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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).learfield cup logo

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:

Rank Institution Points
59 Saint Augustine’s 316.25
67 Lincoln (Mo) 285.75
70 Johnson C. Smith 269.25
115 Benedict 187.00
145 Winston-Salem State 134.50
158 Virginia Union 115.00
178 Chowan 94.00
196 Albany State 74.75
215 Tuskegee 53.00
217 Shaw 50.00
217 West Virginia State 50.00
233 Central State 48.50
248 Bowie State 25.00
248 Claflin 25.00
248 Clark Atlanta 25.00
248 District of Columbia 25.00
248 Kentucky State 25.00
248 Miles 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

Rank Institution Points
164 Alabama State 80.00
164 Texas Southern 80.00
200 Florida A&M 50.00
231 Maryland Eastern Shore 40.00
243 Hampton 25.00
243 Howard 25.00
243 Jackson State 25.00
243 N.C. A&T 25.00
243 S.C. State 25.00
284 N.C. Central 5.00

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