Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Williams Regains the Lead in First Spring Division III LSDC Standings; NESCAC with Two Institutions in the Top Ten

CLEVELAND – A first place finish in women’s golf brings defending champion, Williams, back the lead in the first set of the spring Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. The Ephs have accumulated 100 points so far this spring, giving them 737.50 total points for the year.

Johns Hopkins remains in second with 684.50 points, after earning 25 points in women’s lacrosse.

The Jeffs of Amherst occupy the third spot with 664 total points.

Washington-St. Louis is in fourth, placing third in women’s golf. They have 659 total points.

Wisconsin Whitewater completes the top five with 554.25 points.

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) leads all conferences with three institutions in the top 10; Williams (1st), Amherst (3rd), and Middlebury (7th).

Three spring Division III championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s golfWilliams; men’s golfMethodist; men’s volleyball Stevens.

The final Division III spring standings will be released Thursday, June 4.

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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