Gustavus Finishes 11th in 2006-07 U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup Standings

Posted on June 25th, 2007 by

The Gustie women’s golf team placed 3rd at the NCAA Championships

The Gustie women’s golf team placed 3rd at the NCAA Championships

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the United States Sports Academy have announced the final totals for the 2006-07 Directors’ Cup and Gustavus finished 11th 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 11th consecutive year with a total of 1137.5 points. Williams was followed by Middlebury (Vt.) with 1,064.5, Cortland State (New York). with 892.75, Amherst (Mass.) with 887.25 and Washington University of St. Louis with 845. Gustavus totalled 633.5 points.

Gustavus recorded national finishes in 11 sports including women’s golf (3rd, 85), men’s tennis (3rd, 83), women’s ice hockey (5th, 25), women’s tennis (5th, 73), men’s swimming (5th, 75), men’s soccer (17th, 50), women’s outdoor track and field (28th, 44), men’s indoor track and field (28th, 43.5), women’s swimming (30th, 44), women’s basketball (33rd, 25) and softball (33rd, 25).

The Gusties are one of only seven institutions in Division III that have finished in the top 11 in five of the past six years (Williams, College of New Jersey, Emory, Gustavus, Middlebury, UW-La Crosse, and Washington University). Gustavus is also the only school from the MIAC to place in the top 20 in 2007.

Top Twenty Finishers in the 2006-07 NACDA Directors’ Cup
1. Williams (Mass.) 1137.5
2. Middlebury (Vt.) 1064.5
3. Cortland State (N.Y.) 892.75
4. Amherst (Mass.) 887.25
5. Washington Univ. (Mo.) 845.0
6. College of New Jersey 793.0
7. Wisconsin-La Crosse 718.75
8. Calvin (Mich.) 713.0
9. Emory (Ga.) 694.5
10. Johns Hopkins (Maryland) 686.25
11. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) 633.5
12. Wisconsin-Oshkosh 601.0
13. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 598.0
14. New York University 578.0
15. DePauw (Ind.) 547.0
16. Tufts (Penn.) 545.25
17. Luther (Ia.) 526.0
18. Wisconsin-Eau Claire 525.0
19. Keene State (N.H.) 501.5
20. Hope (Mich.) 500.0

NACDA Release


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