June 11, 2014

Thomas More Finishes 73rd in 2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings; Saints Top D-III Athletic Department in Kentucky

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) - Thomas More College finished the 2013-14 academic year ranked 73rd in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) NCAA Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings.

The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between NACDA and the USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 18 sports - nine women's and nine men's. The NCAA has over 410 NCAA Division III members.

The Saints finished with 262 points and placed in the Top-100 for the fourth time in the past five years. They finished 57th in 2009-10, 78th in 2010-11 and 94th in 2012-13.

Thomas More capped the 2013-14 year with 75 points during the spring season as baseball earned 50 points after finishing as regional semifinalists and the softball team earned 25 points as it advance to the regionals. The Saints earned 114 total points in the fall (64 pts. women's soccer, 25 pts. men's soccer, 25 pts. volleyball) and 73 points in the winter season from women's basketball.

The Saints were the top-ranked Division III school in the Commonwealth of Kentucky as Centre College was 92nd, Transylvania University was 140th and Spalding University was 241st.

Thomas More was the top-ranked Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) school as Westminster College finished 161st, Grove City College finished 169th, Washington & Jefferson College finished 173rd, Thiel College finished 201st, Saint Vincent College finished 209th, Waynesburg University finished 234th and Bethany College finished 320th.