Calvin Finishes 24th in Final Learfield Director’s Cup Division III Standings
Thursday, June 07, 2012
For the 17th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings, finishing 24th in the nation in Division III in 2011-12 with a total of 483.50 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.
Middlebury, picked up its first title as the best athletics program in the nation in Division III by winning with a score of 1,040.75 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 78.5 points during the spring sports season as its men’s track and field took 18th at the NCAA III Championships while its women’s track and
field team took 48th.
The finish by the Calvin men’s track and field team was worth 55.5 points in the Director’s Cup standings while the finish by the women’s track and field team worth 23
Combined, nine of Calvin’s 19 sports teams scored Directors Cup points during the 2011-12 academic year.
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
2010-11 5th 762.25 points
2011-12 24th 483.50 points
CALVIN’S 2011-12 DIRECTOR’S CUP POINT SCORERS
Women’s Volleyball (9th place) 64 points
Men’s Soccer (2nd place) 90 points
Men’s Cross Country (11th place) 57 points
Women’s Cross Country (13th place) 51 points
Men’s Indoor Track and Field (48th) 22 points
Women’s Basketball (5th) 73 points
Men’s Swimming & Diving (26th) 48 points
Men’s Track and Field (18th) 55.5 points
Women’s Track and Field (48th) 23 points