Blugolds Finish 15th in Directors' Cup Competition

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.

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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 15th 605.75
2010-11 14th 615.5
2009-10 16th 602.5
2008-09 12th 731.5
2007-08 10th 628
2006-07 18th 525
2005-06 27th 402.875
2004-05 28th 332.25
2003-04 68th 205.5
2002-03 38th 292.5
2001-02 20th 388.5
2000-01 8th 476.5
1999-00 8th 545
1998-99 10th tie 280
1997-98 10th tie 250
1996-97 17th 297.5
1995-96 36th 223

 

2011-12 Blugold National Finishes/Directors' Cup Points Earned
Men's Indoor Track & Field 2nd 90
Women's Golf 3rd 85
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 Basketball 17th 50
Women's Cross Country 17th 40
Women's Swimming & Diving 28th 45
Men's Swimming & Diving 32nd 41
Volleyball 33rd 25
Softball 33rd 25

 

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