West Florida Finishes 55th in 2009-10 Learfield Directors' Cup
UWF Ranks Second Behind Valdosta State Among GSC Schools
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The University of West Florida finished the 2009-10 season ranked No. 55 in the final standings of the NCAA Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, it was announced this week by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). UWF was the second place school among those in the Gulf South Conference, as Valdosta State finished in 35th place overall.
Grand Valley State won the award for the seventh straight season with a dominant 1021.5 points, a difference of over 300 points above second place California (Pa.) at 703. The top five was rounded out by Central Missouri (672.5), Minnesota State Mankato (660.5), and St. Cloud State (643.5). The top finishing school from the South Region was Tampa, which finished 19th with 461 points. Valdosta State finished with 383 points, and UWF trailed with 300.5.
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between NACDA and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in each sport.
The Argonauts received the most points for their national semifinalist finish in women’s soccer, earning UWF 83 points. The Argos also earned points with NCAA regional appearances by the volleyball, baseball, men’s golf, softball, men’s tennis, and women’s tennis teams.
UWF claimed its fifth straight GSC Women’s All-Sports Trophy in 2009-10, highlighted by Courtney Jones of the West Florida women’s soccer team taking home the GSC Commissioner’s Trophy. On the men’s side, UWF finished in third place behind winner Valdosta State and second place North Alabama.
The Argonauts won GSC championships this year in men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball, and women’s golf, increasing the school’s lead among active GSC members to a total of 54 conference championships across all sports.
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