Despite competing in only three fall sports, the Lewis-Clark State College athletic program is in 17th place overall in the 2009-10 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings.
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 14 sports – seven women’s and seven men’s.
Thus far in the NAIA, five fall sports have been completed – men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball – and the standings are based on how each school did in each sport. The team that wins a championship in a sport receives 100 points, while second is worth 90 and down the line.
LCSC, which doesn’t compete in soccer, finished No. 13 in women’s volleyball for 59.33 points, No. 15 in women’s cross country for 45 points, and No. 22 in men’s cross country for 30 points. That fives LCSC a total of 134.33 points.
Simon Fraser, which placed in the top six in three of the five sports, leads the way with 260 points.
The final fall standings will be released next week and will include football, another sport that LCSC doesn’t compete in.