Ohio Wesleyan tied for 70th in Learfield Cup


Staff Report

Ohio Wesleyan University is tied for 70th place among more than 440 NCAA Division III institutions in the 2015-16 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, it was announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

Ohio Wesleyan finished the fall season with 79 points. The Battling Bishop men’s soccer team picked up 50 points by advancing to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament, and the men’s cross country team added 29 points.

Ohio Wesleyan’s best finish in the Learfield Cup standings came in 1998-99, when the Bishops tied for 17th place. Ohio Wesleyan has 5 top-25 finishes in the Learfield Cup standings, most recently in 2002-03. In 2014-15, Ohio Wesleyan finished in 104th place.

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between NACDA and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s national finish in up to 18 sports — nine women’s and nine men’s.

OWU Sports Information contributed to this report.