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Lindsey Wilson second in Learfield Directors' Cup standings

Another huge national honor: Blue Raiders follow first place win in 2016, with second this year. LWC has 11 top 10 finishes in its history. Achievement this year is school's sixth straight year finishing in top-five.
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By Chris Wells, LWC Director of Sports Information

COLUMBIA, KY - (Thu 7 Jun 2017) Lindsey Wilson athletics finished second in the 2016-17 NAIA Learfield Directors' Cup standings, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) officials announced on Thursday.

Oklahoma City wins the season-long competition with 982 points to claim its first Directors' Cup title. Lindsey Wilson finished with 805 points while Keiser (FL) ended in third with 705.25 points.

Lindsey Wilson's second-place finish marks the sixth straight top-five finish. The Blue Raiders claimed the Cup last season while finishing second in 2012-13 and 2014-15, third in 2013-14 and fifth in 2011-12. Lindsey Wilson has 11 top-10 finishes in its history.

Five Lindsey Wilson teams scored points in the spring.

Women's Tennis led the way with 90 points after finishing national runner-up. Men's Outdoor Track & Field secured 80 points for its fourth-place finish while Men's Tennis scored 70 points for a tie for fifth. Women's Outdoor Track & Field recorded 33 points for its 39th-place finish and softball posted 25 points for a tie for 31st.

Lindsey Wilson scored in 13 sports - six men and seven women's teams - in 2016-17.

Wrestling joined women's tennis as the top scoring team for the Blue Raiders during the year with 90 points. Also scoring in the winter was women's swimming (75 points) and women's basketball (70) with fifth-place finishes. The men's swimming team (66) earned an eighth-place finish and the men's indoor track and field team (45 points) ended in 28th place at their respective championships.

Lindsey Wilson amassed 186 points during the fall after posting points in football, women's soccer and volleyball. Football tallied 60 points and volleyball added 73 points for their ties for fifth place in their respective national championships. Women's soccer contributed 53 points after a ninth-place finish at the national tournament.

Softball's 25 points were omitted from the Lindsey Wilson total based on the Directors' Cup scoring system. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 12 sports -- six women's and six men's.

The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between NACDA and USA Today.

This story was posted on 2017-06-08 09:37:50
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