Calvin Finishes Fifth in Final Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Standings
Friday, June 17, 2011
For the 16th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directorsí Cup standings, finishing fifth in the nation in Division III in 2010-11 with a total of 762.25 points.
Calvinís point total and its (placement) finish is its highest-ever in the 16 years of the competition.
Calvin is one 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 College, Mass., defended its title as the best athletics program in the nation in Division III by winning its 15th U.S. Sports Academy Directorsí Cup with 1,147 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 162.5 points during the spring sports season as its menís track and field took 14th at the NCAA III Championships, its womenís track and field team took 18th while its menís golf team placed 26th.
The finish by the Calvin menís track and field team was worth 58.5 points in the Directorís Cup standings, the finish by the womenís track team worth 56 points and the finish by the menís golf team worth 48 points
Combined, 13 of Calvinís 19 sports teams scored Directorsí Cup points during the 2010-11 academic year.
In addition to its spring sports teams, Calvin received points this year from its menís and womenís soccer teams, its womenís volleyball team, its menís and womenís cross country teams its men’s and womenís swimming and diving team, its womenís basketball team and its men’s and womenís indoor track and field teams.
CALVIN YEAR BY YEAR IN DIRECTORíS 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
2011-12 5th 762.25 points
CALVINíS 2010-11 DIRECTORíS CUP POINT SCORERS
Women’s Volleyball (1st place) 100 points
Men’s Soccer (5th place) 73 points
Men’s Cross Country (8th place) 66 points
Women’s Cross Country (9th place) 63 points
Women’s Soccer (33rd) 25 points
Women’s Indoor Track and Field (8th) 70.5 points
Men’s Indoor Track and Field (12th) 63.8 points
Women’s Basketball (17th) 50 points
Men’s Swimming & Diving (25th) 48.5 points
Women’s Swimming & Diving (34th) 40 points
Men’s Track and Field (14th) 58.5 points
Women’s Track and Field (18th) 56 points
Men’s Golf (26th) 48 points
CALVIN POINT SCORES BY SEASON
Calvin Fall Sports - 327 points
Calvin Winter Sports - 272.75 points
Calvin Spring Sports Ė 162.5 points