Mount Union 29th in Learfield Directors Cup; Highest Place Among Ohio Division III Schools

Mount Union 29th in Learfield Directors Cup; Highest Place Among Ohio Division III Schools

CLEVELAND -- Mount Union placed 29th in the nation in the NCAA Division III Learfield Directors Cup for the 2017-18 academic year.

The award administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) ranks athletic departments based on their national team finishes.

There are 450 NCAA Division III schools nationwide.

Since 1994, the award honors institutions maintaining a broad-based program, achieving success in many sports, both men's and women's.

The Purple Raiders were the highest ranked team in Ohio and got there on the strength of winning three NCAA Division III team national championships this season in football, men's indoor track and field and men's outdoor track and field.

Mount Union also finished 10th at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships headlined by Jairod James winning the 174 pound national title.

The Raiders also competed in NCAA Championship events in women's cross country, men's swimming, women's indoor and outdoor track and field, women's golf and women's lacrosse.

Williams (Mass.) captured the cup for a record 21st time.

Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA's website at www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ldirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @ldirectorscup.

Ohio Schools in the Rankings

29. Mount Union

34. Ohio Northern

44. Denison

48. John Carroll

53. Kenyon

63. Otterbein

70. Wittenberg

76. Ohio Wesleyan

107. Oberlin

122. Case Western Reserve

153. Wooster

158. Baldwin Wallace

175. Capital

212. Marietta

243. Franciscan

323. Muskingum, Wilmington and Bluffton