The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) released the initial version of the winter standings for the 2011-12 NCAA Division III Learfield Directors Cup and the Geneseo Blue Knights stand in 34th place of 229 scoring institutions with 173 points. There are approximately 440 institutions in Division III vying for Directors Cup points.
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 NCAA Division III championship finish in up to 18 sports -- nine women's and nine men's.
Geneseo is ranked fifth of the New York State schools behind Cortland (seventh with 344.5 points), Ithaca (25th with 219.5 points), St. Lawrence (29th with 194.5 points) and Hobart/William Smith (32nd with 186 points).
The Knights have received 80 points for fourth place in men's cross country, 54 points for 12th place in women's cross country and 39 points for a 33rd place finish in men's indoor track and field.
The final winter standings are scheduled for release on March 29.