D2 Directors’ Cup Standings
The Lakers totaled 382 points, 141 more than second-place University of Massachusetts Lowell. GVSU finished in the top 10 of the five championships they qualified for — women’s cross country (second), women’s volleyball (third), men’s cross country (fifth), football (fifth) and women’s soccer (ninth).
The second place River Hawks placed second in women’s field hockey, fifth in men’s soccer, 13th in men’s cross country and 22nd in women’s cross country. Tampa is in a close third position after finishing third in men’s soccer, 14th in women’s cross country and 17th in both women’s volleyball and women’s soccer.
Minnesota-Duluth sits in fourth place after winning the national title in football and earning points in women’s cross country and volleyball. Rounding out the top five was Metropolitan State (CO) after the Roadrunners finished third in women’s soccer, 14th in men’s cross country, 17th in men’s soccer, 19th in women’s cross country and 33rd in women’s volleyball.
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup is a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 14 sports — seven women’s and seven men’s.