TOWSON, Md. – Following the completion of the 2017-18 NCAA Division III competition season, all eight Landmark institutions ranked in the Learfield Director's Cup standings, led by the University of Scranton, finishing 111th out of 323 eligible institutions with 179.50 total points. Schools must have competed in an NCAA Championship even during the academic year in order to compile points in the standings.
Elizabethtown College was the next highest Landmark institution in 135th with 144.50 points, while Moravian College checked in at 142nd with 136.00 points and Juniata College finished 146th overall with 125.00 points.
Catholic University and Drew University tied in 195th with 89.00 points while Goucher College came in at 203rd with 86.00 points. Susquehanna University rounds out the Landmark in 281st with 25.00 points.
Williams captured its 21st Div. III Learfield Directors' Cup title after accumulating 1,126.50 points during the 2017-18 academic year. MIT was second with 1,001.50 points, while Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (939.50), Emory (936.05) and Middlebury (905.00) rounded out the top-five.
For the 2017-18 year, the Learfield Directors' Cup scoring was updated for the first time in recent history. While there is still a maximum 18 sports counted, men's and women's basketball and women's and women's soccer, are the four sports that must be counted for each institution. Additionally, up to 14 other scores may be counted, regardless of gender, in the final score. For a complete release of this announcement, click here.
An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic department's at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors' Cup for 10 years. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies.