West Florida Jumps to Second in First Spring Division II LSDC Standings; Two Conferences with Two Institutions in the Top 10
CLEVELAND (May 22, 2014) – Grand Valley State continues its lead for the Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup after the first spring standings. The Lakers lead with 844.50 total points after placing 11th in women’s golf, 30th in men’s tennis and 32nd in women’s tennis.
West Florida moves from 13th in the final winter standings into second with 563.50 points as a result of winning the national championship in men’s tennis and finishing 17th in both women’s golf and women’s tennis.
West Texas A&M occupies third place with 507 points. The Buffs finished 17th in women’s golf.
Drury, with 503 points, is in fourth place following a ninth place finish in men’s tennis, a 17th place th finish in women’s tennis and a 29 place finish in women’s golf.
Rounding out the top five is Indianapolis with 501.50 points. The Greyhounds finished fifth in women’s golf and 17th in men’s tennis.
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the Great Lakes Valley Conference each have two institutions ranked in the top 10.
Four spring Division II championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s golf – Lynn; women’s lacrosse – Adelphi; women’s tennis – Barry; men’s tennis – West Florida.
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 final Division II spring standings will be released Wednesday, June 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 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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