DePauw Finishes 26th in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings
June 25, 2010
June 25, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Led by two teams finishing in the top six in their respective NCAA Championships and seven others in the top 20, DePauw finished 26th in the 2009-10 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Division III Final Standings.
The Directors' Cup is a program which began in Division III in 1995-96 and honors institutions maintaining a broad-based program and achieving success in both men's and women's sports.
Totaling 527.25 points, DePauw recorded its eighth top-40 finish overall and sixth straight in the 15-year history of the program. The Tigers' 26th-place showing also marked the 15th time in as many years that DePauw ranked ahead of all other Indiana Division III institutions.
DePauw's softball team (left) placed in a tie for fifth at the Division III Championships after winning the regional in its fourth consecutive national tournament trip, while the women's golf squad (lower right) was sixth after making its ninth straight NCAA appearance.
The men's swimming and diving team finished 13th in the nation, while the women's indoor track and field squad placed in a tie for 16th at the Division III Championships held on the James A. Hollensteiner Track in the DePauw Indoor Tennis and Track Center.
Three teams placed in a tie for 17th including football which made its first appearance NCAA postseason appearance, women's basketball in its seventh straight national appearance and women's tennis in its sixth consecutive trip.
DePauw teams finished the year with a 214-85-6 record for a .711 winning percentage as the Tigers captured their fifth consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference President's Trophy.
Williams College (Mass) topped the Directors' Cup rankings, while Amherst College (Mass.) was second and Washington University-St. Louis placed third.
|Directors' Cup Points Earned During 2009-10 Year|
|Men's Swimming & Diving
|Women's Indoor Track & Field
|Women's Outdoor Track & Field||tie-18th/55.5|
|Women's Cross Country||20th/34|
|Women's Swimming & Diving||32nd/42|
|DePauw's Directors' Cup Finishes|