Eagles Fly through a Winning Season
Emory Sports Information
Emory’s athletics teams capped off a victorious year with a second-place finish in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Division III standings, announced in June by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The second-place finish is the school’s best in nearly ten years, and marks the twelfth year of the past thirteen that the Eagles made a top-ten showing in the Directors’ Cup competition, established in 1995 as a joint effort between the NACDA and USA Today. Emory captured the national championship in women’s swimming, while finishing second in women’s soccer and women’s tennis, fourth in men’s golf (the program’s best-ever showing at nationals), and fifth in both men’s swimming and diving and men’s tennis. Three other Eagles teams came away with top-ten finishes in the Directors’ Cup, including volleyball, women’s basketball, and women’s indoor track and field, all of which posted ninth-place showings. Emory also claimed ten University Athletic Association championships during this school year, tying the 2010–2011 teams for the most conference titles in a season.