(CLEVELAND, Ohio) – Carnegie Mellon University is 16th in the final fall Division III Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup Standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) December 24.
The Tartans have totaled 213 points in the fall after four teams competed in their respective postseason championships: women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, and volleyball.
The women’s soccer team advanced to the semifinal round of the NCAA Tournament and collected 83 points. The men’s cross country program turned in an 18th-place finish at the NCAA Championship with the women’s team placing 24th to receive 56 and 50 points, respectively. The volleyball team earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive season and received 25 points.
Carnegie Mellon joins five other University Athletic Association (UAA) institutions in the standings – Chicago (third), WashU (seventh), Emory (13th), Carnegie Mellon (16th), Rochester (35th) and Case Western Reserve (39th). The UAA leads all Division III conferences in the top 20 with four institutions.
The Learfield IMG College 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 NCAA Championships.
The first set of winter standings will be released March 19, 2020.