CLEVELAND, Ohio (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire athletics program took 15th place overall out of more than 430 institutions in NCAA Division III this season in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced today.
The Blugolds scored a total of 605.75 points this year in 11 different sports. Last season the Blugolds' finished in 14th place after scoring 615.5 points. A complete point and finish history can be found below.
The men’s indoor track & field team gained the most points for the Blugolds with 90 after taking second at nationals in March. Women’s golf contributed 85 points following its third-place finish at nationals in May. A complete list of this year's point totals can be found below.
Middlebury College (Vt.) won the competition this season with 1,040.75 points. Around the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), UW-Whitewater led the nine schools with a fifth-place finish while a total of five institutions finished 31st or better.
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.
Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA's website at www.directorscup.org. In addition, the Directors' Cup can be found by visiting www.thedirectorscup.com, Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscup or Twitter @lsdirectorscup.
|Previous Eau Claire Directors' Cup Finishes and Points|
|2011-12 Blugold National Finishes/Directors' Cup Points Earned|
|Men's Indoor Track & Field||2nd||90|
|Men's Outdoor Track & Field||6th||73.5|
|Women's Outdoor Track & Field||10th||66.75|
|Women's Indoor Track & Field||12th||64.5|
|Women's Cross Country||17th||40|
|Women's Swimming & Diving||28th||45|
|Men's Swimming & Diving||32nd||41|