ORLANDO, Fla. — With the help of its third baseball national championship in 11 years, Cumberland placed 45th overall among 189 schools in the 2014 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, announced this week at the NACDA.
Cumberland accumulated 295.75 points during the academic year, with women’s soccer collecting 53 points for their tie for ninth at the national tournament, wrestling picking up 72.75 points for a sixth-place finish in the national championships, 70 points from men’s tennis for a tie for fifth at the national tourney and 100 points for the national champion baseball club. Those were the only four teams to reach the national tournament for CU during the 2013-14 academic year.
The Bulldogs posted a record 28th-place finish in 2013 with a school-record seven teams reaching the NAIA postseason, including women’s soccer, women’s basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, men’s tennis and women’s tennis, as well as Katie Legge receiving an at-large bid to the women’s golf national tournament.
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.