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Oklahoma Baptist Maintains Lead After First Spring NAIA #LSDC Standings

CLEVELAND (May 30, 2013) – Oklahoma Baptist maintains the lead after the first Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup spring standings with 961.00 total points. The Bison finished second in men’s and women’s track and field, ninth in women’s tennis and 17th in men’s tennis.

Lindsey Wilson jumped ahead to second place with 760.50 total points. The Blue Raiders finished third in women’s tennis, fifth in men’s tennis, 19th in women’s golf and 40th in women’s track and field.

Olivet Nazarene (IL) falls to third with 718.50 total points. The Tigers finished ninth in women’s tennis, 17th in men’s tennis, 25th in women’s golf, 29th in men’s track and field and 53rd in women’s track and field.

Jumping into fourth with 704.00 total points is Concordia (Calif.) The Eagles finished ninth in both women’s and men’s tennis, 26th in men’s track and field and 50th in women’s track and field.

Rounding out the top five is Embry Riddle (Fla.) with 689.50 total points. The Eagles placed first in men’s tennis, third in women’s golf, fifth in women’s tennis and 18th in both men’s and women’s track and field.

Six of eight NAIA spring championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: men’s golf – Oklahoma City; women’s golf – Oklahoma City; men’s track and field – Indiana Tech; women’s track and field – Indiana Tech; men’s tennis – Embry Riddle (Fla.) and women’s tennis – Auburn Montgomery (Ala.).

The Cascade Conference and the Mid-South Conference has two institutions in the top 10 – College of Idaho (8th) and Concordia (Ore.) (10th); and Lindsey Wilson (2nd) and Cumberlands (Ky.) (7th).

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.

The final spring NAIA standings will be released Thursday, June 14.

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 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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