The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh tallied a top-four national finish in four sports to take 12th place in the 2011 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings.
The competition, which began in 1996, is designed to recognize the best overall athletics program in the country.
UW Oshkosh totaled 636.75 points to finish in the top 15 for the 10th time. The Titans scored 200 of their points on national titles in women’s indoor and outdoor track and field. UW Oshkosh also counted 83 points on a third place finish in men’s soccer and 80 on a fourth place result in men’s indoor track and field.
Thanks to a 10th place finish in men’s outdoor track and field, UW Oshkosh marked another 66.75 points. The Titans also scored 57 points on an 11th place finish in men’s cross country, 47 on a 27th place finish in men’s swimming and diving, 42 on a 16th-place finish in women’s cross country, 36 on a 38th place finish in wrestling and 25 on a 33rd place finish in women’s volleyball.
In addition to UW Oshkosh, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) had UW-Whitewater finish sixth with 722.75 points, UW-Stevens Point ninth with 686.25 and UW-Eau Claire 14th with 615.5. A total of 324 schools scored points in this year’s rankings.
UW Oshkosh finished 23rd in last year’s chase for the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup with 541.5 points. The Titans also obtained top-10 finishes in 1996 (third), 1997 (fifth), 2001 (seventh), 2002 (eighth), 2003 (eighth) and 1999 (10th). UW Oshkosh’s other placements were 11th in 1998, 12th in 2007, 15th in 2004, 17th in 2009, 21st in 2008, 29th in 2000, 33rd in 2006 and 36th in 2005.
More information can be found by visiting, http://www.titans.uwosh.edu.