Cleveland, Ohio -- The NACDA released the 2016-17 Final Results for the Learfield Director's Cup and the Lynchburg Hornets finished 80th in Division III, which is a pool of 450 schools. This is the Hornets eighth Top 100 finish in the past nine years.
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 18 sports—nine women's and nine men's.
The Hornets garnered points in the Fall with Men's and Women's Soccer making it to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, while the Winter was highlighted by All-American Natalie Deacon who represented Women's Indoor Track & Field as well as a Second Round finish for Women's Basketball. The Spring saw both Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field boast All-Americans in Deacon and Evan Truman and Men's Lacrosse making it to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
Since the first Director's Cup was awarded in 1995-96, the Hornets have finished in the Top 100 13 times and had their highest finish at 49th, which came in 2007-08.