An NCAA Championship from the Razorback women’s indoor track and field team and a top-three national finish by the men’s indoor track and field squad, has vaulted the University of Arkansas to 11th in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings released on Thursday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA).
Arkansas leads all Southeastern Conference (SEC) programs with 401 points and is one of only four of 14 SEC programs in the top 25. Arkansas is primed to continue its rise up the standings based on other sports yet to be scored. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams won games in their respective NCAA Basketball Tournaments and the Razorback gymnastics team has qualified for an NCAA Regional. Points in those sports will be awarded after their respective NCAA championships are completed.
“Thanks to some outstanding NCAA performances by Razorback student-athletes and teams competing in fall and winter sports, the University of Arkansas has positioned itself as the most successful all-sports program in the Southeastern Conference and one of the elite programs in the nation.” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. “Led by an NCAA team title and third-place finish from our track teams, we have carried the momentum from the strong performances of our fall sports to move up in the Directors Cup standings. Soon we will add points for NCAA appearances by men’s and women’s basketball and gymnastics to further strengthen our standing as we prepare to enter the championship season for spring sports.”