Eagles Rise to Fourth Overall in LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup Standings After Successful Winter

Eagles Rise to Fourth Overall in LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup Standings After Successful Winter

The LEARFIELD Directors' Cup released its updated standings following the conclusion of the winter season and the Emory University Eagles climbed three spots since the fall season, rising from seventh to fourth.

Five different Emory teams qualified for their respective NCAA postseasons this winter, combining to score 311.50 points. The Eagles now have a total score of 598.00 after combining the fall and winter scores. Emory is one of three UAA schools inside of the top five, with NYU sitting in first with 776.00 points and WashU in fifth with 589.00 points.

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 their respective NCAA Championships. 18 sports are accounted for in the final overall standings, with both men's and women's basketball as well as men's and women's soccer being sports that are automatically counted in an institution's final score regardless of performance. The next highest performing spots (14 maximum) are scored for each institution, regardless of gender.

The men's swimming and diving team played a key role in Emory's ascension up the leaderboard, winning their third-straight national championship to earn the maximum 100.0 points for Emory. Women's swimming and diving was right behind the men, being the second-highest earner with their sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships securing 73.5 points.

Men's indoor track and field saw a successful winter season culminate in a 10th place finish in their postseason, earning 66.0 points for the Eagles. Women's track and field also experienced success in Virginia Beach, finishing 24th with 47.0 points.

Rounding out the Eagles' scores from the fall was women's basketball, which saw its highest regular season ranking from D3Hoops.com in program history at sixth in the nation earlier this season. After falling to Ohio Wesleyan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the women's basketball program earned 25 points for Emory.

The final standings are scheduled to be released on June 11 following the conclusion of the spring season.