Calvin Finishes 14th in Final Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Standings
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
For the 15th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, finishing 14th in the nation in Division III in 2009-10 with a total of 634 points.
Calvin’s point total is its second-highest ever in the 15 years of the competition.
Calvin continues to be one of only seven schools in the country to finish in the top 25 every year that the competition has been held at the NCAA III level.
Joining Calvin in that elite group are Williams, Mass., Amherst, Mass., Middlebury, Vt., Wisconsin-LaCrosse, the State University of New York at Cortland and Emory, Ga.
Williams College, Mass., defended its title as the best athletics program in the nation in Division III by winning its 14th U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup with 1,292.25 points.
The Cup is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and Learfield Sports to the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country, and is based on points earned by teams that compete in NCAA Championship events.
Division III points are awarded based on finish in championship competition. Each national champion receives 100 points with a national runner-up finish worth 90 points. Third place is worth 80 points and fourth place finishes count for 75 points with a sliding point scale continuing on down by order of finish.
Calvin picked up 144 points during the spring sports season as its women’s track and field took fifth at the NCAA III Championships, its men’s track and field team took 55th while its women’s tennis team placed 17th.
The finish by the Calvin women’s track and field team was worth 75 points in the Director’s Cup standings, the finish by the women’s tennis team worth 50 points and the finish by the men’s track and field team worth 19 points
Combined, 11 of Calvin’s 19 sports teams scored Directors’ Cup points during the 2009-10 academic year.
In addition to its spring sports teams, Calvin received points this year from its men’s and women’s soccer teams, its women’s volleyball team, its men’s and women’s cross country teams its women’s swimming and diving team, its women’s basketball team and its women’s indoor track and field team.
The final 2009-10 Division III standings can be found on-line at: Final Standings
CALVIN YEAR BY YEAR IN DIRECTOR’S CUP STANDINGS
Year Finish Point Total
1995-96 11th 425 points
1996-97 22nd 321.5 points
1997-98 25th 200 points
1998-99 7th 350 points
1999-00 6th 561 points
2000-01 9th 474 points
2001-02 11th 490 points
2002-03 22nd 403.75 points
2003-04 23rd 382.5 points
2004-05 6th 617 points
2005-06 9th 561.25 points
2006-07 8th 713 points
2007-08 24th 483.25 points
2008-09 22nd 541.0 points
2009-10 13th 634.0 points
CALVIN’S 2009-10 DIRECTOR’S CUP POINT SCORERS
Men’s Soccer - (2nd place) - 90 points
Women’s Cross Country - (3rd place) - 85 points
Women’s Soccer - (5th place) - 70 points
Women’s Outdoor Track & Field - (5th place) - 70 points
Women’s Indoor Track & Field - (11th place) - 66 points
Men’s Cross Country - (13th place) - 51 points
Women’s Volleyball - (17th place) - 50 points
Women’s Tennis - (17th place) - 50 points
Women’s Swimming & Diving (24th place) - 50 points
Women’s Basketball - (33rd place) - 25 points
Men’s Outdoor Track and Field - (55th place) – 19 points
CALVIN POINT SCORES BY SEASON
Calvin Fall Sports - 349 points
Calvin Winter Sports - 141 points
Calvin Spring Sports – 144 points