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 19 top-10 finishes in the 23-year history of the competition. In the 2017-18 standings, Emory came in fourth out of 329 schools that registered points.
Emory scored Directors’ Cup points in 14 sports in 2017-18 and captured the national championship in women’s swimming and diving. In addition to the first place finish in women’s swimming and diving, Emory posted nine other top-10 finishes in the Directors’ Cup during the year: women’s tennis (2nd), men’s swimming and diving (2nd), men’s tennis (3rd), men’s soccer (5th), volleyball (5th), women’s outdoor track and field (5th), men’s golf (7th), women’s indoor track and field (8th) and men’s basketball (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