Directors' Cup


The NACDA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup is an award given annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the colleges and universities in the United States with the most success in collegiate athletics.  Points for the NACDA Directors' Cup are based on order of finish in various National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sponsored championships.

The award originated in 1993, and was presented to NCAA Division I schools only. In 1995 it was extended to Division II, Division III and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) schools as well, each division receiving its own award.  In NCAA D-III, 18 sports, nine men’s and nine women’s, are counted towards a school final point total.

Emory has enjoyed great success in the Directors’ Cup, earning 19 top-10 finishes in the 23-year history of the competition.  In the 2017-18 standings, Emory came in fourth out of 329 schools that registered points.   

Emory scored Directors’ Cup points in 14 sports in 2017-18 and captured the national championship in women’s swimming and diving.  In addition to the first place finish in women’s swimming and diving, Emory posted nine other top-10 finishes in the Directors’ Cup during the year: women’s tennis (2nd), men’s swimming and diving (2nd), men’s tennis (3rd), men’s soccer (5th), volleyball (5th), women’s outdoor track and field (5th), men’s golf (7th), women’s indoor track and field (8th) and men’s basketball (9th).

The following a rundown on Emory finishes in the Directors’ Cup standings. 

 

Emory In the Directors' Cup

Year Emory Finish Points Schools With Points
2018 Fourth 936 329
2017 Ninth 765.25 324
2016 Third 969 322
2015 Eighth 807 322
2014 Sixth 898 323
2013 Second 986 330
2012 Sixth 727 318
2011 Seventh 692 324
2010 Eighteenth 583.25 311
2009 Sixth 809.5 310
2008 Seventh 752.5 306
2007 Ninth 694.5 312
2006 Fourth 751.5 *
2005 Eighth 594 *
2004 Second 811 280
2003 Second 779 278
2002 Fifth 673 277
2001 Fourth 633 271
2000 Fourteenth 491 267
1999 Twenty-second 210 230
1998 Fourteenth 280 228
1997 Fourth 653 235
1996 Seventh 461.5 230

* Denotes only top 100 schools were listed in the rankings