AU Finishes Fifth In Learfield Directors' Cup Standings

Macy Caldwell at the 2014 National Championship meet.
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Macy Caldwell at the 2014 National Championship meet. Kyle Terwillegar/USTFCCCA

Ashland University has finished fifth in the final 2014 NCAA Division II Learfield Directors' Cup standings. This is the seventh consecutive season AU has finished in the nation's Top 10. Only two others schools can make that claim.

In the last three years, the Eagles have placed third, third and fifth. In 2013-14, 13 AU teams participated in the NCAA postseason. In the spring, the men's track team finished third in the country and the AU women's track and field team was fifth. Softball was 33rd and the Eagles also received points from men's golf, which reached the NCAA regional tournament.

The Eagles finished the year with 637 points. Grand Valley State wins the 2014 Learfield Directors' Cup with 1,030 points. The Lakers received points in 14 sports. This is the ninth time GVSU has won the Directors' Cup.

West Texas A&M finished second with 708 points and Central Missouri placed third with 653.75 points. Indianapolis ended the year with 649.75 points and is fourth in the final standings.

The GLIAC is the only conference to have two institutions ranked in the Top 10 - Grand Valley State and Ashland.

The Learfield 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 up to 14 sports - seven men's and seven women's.

2013-14 Learfield Directors' Cup

The Top 10 In The Country

Rank Institution Conference Total Points
1. Grand Valley State GLIAC 1030.00
2. West Texas A&M LSC 708.00
3. Central Missouri MIAA 653.75
4. Indianapolis GLVC 649.75
5. Ashland GLIAC 637.00
6. Chico State CCAA 625.50
7. Augustana (S.D.) NSIC 603.00
8. Adams State RMAC 595.00
9. West Florida GSC 586.50
10. LIU Post ECC 575.00