June 13, 2007
Northwest Finishes 29th in Directors' Cup StandingsCLEVELAND - A national runner-up performance in football and "Round of 16" appearances in men's and women's tennis helped Northwest Missouri State finish 29th in the U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup for NCAA Division II. The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the U.S. Sports Academy and USA Today present the annual award.
The Bearcats scored 405 points by advancing eight teams to the NCAA postseason: football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's tennis, men's indoor track and field and men's and women's outdoor track and field.
Central Missouri led Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association schools by finishing sixth nationally with 628.75 points. Six MIAA schools finished in the top-50 of nationwide standings. Grand Valley (Mich.) State won its fourth consecutive Directors' Cup, scoring 995.75 points.
The Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the U.S. Sports Academy, 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. Complete results are available at www.nacda.com.
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