The NACDA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup is an award given annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the colleges and universities in the United States with the most success in collegiate athletics. Points for the NACDA Directors' Cup are based on order of finish in various National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sponsored championships.
The award originated in 1993, and was presented to NCAA Division I schools only. In 1995 it was extended to Division II, Division III and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) schools as well, each division receiving its own award. In NCAA D-III, 18 sports, nine men’s and nine women’s, are counted towards a school final point total.
Emory has enjoyed great success in the Directors’ Cup, earning 15 top-10 finishes in the 19-year history of the competition. In the 2013-14 standings, Emory came in sixth out of 323 schools that registered points.
Emory scored Directors’ Cup points in 13 sports during the 2013-14 school year and captured national championships in women’s swimming and diving and women’s tennis while claiming a runner-up berth in baseball.
Other teams to come away with top-10 finishes in the Directors’ Cup included volleyball (3rd), men’s swimming and diving (3rd), men’s basketball (5th), men’s tennis (5th), softball (9th) and women’s soccer (9th).
The following a rundown on Emory finishes in the Directors’ Cup standings.
Emory In the Directors' Cup
|Year||Emory Finish||Points||Schools With Points|
* Denotes only top 100 schools were listed in the rankings