Lewis athletics place high in Learfield Directors’ Cup


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Joyce Balash, Sports Editor

Lewis University athlet­ics was awarded with a sixth place finish in the Learfield Di­rectors’ Cup for Division II ath­letes, a program that awards colleges and universities who achieve success in both men’s and women’s sports.

The flyers ended up with just over 584 points total, land­ing them the sixth place finish overall.

In the 2014-2015 academic year, the Flyers placed fourth overall. Back-to-back titles is a great attribute to the successes of all Lewis athletic teams.

Each year, the scoring for the Directors’ Cup in Division II athletics is based on the suc­cesses of 14 of the institutions athletic teams, seven women’s and seven men’s sports teams. Points are awarded to the se­lected 14 teams from the in­stitution that advance to their prospective championships, such as NCAA or NAIA cham­pionships.

For the 2015-2016 academic year, some of the sports that were scored were baseball, both men’s and women’s golf, men’s volleyball and track and field for both men and wom­en. The fall sports tallied up 116 points, winter sports add­ed just under 193 points and spring sports capped it off by putting up another 276 points. All team contributions were valuable and helped lead the Lewis Flyers to a great finish.

Joyce Balash
Joyce Balash is a junior public relations/advertising major with minors in marketing and organizational communication. This is her first year as sports editor for The Flyer. She is also a member of the Lewis women’s volleyball team.

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