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DePauw Finishes 39th in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup

June 19, 2009

learfielddirectorscuplogo.jpegJune 19, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Led by three teams finishing in the top nine in their respective NCAA Championships and two others in the top 20, DePauw finished 39th in the 2008-09 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.

nacdalogo.jpgTotaling 366.85 points, DePauw recorded its seventh top-40 finish overall and fifth straight in the 14-year history of the program. The Tigers placed in the top 20 each of the last three years. The Tigers' 39th-place showing also marked the 14th time in as many years that DePauw ranked ahead of all other Indiana Division III institutions.

DePauwWomensTennisChamp09.jpgDePauw's softball team as well as the men's and women's (pictured left) tennis squads each tied for ninth in Division III as they did last year.

The women's golf team, making its eighth straight apperance in the NCAA Championships, finished 11th at the national tournament.

DePauw's men's swimming and diving team, represented by five student-athletes (pictured below) at the Division III Championships, finished in a tie for 12th.

The Tigers' women's basketball team made its sixth straight NCAA appearance and 10th in the last 14 years after earning an at-large bid to the tournament, while the women's cross country team finished 26th.

ncaamswimmers.jpgLauren Reich represented the women's track and field team at the NCAA Division III Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships and earned all-America honors in two outdoor events as the Tigers finished in a tie for 62nd.

DePauw teams finished the year with a 206-95-8 record for a .680 winning percentage as the Tigers captured their fourth consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference President's Trophy.

 

 

Points Earned During 2008-09 Year
Sport Finish/Points
Softball tie-9th/64
Men's Tennis tie-9th/64
Women's Tennis tie 9th/64
Women's Golf tie-11th/55.5
Men's Swimming & Diving tie-12th/63.75
Women's Basketball tie-33rd/25
Women's Cross Country 26th/22
Women's Track & Field tie-62nd/8.6
DePauw's Directors' Cup Finishes
Year Final Rank
1995-96 93rd
1996-97 80th
1997-98 tie-66th
1998-99 tie-55th
1999-2000 43rd
2000-01 40th
2001-02 14th
2002-03 86th
2003-04 tie-78th
2004-05 27th
2005-06 13th
2006-07 15th
2007-08 18th
2008-09 39th
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