St. Louis, Mo., March 14, 2019 – Washington University in St. Louis climbed to third in the first set of winter Division III Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
The Bears increased their point total to 487.25 following top-five performances from women's indoor track and field (second) and men's indoor track and field (fifth).
John Hopkins continues to hold the overall lead with 611.25 points, while Middlebury is second with 519.75 points. WashU, Williams (459.00) and Wisconsin-La Crosse (419.75) rounds out the top five.
The University Athletic Association (UAA) has four institutions in the top-20 – WashU (third), Chicago (sixth), Rochester (15th) and Emory (18th).
WashU has finished in the top-10 in 16-straight years, including top-five finishes in 11 of the last 12 years – 2002-03 (fifth), 2003-04 (ninth), 2004-05 (third), 2005-06 (seventh), 2006-07 (fifth), 2007-08 (second), 2008-09 (fourth), 2009-10 (third), 2010-11 (third), 2011-12 (second), 2012-13 (fifth), 2013-14 (fourth), 2014-15 (fourth), 2015-16 (second), 2016-17 (second) and 2017-18 (sixth).
The Learfield IMG College 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 in NCAA Championships.
The next release for Division III Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings will be Thursday, March 28.