Equals Best Finish In Six Years Of USCAA Award
At the recently completed U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association National Convention Virginia Beach, the sixth annual Director's Cup award was presented to the member institution that excelled in USCAA Championship events in the 2011-12 athletic year.
The Apprentice School finished fifth out of 78 eligible schools which equaled the best finish in the history of the award. In 2006-07, the first year of the award, the Builders also finished fifth.
The award is set forth to honor member institutions that excel in a wide-range of men's and women's sports for which the USCAA offers championships. The cup sets out to highlight the efforts of an athletic program to create a vibrant program, diverse in its offerings, and who compete for national championships on a regular basis.
Finishing places in national championship events are given points based on the number of entries to determine the final standings. Lindenwood-Belleville (IL) was the 2011-12 winner with 550 points, followed by 2010-11 winner Spalding University (KY) with 533 points. Four-time champion Southern Virginia University was third with 524.5 points, followed by Rochester College (MI) with 466 and the Apprentice School (356.5) to round out the top five.
The top point earners for the Builders in 2011-12 were the baseball and golf teams. Baseball brought in 90 points with its second place finish at the nationals in Springfield, Illinois. The golf team took home third place at the USCAA Golf Nationals in October at State College, Pennsylvania to earn 85 points.
USCAA Directors Cup Top 20
|1||Lindenwood University Belleville||594|
|3||Southern Virginia University||524.5|
|5||The Apprentice School||356.5|
|6||Penn College of Technology||283.5|
|8||Saint Mary of the Woods College||261|
|10||Robert Morris University Springfield||235.5|
|11||PSU Mont Alto||228.5|
|12(T)||Washington Adventist University||228|
|14||University of Maine Fort Kent||224|
|17(T)||Paul Smith's College||189|
|20||Berkeley College (New York)||170|