Nine from MIAC ranked in top 100 of Directors' Cup Standings

Nine from MIAC ranked in top 100 of Directors' Cup Standings

Cleveland, Ohio -- After the completion of all fall and winter NCAA Division III championships, nine Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) institutions are ranked in the top 100 of the Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings. 

The University of St. Thomas leads all MIAC institutions in the standings with 381.50 points, which is good for 17th place. After scoring 98 points in fall sports, the Tommies tallied points in winter sports by advancing to the national quarterfinals in men's basketball, placing 12th in women's indoor track & field, 15th in men's indoor track & field, 26th in men's swimming & diving, and 34th in women's swimming & diving. 

Gustavus Adolphus College follows St. Thomas in 27th place with 337.50 points. Other MIAC institutions in the top 100 include: Carleton College (29th place, 311.50 points), Saint John's University (56th place, 162.00 points), Augsburg College (61st place, 154.00 points), Concordia College-Moorhead (64th place, 150.00 points), the College of Saint Benedict (78th place, 137.00 points), St. Olaf College (84th place, 125.00 points), and Bethel University (100th place, 113.00 points). Macalester College also appears in the standings in 179th place with 59 points.

Overall, Amherst (Mass.) is in first place of the standings with 679 points. Williams (Mass.) is in second, followed by UW-Stevens Point, Washington Univ.-St. Louis, and UW-La Crosse rounding out the top five.

Institutions capturing winter NCAA Division III Championships include: UW-La Crosse and UW-Oshkosh (Men's Indoor Track & Field, Wartburg (Women's Indoor Track & Field and Wrestling), George Fox (Women's Basketball), Washington Univ.-St. Louis (Men's Basketball), Kenyon (Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving), Amherst (Women's Ice Hockey), and Neumann (Men's Ice Hockey).

The Learfield Sports Directors’ 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 women’s and nine men’s.

Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at
www.nacda.com.

NACDA Director's Cup Release