NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Coast Guard was one of
seven New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference
(NEWMAC) institutions to finish ranked in the top 200 among 323
Division III schools in the Learfield Sports Directors’
Coast Guard was 153rd overall while MIT was the top NEWMAC team placing eighth.
Springfield (30th), Wheaton (68th), Wellesley (88th), Babson (149th) and Mount Holyoke (192nd) rounded out the teams that were ranked from the NEWMAC.
“I’m pleased to see that our varsity athletic teams have placed this year in the top half of the prestigious Learfield Director’s Cup competition,” said Tim Fitzpatrick, Coast Guard Academy’s Director of Athletics. “This ranking provides us with a good method of measuring our competitive progress against peer D-III institutions not only in New England but around the country. We will now set a goal of cracking the Top 100 each academic year moving forward.”
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 18 sports -- nine women’s and nine men’s.