Greencastle, Ind. — Led by six teams with top-25 finishes at NCAA Championships, DePauw finished 49th in the 2015-16 Learfield Directors' Cup Division III Final Standings.
The Directors' Cup, first awarded in Division III in 1995-96, honors institutions maintaining a broad-based program and achieving success in both men's and women's sports.
Totaling 350.5 points, DePauw recorded its 15th top-50 finish in the 21-year history of the program and its 12th straight. The Tigers finished ahead of eight of the nine other North Coast Athletic Conference schools and, for the 21st time in as many years, DePauw ranked ahead of all other Indiana Division III institutions.
DePauw's Directors' Cup Points Earned During 2015-16 Year
|Women's Swimming & Diving||19th/55|
|Men's Swimming & Diving||22nd/52|
|Men's Outdoor Track & Field||tie-44th/29.5|
The men's soccer team led the way with its first appearance in the NCAA round of 16. The Tigers earned an at-large bid to the tournament and opened with a 1-0 win over Westminster (Mo.) before advancing in penalty kicks over Washington-St. Louis in the second round. DePauw lost at eventual Division III runner-up Loras in the round of 16.
DePauw's women's swimming and diving squad posted a 19th-place finish at the Division III Championships in March as Angela Newlon led the way with a pair of top-four individual finishes.
The men's swimming and diving team placed 22nd at the national meet as Blake Lehmann was a top-eight finisher in two events and 13th in a third.
DePauw's women's soccer team advanced to the NCAA second round on penalty kicks over Wisconsin-Oshkosh before bowing out to host Calvin by a 1-0 score, while the softball team, making its third straight NCAA appearance, was a regional runner-up after posting a 2-2 tournament record.
Marcus Dozier's all-America finishes in the discus and shot put led the men's track and field team to a tie for 44th, while the field hockey team earned a third NCAA bid in the last four years after winning the NCAC Tournament.
Williams College (Mass.) topped the Directors' Cup rankings with 1,098 points for its 19th title, while Washington-St. Louis was second with 1,013. Emory placed third with 969 and Tufts was fourth at 882.25.
|DePauw's Directors' Cup Finishes|