CLEVELAND – With a point total of 543.50, Adams State University concludes the 2016-17 athletic calendar in 10th place of the NCAA Division II Learfield Directors’ Cup standings.
Adams State amassed 143.50 points during the spring season, 210.00 points during the winter season, and 190.0 points in the fall. The final standings included a total of 268 NCAA DII institutions.
The Grizzlies placed highest of any Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) institution with Colorado School of Mines the closest in 14th place with a point total of 520.50.
With a third place finish at the NCAA DII Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the ASU Women contributed 85 points with the ASU Men adding 58.5 points with a 16th place finish at the championships.
In March, an indoor title for the ASU Women provided 100 points along with 80 points from the ASU Men by virtue of placing fourth.
At the DII Wrestling Championships, Adams State tacked on 30 points towards their Directors’ Cup total. In the fall, the ASU Men provided 100 points with a cross country national title with the ASU Women placing second for 90 points.
Since the award’s inception in 1995-96, Adams State has finished in the top 10 a total of 12 times and has been the top RMAC institution 13 times.
Adams State won the Directors’ Cup following the 1998-99 athletic calendar and remains the only RMAC school to win the coveted title.
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