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West Florida Ranks 11th in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup

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CLEVELAND, Ohio. – The University of West Florida ranks 11th in the NCAA Division II standings of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, it was announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) on Thursday.  Grand Valley State (Mich.) stands atop the rankings after the completion of six of the seven fall championship seasons, and UWF is the top Gulf South Conference school in the standings with Harding ranked 28th.

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the NACDA and USA Today.  Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 14 sports -- seven women’s and seven men’s.  For more information, visit www.NACDA.com.

UWF was awarded 179 points (90 in women’s soccer, 25 in men’s soccer, and 64 in volleyball), and Grand Valley State leads with 312 points thanks to top 10 finishes in women’s cross country, men’s cross country, women’s soccer, and volleyball.  Regional rival Tampa sits in third place (231) thanks to a final four appearance in men’s soccer and top 20 finishes in women’s cross country, women’s soccer, and volleyball.  Harding (106) is 28th thanks to national finishes in men’s and women’s cross country.

The UWF women’s soccer team was the NCAA runner-up this season, falling to Seattle Pacific 1-0 in the Division II championship game.  The West Florida men’s soccer and volleyball teams also appeared in the NCAA Tournament, with the volleyball team reaching the South Region finals.

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