St. Louis, Mo., July 25, 2019 – Washington University in St. Louis topped the 1,000-point plateau for just the third time in school history as the Bears finished third in the 2018-19 Division III Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
WashU totaled 323 points in the fall, 373.75 in the winter and 336 in the spring for a grand total of 1,032.75.
• The 1,032.75 points are second most in school history (2016; 1,227)
• The third-place finish is fifth-best in school history (2008, 2012, 2016, 2017; Second)
• 17-straight seasons in top-10, including top-five in 12 of the last 13 years
WashU had 14 of 19 teams compete in the NCAA Tournament, and picked up nine top-five finishes. The Bears also won eight University Athletic Association (UAA) conference titles.
The women's cross-country team won the national championship to accumulate 100 points, while men's cross country, women's indoor track and field and women's outdoor track and field all had NCAA runner-up finishes for 90 points each.
Women's soccer picked up 83 points after a third-place finish, while women's basketball (73), men's swimming and diving (75), men's indoor track and field (74.3) and men's tennis (73) all placed fifth.
Men's Outdoor Track and Field (10th, 67.5), women's golf (11th, 55.5), women's swimming and diving (14th, 61.5), volleyball (17th, 50) and baseball (17th, 50) all recorded top-20 finishes.