– The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics recently announced that the University of New Hampshire ranks 55th out of more than 370 Division I schools in the Learfield Sports NACDA Directors’ Cup standings at the end of the winter sport season. It is the highest position the Wildcats have held to date.
The Wildcats have amassed 260.50 points, including the 200.50 points they tallied during the winter season. The ski team, which stands ninth overall, provided 63 points, while the men’s hockey team chipped in 60 points with its fifth-place finish; gymnastics placed 19th and added 52.5 points, while women’s hockey supplied 25 points by virtue of an eighth-place finish.
UNH stacks up well against schools it competes with, as well as others in its geographical area. The Wildcats are the top team in America East, rank second in the Colonial Athletic Association, are third in Hockey East and third overall in the New England area.

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 NCAA finish in up to 20 sports – 10 women’s and 10 men’s.

NACDA’s first spring release will be handed out on Thursday, June 3, while the final standings will be announced at the completion of the spring season. For more information, including complete standings and scoring structure, visit www.nacda.com.

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