Bears Finish in Top Third in the Final Learfield Cup Standings

Bears Finish in Top Third in the Final Learfield Cup Standings

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard wrapped up the 2017-18 season ranked 120th of the 451 Division III schools in the country in the Learfield Directors' Cup Division III standings.

The Learfield 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 NCAA Championships.

** FINAL LEARFIELD CUP STANDINGS **

The Bears are the fourth highest team from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). Coast Guard earned all 171.5 points of its points during the winter season as ten cadet-athletes earned All-America honors to lead the way.

The wrestling team led the way with 50.5 points at the NCAA Division III Championships as the Bears had a program record four wrestlers compete with junior Nick Remke placing 5th at 165 pounds and sophomore Owen McClave placing 7th at 133 pounds to earn All-America honors.

The women's swim team totaled 42.5 points at the NCAA Division III Championships as the 800 freestyle relay of freshman Sarah Passilla, junior Kristen Young, freshman Emily Benson and junior Christine McCulla earned honorable  mention All-America honors.

Freshman Eric Fuhs led the charge for the men's swim team, which earned 25 points, as he earned All-America honors with an eighth place finish in the 200 breaststroke.

The women's indoor track team earned 36.5 points while the men's track team added 17 points to the final tally.

The women's DMR of junior Anita Green (3:42), sophomore Anna Beck (58.6), senior Ashlee Johnson (2:16.6) and freshman Kaitlyn Mooney (4:52.5) earned All-America honors, finishing in seventh place while Mooney finished in 5th place in the 3K earning All-America honors for the third time this season.

The men's 4x400 of juniors Jacob Pawlina and Benjamin Taminger and seniors Luke Rehfuss and Raeford Penny earned All-America honors with a seventh place finish.