CLEVELAND, OHIO – The second set of spring Learfield Directors’ Cup standings were released Thursday (May 31) morning, with eight Conference Carolinas schools appearing on the list.
Limestone College continues to pace Conference Carolinas schools in the Directors' Cup, as it jumped to No. 59 from No. 72 with 300.5 points. University of Mount Olive is No. 74 with 260.5 points, which is a +2 move from the first spring release.
King University moved up six spots and now sits No. 121 with 155 points, while Barton College checks in at No. 156 with its 119.5 points. Associate member Chowan University at No. 196 with 75 points (50 in Conf. Carolinas Sports). Rounding out the rankings is Belmont Abbey College at No. 244 with 33.50 points, Lees-McRae College at No. 250 with 25 points and North Greenville University making its debut at No. 265 with 13 points.
The final Division II standings will be released Thursday, June 14.
The Learfield 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 NCAA Championships. To review the updated scoring changes for the 2017-18 year, please click here.
About Learfield: An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic department’s at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup for 10 years. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies.
Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 11 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, and Southern Wesleyan University. Emmanuel College is currently completing the NCAA Membership Process and will be fully competing in league championships in the near future.