Williams Wins Ninth-Consecutive Directors' Cup

Courtesy Williams Sports Information

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Williams College was awarded the U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup presented by NACDA for the academic year 2006-2007. It is the ninth straight Directors' Cup for the Ephs, whose athletic program has won 11 of the 12 Directors' Cups awarded at the Division III level.

Trailing NESCAC foe Middlebury by 91 points after the May 24th spring U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup update, Williams proceeded to score in four NCAA championship events to top the Panthers and the rest of Division III with 1,137.5 points. Middlebury finished second with 1,064.50 points. Amherst finished fourth in the rankings with 887.25 points. Related: 2006-07 Standings

Williams has now won 11 of the 12 Directors' Cups awarded in NCAA Division III as only the 1998 Cup won by UC San Diego eluded their grasp. The Directors' Cup is currently sponsored by the U.S. Sports Academy and is presented by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). There are currently 420 members in NCAA Division III.

The U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. The United States Sports Academy, based in Daphne, Alabama, is the program sponsor. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 18 sports -- nine women's and nine men's. This year the Ephs scored in the maximum 18 sports, but had a total of 19 teams from which to select their 18 highest point scorers.