Emory Finishes Ninth in Final LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings

Emory Finishes Ninth in Final LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings

The Emory University Department of Athletics finished ninth in the final edition of the LEARFIELD Directors' Cup standings as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Thursday morning.

This marks the ninth consecutive time the Eagles have finished inside the top-10 in the final Directors' Cup standings as well as the 19th top-10 showing over the last 20 Directors' Cups. There were no standings for 2019-20 and 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After sitting in 10th place following the conclusion of the winter seasons, the Eagles had a strong showing in the spring with five teams earning Directors' Cup points, led by the women's golf team which claimed 100 points with the program's first-ever national championship. Men's golf secured 75 points with its fifth place effort at the NCAA Championships with men's & women's tennis each garnering 73 points for their NCAA quarterfinal runs. The women's track & field team added an additional 15.5 points for its 58th place finish at nationals.

Overall, Emory scored points across 13 different programs in 2021-22 with women's golf and men's swimming & diving carrying the torch with their national titles as the Eagles totaled 846.50 points as a department. In addition to the two national championships, Emory captured six UAA Championships: baseball, men's basketball, men's golf, women's golf, men's swimming & diving and women's swimming & diving.

Tufts University finished in the No. 1 spot with 1,080 points, one of three NESCAC programs inside the top 10. The UAA also had three schools among the top-10 with WashU in fifth (922.50) and Chicago in seventh (900.50). A total of 327 Division III programs scored points throughout the academic year.

Overall, 18 sports are counted in the final DIII standings, four of which must be men's and women's soccer and men's and women's basketball. The next highest (14 max.) sports scored for each institution, regardless of gender, are used in the standings. The LEARFIELD Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in NCAA Championships.