Cardinals 77th in Learfield Directors' Cup
CLEVELAND, Ohio (Dec. 30, 2010) -- The Plattsburgh State Athletics Department received 64 points to earn a seven-way tie for 77th place in the latest rankings of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup awarded by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. There are 435 active NCAA Division III institutions that are eligible for this prestigious program that rates the best broad-based athletics departments in the nation based on finish in the NCAA championships.
The rankings were recently released upon completion of the fall season, marking the one-third point in the 2010-2011 campaign. The rankings will be updated after the Winter Championships season in April, then finalized following the final national competitions in June. Points are awarded based on each institution's NCAA finish in up to 18 sports – nine women’s and nine men’s.
Boosted by NCAA finishes from its women’s cross country (30th place, 14 points), men’s soccer (33rd, 25) and women’s soccer (33rd, 25) teams, Plattsburgh sent three fall sports to the national championships for the first time since 1981.
Among state-supported schools, Plattsburgh is 10th. Overall, the Cardinals are tied
with Colorado College, Frostburg State (Md.), Medaille (N.Y.), Oneonta State (N.Y.),
Randolph-Macon (Va.) and Redlands (Calif.).