Kenyon lands at No. 51 in final Directors’ Cup standings

CLEVELAND — National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics recently released the final standings for the 2023-24 Learfield Directors’ Cup and the Kenyon College Department Athletics, Fitness and Recreation placed 51st among the 322 NCAA Division III institutions that earned points in the standings.

Kenyon’s final score was 359.75 points. Among all institutions in the North Coast Athletic Conference, only Denison University (530.50) finished better than Kenyon. At the top of the standings, John Hopkins University (1,117.50) won the Cup for the second straight year.

Kenyon’s point total from the 2023-24 campaign included five appearances in NCAA Championships, spanning all three sports seasons. 

In the fall, Kenyon men’s soccer team earned 50 points for making it to the second round of the national tournament. In the winter, the women’s swimming and diving team tallied 100 points for winning the national championship and the men’s swimming and diving team gained 90 points for finishing runner-up. Finally, in the spring season, the men’s golf team earned 69.75 points after a tie for eighth place and the women’s tennis team chipped in another 50 points for a second-round showing.

The Learfield Directors’ Cup is a program that began in the 1993-94 academic year and honors institutions that maintain a broad-based program while achieving success in many sports, both men’s and women’s. Overall, 18 sports are counted in the final NCAA DIII standings.

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