Carnegie Mellon Ranks 24th in Final Learfield Directors’ Cup Winter Standings
(CLEVELAND, Ohio) – The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics is 24th in the final winter Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Carnegie Mellon totaled 410.75 points through the fall and winter seasons, marking its highest ranking in the 27-year history of the Learfield Directors’ Cup following the winter. The Tartans are one of five University Athletic Association institutions to crack the top 25 in the standings, with all eight institutions finishing among the top 65.
Carnegie Mellon received its points from scoring in eight championships – four fall and four winter. In the fall, the football team advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in program history while the women’s soccer team advance to the sectional round for the sixth time. The men’s cross country program turned in a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championship with the women’s team placing 18th. During the winter season, both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams placed at the NCAA Championship meet. The men finished 14th with the women placing 24th. The men’s indoor track and field team recorded its best finish in program history, as the Tartans finished sixth at the NCAA Championship while the women’s indoor track and field team scored points at the NCAA Championship.
Carnegie Mellon joins the other seven University Athletic Association (UAA) institutions in the standings – Chicago (third), WashU (fourth), Emory (10th), NYU (23rd), Carnegie Mellon (24th), Case Western Reserve (37th), Rochester (42nd) and Brandeis (63rd). The UAA leads all Division III conferences in the top 25 with five institutions.
The Learfield 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 final standings will be released June 16, 2022.