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Calvin Finishes 15th in Final Division III Learfield Director’s Cup Standings

Thursday, June 06, 2013

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Final Director's Cup Standings

For the 18th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings, finishing 15th in the nation in Division III in 2012-13 with a total of 651.0 points.

Calvin is one of only six 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., the State University of New York at Cortland and Emory, Ga.

Williams won the title as the best athletics program in the nation in Division III by winning with a score of 1,273.75 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 143.0 points during the spring sports season as its men’s track and field took 19th at the NCAA III Championships, its women’s track and field team took 26th and its men’s golf team 30th.

The finish by the Calvin men’s track and field team was worth 54.0 points in the Director’s Cup standings, the finish by the women’s track and field team worth 45 points and the finish by the men’s golf team worth 44 points.

Combined, 12 of Calvin’s 21 sports teams scored Directors Cup points during the 2012-13 academic year.


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
2010-11 5th 762.25 points
2011-12 24th 483.50 points
2012-13 15th 651.0 points

Women’s Volleyball (2nd place) 90 points
Men’s Soccer (33rd place) 25 points
Women’s Soccer (17th place) 50 points
Men’s Cross Country (2nd place tie) 87.5 points
Women’s Cross Country (18th place) 56 points
Women’s Indoor Track and Field (23rd) 47.5 points
Men’s Basketball (9th) 64 points
Women’s Basketball (33rd) 25 points
Women’s Swimming & Diving (13th) 63 points
Men’s Golf (30th place) 44 points
Men’s Track and Field (19th) 54 points
Women’s Track and Field (26th) 45 points


FALL - 308.5 points
WINTER - 199.5 points
SPRING - 143.0 points

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