RALEIGH, N.C. – Saint Augustine’s University capped another successful athletic season by placing first among HBCU schools in the final 2016-17 Learfield Directors’ Cup Division II conference standings. Final results were recently announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
The Learfield Cup standings recognize the top athletic programs in the nation based on their results in the NCAA championships in 14 sports (seven men and seven women). All points are based on an institution's finish in the NCAA championships.
The Falcons totaled 316.25 points to finish ahead of 17 Division II HBCUs. Most of the points were scored in track and field as the Falcons men claimed their fifth straight national outdoor title and placed third in the indoor championships. The Lady Falcons finished ninth in the outdoor championships and 13th nationally during the indoor season.
Overall, the Falcons were 59th out of 266 NCAA Division II institutions. Benedict led SIAC Institutions with 187.00 points.
Below are the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings for Division II HBCUs:
|70||Johnson C. Smith||269.25|
|217||West Virginia State||50.00|
|248||District of Columbia||25.00|
Grand Valley State captured its 12th Division II Learfield Directors’ Cup. The Lakers tallied 1020.00 total points, scoring in the maximum 14 sports, including a national championship in women’s cross country and four runner-up finishes.
HBCU Division I Rankings
|231||Maryland Eastern Shore||40.00|