’s swimming and diving.

Ashland jumped from 11th in the final fall standings to 2nd overall with 489.00 total points. The Eagles
finished second in men’s track and field, fifth in women’s track and field, 12th in women’s swimming and
diving, 15th in wrestling and 22nd overall in men’s swimming and diving.
Grand Canyon (AZ) scored a winter-high 367.50 points in the winter standings, increasing its total to
481.50 total points and jumping from 42nd in the final fall standings to third overall. The Lopes finished
third in the women’s track and field championships, fourth in the men’s swimming and diving, ninth in
wrestling, 10th in men’s track and field and 11th in women’s swimming and diving.

Colorado School of Mines is in fourth with 446.00 total points. The Orediggers finished 30th in men’s
track and field, 34th in wrestling and 39th in women’s track and field.
Rounding out the top five is Adams State (CO) with 440.50 points after a third place finish in men’s
track and field, a sixth place showing in women’s track and field and 7th place stop in wrestling.

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has three institutions in the top 10, Colorado School of
Mines (4th), Adams State (CO) (5th) and Western State Colorado (10th).
Five of the winter NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing
titles: wrestling – Nebraska Kearney; women’s swimming – Drury (MO); men’s swimming – Drury
(MO); women’s indoor track and field – Academy of Art (CA); men’s indoor track and field – Saint
Augustine’s (NC).

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.
The second Division II winter standings will be released Thursday, April 4.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published
upon the completion of the fall season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found
on NACDA’s website at In addition, please visit, like
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