Mount Union 33rd in NACDA Learfield Sports Directors Cup Standings; Raiders Top D-III Athletic Department in Ohio

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Mount Union finished 33rd in the nation in the final 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors Cup NCAA Division III standings.

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

The Purple Raiders are the highest ranked NCAA Division III team in Ohio and had eight teams that had national team finishes.  Football won the national championship, volleyball advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in the fall; in the winter women's indoor track & field finished ninth in the nation while the men's indoor track & field team placed 13th, followed by the spring where the men's outdoor track & field team placed 12th, the women's outdoor track & field team was in 69th place, while baseball and softball both advanced to their respective NCAA tournaments.