WWU is 14th in Division II All-Sports Standings

March 30, 2017

NCAA DII Directors' Cup NCAA Division II Standings

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University is 14th in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup NCAA Division II standings following the Winter Championships season.

WWU finished the winter sports season with 311.50 total points, women’s basketball (50 points), men’s basketball (25 points) and indoor track & field (22.5 points) adding 97.50 points to the fall sport total of 214.00 (100 from women’s soccer, 64 from volleyball, 50 from men’s soccer).

 “It is a tremendous honor to be amongst the top 15 in Division II at this point in the year,” said WWU Director of Athletics Steve Card. “We are excited about the prospect of our spring sports continuing what is becoming a banner year for Western Athletics.”

Western ranks 5th among the 38 NCAA Division II West Region programs, trailing only No. 5 California Baptist (487.50), No. 6 Simon Fraser (451.50), No. 7 Alaska Anchorage (440.50) and No. 12 UC San Diego (330.50). Grand Valley State has a commanding lead with 701.50 points, nearly a lock for its 12th Division II Learfield Directors’ Cup, holding a 203-point lead over second-place Colorado Mines (498.50).

WWU was one of 20 NCAA II schools to have both men’s and basketball qualify for the NCAA Championships, following up the fall season where Western was one of only three schools to have women’s soccer, men’s soccer and women’s volleyball programs each qualify for the national tournament.

The Vikings finished 26th among 307 NCAA Division II schools in the final 2015-16 standings, marking the 13th consecutive year to finish in the top 50 and eight time inside the top 30 since joining the NCAA level in 1998-99. WWU was 3rd after last year’s fall standings with 239.50 points.

The latest rankings were released Thursday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, marking the two-third point in the 2016-17 campaign. The annual all-sport competition, which determines the national success of the 307 NCAA Division II programs, will be finalized following the Spring Championships on June 8. The next ranking will come out on Thursday, May 18 leading up to a majority of the spring championships.

While having success in competition, WWU student-athletes continue to be outstanding in the classroom. Using the NCAA Academic Success Rate, which includes all freshman student-athletes from the fall of 2009 and also accounts for student-athletes who transfer into or out of the institution, WWU posted an 86 percent success rate, compared to the NCAA II national number of 71 percent. WWU’s federal grad rate for student-athletes for the entering class of 2009, which looks only at how many freshmen student-athletes who received athletically based financial aid graduated within six years, was 85 percent, compared to the NCAA II national rate of 56 percent.

2016-17 Learfield Cup Division II Standings
Through Winter Sports Season (12/30/16)

Rk

School

Total

Winter

Fall

1.

Grand Valley State

701.50

351.50

350.00

2.

Colorado Mines

498.50

174.50

324.00

3.

Wingate

498.00

329.00

169.00

4.

Queens (NC)

492.50

325.50

167.00

5.

California Baptist

487.50

333.50

154.00

6.

Simon Fraser

451.50

303.00

148.50

7.

Alaska Anchorage

440.50

205.00

235.50

8.

Adams State

400.00

210.00

190.00

9.

Shippensburg (PA)

381.00

147.50

233.50

10.

Colorado State Pueblo

342.50

190.00

152.50

11.

LIU Post

331.00

74.00

257.00

12.

UC San Diego

330.50

183.50

147.00

13.

Findlay

326.50

301.50

25.00

14.

Western Washington

311.50

97.50

214.00

15.

Drury

308.00

244.00

64.00


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