Calvin Currently in 11th Place in Learfield Director’s Cup Standings
Monday, April 06, 2009
The latest set of Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings have been released and after the recently completed winter sports season, Calvin sits in 11th place place with 442.25 points.
Amherst (Mass.) is the leader with 679 points, holding a 59-point lead over Williams (Mass.) The latest set of standings includes the sports of men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, men’s and women’s ice hockey, skiing, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and men’s wrestling.
Calvin scored 265 points during the fall sports season and then added 177.25 points during the winter sports season, scoring in the sports of men’s and women’s indoor track and field and in women’s swimming and diving. The women’s swimming and diving team finished seventh at the NCAA III Championships this year which was good for 72 points. It’s women’s indoor track and field team finished 10th (66.75 points) and its men’s indoor track and field team 32nd (38.5 points). Calvin has now scored points in eight sports as its men’s and women’s cross country teams, men’s and women’s soccer teams and women’s volleyball team also competed in NCAA III Tournament competition this fall.
The Learfield Sports Director’s Cup is based on points earned by teams that compete in NCAA Championship events and is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Director’s of Athletics (NACDA) to the best overall collegiate athletics program in the country. The Learfield Director’s Cup race is held at the NCAA I, II and III levels and also for NAIA institutions. The competition was developed as a joint effort between the NACDA and USA Today.
Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in NCAA III Championship competition in up to 14 sports—seven for men and seven for women. Each national champion receives 100 points with a national runner-up finish worth 90 points. Third place is worth 85 points and fourth place finishes count for 80 points with a sliding point scale continuing on down by order of finish.
Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s Web site at: http://www.nacda.com.