St. Norbert Finishes 53rd in NCAA Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup

From Sports Information Director, June 7, 2012 |
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College finished 53rd in the final standings of the 2012 NCAA Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, which is also sponsored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

The Green Knights totaled 313.5 points during the 2011-12 academic year, the best finish this year for a Midwest Conference school. Points are accumulated in each sport by qualifying and placing in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Middlebury (Vt.) College won this year's Directors' Cup with 1,040.75 points. A total of 318 Division III schools scored points in this year's Directors' Cup standings.

"This was another great year for St. Norbert athletics, including national champions in men's ice hockey and two track individuals in Emily Schudrowitz and Justin Johnson," St. Norbert athletics director Tim Bald said. "Our student-athletes and staff work hard to be successful and have a quality experience."

St. Norbert's performance this past year marked the seventh time in the past eight years it has placed among the top 100 Division III schools nationally. The Green Knights placed a school-best 35th in 2009-10 with 401 points.

Men's ice hockey's national championship in the NCAA Tournament gave the Green Knights a total of 100 points, the most a single sport can earn. Women's outdoor track and field tallied 51.5 points. Baseball earned 50 points, while outdoor men's track and field earned 47 points. Women's softball and women's volleyball both earned 25 points, while indoor women's track and field earned 15 points.