GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo finished 16th in the 2015-16 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, which measure the overall excellence of all 444 Division III athletic programs in the nation.
The Knights scored 611 points, which is the program's highest total in the 21-year history of the rankings. It was also the fourth consecutive season Geneseo moved up in both final ranking and point total compared to the previous season.
Geneseo finished first in New York State, out-distancing 20th-place finisher Ithaca (591.75), 22nd-place Cortland (573.25), 36th-place NYU (441.5) and 37th-place St. Lawrence (436.5) to round out the top-five institutions from the Empire State.
Geneseo was led by 10 teams that either qualified for their respective NCAA Tournament, or scored points in an NCAA Championship event. The women's cross country team led the way with a national runner-up showing in the fall, while the men's cross country team finished third and the men's ice hockey squad ended its season in a tie for third.
Geneseo also posted a tie for eighth-place in the women's outdoor track & field championships, led by senior national steeplechase champion Jacqueline Huben. The Knights also notched a 16th-place effort by the men's indoor track & field team and a 17th-place finish by the women's indoor track & field team, while the women's basketball and women's tennis teams advanced to the second round of their respective tournaments to each tie for 17th place.
The men's swimming & diving team finished 26th, buoyed by national champion and two-time All-American diver, sophomore Samuel Randall, while men's outdoor track & field closed out the spring with a tie for 46th as sophomore Isaac Garcia-Cassani landed his fourth All-America honor of the season with a third-place effort in the 1,500.
Williams (Mass) won its fourth-straight and 19th overall title with 1,098.25 points, followed by Washington (Mo.) (1,013), Emory (969), Tufts (882.25) and Middlebury (860.5) in the top-five of 322 scoring institutions on the list.
Geneseo In The NACDA/Learfield Sports Directors' Cup