July 9, 2001
Emory athletics finishes 4th in Directors' Cup
John Arenberg is sports information diretor.
Emory finished fourth in the nation among 395 NCAA Division III schools in the final standings for the 2001 Sears Directors Cup, presented to the school with the best all-around athletics program.
This is the sixth consecutive year Emory has finished in the top 25 nationally
and is the Eagles best finish since 1997.
Standings are derived from a mathematical formula based on each schools
performance at the NCAA national championships. Emory benefited from four
top-10 finishes at the nationals and 10 top-25 finishes overall.
Teams placing in the top 10 nationally were mens swimming and diving
(second), womens tennis (third), womens swimming and diving
(fourth), and mens tennis (quarterfinalist). Of Emorys 18
varsity teams, 12 participated in their respective NCAA national championships.
Emory finished 14th in the 2000 Directors Cup standings, 22nd in
1999, 14th in 1998, fourth in 1997 and seventh in 1996, the first year
standings were compiled for Div. III schools.
Emory is one of six schools in the nation regardless of divisionDiv.
I Duke, Stanford, Notre Dame and UC-Berkeley, and Div. III Washington
(Mo.) were the othersto place in the top 20 in both the Sears Directors
Cup standings (4th) and the latest annual U.S. News and World Report
rankings of best national universities (18th).
Track & Field (Women)
Track & Field (Men)
Emory varsity sports season recaps are available on the Web at www.emory.edu/SPORTS.