MARION, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan University captured fifth place in the 2018-19 Learfield IMG College Director’s Cup standings. It marks the third time in four years that the Wildcats finished fifth place, which is the highest finish in program history.
Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish at NAIA National Championships. Indiana Wesleyan finished with 679 points and scored in the maximum 13 sports allowed, having to omit scores from one sport.
The Wildcats maintained their fifth place standing which they held at the completion of the winter sport schedule. In the spring, men’s outdoor track and field finished seventh at the NAIA national championship for 72 points. Softball earned 57 points as they advanced to the NAIA Opening Round, women’s tennis scored 53 points for their NAIA Second Round appearance, and women’s outdoor track and field scored 39 points.
In the winter season, men’s indoor track and field earned 72 points with a seventh place finish. Men’s basketball earned 70 points with a quarterfinal finish, women’s swimming grabbed 69 points for a seventh place finish, and women’s basketball gained 59 points for a Sweet 16 finish. Women’s indoor track & field earned 42.5 points for 28th place and cheer team added 19 points for an 11th place finish.
For the fall, men’s cross country earned 90 points as the national runner-up and women’s cross country added 61.5 points for 14th place.
Oklahoma City (Okla.) won its third consecutive Director’s Cup with 921.25 points, William Carey (Miss.) was second with 806 points, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) took third place with 782.5 points, and Keiser (Fla.) was fourth place at 747.5 points. Indiana Wesleyan rounded out the top-five with 679 points.