Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Williams Captures 2018-19 Division III Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup

CLEVELAND (June 12, 2019) –Williams College captures its 22nd Division III Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup with 1117.00 total points led by 12 top-10 finishes including two national championships. The Ephs were led by two national titles, both on the women’s side (soccer, indoor track and field), scored in 17 of 18 total sports and tallied 12 top-10 finishes. Overall in Division III, you must count the following four sports – men’s basketball and soccer, women’s basketball and soccer – along with the next highest 14 (max.) sports scored for each institution, regardless of gender.

DIII 2018-19 FINAL
The top-five remains unchanged from a week ago as Johns Hopkins finished as the 2018-19 runner-up with 1083.75 total points, scoring in 17 of 18 sports with three omissions (women’s and men’s lacrosse (DI), and men’s outdoor track and field), including eight top-10 finishes. The Washington-St. Louis Bears improve upon the sixth-place finish in 2017-18 and finish the year with 1032.75 total points, led by eight top-five performances, including a national title in women’s cross country and three runner-up finishes. Middlebury and Emory switch places from last year’s final standings to finish fourth and fifth, respectively, with neither schools having scores omitted. The Panthers were guided by five top-five finishes including two national championships, women’s field hockey and lacrosse. The Eagles closed the year fifth with a division-best three national championships – women’s volleyball, women’s swimming and diving and men’s tennis.

Below is a listing of the top-five institutions and their spring national championship finishes. Omitted spring scores in bold below:

RankOverall PointsInstitutionWomen’sMen’s
11117.00Williams2nd– golf, 5th-softball, 10th-track & field

3rd-lacrosse, 19th-track & field

21083.75Johns Hopkins3rd-track & field, 9th-lacrosse (DI), 9th-tennis

3rd-baseball, 9th-lacrosse (DI), 17th-tennis, 57th-track & field


31032.75Washington-St. Louis2nd-track & field, 11th-golf

5th-tennis, 10th-track & field, 17th-baseball


4941.75Middlebury1st-lacrosse, 3rd-tennis, 23rd-track & field


 3rd-tennis, 40th-track & field


5921.50Emory 2nd-softball, 3rd-tennis, 7th-track & field1st-tennis, 23rd-golf

SPRING CHAMPIONS
Women’s: Golf – NYU, Lacrosse – Middlebury, Rowing – Bates, Softball – Texas Lutheran, Tennis – Wesleyan (CT), Outdoor Track & Field – Loras
Men’s: Baseball – Chapman, Golf – Illinois Wesleyan, Lacrosse – Cabrini, Tennis – Emory, Outdoor Track & Field – UW-Eau Claire, Volleyball – SUNY New Paltz

CONFERENCE
The NESCAC finished as the top Division III conference with four institutions in the top-10, edging out the UAA, which finished with three schools – in the top-10 schools.

NEXT UP
The NCAA Division III Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings will return in the fall of 2019.

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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