June 6, 2014

UMW Moves Up to 59th in Learfield Sports Director's Cup Standings in 2013-14

The University of Mary Washington athletic department ranked 59th in the nation among more than 450 NCAA Division III schools in the 2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, released today.

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.

Mary Washington was the CAC's fourth-highest finisher among the 330 schools that scored in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings.  The Eagles, who earned spring points in men's and women's tennis and men's lacrosse, finished 59th overall with 307.00 points, 33 points better than last year.

Williams won the 2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup for the 17th time in the last 19 years with 1,225.25 points.  The Ephs and fourth-place Washington (Mo.) University (924.25 points) were the only school to score points in 18 sports.

Wisconsin-Whitewater ranked second overall with 1,134.75 points, joining Williams as the only institutions to score more than 1,000 points during the 2013-14 season.

Johns Hopkins University, placed third overall with 977.50.