ONU Athletics Ranked 15th in Fall Edition of NAIA Director's Cup Standings

ONU Tigers placed 15th among all NAIA universities.

January 18, 2023 Athletics

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Following the conclusion of the 2022 fall seasons in which the Olivet Nazarene University Athletic Department sent four teams to NAIA Nationals, the Tigers paced 15th among all NAIA universities in the Learfield Director’s Cup Standings, the league office announced Thursday.

ONU’s fall season was highlighted by the women’s soccer team’s 2-1 victory over SCAD Savannah in the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament. The second-round appearance accounted for 57 points for ONU in the Director’s Cup Standings. Both cross country programs brought home 24th-place finishes to collect 50 points each, while men’s soccer secured 25 points for its 21st-place finish.

The 182 total points from the fall seasons placed ONU 15th out of the 113 NAIA institutions that had at least one program competing at a national championship event. ONU was the top representative from the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) in this edition of rankings.

Points are awarded for the Director’s Cup Standings based on finishes at NAIA National Championship events in up to 13 varsity sports. Each school’s total point value must include results from men’s soccer and volleyball in the fall season and men’s and women’s basketball in the winter season. All additional points come from the school’s next highest nine sports.

The next round of Director’s Cup Standings will be announced in March following the completion of the winter championships.

Click HERE to learn more about the Learfield Director’s Cup and to find the full list of rankings.



— Shared from ONU Tigers


For more information about the athletics program, contact Evan Wild, Sports Information Director, ewwild@olivet.edu.

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