Gustavus Places Eighth in Directors’ Cup

Posted on June 23rd, 2009 by

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and Learfield Sports recently announced that Gustavus Adolphus College placed eighth in the Division III 2008-09 Directors’ Cup standings. The Directors’ Cup is the only all-sports competition in intercollegiate athletics.

Standings are based on national tournament finishes in 18 sports with points awarded based on the number of teams participating in each specific national championship.

Gustavus’ 765 point total is the most in school history (the previous high was 637 in 2002-03) and the most ever recorded by a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athetlic Conference (MIAC) institution. The eighth place finish is the second highest finish by the Gusties behind a sixth place finish in 2002-03.

Gustavus recorded national finishes in 12 sports including men’s ice hockey (2nd, 90), softball (3rd, 86.5), women’s golf (3rd, 85), men’s tennis (5th, 73), women’s tennis (5th, 73), women’s ice hockey (5th, 25), women’s track and field (6th, 73.5), men’s swimming (15th, 60), women’s nordic skiing (21st, 32), volleyball (33rd, 25), women’s swimming (35th, 39), men’s track and field (36th, 36.5).

Williams College (Mass.) won the Division III title for the 11th consecutive year with a total of 1066.50 points. Williams was followed by Middlebury (Vt.) with 923, Amherst (Mass.) with 910, Washington University of St. Louis with 873, and Cortland State with 861. Rounding out the top ten were Emory with 809.5, UW-Stevens Point with 779, Gustavus Adolphus with 765, the College of New Jersey with 759.5, and Tufts with 759.25.


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