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
Contact: Mike Miranto
Athletic Communications Director
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
Warren Wilson College
Albany College of Pharmacy
Ave Maria University
Penn State Fayette
University of Maine Presque Isle
The Apprentice School
Paul Smith's College
University of Cincinnati-Clermont
Penn State Beaver
University of Maine Fort Kent