CLEVELAND, Ohio – In the first set of fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, Dartmouth scored 108.5 points to land in 19th after strong finishes at both the men’s and women’s cross country national championships.
The Learfield Sports 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 up to 20 sports — 10 women’s and 10 men’s.
Dartmouth was the second of six Ivy League schools to be included in the standings, coming in behind Princeton in fifth place. The Ancient Eight was one of just five conferences to place multiple teams in the top 20, joining the Big 10, ACC, Pac 12 and Big East.
Senior Abbey D’Agostino’s national title at the NCAA Women’s Cross Country Championship helped Dartmouth earn 58.50 points with its 16th-place finish. At the men’s championship, All-American Will Geoghegan led the Big Green to a 24th-place result to earn 50 points.
To date, three fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s cross country – Providence; men’s cross country – Colorado; field hockey – Connecticut.The next Division I fall standings will be released Thursday, Dec. 19.