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Lenoir-Rhyne Currently Sixth in Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings

Lenoir-Rhyne continues to soar to new heights nationally as they sit in sixth place after the fall season in the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup standings as announced this morning. The sixth place ranking is the best in the history of LR Athletics. The Learfield Directors’ Cup measures overall intercollegiate athletics excellence across the nation and points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in NCAA Championships.

The Bears are tied with Kutztown in sixth place with 233 total points, led by strong showings by football and women’s soccer. With a trip to the National Semifinal, the LR Football team brought home 83 points while the Women’s Soccer team garnered 73 points for their trip to the National Quarterfinal. Women’s Cross Country earned LR 27 points with Sabrina Fleig’s strong showing and each of men’s soccer and volleyball earned 25 points.

Triathlon’s National Championship is not counted in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings as it is still not an official NCAA sport and still under emerging sport status.

The Bears are one of only two teams in NCAA Division II to have every sponsored sport program from the fall represented in NCAA Competition.