SC Caps Outstanding Season By Finishing 32nd In NACDA Directors’ Cup
, June 17, 2003 – Springfield College ranks 32nd out of the 424 NCAA Division III colleges and universities in the 2002-2003 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Directors' Cup competition, announced on Sunday.
The prestigious award is presented annually by NACDA to the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country. Points are awarded for competing in NCAA Tournament play.
Springfield College traditionally ranks among Division III’s top programs. SC has finished in the top 35 in the Directors’ Cup six times since moving to Division III in the 1995-1996 season, including 13th-place finish in 1999-2000.
SC totaled 307 points in the 2002-2003 Directors’ Cup competition. SC won conference championships in football, men’s lacrosse, women’s basketball and women’s swimming and diving. In NCAA Tournament action, women’s swimming and diving placed 15th at the NCAA Division III Championship, while the men placed 16th nationally. Men’s and women’s track & field, wrestling, football, women’s basketball and men’s lacrosse competed in their respective NCAA Championships.
Men’s volleyball captured its third consecutive Molten Division III National Championship, and men’s gymnastics placed fifth at the 2003 USA Gymnastics National Collegiate Championship.
SC’s 26 varsity teams compiled a 229-171overall record (57.2 winning percentage) in the 2002-2003 season.
NACDA, which is now in its 38th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,100 college athletics directors, associates, assistants and conference commissioners at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. Through its series of management seminars, clinics and workshops and publication of the bi-monthly magazine Athletics Administration, NACDA offers educational opportunities to its members. More than 1,200 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. Additionally, the Association operates the NACDA Directors' Cup program, which honors the all-sports champion in each of the NCAA Divisions -- I, II, III -- and the NAIA, for a total of four trophies.
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