Hopkins Ranked 15th in Winter Directors' Cup Standings
Four Teams Score to Lift Johns Hopkins to Top 15
Final 2015-16 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Winter Standings
BALTIMORE, MD – Bolstered by a pair of top five finishes at NCAA Championships and four teams scoring overall, Johns Hopkins accumulated 213.0 points during the winter season to move into 15th place in the 2015-16 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings. The winter effort builds on a 187-point showing in the fall to give Blue Jay teams a total of 400 points on the year.
Williams currently ranks first in the Director’s Cup standings with 743.25 points, while Washington-St. Louis (634.0), MIT (543.0), Amherst (506.50) and Emory (505.50) round out the top five.
Johns Hopkins has placed in the top 10 in the final Directors’ Cup standings in each of the last five years with eighth (2010-11), ninth (2011-12), seventh (2012-13), third (2013-14) and second place (2014-15) finishes to its credit. Johns Hopkins has nine consecutive top 20 finishes and 17 top 25 finishes in the 20 years the program has existed.
The men’s swimming team led the way for Johns Hopkins in the winter as a fourth-place showing at the NCAA Championships landed 80 Directors’ Cup points. The women’s swimming team added 75 points with a fifth-place finish at the NCAAs.
Head coach Bobby Van Allen’s men’s and women’s indoor track teams added a combined 58 points as the men placed 25th to earn 48 points, while the women chipped in with 10 points.
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 18 sports -- nine women’s and nine men’s.
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2015-16 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup
Final Division III Winter Standings (4-4-2016) • Top 15
1. Williams (743.25 points)
2. Washington-St. Louis (634.0)
3. MIT (543.0)
4. Amherst (506.5)
5. Emory (505.5)
6. Wisconsin-Eau Claire (492.75)
7. Middlebury (476.0)
8. St. Thomas (MN) (462.25)
9. Tufts (460.0)
10. Wisconsin-La Crosse (445.50)
11. Calvin (432.75)
12. Chicago (417.50)
13. SUNY Geneseo (417.0)
14. Wisconsin-Whitewater (402.0)
15. Johns Hopkins (400.0)
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