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Blugolds ranked 9th in final winter Director's Cup Standings

Blugolds ranked 9th in final winter Director's Cup Standings

CLEVELAND, Ohio ( – In the final set of winter Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings for NCAA Division III, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is ranked 9th overall with 553 points.

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The Blugolds moved up two spots from the fall standings thanks to 324.50 points from the winter season. With just one swimmer, Eau Claire placed 23rd (51 points) in the nation for women's swimming and diving and with one swimmer and one diver, placed 13th on the men's side (62.3 points). At the indoor track and field championships, the Blugold women finished seventh (71.25 points) while the men were fourth (62.3 points). In addition, the women's hockey team tallied 60 points with a fifth-place finish.

Eau Claire is the highest ranked school in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) while Johns Hopkins, Williams and Washington-St. Louis hold the top three spots.

The Learfield Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today.  Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in NCAA Championships.