Olivet Nazarene Leads the Second Fall NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings
Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:38 AM
CLEVELAND, Ohio – For the first time in program history, the Olivet Nazarene University Department of Athletics finds itself atop the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cups standings when the second set of fall standings was released on Thursday, Dec. 13.
The Tigers have accumulated 258.00 total points after finishing second in women’ soccer, third in women’s cross country, ninth in men’s soccer and 22nd overall in men’s cross country.
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 12 sports -- six women’s and six men’s.
Oklahoma Baptist moved up from fourth in the first set of standings to second overall with 250.00 points. The Bison’s highest finish came in men’s cross country, fourth. In addition, Oklahoma Baptist was fifth in volleyball, sixth in women’s cross country and 17th overall in men’s soccer.
Cal State San Marcos trails the Bison by just three points after a fourth place finish in women’s cross country, a third place result in men’s cross country, 13th overall in volleyball and 17th in women’s soccer for 247.00 total points.
In fourth with 240.00 points is Lindsey Wilson. The Blue Raiders captured the women’s soccer title, finished third in men’s soccer and 13th overall in volleyball.
Rounding out the top five is Concordia (CA) with 227.00 points overall after capturing the NAIA volleyball title. The Eagles also finished fifth in men’s soccer and 11th in women’s cross country.
The final fall NAIA standings will be released Thursday, December 20.