Oklahoma Baptist Leads the First Winter NAIA LSDC Standings; Three Conferences with Two Institutions in the Top 10
CLEVELAND (March 13, 2014) – Oklahoma Baptist jumped from ninth in the final fall NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings to first in the winter standings after three first place finishes (men’s and women’s swimming and diving and women’s indoor track & field), along with a fourth place showing in men’s indoor track & field. The Bison have 548 total points.
Olivet Nazarene is still in second with 521.50 points after finishing second in men’s swimming and diving, third in women’s swimming and diving, 13th in men’s track and field and 15th in women’s track and field.
Lindsey Wilson is in third place with 470.50 points, scoring in men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s swimming and diving and wrestling.
With 445.50 points, in fourth place is Concordia (CA). The Eagles had top-five finishes in men’s swimming and diving (4th) and women’s swimming and diving (5th). Concordia also scored in men’s and women’s indoor track and field.
Rounding out the top five is Biola with 394.50 points. Biola tallied points in men’s and women’s indoor track and field, and men’s and women’s swimming and diving
The Golden State Athletic Conference, Mid-South Conference and the Sooner Athletic Conference each have two institutions ranked in the top 10.
Five winter NAIA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s swimming & diving – Oklahoma Baptist; men’s swimming & diving – Oklahoma Baptist; women’s indoor track & field – Oklahoma Baptist; men’s indoor track & field – Indiana Tech; and wrestling – Grand View.
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 second NAIA winter standings will be released Thursday, March 27, 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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