Ashland University Finishes Fifth in Directors' Cup Standings

Ashland University has finished fifth in the country in the final 2014 NCAA Division II Learfield Directors' Cup standings based on points awarded for each institution’s finish in up to 14 sports – seven men’s and seven women’s.

This is the seventh consecutive season Ashland University has finished in the nation's Top 10 and only two other schools can make that claim. In the last three years, the Eagles have placed third, third and fifth.

In 2013-14, 13 AU teams participated in the NCAA postseason. In the spring, the men's track team finished third in the country and the AU women's track and field team was fifth. Softball was 33rd and the Eagles also received points from men's golf, which reached the NCAA regional tournament.

The Eagles finished the year with 637 points. Grand Valley State wins the 2014 Learfield Directors' Cup with 1,030 points. The Lakers received points in 14 sports. This is the ninth time GVSU has won the Directors' Cup.

Ashland’s conference, the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), is the only conference to have two institutions ranked in the Top 10 - Grand Valley State and Ashland.

The Learfield Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today.

2013-14 Learfield Directors' Cup
The Top 10 In The Country

 

Rank

Institution

Conference

Total Points

1.

Grand Valley State

GLIAC

1030.00

2.

West Texas A&M

LSC

708.00

3.

Central Missouri

MIAA

653.75

4.

Indianapolis

GLVC

649.75

5.

Ashland

GLIAC

637.00

6.

Chico State

CCAA

625.50

7.

Augustana (S.D.)

NSIC

603.00

8.

Adams State

RMAC

595.00

9.

West Florida

GSC

586.50

10.

LIU Post

ECC

575.00

 

Spotlight photo – Ashland University’s Brian Baum leads the field during the mile competition at the NCAA Nationals held at Grand Valley, Mich. Photo by Kyle Terwillegar/USTFCCCA

 

 

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