Azusa Pacific 1st, Fresno Pacific 6th in final NAIA 2011-12 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup
CLEVELAND, OH – Azusa Pacific claimed the top spot and Fresno Pacific finished sixth in the final NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings.
Both institutions will transition to the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference and compete in full schedules in 2012-13.
APU tallied 918.00 total points in 12 sports en route to its eighth straight Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup.
Azusa Pacific won the women’s indoor track & field
national championship, came in second in women’s cross
country and men’s track & field, and placed third in
women’s soccer, men’s tennis and women’s outdoor
track & field.
APU will be honored at the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Luncheon on Tuesday, June 26, at the 47th Annual NACDA Convention in Dallas, TX.
Fresno Pacific placed sixth with 681.50 points after taking second in men's tennis, third in women's tennis, ninth in men's track & field and 22nd in women's track & field.
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 12 sports -- six women’s and six men’s.
Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.
Grand Canyon University captured the NCAA Division II Learfield Cup this year.
About Learfield Sports: The 2011-12 athletics season marks its fourth year as title partner of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup.
A preeminent leader in the collegiate sports marketplace for nearly four decades, Learfield Sports manages the multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate properties, including flagship Mizzou, which it has represented since 1975.
An operating unit of Learfield Communications, the company also operates regional and statewide radio networks, provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,000 radio stations nationwide and creates nearly 7,000 radio game broadcasts and coaches’ shows each year.
These ever-expanding, collegiate relationships also feature comprehensive corporate sponsorship platforms, official university publications, Internet, digital media, hospitality and game-day events.
To learn more about Learfield Sports’ expertise, its history and complete collegiate portfolio, visit www.learfieldsports.com.