March 8, 2012
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Indiana Tech was ranked 24th through the first winter standings of the 2011-12 NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup released by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA) on Thursday.
In the winter season, the Warriors placed three teams in the five championships so far and have totaled 183.5 points. Only 11 schools have compiled more points than Indiana Tech thus far this season. Combined with the 37.5 points earned during the fall, Tech has totaled 221.0 points in 2011-12.
The women’s indoor track & field team finished 6th at the NAIA National Championships, earning Tech 73.5 points while the men placed 21st to grab 51.5 more. In its inaugural season, the wrestling team came in 16th place at the national tournament to secure the Warriors 58.5 points.
Indiana Tech is currently the only Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) member represented in the top 25 of the standings. The Warriors hold a 36.5 point edge over 27th place Aquinas College and a 45 point advantage over 28th place Siena Heights University.
The Learfield Sports 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 up to 12 sports -- six women’s and six men’s.
The final winter NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings will be released on March 22, 2012.
To see the full NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings visit http://thedirectorscup.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/March-8-NAIA-Release.pdf
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