Colby has best finish ever in Director's Cup

Contact: Bill Sodoma
Date: July 19, 2006
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College had its best finish ever by placing 31st in the country among NCAA Division III athletics programs in the 2005-06 U.S. Sports Academy Director's Cup. The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the U.S. Sports Academy, and USA Today awards the Director's Cup. Points are awarded based on finishes in the NCAA tournaments. Women's cross country, volleyball, women's alpine skiing, women's swimming, men's swimming, women's indoor track and field, men's indoor track and field, women's lacrosse, and men's outdoor track and field scored points for Colby in the final standings. The Mules finished with 372.5 points.

Colby's women's crew had one boat qualify for the NCAA meet, but the Mules did not factor in the team standings (two boats) and did not score points in the Director's Cup.

The Director's Cup was started for Division III athletics programs in 1995-96. The best previous finish for Colby was 34th during the 2004-05 academic year.

Eight of the 11 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) colleges and universities are in the top 50.

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