Directors' Cup


The NACDA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup is an award given annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the colleges and universities in the United States with the most success in collegiate athletics.  Points for the NACDA Directors' Cup are based on order of finish in various National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sponsored championships.

The award originated in 1993, and was presented to NCAA Division I schools only. In 1995 it was extended to Division II, Division III and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) schools as well, each division receiving its own award.  In NCAA D-III, 18 sports, nine men’s and nine women’s, are counted towards a school final point total.

Emory has enjoyed great success in the Directors’ Cup, earning 15 top-10 finishes in the 19-year history of the competition.  In the 2013-14 standings, Emory came in sixth out of 323 schools that registered points.  

Emory scored Directors’ Cup points in 13 sports during the 2013-14 school year and captured national championships in women’s swimming and diving and women’s tennis while claiming a runner-up berth in baseball.  

Other teams to come away with top-10 finishes in the Directors’ Cup included volleyball (3
rd), men’s swimming and diving (3rd), men’s basketball (5th), men’s tennis (5th), softball (9th) and women’s soccer (9th).

The following a rundown on Emory finishes in the Directors’ Cup standings. 

 

Emory In the Directors' Cup

Year Emory Finish Points Schools With Points
2016 Third 969 322
2015 Eighth 807 322
2014 Sixth 898 323
2013 Second 986 330
2012 Sixth 727 318
2011 Seventh 692 324
2010 Eighteenth 583.25 311
2009 Sixth 809.5 310
2008 Seventh 752.5 306
2007 Ninth 694.5 312
2006 Fourth 751.5 *
2005 Eighth 594 *
2004 Second 811 280
2003 Second 779 278
2002 Fifth 673 277
2001 Fourth 633 271
2000 Fourteenth 491 267
1999 Twenty-second 210 230
1998 Fourteenth 280 228
1997 Fourth 653 235
1996 Seventh 461.5 230

* Denotes only top 100 schools were listed in the rankings