Calvin College Finishes 16th in Final Learfield Directors' Cup Standings

Calvin College Finishes 16th in Final Learfield Directors' Cup Standings
Calvin College is back in the top 25 of the Learfield Director's Cup standings.

Calvin has finished 16th in the final 2016-17 NCAA III Learfield Directors' Cup standings with a total of 596.50 points.  It marks the first time Calvin has been back in the top 25 since the 2013-14 academic year and marks the school's highest finish since the 2012-13 year when the Knights finished 15th.

"It is great to be recognized on a national stage," said Calvin Director of Athletics Dr. Jim Timmer. "We are blessed at Calvin to have a wonderful athletics program and our entire campus can be proud of this accomplishment."

Williams won the 2016-17 title as the best athletics program in the nation in Division III with a score of 1,335.25 points.

The Cup is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and Learfield Sports to the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country, and is based on points earned by teams that compete in NCAA Championship events.

Division III points are awarded based on finish in championship competition. Each national champion receives 100 points with a national runner-up finish worth 90 points. Third place is worth 80 points and fourth place finishes count for 75 points with a sliding point scale continuing on down by order of finish.

Calvin picked up 103 points during the spring sports season as its women's lacrosse team reached the second round of the NCAA III Tournament while its men's track and field took 20th  at the NCAA III Championships.

Combined, 11 of Calvin's 21 sports teams scored Directors' Cup points during the 2016-17 academic year.

The final 2016-17 Division III standings can be found on-line at: 2016-17 LEARFIELD DIRECTORS' CUP STANDINGS

CALVIN YEAR BY YEAR IN DIRECTOR'S CUP STANDINGS 
Year Finish Point Total 
1995-96 11th 425 points 
1996-97 22nd 321.5 points 
1997-98 25th 200 points 
1998-99 7th 350 points 
1999-00 6th 561 points 
2000-01 9th 474 points 
2001-02 11th 490 points 
2002-03 22nd 403.75 points 
2003-04 23rd 382.5 points 
2004-05 6th 617 points 
2005-06 9th 561.25 points 
2006-07 8th 713 points 
2007-08 24th 483.25 points 
2008-09 22nd 541.0 points 
2009-10 13th 634.0 points 
2010-11 5th 762.25 points 
2011-12 24th 483.50 points 
2012-13 15th 651.0 points 
2013-14 - 25th - 481.5 points 
2014-15 - 29th - 463.0 points 
2015-16 - 27th - 515.75 points 
2016-17 - 16th - 596.50 points

CALVIN'S 2016-17 DIRECTOR'S CUP POINT SCORERS 
Women's Volleyball (1st place) 100 points
Men's Soccer (2nd place) 83 points 
Women's Cross Country (9th place) 69 points
Men's Cross Country (19th place) 55 points 
Women's Swimming & Diving (12th place) 62.25 points
Men's Swimming & Diving (37th place) 36 points
Men's Basketball (33rd place) 25 points
Women's Basketball (33rd place) 25 points
Men's Indoor Track & Field (42nd place) 29 points
Men's Outdoor Track & Field (20th place) 53 points
Women's Lacrosse (17th place) 50 points 

TOTAL POINTS BY SEASON 
FALL - 314 points 
WINTER - 179.50 points 
SPRING - 103 points