Calvin College has finished 26th in the final 2017-18 Learfield Director's Cup standings.
Calvin has finished 26th in the final 2017-18 NCAA III Learfield Directors' Cup standings with a total of 515.50 points. Calvin has finished in the top 30 of the Learfield Director's Cup standings 23 consecutive years. In addition, Calvin is one of only nine schools to finish in the top 40 of the Division III Director's Cup standings every year since the competition begin with the 1995-96 academic year.
"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 2017-18 title as the best athletics program in the nation in Division III with a score of 1,126.25 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 137.5 points during the spring sports season. The Calvin women's lacrosse team reached the second round of the NCAA III Tournament, its softball team advanced to the regional final of the NCAAIII Tournament, its women's outdoor track and field team was 41st at the NCAA III Championships and its men's track and field took 77th at the NCAA III Championships.
Combined, 10 of Calvin's 21 sports teams scored Directors' Cup points during the 2017-18 academic year.
The final 2017-18 Division III standings can be found on-line at:
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
2017-18 – 26th – 515.50 points
CALVIN'S 2017-18 DIRECTOR'S CUP POINT SCORERS
Women's Volleyball (3rd place) 83 points
Men's Soccer (9th place) 64 points
Men's Cross Country (12th place) 64.5 points
Women's Cross Country (31st place) 43 points
Women's Swimming & Diving (11th place) 66 points
Men's Swimming & Diving (21st place) 52.5 points
Softball (17th place) 50 points
Women's Lacrosse (17th place) 50 points
Women's Outdoor Track & Field (41st place) 32.5 points
Men's Outdoor Track and Field (77th place) 5 points
TOTAL POINTS BY SEASON
FALL – 254.5 points
WINTER - 118.50 points
SPRING – 137.5 points
FINAL 2017-18 LEARFIELD DIRECTORS' CUP DIVISION III STANDINGS