Grand Valley State Maintains Lead in First Winter Division II LSDC Standings; Three Conferences with Two Institutions in the Top 10
CLEVELAND (March 20, 2014) – Grand Valley State remains in the lead of the Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup after the first winter standings. The Lakers had a fourth place showing in women’s indoor track & field, a sixth place finish in men’s indoor track & field and a 10th place finish in both men’s and women’s swimming & diving. They hold the lead with 718 total points.
Adams State makes the leap from 12th to second with 425 points after winning the title in women’s indoor track & field, finishing second in men’s indoor track & field and 28th in wrestling.
Shippensburg (PA) is in third place with 397 points, scoring in men’s and women’s indoor track & field and wrestling.
With 395.50 points, in fourth place is Ashland. The Eagles had top-five finishes in men’s indoor track & field (3rd) and women’s indoor track & field (5th). Ashland also scored in wrestling and men’s and women’s swimming & diving.
Rounding out the top five is West Texas A&M with 361.50 points. West Texas A&M tallied points in men’s and women’s indoor track & field.
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and the South Atlantic Conference each have two institutions ranked in the top 10.
Five winter Division II championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s swimming & diving – Drury; men’s swimming & diving – Drury; women’s indoor track & field – Adams State; men’s indoor track & field – St. Augustine’s; and wrestling – Notre Dame (OH).
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 and final Division II winter standings will be released Thursday, April 3, 2014.
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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