Williams Holds Lead in First Spring Division III #LSDC Standings
CLEVELAND (May 23, 2013) – Williams (MA) maintained the top spot in the first spring Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with a combined total of 888.25 points. The Ephs finished 11th in women’s golf and 28th in men’s golf.
Middlebury (VT) is close behind with 801.25 total points, thanks to a third place finish in women’s lacrosse and a 12th place finish in women’s golf.
Emory (GA) is in third with 765.75 points, the Eagles finished fourth in men’s golf and 17th in women’s softball.
Washington (MO) jumped to fourth with 619.50 total points, including a 12th place finish in women’s golf and 33rd in women’s softball.
Wisconsin Whitewater climbed into the top five with 591.50 overall points after a 33rd place finish in women’s softball.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and University Athletic Association (UAA) each has two institutions in the top 10 of the standings – Williams (1st), Middlebury (2nd); and Emory (3rd) and Washington (4th).
Five of the spring NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: men’s volleyball – Springfield (MA); men’s golf – Texas Tyler; women’s golf– Mary Hardin Baylor; women’s lacrosse – Salisbury (MD); softball – Tufts (MA).
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.
The final DIII standings will be released Thursday, June 6.
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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