The final Division III LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup standings were released in June, and Ithaca College’s dominance on the courts, fields, and water was shown.
Ithaca finished 11th overall in the division, with a total of 770.5 points. That number was not only the best total in the Liberty League — where the Bombers finished 39 spots ahead of the closest competition — but tops in New York State.
IC is just one of six Division III schools to finish within the top 30 every year since the Directors' Cup started in 1995-96. The other institutions are Amherst College, Calvin University, Emory University, Middlebury College, and Williams College. This year also marked the fifth straight year the Bombers finished in the top 20.
During the spring season, IC athletic teams scored 292 points. The women’s crew team earned 80 points for its fourth-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championship, while baseball and women's lacrosse each earned 64 points with ninth place showings. Women's outdoor track and field tallied 46 points and men's outdoor track and field contributed 38 points.
In the winter, the Bombers sent six programs to NCAA competitions and earned 364.25 points, the second-most in Division III during the winter season.