WUSTL Athletics Third in Division III Directors’ Cup Standings
St. Louis, Mo., March 31, 2011 — The Washington University in St. Louis Department of Athletics dropped to third place in the 2010-11 Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) on Thursday.
14-time Directors’ Cup champion Williams College holds the lead at the conclusion of the winter season with 719.50 points, while Middlebury College is second with 664 points. Washington University is third with 649.50 points, while Calvin College (599.75) and Amherst College (587) round out the top five.
Washington University is one of seven University Athletic Association (UAA) members within the top 100 in Division III–Emory University (11th, 420), New York University (21st, 330), University of Rochester (30th, 273.50), University of Chicago (32nd, 261.50), Brandeis University (61st, 170.50) and Carnegie Mellon University (93rd, 120.50). Case Western Reserve University is just outside the top-100 (104th place) with 110 points.
After sitting in first place following the fall season, Washington U. recorded 313.50 points in the winter after five teams competed in NCAA postseason play. The women’s basketball team highlighted the winter season for the Bears, picking up a second-place finish after making its Division III record 10th Final Four Appearance.
Senior Ben Harmon’s fourth-place finish in the pentathlon and eighth-place finish in the long jump highlighted the men’s indoor track and field team’s school record eighth-place finish at the national meet. Washington U. also picked up a 16th place finish in men’s swimming and diving, 24th in women’s swimming and diving, and 27th in women’s indoor track and field. The Bears’ winter total of 313.50 points was seventh highest in Division III.
Washington University has recorded eight-straight top 10 finishes in the Directors’ Cup: 2009-10 (third), 2008-09 (fourth), 2007-08 (second), 2006-07 (fifth), 2005-06 (seventh), 2004-05 (third), 2003-04 (ninth), 2002-03 (fifth).
The first Division III spring standings will be released on May 27, 2011.