Twenty-five points each from men's and women's basketball has put Ashland University's athletic department in 13th place in the 2018-19 Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings in NCAA Division II, as the final winter report was released on Thursday (April 4) morning.
Ashland ended the winter season with 263 Directors' Cup points, paced by a men's indoor track and field national championship, an 11th-place finish by the women's indoor track and field team, and a 27th-place showing by wrestling at nationals. AU now has 338 points through the fall and winter.
Through the 2018-19 winter season, 229 Division II schools have earned Directors' Cup points.
The next release for the 2018-19 Division II Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings will be May 30.
In 2017-18, Ashland finished 12th in the nation in the Directors' Cup. Ashland had a run of eight consecutive top-10 finishes from 2007-08 to 2014-15.
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 NCAA Championships.
2018-19 ASHLAND UNIVERSITY DIRECTORS' CUP POINTS
- 100 points – Men's indoor track and field
- 66 points – Women's indoor track and field
- 47 points – Wrestling
- 25 points – Men's basketball
- 25 points – Women's basketball
- 25 points – Men's soccer
- 25 points – Women's soccer
- 25 points – Volleyball