CLEVELAND – For the first time in the Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup history, Keiser University takes home the Cup with 950 overall points. The Seahawks took home three NAIA titles – women’s soccer, women’s golf and women’s lacrosse – and finished second overall in both men’s and women’s tennis. Prior to this year’s Directors’ Cup win, Keiser finished in the top-four the past three seasons that the Cup was awarded.
Indiana Tech finishes second with 881.50 points, taking home four national championships – women’s bowling, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and women’s outdoor track and field.
In third is Indiana Wesleyan, finishing the year with 856.50 total points with five top-five finishes – women’s basketball, women’s cross country, cheer, men’s indoor track and field and women’s tennis.
Oklahoma City finishes fourth overall with 723.25 points, including a national championship in cheer and runner-up finish in dance.
Rounding out the top-five are the Knights of Marian with 717.25 points, including two third place showings, women’s soccer and men’s bowling.
At the conference level, the Mid-South and Crossroads League and The Sun Conference lead all conferences with a pair of institutions in the top-10.
The NAIA Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup will start up again after the fall 2021 NAIA Championships.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions that earned a spot in an NAIA championship, but were unable to compete received 5 points.
The Learfield IMG College 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 NAIA Championships.
Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the winter season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com and follow us on Twitter @ldirectorscup.
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