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Hopkins Jumps to 13th in Directors' Cup Standings

March 31, 2007

BALTIMORE, MD - The final 2006-07 U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings for the winter have been released and Johns Hopkins has jumped from 34th place at the end of the fall to 13th place. The Blue Jays have accumulated 348.5 points in the standings and are in position to grab the school's first-ever top-10 finish. Points are awarded based on a school's finish in up to 18 sports - nine men and nine women - in NCAA Championships. Williams leads the race for the cup with 704.5 points and Middlebury, Washington (MO), Amherst and NYU round out the top five.

The men's and women's swimming teams anchored JHU's efforts in the winter as the men's team earned 73.5 points with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, while the women totaled 69 points with their ninth-place showing. The Johns Hopkins men's and women's swimming teams have combined for over 100 points in the Directors' Cup in each of the last nine years.

Hopkins grabbed an additional 83 points over the winter as the men's basketball team earned 50 points with its appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, while the fencing (28 points) and wrestling teams (5 points) also contributed to the total.

Hopkins got the 2006-07 year off to a good start in the fall as the men's and women's soccer teams combined to accumulate 123 points. Under the direction of head coach Matt Smith the Blue Jay men's soccer team advanced to the national quarterfinals and earned 73 points, while the women totaled 50 points with an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

2006-07 U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup
Division III Winter Standings (3-31-07)
Top 15

1. Williams - 704.5
2. Middlebury - 664.5
3. Washington (MO) - 628.5
4. Amherst - 602.25
5. NYU - 532.5
6. Calvin (MI) - 525
7. Wisconsin La Crosse - 511
8. New Jersey - 491
9. Cortland State - 445.25
10. Wisconsin Stevens Point - 400.5
11. Wheaton (IL) - 359
12. Messiah - 353
13. Johns Hopkins - 348.5
14. Denison - 329
15. North Central (IL) - 326.75

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