CLEVELAND – Grand Valley State remains in the lead of the Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup after the first winter standings. The Lakers placed second in men’s indoor track & field, sixth in women’s indoor track & field, sixth in men’s swimming and diving and 20th in women’s swimming and diving. They have a total of 660 points, 287 of those earned during the winter season.
Ashland jumped up to No. 6 in the standings after strong showing from both track and field squads, the Eagles wrestling team and their women's hoops program.
|1||Grand Valley State||660|
|51||Saginaw Valley State||196|
|107||Lake Superior State||110.75|
The first Division II spring standings will be released Thursday, May 21.
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 14 sports -- seven women’s and seven men’s.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.
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