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Athletics Success Places Ithaca College 12th In Final Directors' Cup Standings, Best Finish In 10 Years
Contributed by Joe Gladziszewski on 06/04/2014
Ithaca College achieved its highest finish in 10 years with a 12th-place finish in the final standings of the Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup rankings and a total of 671 points. The Directors' Cup ranks the nation's elite intercollegiate athletic programs based on their finish in championship events. Directors' Cup points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 18 sports in NCAA postseason competition, measuring nine women's sports and nine men's sports.
Ithaca has placed in the top-26 of the standings in all 19 years that the Directors' Cup has been awarded, and the 2013-14 year was Ithaca's best finish since an 11th-place standing in the 2003-04 academic year.
Ithaca's winter sports programs placed in five NCAA championship events. The women's basketball team placed tied for fifth in a record-breaking season. The Ithaca wrestling team sent six wrestlers to the NCAA Championships and finished 11th in team standings. In indoor women's track & field, Ithaca athletes earned enough points to place 40th overall. Additionally, the men's swimming & diving team placed tied for 24th and women's swimming & diving athletes gave Ithaca a 30th-place finish. Ithaca earned 262.5 points during the winter season.