West Florida Finishes 14th in Director’s Cup Standings

first_img June 22, 2007CLEVELAND, OHIO – After an athletic season that produced six Gulf South Conference championships and 10 teams earning national tournament berths, West Florida earned a 14th place finish in the Director’s Cup Standings.The Director’s Cup is an award presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the most successful athletic program in each division. Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich. won the 2007 award for the fourth consecutive season.West Florida, who totaled the most points among GSC schools, collected 495.50 points to claim 14th place. Delta State was the second-highest conference school in 33rd place with 383 points.Despite not fielding a football team, West Florida’s 183 points were the seventh-highest total among Division II teams during the fall season. Bill Elliott’s men’s soccer team won conference and south region titles before advancing to the national semifinal in Pensacola. Meanwhile, Joe Bartlinski’s women’s soccer team claimed their first GSC title since 1999 and advanced to the south region finals. The Argonaut volleyball team advanced to their first appearance in the national tournament and knocked off 19th ranked Washburn in the quarterfinals.West Florida added 309 points during the spring season. The men’s and women’s tennis teams combined for 173 points (women-90, men-83). The men’s team advanced to the national semifinals, while the women’s team won their second straight GSC title and advanced to the championship finals of the national tournament. The women’s golf team added 58.5 points after repeating as conference champions. Mike Jeffcoat led the baseball squad to their first GSC title and first appearance in the national tournament. The baseball team completed the spring total by collecting 50 points.The Sports Academy Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between NACDA and USA Today. The United States Sports Academy, based in Daphne, Ala. is the program sponsor. The points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 14 sports – seven women’s and seven men’sPrint Friendly Version Share West Florida Finishes 14th in Director’s Cup Standingslast_img

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