posted June 12, 2007

Hope Places Well in NACDA Director's Cup Standings

Hope College finished among the nation's top NCAA Division III schools in the annual NACDA Directors' Cup standings for the 2006-07 school year.

Hope ranked 20th among 419 NCAA Division III colleges in the standings compiled by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today.

The NACDA Directors' Cup standings are based on points earned by teams that compete in NCAA championship events.

Hope College has been ranked among the nation's top 50 NCAA Division III programs in 10 of the 12 years. Hope's place in the standings other years were 1995-96, 26th; 1996-97, 46th; 1997-98, 23rd; 1998-99, 47th; 1999-00, 47th; 2000-01, 38th; 2001-02, 70th; 2002-03, 31st; 2003-04, 39th; 2004-05, 56th; 2005-06, 12th. 

Williams (Mass.) College topped this year's standings for the 11th time in the 12-year history of the program.

During the 2006-07 school year Hope won the Commissioner's Cup of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) for the best cumulative results in men's and women's sports.  Hope qualified individuals or teams in 12 NCAA championships -- men's soccer, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's basketball, men's golf, baseball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's track and volleyball.