Daemen Wins 2012 2013 USCAA Directors Cup

With Four National Championships, Three additional Top-10 finishes, Daemen Named the 2012-13 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Director's Cup Champion

 

June 10, 2013

 

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Contact: Mike Miranto

            Athletic Communications Director

            mmiranto@daemen.edu    

 

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - USCAA Executive Director Bill Casto awarded the trophy to Assistant Athletic Director/Head Cross Country and Track and Field Coach Jessica Gorski during the opening session of the 2013 USCAA National Convention held last week.

 

           The Director’s Cup is an all-sports trophy awarding points for number of sport offerings and for results from USCAA National Championship events.  Daemen accumulated 658 Director's Cup points, besting second-place Lindenwood University-Belleville by a healthy margin (85 points).

 

           "I am extremely proud of our student-athletes and coaching staff for a very successful year," said Director of Athletics William Morris.

 

           "Winning the Director's Cup demonstrates Daemen's broad-based support for athletics and is a direct reflection on our entire Athletic Department.  It's an accomplishment we can all be proud of."

 

           Daemen jumped out on top of the Director's Cup standings during the fall season by winning national titles in the sports of men's golf, women's soccer and volleyball.  The Wildcats then extended their lead in the winter by adding the Women's Basketball Division I National Championship. The Wildcats also earned a second-place finish in men's basketball (Division I), a sixth-place finish in women's cross country and a ninth-place finish in men's cross country.

 

           The Director's Cup is the second all-sports trophy awarded to Daemen this spring.  The College received a share of the Indy Cup from the Independents Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) in April.  The ICAA is an organization that honors team and individual accomplishments amongst independent members of NCAA Division II and those schools transitioning from other entities to NCAA Division II, similar to Daemen.

 

           2012-13 was the College's first year as a USCAA member.  Daemen joined the small college organization to ensure its' intercollegiate athletic teams the chance at competing in postseason national tournaments while progressing through the NCAA Division II membership process. 

 

           If all goes as planned, the College will gain full NCAA Division II membership, and therefore be eligible for NCAA postseason opportunities, in the 2015-16 academic year.

 

 

Listed below are the final Director's Cup standings.

USCAA Final Director's Cup Standings - Top 20

Place

School

Total

 

 

Daemen College

658

 

Lindenwood Belleville

573

 

Rochester College

374.5

 

NHTI

349.5

 

Southern Virginia

342.5

 

SUNY ESF

338.5

 

Warren Wilson College

319

 

SUNY Canton

315.5

 

Albany College of Pharmacy

294.5

 

WVU Tech

288

 

Ave Maria University

283

 

Briarcliffe College

242.5

 

Penn State Fayette

241.5

 

Penn College

235

 

University of Maine Presque Isle

232

 

The Apprentice School

229.5

 

Paul Smith's College

227

 

University of Cincinnati-Clermont

221.5

 

Penn State Beaver

219

 

University of Maine Fort Kent

209

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