Geneseo Ranked 10th Nationally In Latest NACDA Director's Cup Standings


GENESEO, N.Y. - After the completion of the winter season, SUNY Geneseo moved up to 10th in the latest Learfield Sports National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors (NACDA) Director's Cup Division III standings.

The position is the highest Geneseo has ever appeared in the 20-year history of the rankings. 

The Knights have compiled 467.00 points, led by a tie for third-place by the men's ice hockey team, a 16th-place effort by the men's indoor track & field team, a 17th-place finish by the women's indoor track & field team and a tie for 17th place by the women's basketball team in their respective NCAA Division III Championship competitions. The men's swimming & diving team also finished 26th, led by national champion and two-time All-American diver, sophomore Samuel Randall.

Geneseo moved up 13 spots after sitting in 23rd following the completion of the fall season. The Knights were led by a national runner-up showing by the women's cross country team and a third-place effort by the men's cross country squad.

The SUNYAC Champion women's tennis team also earned a spot in the NCAA Division III Tournament during the fall season, which will be contested in the spring.

Geneseo is the only team from New York currently in the top-10. Williams sits in first place with 743.25 points, followed by Washington (Mo.) (707.00), Amherst (585.50), Tufts (550.00) and MIT (543.00) in the top-five. There are currently 444 insitutions in NCAA Division III. 

NCAA DIII Top 10 - Learfield Directors' Cup
1.    Williams (Mass.) – 743.25
2.    Washington-St. Louis – 707.00
3.    Amherst (Mass.) – 589.50
4.    Tufts (Mass.) – 550.00
5.    MIT – 543.00
6.    St. Thomas (Minn.) – 526.25
7.    Emory (Ga.) – 505.50
8.    Wisconsin-Eau Claire – 492.75
9.    Middlebury (Vt.) – 476.00
10.  SUNY Geneseo – 467.00

Points are awarded based on an institution's finish in the NCAA Championships in one of 18 respective sports. Last season, Geneseo finished 32nd in the final standings, marking the program's second-highest overall finish in the 19-year history of the rankings behind only the 2004-05 season when it finished 26th.