Calvin Vaults Into First Place in Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Standings
Thursday, March 17, 2011
CLEVELAND Ė Calvin College has moved into the top spot in the first winter Division III Learfield Sports Directorsí Cup Standings with 461.25 points. The Knights added 134.25 points to their fall total after finishing eighth in womenís indoor track & field and 12th in menís indoor track & field.
In second place and trailing by just 10.25 points is Washington University (Mo.). The Bears turned in results of eighth in menís indoor track & field and 27th in womenís indoor track & field for a winter total of 115 points. They have an overall total of 451 points. Moving into the top-five in third place is Wisconsin Oshkosh with 423 points. The Titans accumulated 216 points during the first set of winter championships by winning the womenís indoor track & field national championship and additional finishes of fourth in menís indoor track & field and 38th in wrestling.
Wartburg (Iowa) jumped from 18th in the final fall standings to fourth overall after tallying a winter high 242.50 points. The Knights took home the wrestling national championship, while also finishing second in womenís indoor track & field and 21st in menís indoor track & field. Wartburg has 415.50 total points.
Rounding out the top-five is Williams (Mass.) with 401 points. The Ephs earned 165 points through finishes of seventh in womenís indoor track & field, 23rd in wrestling and 29th in menís indoor track & field.
To date, three winter NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: menís indoor track & field Ė North Central (Ill.); womenís indoor track & field Ė Wisconsin Oshkosh; wrestling Ė Wartburg (Iowa).
The Learfield Sports Directorsí Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded
based on each institution’s finish in up to 18 sports—nine womenís and nine menís.
The final Division III winter standings will be released Thursday, March 31, 2011.