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LWC finishes 2nd in Learfield Sports Director's Cup Standings
By Chris Wells, Sports Information Director
COLUMBIA, KY - Lindsey Wilson athletics finished runner-up in the 2014-15 NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics officials announced on Thursday.
Oklahoma Baptist captured its third straight Learfield Cup with 854.5 points. Oklahoma City finished third with 802.75 points while Wayland Baptist (Texas) ended in fourth with 802.75 points and Embry-Riddle (FL) ended in fifth amassing 800 points.
Lindsey Wilson led nine Mid-South Conference teams -- out of 185 NAIA institutions to score in the Directors' Cup standings. Cumberlands (Ky.) finished 25th with 408 points and Campbellsville (KY) ended in 34th with 367 as the only other Mid-South members to finish inside the top-50.
The second-place finish for Lindsey Wilson - out of 185 scoring NAIA institutions - matches the program's best finish, set in 2012-13. The Blue Raiders scored 823.5 points this season to record their highest total, eclipsing the 800-plateua for the first time. The finish is the fourth straight top-five finish for Lindsey Wilson.
The Blue Raiders participated in 17 national championships in 2014-15. The NACDA scoring system awards points to the top six women and top six men's finishes at their respective national championship, forcing the omission of five Lindsey Wilson results to produce the Blue Raiders' final tally.
Lindsey Wilson had another outstanding spring in 2014-15, as seven teams reached their national championships. Lindsey Wilson softball garnered the most points in the spring and second most overall with a second-place finish last month in Sioux City, Iowa.
Softball's 90 points is second only to women soccer's 100 points after capturing the national championship during the fall.
Women's tennis added 83 points for its tie for third this spring while volleyball chipped in 64 points with a tie for ninth in the fall. Women's swimming added 60 points for a 10th place finish and indoor track & field scored 42 points for a 32nd place finish during the winter season.
Women's basketball and women's outdoor track & field's totals fell just below indoor track & field's points and were scratched.
On the men's side, wrestling top the point total for Lindsey Wilson with 85 points after a third-place finish in March. Men's tennis scored 70 points while baseball posted 68.5 points as both tied for ninth in their championships this spring.
Football contributed 60 points in the fall after tying for fifth, men's soccer chipped in 53 points for a tie for ninth place in the fall and men's swimming amassed 48 points for a 14th place finish during the winter.
Men's golf, men's indoor track & field and men's outdoor track & field's scores were eliminated.
This story was posted on 2015-06-11 10:03:49
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