CLEVELAND, OHIO – The final set of fall Learfield Directors’ Cup standings were released on Thursday (Dec. 20) morning. Three Conference Carolinas schools appeared on the list.
University of Mount Olive ranked highest out of Conference schools at No. 57 with 91 points from its cross country teams' finishes at nationals. The men collected 63 points, while the women tallied 28 points.
Limestone College's 50 points ranks it No. 107, with 25 points coming from men's soccer and 25 points from women's soccer. Emmanuel College ends the year ranked No. 132 after its women's volleyball team posted 25 points this fall.
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.
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.
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