Juniata College is ranked 55th in the final fall standings of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, headlining four Landmark Conference schools in the rankings. Along with JC, other Landmark schools in the standings include Elizabethtown College in 58th, University of Scranton and Susquehanna in a tie at 101st.
Johns Hopkins is in first place overall with 475 points, followed by Tufts (353.5) and Middlebury (345.5) in the top three.
Juniata notched 83 points to conclude the fall season. The Eagles tallied points in women’s volleyball, which made it all the way to the NCAA DIII Volleyball Semifinals.
Elizabethtown placed second among Landmark schools in 58th with 81 points. The Blue Jays scored points in men’s and women’s cross country, and men’s soccer.
Scranton and Susquehanna totaled 50 points to place 101st. The Royals had a NCAA appearance in women’s soccer while the River Hawks competed in NCAA field hockey and women’s soccer tournament.
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.
The Division III winter standings will be released in mid March.