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Date: December 13, 2002
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
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Award Recognizes Top Athletic Departments Nationally

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Washington and Lee University ranks 34th nationally in the NACDA Directors' Cup Division III fall standings which were released on Thursday.

W&L claimed 100 points from the fall season in which the women's soccer and volleyball teams both advanced to the NCAA South Region semifinals.

Williams College sits atop the standings with 376 points followed by Messiah (Pa.), College of New Jersey, Trinity (Texas) and Nebraska Wesleyan. Several other Virginia schools ranked among the Top 50, including Mary Washington at No. 28 and Roanoke at No. 32.

The NACDA Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Director's of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded on the based on each institution's finish in up to 18 sports, nine men and nine women's.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-8670