DePauw University currently sits in 21st to lead all North Coast Athletic Conference member institutions in the 2012-13 Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup winter standings.
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 18 sports -- nine women’s and nine men's.
The DPU Tigers have amassed 367.00 points in the standings, based on NCAA postseason competition, led by the women's basketball team capturing their second national title after finishing the 2012-13 campaign with a perfect 34-0 record. The Tigers men's and women's swimming & diving squads also finished 13th and 27th, respectively, at the 2013 NCAA Div. III Swimming & Diving Championships.
Kenyon shot up the standings to No. 43 with 236.00 points, up from 122nd-place following the fall season, after the Lords won their 32nd national title all-time and the Ladies finished second at the NCAA Div. III Swimming & Diving Championships. Ohio Wesleyan also made a big move as the Battling Bishops currently sit in 51st-place (210.50), while Denison makes its season debut in the standings in 60th (175.00).
Wabash and Wittenberg round out the list of NCAC schools in the top 100 in 74th (147.00) and 77th (142.00), respectively, while Wooster is 104th (110.00), Allegheny is tied for 117th (96.00) and Oberlin sits in 162nd (69.00).
Outside of the DePauw women's basketball team and the Kenyon men's swimming & diving team, the following institutions captured national titles during the winter season: women's indoor track & field - Wisc.-Oshkosh; men's indoor track & field - Wisc.-La Crosse; women's ice hockey - Elmira; men's ice hockey - Wisc.-Eau Claire; women's swimming & diving - Emory; wrestling - Wartburg; men's basketball - Amherst.