Sunday, October 20th, 2019

NAIA Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup Standings

CLEVELAND (May 23, 2019) – For the fourth time this year, Oklahoma City sits atop the Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings with 797.25 total points after a fourth-place finish in women’s golf.

NAIA SPRING UPDATE
Keiser jumped into the top-four in the first spring standings with a spring-high 250.00 points scored in three of four championships that have been scored to date. William Carey (3rd) is second this spring in points scored with 223.00, while Georgia Gwinnett rounds out the institutions scoring 200.00 or more points in the spring with a pair of national championships in both men’s and women’s tennis. Among the top-five, Lindsey Wilson gains ground on OCU, but remains second, while Cumberlands (KY) moves into fifth, led by a fifth-place performance in women’s golf. Rounding out the top-10, Aquinas moves up to sixth, led by a runner-up finish in the inaugural men’s volleyball championship, Morningside is seventh, Indiana Wesleyan occupies eighth, and Midland and the College of Idaho sit ninth and 10th, respectively.

Click HERE to see a listing of the top-five institutions and their spring national championship finishes to date:

SPRING CHAMPIONS
Women’s: Golf – British Columbia; Tennis – Georgia Gwinnett
Men’s: Tennis – Georgia Gwinnett, Volleyball – Benedictine (AZ)

CONFERENCE
The Mid-South Conference leads the top-10 with a pair of institutions – Lindsey Wilson and Cumberlands (KY). The Cascade Conference has four schools ranked in the top-20 – College of Idaho, Oregon Tech (13th), Southern Oregon (15th) and Eastern Oregon (18th).

NEXT UP
The final 2018-19 NAIA Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings will be published on Thursday, June 6.

Please note the name change to the Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup following the merger between Learfield and IMG College.

The Learfield IMG College 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 NCAA Championships.

Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the winter 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 and follow us on Twitter @ldirectorscup.

About Learfield IMG College: Learfield IMG College unlocks the value of college sports for brands, fans and universities through the representation of collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas. As a fully integrated sports marketing and solutions platform, Learfield IMG College provides access to licensing and multimedia sponsorship management, including publishing, radio, digital and social media; fan engagement, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. The company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics, and since 2008, has served as title sponsor of the acclaimed Directors’ Cup.

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