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Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics is 14th in Learfield Directors’ Cup

In the winter release of the 2023-24 Learfield Directors’ Cup Division II rankings, Lenoir-Rhyne sits at the No. 14 spot with a score of 367.5. The prestigious event awards points based on each institution’s finish in the NCAA Championships.

After taking the No. 6 spot in the fall release, the Bears were able to accumulate 134.5 additional points based of three programs’ success.

Registering the most points was women’s indoor track and field, who tallied 69 points off the ninth-place finish at the national championships. Alexis Brown, one of the three participants at the event, won two titles for the Bears in the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes.

Gaining another 40.5 points for Lenoir-Rhyne was the men’s track and field program. In the national championships, the Bears recorded a 30th-place finish led by the 4×100-meter relay team of Clarence McGill, Marcus Crumpler, Olawole Olanrewaju, and Bamidele Ajayi, who achieved a third-place result in the race.

By reaching the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight season, the women’s basketball program brought in 25 points for LR. This year’s squad finished with an overall record of 22-9 and finished second in the SAC regular season standings.

The South Atlantic Conference took the top four spots in the Southeast Region with Wingate coming in at the No. 3 spot, Catawba taking the No. 26 spot and Carson-Newman sitting at No. 36.

The spring standings will begin distribution on Tuesday, June 11.