Amherst takes Lead in Final Winter Division III LSDC Standings; NESCAC with Four Institutions in the Top Ten
CLEVELAND – Amherst leads in final winter standings of the the Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Lord Jeffs placed in the following sports; third in men’s ice hockey, sixth in women’s swimming and diving, ninth in women’s basketball, 13th in men’s swimming and diving and 17th in men’s basketball. They have 664 total points, 415 from winter sports.
Johns Hopkins is close behind in second with 659.50 points, after earning 3 top-10 finishes; fifth in women’s swimming and diving, eighth in men’s swimming and diving and ninth in men’s basketball.
The Ephs of Williams move from fourth to third recording two third place finishes in men’s and women’s swimming and diving. They also received points for a 13th place finish in men’s ice hockey and a 33rd place finish in women’s basketball bringing their total points to 635.50.
Washington-St. Louis is in fourth, placing in four sports; sixth in men’s swimming and diving, eighth in women’s swimming and diving, ninth in women’s basketball and 33rd in men’s basketball. They have 574 total points.
The Engineers of MIT round out the top five with 530.50 points, placing seventh in women’s swimming and diving and 10th in men’s swimming and diving.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) leads all conferences with four institutions in the top 10; Amherst (1st), Williams (3rd), Middlebury (8th) and Tufts (10th).
All nine winter Division III championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s basketball – Thomas More; men’s basketball – Wisconsin Stevens Point; women’s ice hockey – Plattsburgh State; men’s ice hockey – Trinity (CT); women’s swimming – Emory; men’s swimming – Kenyon; women’s indoor track & field – Wisconsin La Crosse; men’s indoor track & field – Wisconsin Eau Claire; and wrestling – Augsburg.
The first Division III spring standings will be released Thursday, May 21.
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.
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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