COLUMBIA – All nine Mid-South Conference institutions scored in final 2014-15 Learfield Sports Director’s Cup standings, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics officials announced on Thursday, June 11.
Lindsey Wilson led the way for the MSC, finishing second out of 185 scoring NAIA institutions to match the program’s best finish, set in 2012-13. The Blue Raiders scored 823.5 points to record their highest total in the national all-sports trophy race.
Cumberlands finished 22nd with 465.75 points followed by Campbellsville in 34th place with 367 points. The remainder of the Mid-South institutions include: Shawnee State (Ohio) at 69th with 216 points, Cumberland (Tenn.) at 87th with 164 points, Georgetown at 118th with 114 points, Pikeville at 126th with 95 points, Life (Ga.) at 128th with 93 points and St. Catharine at 148th with 62.5 points.
Oklahoma Baptist captured its third straight Learfield Cup with 854.5 points. Oklahoma City finished third with 802.75 points while Wayland Baptist (Texas) ended in fourth with 802.75 points and Embry-Riddle (Fla.) ended in fifth amassing 800 points.
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between NACDA and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 12 sports — six women’s and six men’s.