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SUNY Cortland Athletics Finishes 30th in Directors’ Cup Division III Standings

06/28/2022 

The SUNY Cortland men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic program finished in 30th place in the 2021-22 LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup competition among the approximately 440 eligible NCAA Division III programs competing nationally for the prestigious honor. The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), LEARFIELD and USA Today present the award to recognize overall excellence among collegiate athletic programs. 

The Red Dragons finished with a score of 520.25 points. Tufts (Mass.) won the Directors’ Cup with 1,080 points, followed by Johns Hopkins (Md.) with 1,043 points, Middlebury (Vt.) with 1,000.50, MIT with 936.75 and Washington-St. Louis with 922.50. 

Cortland had 12 teams earn points, which are awarded based on NCAA postseason finishes and the size of each postseason field. The national champion in each sport earns 100 points. The Red Dragon scorers were: 

Men’s Soccer – tied for 9th place (64 pts.) 

Women’s Lacrosse – tied for 9th place (64 pts.) 

Football – tied for 9th place (53 pts.) 

Women’s Volleyball – tied for 17th place (50 pts.) 

Men’s Lacrosse – tied for 17th place (50 pts.) 

Baseball – tied for 17th place (50 pts.) 

Women’s Swimming and Diving – 29th place (45 pts.) 

Wrestling – 38th place (36 pts.) 

Men’s Cross Country – top-5 NCAA regional finish (32.5 pts.) 

Women’s Golf – 24th place (26 pts.) 

Field Hockey – tied for 17th place (25 pts.) 

Women’s Basketball – tied for 33rd place (25 pts.) 

There are four Directors’ Cup Awards, one to honor overall champions in each of the NCAA’s Divisions (I, II and III) and the NAIA. It is the first-ever cross-sectional all-sports national recognition award for both men and women. NACDA is the professional and educational association for more than 12,500 college athletics directors, associates, assistants and conference commissioners, along with affiliate individuals or corporations. More than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada are represented in NACDA's membership. 

2021-22 LEARFIELD DIRECTORS’ CUP 

Final Division III Standings 

Rank   School...................................... Points 

  1. Tufts (Mass.).............................. 1,080 
  2. Johns Hopkins (Md.).................... 1,043 
  3. Middlebury (Vt.)......................... 1,000.5 
  4. Mass. Institute of Technology....... 936.75 
  5. Washington-St. Louis................... 922.5 
  6. Williams (Mass.)......................... 908 
  7. Chicago (Ill.)............................... 900.5 
  8. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.).... 858 
  9. Emory (Ga.)............................... 846.5 
  10. Stevens Institute (N.J.)................. 780.5 
  11. Ithaca....................................... 770.75 
  12. Washington & Lee (Va.)............... 767.5 
  13. Wisconsin-Whitewater................ 754.25 
  14. Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.).................. 743 
  15. Carnegie Mellon (Pa.).................. 725.75 
  16. Wisconsin-Eau Claire................... 715.5 
  17. Wartburg (Iowa)......................... 700.75 
  18. Christopher Newport (Va.)........... 695.5 
  19. SUNY Geneseo........................... 691.75 
  20. Trinity (Texas)............................ 685.5 
  21. Wisconsin-La Crosse.................... 680.5 
  22. North Central (Ill.)....................... 649 
  23. John Carroll (Ohio)...................... 635.75 

T24.     Amherst (Mass.)......................... 603.5 

T24.     Loras (Iowa)............................... 603.5 

  1. New York University.................... 546.5 
  2. Calvin (Mich.)............................. 536 
  3. Hope (Mich.).............................. 533 
  4. Rowan (N.J.).............................. 523.25 
  5. CORTLAND................................ 520.5 

 

Other New York schools in Top 100:

  1. St. John Fisher............................ 427 
  2. RPI........................................... 358 
  3. Rochester.................................. 309 
  4. Nazareth................................... 287.5 
  5. RIT........................................... 239 

T93.     Hobart/William Smith.................. 197 

  1. Hamilton................................... 192.5 

Complete standings are online at: https://nacda.com/documents/2022/6/15/FinalDIIIStandings.pdf

CORTLAND’S DIRECTORS’ CUP FINISHES  

2021-22:         30th 

2018-19:         57th 

2017-18:         54th 

2016-17:         21st 

2015-16:         22nd 

2014-15:         12th 

2013-14:         23rd 

2012-13:         11th 

2011-12:         10th 

2010-11:         16th 

2009-10:         17th 

2008-09:         5th 

2007-08:         9th 

2006-07:         3rd 

2005-06:         5th 

2004-05:         13th 

2003-04:         8th 

2002-03:         15th 

2001-02:         12th 

2000-01:         13th 

1999-00:         17th 

1998-99:         8th 

1997-98:         2nd (tied) 

1996-97:         8th 

1995-96:         19th 

(not conducted in 2019-20 or 2020-21)


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