Salisbury University, which won four CAC championships during the fall season, is ranked fifth overall and is among four conference teams to score points in the 2011-12 Learfield Sports Division III Directors Cup standings.
Through the fall sports season, Salisbury compiled 240 points, trailing only Washington University (Mo.) with 372 points, Middlebury (359), Amherst (264) and Calvin (262).
The Sea Gulls scored points in field hockey (70, tied for 5th), football (70, tied for 5th), volleyball (50, tied for 17th), men's soccer (25, tied for 33rd) and women's soccer (25, tied for 33rd) during the fall NCAA playoffs.
Second for the CAC with 83 points, and 52nd overall, is Wesley College, which advanced to the NCAA Division III football semifinals for the fourth time in the last five years.
Stevenson University and York College both tied for third among CAC teams, and 123rd overall, with 25 points. Stevenson tied for 33rd in the Div. III volleyball tournament while York tied for 33rd place in the men's soccer championships.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a join effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 18 sports - nine women's and nine men's.
The 2011-12 athletics season marks its fourth year as title partner of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. A preeminent leader in the collegiate sports marketplace for nearly four decades, Learfield Sports manages the multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate properties, including flagship Mizzou, which it has represented since 1975.
An operating unit of Learfield Communications, the company also operates regional and statewide radio networks, provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,000 radio stations nationwide and creates nearly 7,000 radio game broadcasts and coaches' shows each year. These ever-expanding, collegiate relationships also feature comprehensive corporate sponsorship platforms, official university publications, Internet, digital media, hospitality and game-day events.
To learn more about Learfield Sports' expertise, its history and complete collegiate portfolio, visit Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA's website at www.learfieldsports.com.