The Emory University Department of Athletics finished sixth in
the 2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Division III
standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate
Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
The sixth-place finish represents the 13th time in the past 14 years that Emory has recorded a top-10 showing -- 2000-01 (fourth), 2001-02 (fifth), 2002-03 (second), 2003-04 (second), 2004-05 (eighth), 2005-06 (fourth), 2006-07 (ninth), 2007-08 (seventh), 2008-09 (sixth), 2009-10 (18th) , 2010-11 (seventh), 2011-12 (sixth) and 2012-13 (second). Emory registered a final total of 898 points, the second-highest mark for the department since the inception of the Cup in 1995-96.
Emory scored Directors’ Cup point in 13 sports in 2013-14 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 (3rd), men’s swimming and diving (3rd), men’s basketball (5th), men’s tennis (5th), softball (9th) and women’s soccer (9th).
Emory athletics also claimed six University Athletic Association championships during this past school year – women’s swimming and diving, men’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis, softball, baseball and golf.
Williams College (MA) finished in the No. 1 spot with 1,225.25 points, its 17th Directors’ Cup title in 19 years. UW-Whitewater was runner-up with 1,134 points. A total of 323 accumulated points in the final Division III standings.
The Learfield Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the NACDA and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 18 sports -- nine women’s and nine men’s.