Gustavus Finishes 10th in 2005-06 U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup Standings

Posted on June 29th, 2006 by

Men’s soccer team accepting second place NCAA trophy last November.

Men’s soccer team accepting second place NCAA trophy last November.


Women’s golf team with second place NCAA trophy.

Women’s golf team with second place NCAA trophy.


The women’s hockey team posted a fourth place NCAA finish.

The women’s hockey team posted a fourth place NCAA finish.

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the United States Sports Academy have announced the final totals for the 2005-06 Directors’ Cup and Gustavus finished 10th out of 435 competing NCAA Division III institutions. The Directors’ Cup, which is the only all-sports competition in intercollegiate athletics, is awarded to four-year institutions in the NCAA and NAIA with the best overall athletic programs. In Division III, standings are based on national tournament finishes in 25 sports with points awarded based on the number of teams participating in each specific national championship. Williams College (Mass.) won the Division III title for the tenth consecutive year with a total of 920.5 points. Williams was followed by the College of New Jersey with 790.25, Middlebury (Vt.) with 758, Emory (Ga.) with 751.5 and Cortland State (New York). with 654. Gustavus totalled 544 points.

Gustavus recorded national finishes in ten sports including men’s soccer (2nd, 90), men’s swimming (11th, 66), women’s ice hockey (4th, 25), women’s nordic skiing (24th, 13), women’s golf (2nd, 90), men’s golf (14th, 48), men’s tennis (3rd, 83), women’s tennis (5th, 70), women’s outdoor track and field (19th, 54), and men’s outdoor track and field (66th, 5).

Gustavus Adolphus is one of only seven institutions in Division III to have posted top 10 finishes in four of the past five years (Williams, College of New Jersey, Emory, Gustavus, Middlebury, UW-La Crosse, and Washington University).

Gustavus is the only school from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) to place in the top 20 this year.

2005-06 U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup Final Top 20 Standings

1. Williams (Mass.) 920.5
2. College of New Jersey 790.25
3. Middlebury (Vt.) 758.0
4. Emory (Ga.) 751.5
5. Cortland State (N.Y.) 654.0
6. Tufts (Penn.) 617.0
7. Washington Univ. (Mo.) 600.5
8. Trinity (Tex.) 574.0
9. Calvin (Mich.) 561.25
10. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) 544.0
11. Amherst (Mass.) 511.0
12. Hope (Mich.) 487.5
13. DePauw (Ind.) 487.0
14. Wisconsin-La Crosse 479.0
15. Messiah (Penn.) 474.25
16. Denison (Ohio) 467.75
17. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Cal.) 467.0
17. Wartburg (Ia.) 467.0
19 Rowan (N.J.) 455.5
20. Redlands (Calif.) 439.5

NACDA Release with full standings

 

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