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Springfield Finishes 31st Nationally (of 422) in NACDA Division III Standings

Springfield, Mass. -- June 13, 2008 -- The Springfield College combined athletics programs finished the 2007-2008 athletic year ranked 31st nationally in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Division III U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings in their just-released Final Spring Report. Springfield had been ranked 24th in the Final-Winter Report that NACDA had released two months ago. There are a total of 422 NCAA Division III schools.

In this report, men's and women's lacrosse, baseball, softball, and men's and women's track and field were added.

Springfield College finished the year with 422.0 points, as it earned 123.5 points in the spring season. These points were based on the fact that softball reached the NCAA Tournament, the men's lacrosse team advanced to the second round of the NCAA's, and Steve Headley and Nikki Hay scored points for the track and field teams at the NCAA Championships.

Broken down, Springfield scored a total of 120 points in the fall, 178.5 points in the winter, and 123.5 points in the spring.

Springfield recorded the highest place finish out of any school in its conference, the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). MIT was the closest to the Pride as it finished in 38th.

Williams College captured the Division title with 1120.25 points.

The Sports Academy Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. The United States Sports Academy, based in Daphe, Alabama, is the program sponsor. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 18 sports -- nine men's and nine women's.

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