Redlands program ranks 30th out 430 schools

The University of Redlands finished 30th out of 430 Division III colleges in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA) U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup.

 

This honor is presented annually by NACDA and USA Today to the nation’s best
overall collegiate athletics programs in each division as well as the NAIA.

Williams College (Mass.) was the winner in Division III. Redlands chalked up 438.5 points to finish 30th in the standings. It was the highest finish of any Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) school.

The University of La Verne came in 73rd, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges took 81st and Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 98th. In addition, the Bulldogs surpassed various schools from the West Coast, including Whitworth University (41st), the University of Puget Sound (59th),
Linfield College (68th), and UC Santa Cruz (75th).

“We earn points and remain competitive because of the quality of our programs across the board,” Director of Athletics Jeff Martinez said. “This is a great tribute to our student-athletes, coaches, and support staff, who work diligently to help make us the best we can be
every day.”

This is the fifth straight season Redlands has been in the top 30. The Bulldogs’ best finish came in 2004-05, when they earned 458.5 points for 16th place.