June 13, 2013

Blugolds Finish 14th in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Competition

CLEVELAND, Ohio (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire athletics program took 14th 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) recently announced.

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The Blugolds scored a total of 672 points this year in 11 different sports. Last season the Blugolds' finished in 15th place after scoring 605.75 points. They have finished 18th or better for the past seven straight years. A complete point and finish history can be found below.

The men’s hockey team gained the most points for the Blugolds with 100 after winning the national title in March. Men’s Outdoor Track & Field scored 90 points for taking second at nationals in May while Men’s Indoor Track & Field accumulated 85 for taking third in March. A complete list of this year's point totals can be found below.

Williams College (Mass.) won the competition this season with 1,273.75 points, its 16th title in the past 18 years. Around the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), UW-Whitewater led the nine schools with a fourth-place finish while a total of five institutions finished 30th 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
2012-13 14th 672
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

 

2012-13 Blugold National Finishes/Directors' Cup Points Earned
Men's Hockey 1st 100
Men's Outdoor Track & Field 2nd 90
Men's Indoor Track & Field 3rd 85
Women's Cross Country 5th 75
Men's Cross Country 10th 67.5
Volleyball 17th 50
Softball 17th 50
Women's Outdoor Track & Field 24th 49.5
Men's Swimming & Diving 35th 39
Wrestling 37nd 37
Women's Indoor Track & Field 43rd 29

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