Blugolds Finish 22nd in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Competition

CLEVELAND, Ohio ( - The UW-Eau Claire athletics program took 22nd 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 men’s indoor track & field team earned the most points (90) after taking second at the NCAA Championship in March. A complete list of this year's point totals can be found below.

Williams College (Mass.) won the competition this season with 1,225.25 points, its 17th title in the past 19 years. Around the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), UW-Whitewater led the nine schools with a second-place finish while a total of five institutions finished 33rd 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 In addition, the Directors' Cup can be found by visiting, Facebook at or Twitter @lsdirectorscup.

Previous Eau Claire Directors' Cup Finishes and Points
2013-14 22nd 500.25
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


2013-14 Blugold National Finishes/Directors' Cup Points Earned
Men's Indoor Track & Field 2nd 90
Men's Cross Country 9th 69
Men's Outdoor Track & Field 9th 67.5
Women's Outdoor Track & Field 13th 62.25
Women's Golf 13th 49.5
Women's Indoor Track & Field 23rd 47.5
Men's Swimming & Diving 27th 47
Women's Swimming & Diving 28th 45.5
Wrestling 51st 22