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Carnegie Mellon Athletics Earns Best-Ever Finish in Final Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings for the Third Consecutive Year

Carnegie Mellon Athletics Earns Best-Ever Finish in Final Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings for the Third Consecutive Year

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) – The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics finished 13th in the 2023-24 Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Carnegie Mellon totaled 765.08 points to record its highest finish in the 29-year history of the Learfield Directors’ Cup. Last school year, Carnegie Mellon was 14th and the year prior 15th. The Tartans are one of seven University Athletic Association institutions to crack the top 30 in the standings.

"It was another tremendous year for our program, and we are thrilled to have raised the bar with our best-ever performance in the Directors' Cup standings for the third consecutive year," said Director of Athletics Josh Centor. "With our teams performing as well as they ever have, and the opening of the Highmark Center this fall, we look forward to taking this momentum into next year and raising the bar once again."

Carnegie Mellon received its points from scoring in 14 championships – four fall, five winter and five spring. In the fall, the Tartans earned 192.50 points after four teams qualified for their respective NCAA Championships (men’s and women’s cross country, women’s soccer and volleyball). The winter season saw the Tartans claim 258.58 points. Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams placed at the NCAA Championship meet as did both the men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams while the men’s basketball team competed in the NCAA tournament.

The spring had the Cardinal and Gray earn 314 points. The women’s golf team won the first team NCAA Division III Championship for a women’s program in university history as the men’s golf team recorded a second place showing at the NCAA. The women’s tennis team advanced to the third round of the NCAA Championship with the men’s and women’s outdoor track and field team each having All-America honors at the NCAA Championship meet.

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.