Moravian Finishes Well in Sears
Directors’ Cup

Moravian’s athletics teams brought the College to an 82nd-place finish, its highest ever, in the 2001-2002 NCAA Division III Sears Directors’ Cup final standings.
With 174 points, Moravian was in the top third of the 270 schools that scored this season and second among the 14 Middle Atlantic Conference schools that received points. The only MAC school to finish ahead of Moravian was Messiah College (25th place).

This year marked the third straight time in the seven-year history of the Sears Directors’ Cup that Moravian has cracked the ranks of the top 100 in the nation. The Greyhounds were 94th last year and 84th in 1999-2000. The Hounds tied for 101st the two previous years, for 141st in 1996-1997 and 114th overall in 1995-1996, the first year of competition.

For a school to receive points, its athletes must compete in the NCAA National Championships (for individual sports) and the NCAA Tournament (for team sports).

Moravian earned 94 of its total points this spring, with the softball team earning 30 points when it tied for 33rd in the nation. The women’s outdoor track and field team had two All-Americans and tied for ninth at the national championships, which earned 74 points. Last fall, Moravian earned 80 points in women’s cross country with a third-place finish at the national championships.